500 Million People Globally Will Develop Heart Disease, Obesity, Diabetes Or Other Non-Communicable Diseases Between 2020 And 2030 – WHO

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that almost 500 million people globally will develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes or other Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) attributable to physical inactivity, between 2020 and 2030.

WHO, in Global status report on physical activity 2022, published, that physical activity 2022 measures the extent to which governments are implementing recommendations to increase physical activity across all ages and abilities.

Data from 194 countries show that overall, progress is slow and that countries need to accelerate the development and implementation of policies to increase heart rates, help prevent disease and reduce the burden on already overwhelmed health services.

To help countries increase physical activity, WHO’s Global action plan on physical activity 2018-2030 (GAPPA) sets out 20 policy recommendations.

These include safer roads to encourage more biking and walking and providing more programmes and opportunities for physical activity in key settings, such as childcare, schools, primary healthcare and the workplace.

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