Performing physical activity delivers significant health benefits for our hearts, bodies and minds

✓ Reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety.

✓ Enhances thinking, learning, and judgment skills.

✓ Improves overall well-being.

- Globally,1 in 4 adults do not meet the global recommended levels of physical activity.

- Up to 5 million deaths a year could be averted if the global population was more active.

- People who are insufficiently active have a 20% to 30% increased risk of death compared to people who are sufficiently active.

- More than 80% of the world's adolescent population is insufficiently physically active.

  • Are You Doing Enough Physical Activity for your age?

  • Adults aged 18–64 years ?

    should do muscle-strengthening activities at moderate or greater intensity that involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week

    Adults aged 65 years and above ?

    should do varied multicomponent physical activity that emphasizes functional balance and strength training at moderate or greater intensity, on 3 or more days a week, to enhance functional capacity and to prevent falls.