Today’s children may be the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Overweight children are more likely to develop noncommunicable diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at a younger age.

Most of the world’s population lives in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight. That’s why education is the key to our future. Children must learn the importance of healthy eating habits and physical activity. We need to inform and inspire them in order to move away from sedentary lifestyle and become more active.

This is why we run the Let’s Move for a Better World campaign. This is why we need as many MOVEs as we can to make the world a better place.

  • by 2025


    overweight or obese children

    if current trends continue

  • Today


    overweight or obese children

    under the age of 5

  • 1980s


    childhood obesity

    in the past 30 years

Sources: World Health Organisation; Phit America; ScienceDaily, 2014; Physical Activity Council Research; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The good news

Overweightness and obesity, as well as their related
diseases, are largely preventable through healthy eating
habits and regular physicial activity.

The World Health Organization recommends at least 60
minutes of regular, activity, from moderate to vigorous
intensity, each day

Sources: World Health Organisation, European Commission, Centre for Economics and Business Research 2015, The Aspen Institute Project Play.

Win better health for your community

As a fitness operator you have the chance to become a Wellness hub and help your community to become more active, which is a victory in itself. Last year, 356 facilities led their communities to a healthier lifestyle.


Engage your members and all stakeholders in your community by providing evidence of the impact of physical inactivity.


Inspire people to embrace a more active lifestyle. Invite them to come to your facility and donate their physical activity to the Campaign.


Help grow the number of active people in your community and acquire new members in the process.


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