More than a quarter of adults in the world follow a sedentary and inactive lifestyle. Worldwide, about one in three women and one in four men do not perform enough physical activity to maintain or restore health. Levels of inactivity are twice as high in high income countries compared to low income countries. 

Therefore, corrective action is urgently required at the individual and society level.

Numerous prospective studies of the last 50 years have proven that regular physical activity has an evidence-based, positive and beneficial effect on enhancement, maintenance (prevention) and restoration of health (e.g. therapy, rehabilitation) and in the improvement of physical fitness. Nowadays, extensive facts and a reliable database for a favorable health effect of physical activity are available and accepted worldwide. Nevertheless, it is surprising that so many people remain inactive and have a sedentary or inactive lifestyle. Therefore, they have an "Exercise Deficiency Syndrome", although worldwide efforts getting people to be physically active are increasing. As a consequence, all new and innovative approaches are important to support a healthy lifestyle.

At this regard, EFSMA presents:

THE MAGIC POWER OF EXERCISE: THE TEN PILLAR MODEL - Guide How to Promote Physical Activity and Motivate Behavioral Change

H. Löllgen, N. Bachl, Y. Pitsiladis, F. Pigozzi, M.Casasco