According to the first report of the World Health Organization (WHO), the risk of the world population developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular problems and diabetes by 2030 is advanced due to the high rate of sedentary lifestyle.
It is estimated that 500 million people will be affected and, if the exercise incentive is not implemented by governments, the annual costs will be US$ 27 billion. The report, which aims to reduce physical inactivity by 15% by 2030, states that of the 194 countries, few have a system to monitor physical performance and, in addition, those that provide it monitor only 75% of activities performed by adolescents and 30 years old. % with children under 5 years old.
During the statement, the director-general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that it is more than necessary to invest in the implementation of policies that encourage the population to be more active, whether through cycling, hiking, sports, among others. For, in addition to being beneficial for physical and mental health, it is also beneficial for society, the environment and even the economy.