Physical inactivity

THE WORLD HAS CHANGED. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS HAVE DROPPED AND HEALTH CARE COSTS HAVE GONE UP

The increasingly sedentary nature of everyday life is creating communities that have alarmingly low levels of physical activity. Globally more than 25% of adults and 80% of adolescents, fail to meet even the minimum levels of recommended physical activity. The price is high, and everyone is paying, both individually and as a society. The cost of diseases, care dependency, and lost productivity related to inactivity is affecting on us all. We should no longer ask ourselves IF we need to act, but rather HOW.

 

Facts 2016:

icon-physical-inactivity.png PHYSICAL INACTIVITY

Is among the 4 leading risk factors for global mortality

icon-overweight-and-obesity.png OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY

39% of our global population is either overweight or obese. By 2050 this is expected to increase to 50%.

icon-cost-of-obesity.png COST OF OBESITY

Is equivalent to armed conflict or smoking.

icon-ageing.png AGING

12% of the global population is over 60 years old; by 2050 this will increase to 22%.

icon-urbanisation.png URBANIzATION

60% of the developed world lives in cities; by 2050 this will increase to 80%.

 

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SOURCES:
McKinsey Global Institute; UN (United Nations); WHO (World Health Organization)

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