He adds: "These guidelines are very timely, given that we are in the middle of a global pandemic, which has confined people indoors for long periods and encouraged an increase in sedentary behaviour".
Everyone, irrespective of their age or abilities, should try to limit their daily sedentary time and replace it with physical activity of any intensity. They say that if we do not remain active and become stagnant, then we will feast on the epidemic of poor health. Hinting at lack of exercise, World Health Organization stated that up to five million deaths can be prevented if people live active lives.
"Every move counts. Especially now as we manage the constraints of the covid-19 pandemic", said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general. Studies have shown physical inactivity is associated with an increased risk of several diseases and health issues, such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, some cancers, osteoporosis, depression, and anxiety.More news: Spencer producer denies ban on British actors playing Prince William
The research based on fitness trackers is broadly in line with the new World Health Organization guidelines, which recommend 150-300 mins of moderate intensity or 75-150 mins of vigorous intensity physical activity every week to counter sedentary behaviour. Statistics suggest one in four adults and four out of five adolescents around the world do not meet this requirement. Research into the ill-effects of sedentary behaviour has grown in the past decade, leading to the new advice, Bull said. Globally this is estimated to cost $54 billion in direct healthcare and another $14 billion to lost productivity, the global public health agency said.
The dangers of sitting for too long can be offset by stepping up exercise beyond the recommended level of at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week.
As per the guidelines, pregnant and postpartum women must make sure to get exercise of 20 minutes in the form of moderate aerobic exercise every day.
The WHO stressed that living an active life was good for everyone, regardless of their physical ability.More news: What's happening in Charles Barkley/Phil Mickelson vs. Steph Curry/Peyton Manning golf match
"Older adults (aged 65 years or above) are advised to add activities that emphasize balance and coordination, as well as muscle strengthening, to help prevent falls and improve health", the WHO said.
All physical activity counts. "But more is always better", Krech said. "And if you must spend a lot of time sitting still, whether at work or school, you should do more physical activity to counter the harmful effects of sedentary behaviour".
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