Pivot Point: Physical Activity needed each day
Physical ‘activity’ refers to any and all movement that takes you from a sedimentary position to one that is active. Regular physical activity is proven to help prevent and manage noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and several cancers. It also helps prevent hypertension, maintain healthy body weight and can improve mental health, quality of life, and your overall well-being.
Physical ‘inactivity’ has negative impacts on health systems, the environment, economic development, community well-being and quality of life.
According to the World Health Organization, current global estimates show one in four adults and 81% of adolescents do not do enough physical activity. Furthermore, as countries develop economically, levels of inactivity increase and can be as high as 70%, due to changing transport patterns, increased use of technology for work and recreation, cultural values, and increasing sedentary behaviors.
Popular ways to be active include walking, cycling, wheeling, sports, active recreation and play, and can be done at any level of skill and for enjoyment by everybody.If you want more information on how to jump start your physical activities, contact Pivot Point.