Target 3: Reduce physical inactivity

TOWARDS 2025: Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent and Control Non-communicable Disease in Hong Kong

Target 9: Improve availability of affordable basic technologies and essential medicines to treat major NCD Target 8: Prevent heart attacks and strokes through drug therapy and counselling Target 7: Halt the rise in diabetes and obesity Target 6: Contain the prevalence of raised blood pressure Target 5: Reduce tobacco use Target 4: Reduce salt intake Target 3: Reduce physical inactivity Target 2: Reduce harmful use of alcohol Target 1: Reduce premature mortality from NCD Home
Target 3: Reduce physical inactivity

Together, we will work to achieve the following target by 2025:

A 10% relative reduction in the prevalence of insufficient physical activity among adolescents and adults

Physical inactivity is estimated to be the principal cause for approximately 21–25% of breast and colon cancer burden, 27% of diabetes and approximately 30% of ischaemic heart disease burden. Maintaining high amounts and intensities of physical activity starting from childhood and continuing into adult years will bring many health benefits, including increased physical fitness (both cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular strength), reduced body fatness, favourable cardiovascular and metabolic disease risk profiles, enhanced bone health and reduced symptoms of depression.

Factsheet: Target 3


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