How Will Lack of Exercise Affect Global Health in the recent years?
A report recently published by the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that, as a result of physical inactivity, almost 500 million people will develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes, or other noncommunicable diseases in the decade from 2020 to 2030. Almost half of these new cases (47%) will be the result of high blood pressure, and 43% will be caused by depression. The most affected countries will be those of low or middle income.
@srabani The document, which has measured the extent to which governments are implementing recommendations to increase physical activity across all ages and abilities based on data from 194 countries, shows that there is slow progress. According to the international body, states should urgently accelerate the development and implementation of policies to increase levels of exercise with the aim of preventing diseases and reducing the burden on healthcare systems that are already overwhelmed.