World Day for Physical Activity

Apr 6 | worldwide | by World Health Organization

World Day for Physical Activity

Be Active Everyday!

After the great success of World Health Day 2002, which managed to mobilize 148 countries with a total of 1987 events with the slogan "Agita Mundo - Move for Health", translated into 63 different languages, the World Health Assembly (WHO) called on Member States to promote physical activity for one day every year.

So it was officially launched internationally as an annual initiative with the slogan "Agita Mundo-Move for Health" which has a wide network of links in communities around the world. The celebration of the day is part of a broader initiative by WHO, to combat the growing burden of chronic diseases through the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, which also received its mandate in the framework of the World Health Assembly.

WHO, in its Global Strategy on Diet and Physical Activity, proposed a schematic model for use in countries and seeks to explain how they influence policies, programs, and their implementation in behavior changes in a population. In this model, the behavior change of the population would bring social, health, and economic benefits (WHO, 2009). The goal this year is to globally mobilize the population in physical activity events to assimilate the adoption of an active lifestyle as a way to maintain health, under international theme "Physical inactivity is disease! Physical activity is health".

We encourage you along with your workplace to organize events to celebrate together this day that is so important for all of us.

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