THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that 23 per cent of the adult population and up to 81 per cent of children are not active enough. This leads to concern about developing diseases such as diabetes, cancer or stroke.
As a result, this United Nations body is working on a global action plan to reduce this figure by at least 10 per cent by 2025.
The WHO reports that women and girls are less active than men and children, while older adults are less active than younger people.
They want to see more people become more active, which does not necessarily mean taking up a sport, but any activity that gets the body moving, such as walking, dancing or even doing the housework.