A major scope for improving urban health status of Bangladesh
DOT Desk: Physical activity has been suggested to play an essential role in promoting psychological and physical advantages for people of all ages and genders. It assists in helping to prevent a wide range of health challenges, including diseases, and mental health conditions. Also, physical activities or exercises encourage healthy physical development, psychological growth, enhanced immune system function, etc, reports Dhaka Tribune.
Regular physical exercise provides advantages, including strengthening cardiovascular health, building muscle strength and endurance, as well as regulating weight, stress reduction, and lower risks of chronic diseases. Additionally, studies have shown that regular physical activities significantly impact on the capacity of individuals to think clearly, learn new things, enhance their talents, and developed cognitive functions. Despite widespread agreement that physical activity is a habit that benefits health, adults all over the world do not adhere to the current public health recommendations for exercise. According to the global data sets, the global recommendations for physical exercise are not met by 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men worldwide. If more people around the world were active or engaged in any form of physical activity, up to 5 million fatalities may be avoided annually.
Data statistics on worldwide population groups have found that physically inactive individuals have a 20–30% higher chance of passing away than physically active individuals. Over 80% of teenagers around the world don’t engage in sufficient amounts of physical activity which leads to early obesity. Physical activity is identified as the major determinant of premature mortality, multi-morbidity, and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Physical inactivity is proven to be one of the most dangerous factors contributing.