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WHO launches 'sport for health' initiative in 5 Egyptian universities

Mon, May. 27, 2019
NEW YORK, May 27 (MENA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) launched an initiative under the rubric "sport for health" in five Egyptian universities in Upper and Lower Egypt.

According to the WHO, more than 80% of the adolescents in the world do not do enough physical activity and hence policies were set to fix insufficient physical activity.

WHO defines physical activity as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure – including activities undertaken while working, playing, carrying out household chores, travelling, and engaging in recreational pursuits.

Regular physical activity of moderate intensity – such as walking, cycling, or doing sports – has significant benefits for health. At all ages, the benefits of being physically active outweigh potential harm, for example through accidents. Some physical activity is better than doing none. By becoming more active throughout the day in relatively simple ways, people can quite easily achieve the recommended activity levels.

WHO has established several partnerships to help support member states in their efforts to promote physical activity – these include the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSPD).
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