Physical activity strategy for the WHO European Region 2016–2025




2016, vi + 23 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 5147 7

The WHO Regional Office for Europe prepared this strategy in the light of the existing voluntary global targets set out in the WHO global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013–2020, endorsed by the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly in May 2013. 

The strategy focuses on physical activity as a leading factor in health and well-being in the European Region, with particular attention to the burden of noncommunicable diseases associated with insufficient activity levels and sedentary behaviour. It aims to cover all forms of physical activity throughout the life-course.