WHO Has Developed Guidelines For Physical Activity During A Pandemic

WHO Has Developed Guidelines For Physical Activity During A Pandemic
WHO Has Developed Guidelines For Physical Activity During A Pandemic

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ZURICH, November 26 - RIA Novosti. The World Health Organization (WHO) has adjusted its recommendations on physical activity standards to reflect the coronavirus pandemic and recalled the importance of regular activity for adults and children.

WHO noted that if the world's population were more active, it would help prevent up to 5 million deaths a year. “Today, with many people being forced to stay at home due to COVID-19, WHO is releasing a new Physical Activity Guideline that emphasizes that all people at all ages and with different abilities can be physically active and that all types of movement are important.” - said in the message of the organization.

In accordance with the new WHO guidelines, all adults, including people with chronic diseases or disabilities, are recommended 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. For children and adolescents, an average of 60 minutes of moderate to high intensity aerobic exercise per day is recommended.

According to the organization, seniors (ages 65 and over) are encouraged to add activities that improve balance and coordination and strengthen muscles to help prevent falls and improve health.

“Regular physical activity is key to preventing and promoting treatment of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, as well as reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, slowing cognitive decline, improving memory and promoting brain health,” says WHO.

According to WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, physical activity is critical to health and well-being - it can help prolong and improve the quality of life. "Every movement is important, especially now that we live under the constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We must all move every day, safely and creatively," the WHO quotes him as saying.

The organization noted that various physical activities are beneficial and can be done as part of work, sports and recreation or movement (walking, cycling), as well as through dancing, playing and everyday household chores such as gardening and cleaning.

The latest data on the situation with COVID-19 in Russia and the world are presented on the stopkoronavirus.ru portal.

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