HAPPENING FOR CELEBRATION OF THE MONTH OF SPORTS under the motto “Move ON HEALTH”

 

In order to conduct the promotion of physical activity in interest of improving health, wellbeing and disease prevention, the Institute of Public Health in collaboration with the Federation of sport and recreation and Health Centre Skopje is organizing a public event “Move for Health”.

The event will be held on 09.05.2015 (Saturday) in the city park in Skopje near the “Shell”:

      9.00 to 13.00 pm – FREE PREVENTIVE HEALTH CHECKS AND TIPS

    11.00 to 13.00 pm – ORGANIZED EDUCATIONAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BY APPLYING APPROPRIATE DETAILS AND TIPS FOR PROPER PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Support is provided by the Ministry of Health, the Faculty of Physical Education, Sport and Health and the City of Skopje.

As a part of the event will be provided health tips and advices on appropriate physical activity by experts, will carry out measurement of blood pressure, body weight and height, and waist size of blood sugar (preferably those who will inspect the blood sugar levels to be starving for obtaining real values).

Also, during the happening will be shared health promotion materials and refreshments.

The citizens will have the opportunity to get involved in the action by writing messages on health, and actively practicing aerobics, pilates and other sports and recreational activities.

The Happening is in the context of overall health effort in promoting healthy lifestyle and preventing chronic diseases. Lately, more worrying is rise of chronic diseases, which are directly related to the use of unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity, such as cardio-vascular diseases, stroke, diabetes, some cancers, and other respiratory diseases.

These diseases can be easily prevented, but it requires a change of habits.

Physical activity should be present in all age groups and we invite people to join us and to contribute together to change habits!