Regular exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Many preventable and treatable diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, hypertension, osteoporosis and mental health problems can be significantly improved by regular exercise. We know that heart disease accounts for 25% of all deaths, while cancer came in second at 23% in a recent 2011 US report: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus11.pdf#glance
Only 20% of people in the US enjoy regular physical activity or exercise. What's the figure in YOUR nation- is obesity, diabetes, and heart disease affecting your loved ones?
The medical evidence for regular exercise being an important part of everyday life has been clearly demonstrated in the brilliant @docmikeevans video: 23 1/2 hours: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUaInS6HIGo
However, the Arabic translation of this, which has gone viral this week, clearly demonstrates that global support for achieving the World Health Organisation's goal of reducing non communicable diseases (so called lifestyle diseases) by 25% is an achievable target.
Exercise advice and support as a medicine is a credible, therapeutic intervention for a variety of long term, debilitating non communicable diseases.
So my question to YOU, is why wait? Why wait to get cancer or heart disease? Reduce your risks NOW! Reduce the risk of disease in your families NOW. #Getactive and #Stayactive ... and take that first supported step to healthier, happier lives!
Join our campaign on @Twitter to help 25 people you love and care for, to #getactive and #stayactive until 2025. A 25% reduction in non communicable diseases by 2025 should not be just a statistic in peoples lives.
If we all just help everyone get more active, then non communicable diseases will not claim 36 million lives each year. Remember #25by25 means the difference between ill health, immobility and death from some pretty unpleasant non communicable diseases.
Thanks to Dr Salih AlAnsari ( @SalihAlAnsari ) for the Arabic translation of 23 1/2 hours. It proves that health messages can be global. It proves that we can aim to help EVERY nation achieve better health!
Ann Gates BPharm (Hons) MRPharmS
Personal Trainer, NCDs Exercise Specialist and BACPR Exercise Instructor .... on a mission to help EVERY patient access exercise advice and support... GLOBALLY!