Physical Activity & Sedentary Behavior

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WHO_CoverIn 2015, the Regional Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the European Region has set a physical activity strategy for the years 2016–2025.

The goal of this strategy is to reduce by 25% the incidence of mortality through noncommunicable conditions such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity, and in general increase well-being through:

  1. promotion of physical activity
  2. reduction of sedentary behavior

Lack of physical activity and excess of sedentary behavior are two independent factors that increase the risk of developing one of the conditions targeted by the WHO.

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