A quarter of the world’s population is inactive, WHO says

Inactive, world's population

As per the latest research by the WHO, it said that the quarter of the global population are said to be less active and the people who all re inactive are especially from the wealthy countries. By becoming the inactive persons, they damage their physical as well as mental health.

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It is said that around 1.4 billion adults are said to be not physically active enough to stay healthy. It has been seen that one in three women and one in four men are not doing any kind of exercise or even move which is needed per day. They just seat near the TV or sit at the desks all day or travel by car from one place to other.

As per the research whose results are published in the Lancet Global Health Journal said that they are at great risk of the heart disease which are type 2 diabetes, some kind of cancers as well as dementia.

The amount of movement that is recommended by the WHO is said to be about 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or about 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity which is done per week. This is said to be doing anything which is from cycling to doing other exercising or even doing the household chores.

It has been seen that the people who have got the greater wealth are inactive. Many people who all are in the developing country are said to be active than the developed countries people. The rate of inactiveness is highest in Kuwait which is about 67 per cent followed by American Samoa which is 53 per cent. After that Saudi Arabia which is about 53 per cent and then in Iraq which is 52 per cent.

According to Dr Regina Guthold of WHO said that like other major health risks, the levels of the insufficient physical activity are not said to be falling worldwide which is on average as well as over the quarter of all the adults who all are not reaching the recommended levels of the physical activity for the good health. The report shows that the target that is set by the WHO or World Health Organization for the year 2025 will be missed by about 10 per cent.

The study also found that women are still lag behind the men in India, Iraq, Phillippines, Eritrea, and Bangladesh.


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