Regular physical activity such as walking, cycling, or dancing not only makes you feel good, it has significant benefits for health. It reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers, helps control weight, and contributes to mental well-being. Taking part in physical activity also increases opportunities for making friends and feeling part of the community.Read more
Top storyRollout of the Essential training for primary health care workers on the integrated management of hypertension and diabetes in Ukraine
The first training of trainers for the Essential training for primary health care workers on the integrated management of hypertension and diabetes took place in Kyiv, Ukraine on 17-19 October, 2016 followed by the first cascade trainings for one hundred primary health care (PHC) doctors and nurses on October 20-21.
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HEPA (European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity) is a network which works for better health through physical activity among all people in the WHO European Region, by strengthening and supporting efforts to increase participation and improve the conditions for healthy lifestyles.Read more
PublicationsTurkish Healthy Nutrition and Active Life Programme 2010–2014 and related initiatives (2016) More publications
Yoga flash mob in Vienna, Austria, 4 July 2013
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Number of breast and colon cancers worldwide that are caused primarily by physical inactivity
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