Global Recommendations on Physical activity for Health


WHO developed the "Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health" with the overall aim of providing national and regional level policy makers with guidance on the dose-response relationship between the frequency, duration, intensity, type and total amount of physical activity needed for the prevention of NCDs.

The recommendations set out in this document address three age groups: 5–17 years old; 18–64 years old; and 65 years old and above. For further information click below and download the complete document "Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health" available in:

Physical activity recommendations for specific age groups

The "Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health" address three age groups: 5–17 years old, 18–64 years old and 65 years old and above. These age groups were selected taking into consideration the nature and availability of the scientific evidence relevant to the prevention of noncommunicable diseases through physical activity.

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