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Move, Debrecen! – launches a new health preservation program in the city – with photos, video
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Published on 10/18/2021 15:55 | Updated: 10/18/2021 19:14
Debrecen – Nearly 58 percent of the city’s population is overweight, so the city management says the help provided by the program is needed.
“Move, Debrecen! – Move for yourself! Move for your health! ”Is launching a health preservation program in the city. At a press conference held on Monday, László Papp said that the program is based on shaping attitudes and encouraging people to take part in active sports.
Photo: Szabolcs Kandert
-The cooperation between the city and the University of Debrecen is good, including with the Faculty of Public Health, which allows for the first health plan made in 2002, then the second in 2008 and the third in 2021, said the mayor.
Surveys show that an important part of Debrecen’s people are struggling with vascular diseases, high blood pressure and diabetes, and about 58 percent of the city’s residents are overweight.
The Green City program has created fitness parks and sports fields in several parts of the city. Running tracks are being built or renovated in three parts of the city: around the Nagyerdei Stadium, in Tócóvölgy and in Csapókert.
“The time has come for us to step out of our comfort zone and use these tools consciously. We launched this program in order to do it in a meaningful way in order to protect the health of the people of Debrecen. In addition, we will launch a screening program extended to the entire city, László Papp announced.
Screenings will typically focus on high blood pressure, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease.
– We live our daily lives in the shadow of a pandemic, a global health crisis. The organization is much more resilient, if we move a lot, we are exposed to the harmful consequences of the epidemic – draws the attention of the mayor.
– The Move, Debrecen! program is a door, the city administration and the university open that door, but everyone has to go in there individually, they have to do it individually for health, said Deputy Mayor Diana Wide. Featured,
from 26 October, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3.30 pm, those wishing to move are welcome in seven locations, including four indoor communal spaces. All programs are provided free of charge.
– We want to move those who are not professional athletes, do not go to sports events. Lifestyle change is also important, which can also be seen in the health plan, and we can also provide this professional help as part of the program, explained Diána Széles. He added a public Facebook group where people can ask questions about lifestyle changes or find more information about the movement mozduljdebrecen.hu website.
Judit Gesztelyiné Zsuga, Dean of the Faculty of Public Health, spoke about the fact that the local government of the city and the Faculty of Public Health had set a goal for two years to renew the health plan of Debrecen.
“Analyzing the health status of the people of Debrecen, it can be seen that the residents suffer from chronic diseases, the background of which is bad habits, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, or excessive alcohol consumption,” the dean underlined.
Csaba Papp, the director of the Debrecen Institute for Primary Care and Health Development, spoke about this. He encouraged the people of Debrecen to apply and ask about their condition.
A Mozdulj, Debrecen! detailed program they are found here.