Four in five adolescents failing to exercise for even 60 minutes a day, UN health agency warns

An alarming lack of exercise among adolescents across the world risks seriously compromising their health into adulthood, the UN said on Thursday.

Four in five adolescents fail to meet minimum exercise level

It’s widely understood that exercise is good for you, but how much should that be?

In the first global study of its kind into schoolchildren aged 11 to 17 years old, the World Health Organization (WHO) found that four in five of them are not active for even 60 minutes of exercise a day – that’s the minimum recommended amount.

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Diabetes is a 'problem of society' - WHO

Diabetes is not just a health issue, but a disease which concerns the whole of society, according to a spokesperson from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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New international project launches to help gather life-saving data

A new project to help gather life-saving data on health trends has been launched, involving 18 countries from around the world.

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UN health agency urges participation in worldwide walk events on Sunday

In a bid to promote healthier lifestyles, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are encouraging people of all ages to take a walk in commemoration of World Heart Day on Sunday.