These Are The Recommended Physical Activities For Adults Aged Between 18-64 Years By WHO

Staying fit and healthy and is what we long for and this is what The World Health Organization has to say for adults

Vani Malik
Written by: Vani MalikPublished at: Feb 26, 2020
These Are The Recommended Physical Activities For Adults Aged Between 18-64 Years By WHO

Fitness is an essential aspect of all age groups. It is not only about sweating it out like crazy in the gym but more about understanding the whole concept of being active. Those of you who are unable to gather the courage to go to a gym regularly should undoubtedly read and know what global organisations like The World Health Organizations have to say about the recommended physical activities for adults. This means if you range between the age bracket of 180-64 YO, there is more to this world than taking expensive gym memberships for fitness. WHO says that one can walk, dance, hike, swim, garden, perform household chores and also indulge in community exercises to attain fitness. Also, there are several other alternative exercise options, including yoga, which is now a globally renowned form of exercise which is less about sweating but more about stressing on the importance of losing weight.

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The Prime Minister Of India, All For Yoga

Our very own Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has taken yoga to global levels where he has always supported, motivated, and himself took the yoga way to fitness. He is not just vocal about him practising yoga for self-care and fitness but also keeps posting videos on how and why to perform specific yoga asanas to the world. One of his videos showed the world on how to do the setu bandhasana with its health benefits:Have you practiced Setu Bandhasana? 

WHO Guidelines for Cardiorespiratory and Muscular Fitness

Cardiac health is a global concern gripping people across age groups. Hence, it is a worldwide effort to guide adults, especially in their 20s and 30s not to get lost in the race of having a ripped body but to live a life, which can keep them away from cardiac diseases, something which has now become common in young adults too. Some guidelines laid out by the WHO:

  • A minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobics every day in a week or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobics should be done by 18-64 YOs.
  • The aerobics should be done in 10 minutes duration
  • With time and energy, one should increase their aerobics to 300 minutes every week, and two major groups of muscles should be focused every day for the strengthening of muscles.

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Benefits of Physical Activities For Adults

As per WHO, these are the benefits of physical activities:

  • Staying active keeps away the dangers of high BP, diabetes, cancers, depression, heart ailments, etc.
  • There are lesser chances of a hip or vertebral fracture
  • Are more to be healthier, with an ideal weight and better appearance
  • Exhibit better fitness standards than others.

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