World Physical Activity Day
World Physical Activity Day is held on April 6. This event in the first decade of the month April is annual. Help us
World Physical Activity Day was established in 2002 by the World Health Organization (WHO) in order to raise public awareness of the importance of daily physical activity and its health benefits.
To reduce the rate of physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyles in the general population.
To promote the adoption of active lifestyles throughout the population, by building an active and healthy awareness.
To raise awareness among the population and social organizations about the epidemic of sedentary lifestyles and the importance of an active lifestyle to improve health and prevent chronic non-communicable diseases.
Promote effective strategies and practices for the promotion of an active and healthy life.
Create enabling environments that contribute to strengthening the capacity of communities to engage in physical activity.
Implement public health policy in primary health prevention for physical activity; and increase the capacity of the health sector.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Tartan Day on April 6 (Canada and the United States);
Global Teen Health Week on April 6 (is the brainchild of Dr. Offutt);
World Table Tennis Day on April 6 (initiative by ITTF Foundation. Observed since 2015);
International Asexuality Day on April 6 (created by the Association pour la Visibilité Asexuelle. Asexuality is the definition or self-determination of people who are not sexually attracted);
International Beaver Day on April 7 (The largest beaver-built dam is in Wood Buffalo National Park, Alberta, Canada and is 850m long)