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Izmir will be the leader of the movement!

Izmir will be the leader of the movement!
16 July 2016

In our country, 71% of individuals over the age of 12 live a sedentary life. With the project initiated by the Ministry of Health, physical education teachers will give a physical activity report. Family doctor physicians will write a physical activity prescription and say et move for health.


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ISTANBUL (TR) - In order to prevent the sedentary lifestyle, which is one of the biggest public health problems not only in our country, but also in the world; The 3rd activity of the Lider Physical Activity Compliance Scorecard Training and Physical Activity Recipe Leadership Program ”organized by the Ministry of Health with the support of the Ministry of National Education and the Association of Healthy Life Promotion and Health Policies was held in İzmir on 14 April 2016. Approximately 2,000 family physicians and physical education teachers from İzmir, Aydın, Denizli and Muğla received a certificate from the program, and the giant green ball, which is the symbol of the project and called i Moving eğitim, with a diameter of 3 meters, attracted great interest from the participants.

 

11.185 physical education teachers and more than 2.500 family physicians will be trained in the activities to be organized in 12 cities within the scope of the Physical Activity Suitability Program and Physical Activity Recipe Leadership Program. The physical education teachers who will receive the certificate will prepare a physical activity report for secondary and high school students. Family physicians will prescribe a prescription for positioning physical activity as part of the fight against health and chronic diseases.

We're not moving!

According to the 2011 Chronic Disease Risk Factors Survey conducted by the Ministry of Health, 71% of individuals over 12 years of age live a sedentary life. 87% of women and 77% of men do not have enough physical activity.

The World Health Organization (WHO) points out that there are many diseases caused by physical inactivity. 30% of coronary heart disease, 21-25% of breast and colon cancer cases and 27% of diabetes is reported to be responsible for physical inactivity. Regular physical activity and exercise include some types of cancer, such as coronary heart disease, type II diabetes, breast and colon cancer; hypertension, high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, obesity, osteoporosis, muscle mass and loss of strength (sarcophenia), such as preventing or delaying the emergence of many diseases said. It is seen that individuals who have physical activity for only 1.5 hours a week live 3 years longer than those who do not. WHO member countries are aiming to reduce their physical inactivity level by 10% by 2025.

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