In November 2020, the World Health Organization released their updated guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behavior. Below are links to the guidelines documents and other supporting material.
Science behind the guidelines
For further detail on the science behind the guidelines, a number of resources are available:
Also, read our blog post where we break down the six key messages from the 2020 guidelines.
WHO Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-2030: more active people for a better world
In June 2018, the World Health Organisation launched the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) 2018-2030: more active people for a better world. The GAPPA is a landmark document for physical activity and health globally. To find out more and to download your copy, visit here.
The Global Action Plan on PA (GAPPA) is a WHO initiative to promote PA worldwide for adoption in May 2018. GAPPA lays out the rationale and opportunities for multi-sectoral actions for progress on a key risk factor for NCDs.
Fiona Bull presented the plan. Charlie Foster (ISPAH President) and Jo Salmon (ISBNPA Past-President) led the discussion.
In recognition of World Physical Activity Day 2017 on April 6, Trevor Shilton (ISPAH) and Lucy Westerman (NCD Alliance) have co-authored a blog discussing progress in the world of physical activity advocacy in the last 12 months and opportunities moving forward.
To read the blog please visit: Momentum towards a more physically active future