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This is how much physical activity we all need to stay healthy

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six main recommendations from the new guidance
The WHO highlighted six key messages in their latest physical activity recommendations. Image: WHO
specific information has been given for children
Children should do at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day, according to the WHO. Image: WHO
tailored advice to adults
Adults should do at least 3 - 5 hours of physical activity per week, according to the WHO. Image: WHO
specialist guidance for older adults
Adults over 65 years old must also exercise regularly, including balance and strength training. Image: WHO
the WHO have also issued specialist advice for expecting women and those who have just given birth
Regular physical activity during and after pregnancy can have benefits for mother and child. Image: WHO
its important for older adults to take up regular exercise
Exercise can improve physical and mental well-being for people with chronic conditions. Image: WHO
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