Challenge pushes wholesome habits

People show off their moves during the launch of the 'Healthy Station' project at Lumphini Metropolitan Rapid Transit station on Friday, encouraging city residents to be active for good health. Somchai Poomlard
Folks showcase their strikes throughout the launch of the ‘Wholesome Station’ challenge at Lumphini Metropolitan Speedy Transit station on Friday, encouraging metropolis residents to be lively for good well being. Somchai Poomlard

Bangkokians’ poor state of bodily and psychological well being must be addressed, stated Supreeda Adulyanon, supervisor of the Thai Well being Promotion Basis (ThaiHealth).

The Bangkok life-style, together with stress from work, learning, visitors and environmental components resembling poisonous mud, all contribute to noncommunicable ailments (NCDs) which might be taking their toll on the town’s residents, Mr Supreeda stated.

Respiratory and cardiovascular ailments, diabetes, most cancers, and psychological ailments are all labeled as NCDs, a lot of that are attributable to poor well being administration and lack of self-care. They account for 75% of deaths in Thailand, or 320,000 folks a 12 months.

To handle this, ThaiHealth has teamed up with Bangkok Metro Networks Ltd (BMN) and Bangkok Expressway and Metro (BEM) to develop the “Wholesome Station” challenge that goals to “use public area to advertise a wholesome life-style” amongst Bangkok residents, he stated.

Mr Supreeda was talking at a press convention held on the Lumphini Metropolitan Speedy Transit (MRT) station on Friday to announce the launch of the Wholesome Station challenge.

He stated the challenge presently has a presence at three MRT stations — Lumphini, Queen Sirikit Centre , and Si Lom.

“Every station will use artistic media to encourage passengers to undertake varied types of behaviour to enhance their general well being and security,” he stated.

Mr Supreeda additionally gave examples of a few of the well being tricks to be promoted.

“Smiling and laughing to enhance psychological well being, sporting a bike helmet, which has been statistically confirmed to avoid wasting lives in street accidents, and transferring the physique sufficiently every day are among the many inspired behaviours,” he stated.

One other particular exercise known as “Transferring to Overcome Workplace Syndrome” encourages folks to do muscle relaxant exercises, which may be finished wherever, even on crowded public transportation like a prepare, he stated. The challenge, he stated, makes use of artistic media to tell folks tips on how to do a muscle relaxant exercise developed by sports activities scientists from Raipoong Academy beneath ThaiHealth.

“I believe the Wholesome Station challenge’s artistic media is the start of how we will use public areas to enhance folks’s well being and affect folks’s behaviour in a wholesome means,” Mr Supreeda added.

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