The Lancet Physical Activity Series Working Group prepared a list of goals to be tracked over time. These goals should serve as a unifying set of achievable actions that, when met, will result in a healthier world population. Here are the primary ones:
1. Reduce the global prevalence of physical inactivity among adults from 31% to 28% [see more]
2. Increase the proportion of adolescents engaging in at least 1 h per day of vigorous and moderate-intensity physical activity from 21% to 24% [see more]
3. Reduce the proportions of coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, colon cancer, and premature deaths worldwide that are attributable to physical inactivity by 10%
4. Increase the proportion of peer-reviewed scientific publications on physical activity (levels, trends, correlates, consequences, interventions, and policy) that come from low-income and middle-income countries over the total number of publications by 10% [see more]
To achieve these goals, the Lancet Physical Activity Observatory was created!