Physical activity

Regular physical activity such as walking, cycling, or dancing not only makes you feel good, it has significant benefits for health. It reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers, helps control weight, and contributes to mental well-being. Taking part in physical activity also increases opportunities for making friends and feeling part of the community.

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WHO launches guide to boost children’s health and well-being in Russian-speaking countries

In a newly published book, WHO/Europe provides up-to-date guidance for ensuring healthy nutrition and physical activity of primary school-aged children while cultivating good habits that will last into adulthood.

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21-25%

Number of breast and colon cancers worldwide that are caused primarily by physical inactivity


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HEPA Europe

HEPA (European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity) is a network which works for better health through physical activity among all people in the WHO European Region.

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