Asia-Pacific Consensus Statement on integrated 24-hour activity guidelines for children and adolescents
The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is rising in the Asia-Pacific region. Yet, the region is ill-prepared for this public health challenge.
Asian children are among the least physically active when compared with the rest of the world. By advocating an active lifestyle, we may reduce their likelihood of developing NCDs and burdening health and social systems in later life.
The Asia-Pacific Consensus Statement presents a holistic and practical approach to increasing physical activity among children and adolescents.
It provides latest evidence-based lifestyle activity recommendations, framed within a 24-hour period. Also covered are eating habits and dietary needs to complete the energy cycle.
In line with WHO’s global strategy, prevention through health promotion is the most feasible approach to controlling NCDs.