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Table 4 The new WHO sedentary behaviour guidelines for adults and older adultsa (strong recommendation, moderate certainty evidence)

From: New global guidelines on sedentary behaviour and health for adults: broadening the behavioural targets

1. Adults and older adults should limit the amount of time spent being sedentary. Replacing sedentary time with physical activity of any intensity (including light intensity) has health benefits.
2. To help reduce the detrimental effects of high levels of sedentary behaviour on health, and older adults should aim to do more than the recommended levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.
  1. a Guidelines 1 and 2 were extrapolated to those living chronic conditions and/or disabilities, and only guideline 1 was extrapolated for pregnant and postpartum women (strong recommendation, low certainty evidence; without contraindication)