WHO Says Lack Of Activity Puts Health At Risk
Experts have warned that lack of activity puts people at risk. According to WHO, one out of four people is at risk because of inactivity.
Inactivity raises the risk of a myriad of health problems, such as heart disease, type-2 diabetes and some cancers.
Higher income countries are more at risk as they have good transportation systems or access to cars, buses and engage in jobs that do not require physical activity.
According to experts, exercise guidelines for 19 to 64-year-olds are:
2hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobatic exercises or 1 hour 15 minutes of vigorous aerobatic exercises every week.
Exercises that work the muscles 2 days in the week.
Taking breaks from sitting for a long time with activity.
Moderate aerobic activity include walking fast, a bicycle on a level ground or on a little hill, hiking, basketball, volleyball, double tennis.
Vigorous activity include Jogging or running, swimming fast, riding a bike fast or on hills, singles tennis, football, skipping rope, aerobics, gymnastics, martial arts.
Activities that strengthen the muscle include lifting weights, doing exercises that use your own body weight, such as push-ups and sit-ups, heavy gardening, such as digging and shovelling, yoga.