Physical activity strategy for the WHO European Region 2016–2025

World Health Organisation, September 2015

WHO estimates indicate that, in Europe, more than one third of adults and two thirds of adolescents are insufficiently active. Worldwide, physical inactivity causes 6–10% of cases of coronary heart disease, diabetes and breast and colon cancer and 9% of premature mortality. The aim of this strategy is to inspire governments and stakeholders to work towards increasing levels of physical activity.

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