1 In 4 Adults Don't Move Enough, And That Raises Their Risk Of Disease
New data from the WHO shows that more than more than one in four adults don't get enough physical activity, and that increases their risk for disease.
More than 1.4 billion adults around the world aren't getting enough exercise, and it could negatively impact their health, according to the World Health Organization.
A new study suggests the global trend of inadequate physical activity levels is getting worse, with no real improvements since 2001. Researchers say that puts people at risk for health issues like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia and certain types of cancer.
The report looked at almost 2 million people in more than 160 countries from 2001 to 2016 and found that more than one in four adults were insufficiently active. Women weren't as active as men, and high-income countries weren't as active as middle or lower-income nations. In the U.S., about 40 percent of adults didn't meet adequate exercise levels.
Experts say the results are concerning because they imply that federal health initiatives don't have a big impact on physical activity in Americans.
The study's authors suggest that countries improve those tactics and provide environments that encourage physical activity. The WHO recommends adults get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise each week in order to lower the risk of chronic health issues.
Why exercise can help us survive COVID-19 and other diseases
Exercise can be beneficial to myriad health issues, and medical experts say that is partly due to controlling inflammation within our bodies.By Sang Tan / AP
How To Include Children In New Year's Diet Resolutions
Experts are offering tips on how to include the entire family in New Year's resolutions to eat healthier.By Storyblocks
What Is The 12-3-30 Workout? The Routine Is Gaining A Following
If you've seen before-and-after shots with the hashtag #12330 on social media, they're doing this workout.By Jim Mone / AP
Deadly earthquake exacerbates suffering of displaced Syrians
The deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey near the Syrian border has hit hard in areas that house millions of war-displaced Syrians.By Depo Photos / AP
Source: Kyrie Irving going to the Dallas Mavericks
The blockbuster trade ends Irving's pairing with Kevin Durant before it ever had much of a chance to click.By Frank Franklin II / AP
Lawmakers react to US shooting down suspected Chinese spy balloon
If you can't get enough of the Chinese balloon saga, turns out there's another sighting in Costa Rica.By Chad Fish via AP