The new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behavior provide evidence-based public health recommendations, targeting children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.

WHO highlights the amount of physical activity (frequency, intensity and duration) needed to deliver significant health benefits and mitigate disease risks.

For the first time, recommendations are given on associations between sedentary behavior and health outcomes, as well as for subpopulations, such as pregnant and postpartum women, and people living with chronic conditions or disabilities.