How much exercise should be done in a week? WHO NEW GUIDELINES

Ryan W. Miller

| United states today


The World Health Organization said that even during an epidemic, everyone needs to be physically active, limit the time they spend sitting and take it at every opportunity – even if it is a bit.

In guidelines for people of all ages released on Wednesday, the WHO emphasized that “every type of movement matters” as people combat sedentary lifestyles, social disturbances and the amount of time spent at home COVID-19 During the epidemic.

The WHO stated that adults should have 150 to 300 minutes of time for moderate to vigorous aerobic activity, and this includes older adults and those who have been referred to by WHO.

Children should spend one hour daily in moderate to vigorous activity.

The WHO said that if people had been more active, four to five million people would have died in a year.

“Being physically active is important for health and well-being – it can help connect life and life to the year,” said WHO Director General Tedros Adholm Ghebayeus.

According to Who:

  • children Should get at least 60 minutes per day Moderate to vigorous physical activity and minimal Three days a week Get vigorous aerobic activities, including those that strengthen muscles and bones.
  • Healthy adults range in age from 18 to 64 years Should get at least 150-300 minutes per week of moderate-intensity Aerobic physical activity or at least 75-150 minutes per week vigorous-Request aerobic physical activity. at least Two days per week to strengthen muscles Activity may provide additional health benefits.
  • Healthy adults 65 and older Was Same recommendations They are aged between 18 and 64. At least extra physical activity Three days a week He insists Balance and strength training May help prevent falls.
  • Pregnant and postpartum woman Should get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity Aerobic Physical Activity.
  • Adults and disabled children or chronic condition Was Same recommendations As otherwise healthy adults and children.

Almost all adults and about 80% of adolescents do not get enough physical activity, the WHO said.

WHO stated that regular physical activity can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer and has a positive impact on mental health and reduces cognitive decline.

“These new guidelines highlight how important it is for our heart, body and mind to be active and that favorable results benefit everyone, all ages and abilities,” Dr Fiona Bull, head of the WHO’s Physical Activity Unit, who led the development of the guidelines.

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