Prof. Dr. Uğur Bilge stated in his statement on the occasion of May 10 “World Health Day” that physical activity is defined as any physical movement that takes place with energy expenditure in daily life by using muscles and joints. Noting that physical activity is one of the most important tools for improving the physical and mental health of individuals, Bilge said: “The World Health Organization states that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of 70 percent of global deaths. For 3 .9 million of them are respiratory diseases and 1.6 million of them are diabetes. Among the four behavioral risk factors of non-communicable diseases, inactivity is also included. One of the major factors driving the increase in obesity is the prevalence of a sedentary lifestyle on the other hand, exercise lowers blood pressure, HDL level.According to the results of the Turkey Health Survey-2016 conducted by the Turkish Statistical Institute, 41.1 percent of persons over 15 years of age do not exercise enough, 53 do percent engaged in moderate physical activity and 5.9 percent exercised percent engaged in vigorous physical activity. found.” she told me.
Children play fewer games and spend too much time with television and computers
Speaking about the results of the Turkish Child Obesity Survey COSI-TUR 2016 conducted with the World Health Organization for 2nd Grade Primary School Students, Provincial Health Director Prof. Dr Uğur Bilge said:
“According to the statements of the families, 9.5 percent of the children do not play at all during the week, 19.9 percent play less than an hour a day and 29.7 percent play an hour a day. 42.5 percent of the children play before an hour.” hours a day, 23.5 percent for 2 hours and 2 hours a day 12.7 percent of them watch TV/computer for 3 hours or more 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise 5 days a week is sufficient for adults to protect and improve health . For children and adolescents aged 5-18 years, 60 minutes per day of activities ranging in intensity from moderate to vigorous activity are recommended. I invite you to move to be healthy and live a healthy life. Do not use vehicles for short distances, use stairs instead of lifts. If you have children, you can do activities with them and help them develop this habit. If possible, you can cycle or do exercises that suit you after a short walk. You can get information and support from your GP, our community health centers and the centers for healthy living.”