WHO publishes global status report on physical activity 2022
Regular physical activity promotes both mental and physical health in people of all ages. Yet, today, more than 80% of adolescents and 27% of adults do not meet WHO’s recommended levels of physical activity. This affects not only individuals over their life course, but also places a financial burden on health services and society as a whole.
WHO’s Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-2030 (GAPPA) provided recommendations to help countries increase levels of physical activitywithin their populations, by developing and implementing dedicated comprehensive national policies to ensure safer roads for cycling and walking; accessible opportunities for active recreation where people live, work and play; and on physical activity.
Four years after GAPPA the first Global status report on physical activitycharts progress on country implementation of these recommendations to achieve the global target of a 15 % relative reduction in the prevalence of physical inactivity by 2030. The comprehensive 132-pages report is available for download, as well as country profiles presenting data, statistics and information to provide national health profiles.