Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

Information sheet: global recommendations on physical activity for health 18 - 64 years old

World Health Organization

Publication details

Publication date: 2011
Languages: Arabic, English



These guidelines are relevant to all healthy adults aged 18–64 years, unless specific medical conditions indicate to the contrary, irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity or income level. They also apply to individuals in this age range with chronic noncommunicable conditions not related to mobility such as hypertension or diabetes. These recommendations can be applied to adults with disabilities. However they may need to be adjusted for each individual based on their exercise capacity and specific health needs. Pregnant, postpartum women and persons with cardiac events may need to take extra precautions and seek medical advice before striving to achieve the recommended levels of physical activity for this age group.

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