For the first time since 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its guidelines on physical activity, Inverse reports. The new standards for fitness remind people that some movement is better than none — and yes, exercise is about more than going out for a run.
To be more inclusive of folks with disabilities, the WHO now counts activities you do while sitting as movements for your health. Whether that means chair yoga or a particularly heart-thumping seated video game session, you're exercising.
Is your favorite online yoga class mostly about staying upright in tree pose, rather than physically moving around a lot? The new WHO guidelines "count" exercises that emphasize balance as important components of fitness, especially for older individuals.