From preventing diseases to boosting mental wellbeing, WHO recommends adults do
🕒 at least 150–300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity; or
🕒 at least 75–150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity
throughout the week. #BeActive!
"The new guidelines recommend between 150 and 300 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per week for all adults, and an average of 60 minutes per day for children and adolescents"-@DrTedros #BeActive
Every move counts, especially as we manage the #COVID19 constraints. It's important to find a way to move every day, safely & creatively. For example, I walk around or ride a stationary bike in the office while I’m on calls. You can try, too. Just #BeActive!
" #COVID19 has resulted in restrictions of many types – but everyone can remain active, whether that’s doing a workout at 🏠 or going out for a 🚶, a 🏃 or a 🚴♀️. It’s one way all of us can add years to life & life to years. Every move counts"-@DrTedros
It doesn’t matter how you move or how fit you are. When it comes to your health and wellbeing, Every Move Counts. #BeActive! 👉
"This week WHO published new guidelines on physical activity & sedentary behaviour. Physical activity is essential for physical & mental health throughout life. But 1 in 4 adults, & 4 in 5 adolescents don’t get enough physical activity"-@DrTedros #BeActive
"Testing is the spotlight that shows where the virus is. Investments in testing must be matched by investments in isolation facilities, clinical care, protecting #healthworkers, contact tracing, cluster investigation and supported quarantine"-@DrTedros #COVID19 #ACTogether
"Everyone who needs a test should get a test. WHO’s guidance outlines how countries can test strategically based on their transmission scenario. It’s also important to remember that although testing is vital, it’s only part of the strategy"-@DrTedros #COVID19 #ACTogether
"If you don’t know where the virus is, you can’t stop it. If you don’t know who has the virus, you can’t isolate them, care for them or trace their contacts.
But testing must be strategic, in support of clear public health objectives"-@DrTedros #COVID19 #ACTogether
"As vaccines are rolled out, testing will continue to play a vital role.
Initially, #healthworkers, older people and other at-risk groups will be prioritised for vaccination"-@DrTedros #ACTogether #COVID19
"We’re now shipping these tests around the 🌍. Last week WHO & @FINDdx launched a comprehensive training package for #healthworkers on the use of rapid antigen tests.
But nearly 2 months later, we still face a funding gap of $500M to maximize the use of rapid tests"-@DrTedros
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