New WHO 2020 guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour have just been launched. These guidelines update the previous WHO recommendations released in 2010 and provide evidence-based recommendations for children, adolescents, adults and older adults on the amount of physical activity required for optimal health outcomes. For the first time, the guidelines include recommendations on reducing sedentary behaviour and address specific subpopulations, such as pregnant and postpartum women, and people living with chronic conditions or disability.
Below are the links to the WHO documents, papers published in scientific journals and social media resources in relation to the new guidelines.
- The full WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour.Link: https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/336656
- Web annex: Evidence profiles, detailing the evidence behind the recommendations. Link: https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/336657
- WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour: at a glance – provides a summary of the recommendations and is available in all 6 UN languages. Link: https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/337001
- WHO Press Release. Link: https://www.who.int/news/item/25-11-2020-every-move-counts-towards-better-health-says-who
SCIENCE BEHIND THE GUIDELINES
- Special issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Link: https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/54/24
- International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. Link: https://ijbnpa.biomedcentral.com/articles
- Journal of Physical Activity and Health. Link: https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2020-0323
- A BJSM podcast with Fiona Bull and Juana Willumsen
- An International Society For Physical Activity And Health Webinar on The Science Behind the WHO Guidelines on Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour. Thursday 3rd December 2020, 20:00 – 21:30 GMT. Registration open
- A commentary on guidelines was also published today in the Lancet. Link: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32229-7/fulltext?rss=yes
SOCIAL MEDIA RESOURCES
- The WHO Every Move Counts video. Link: https://youtu.be/jY7YvglA92s
- Short video clips that can be used on various social media channels/platforms. Link: https://trello.com/b/QsDqw1xl/who-every-move-counts-campaign