Regular exercise has proven to help prevent the lifestyle diseases of the modern age. Physical exercise helps prevent and treat heart disease, stroke diabetes and obesity and can improve mental health according to Fitness Australia’s Joel Perricone.
In the modern world we are seeing less and less physical activity, with many of us exercising less than grandparents with the increased use of technology, transport and urbanisation.
The World Health Organization (Who) has responded to request for guidance and a framework of effective and feasible policy. WHO has come up with four key objectives
- Create an active society
- Creative active environments, space and place
- Create active people – programmes and opportunities
- Create active systems – governance and policy enables