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Make physical activity a part of daily life during all stages of life. That is the clear message from the World Health Organisation in this infographic.
Regular physical activity is a fundamental means of improving people and population's physical and mental health.
It reduces the risks of many non-communicable (NCD) diseases and benefits society by increasing social interaction and community engagement. Physical activity is not just a public health issue; it also promotes the well-being of communities, the protection of the environment, and is an investment in future generations.
Physical activity includes all activities which involve bodily movement and can be accrued through:
work and occupation
leisure and recreation
housework and gardening
This infographic demonstrates that regular physical activity throughout the life-course enables people to live better and longer lives. It inspires people to “make physical activity a part of daily life, during all stages of life”.
What a great call to action!