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