WHO warns about millions of deaths a year due to sedentary lifestyles
Geneva, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday that five million deaths can be prevented every year if sedentary lifestyles were fought and people exercised every day.
The health organization warned that at a time when most people in the world are staying home due to Covid-19, it is necessary to be physically active and achieve health well-being to 'add years to our lives and life to our years.'
In an official statement, WHO said that exercises contribute to control heart diseases, type 2 diabetes and cancer.
Besides, they reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety that the compulsory lockdown may cause. Tey also reduce cognitive deterioration and improve memory.
Statistics from the international organization reveal that one in four adults and four in five teenagers do not exercise enough.
This can cost 54 billion dollars in direct health care globally and 14 billion on productivity loss.
In the face of this situation, WHO recommends at least between 150 and 300 minutes of moderate-to-strong aereobics a week for all adults, including those with chronic diseases or a disability, and an average 60 minutes a day for children and teenagers.
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