21 Aug '11, 9am

150 minutes of physical activity a week to stay healthy

150 minutes of physical activity a week to stay healthy

SINGAPORE: Aiming for 150 minutes of physical activity per week can provide substantial health benefits for adults and older adults. However, it is important to note that even some physical activity is better than none, and more is better than some. That's the advice given by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) in its National Physical Activity (PA) Guidelines issued on Sunday. The HPB PA Guidelines have been developed with the counsel of the National Physical Activity Consensus Group, which comprises both local and international experts in the fields of health promotion and physical activity. Health benefits of regular physical activity include a 20–50% reduced risk of premature death, incidence of coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression, stroke, high blood pressure, colon cancer and breast cancer, to name just a few. The HPB PA guidelines provide physical activi...

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