Physical activity

Play time – and not screen time - is so much more important for kids, says WHO

For the first time, the UN health agency WHO, has released guidelines on how long very young children should be spending in front of a screen. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, WHO’s Dr. Juana Willumsen explains the lifelong potential harm that can be caused by sedentary behaviour, over extended periods of time. 

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1.4 billion adults at risk of disease if they don’t do more physical activity: WHO

In an interview with UN News, Dr. Regina Guthold, lead author in WHO-backed study, tells Daniel Johnson that one in three women, and one in four men, don’t do enough physical activity to stay fit.

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Inactivity puts physical and mental health of more than 1.4 billion adults at risk, says WHO

Insufficient physical activity is a leading risk factor for non-communicable disease, negatively impacting mental health and overall quality of life, according to a newly released United Nations health agency study.

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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