Global Health

Could physical activity counter the effects of an unhealthy sleeping pattern?

A study has shown that physical activity could counter the effects of limited sleep. Image: Unsplash/Christian Erfurt

Bo-Huei Huang

PhD candidate, University of Sydney

Emmanuel Stamatakis

Professor of Physical Activity, Lifestyle, and Population Health, University of Sydney


Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Global Health is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale

Stay up to date:

Global Health

Have you read?

a diagram showing the health benefits of physical activity.
Doing at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise, can offset some of the health harms of poor sleep. Image: World Health Organization, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO


What is the World Economic Forum doing to encourage healthy living in cities?

Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:

Global HealthHealth and HealthcareCOVID-19Mental Health


Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

This research gets the world a step closer to a hepatitis C vaccine

Lisa Eshun-Wilson and Alba Torrents de la Peña

November 30, 2022

About Us
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2022 World Economic Forum