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Exercise is Medicine to Prevent Chronic Diseases


 

People with chronic diseases are often excluded from exercise programs. 

Participating in systematic exercise and physical activity programs can be very beneficial for their health. The low levels of cardiorespiratory capacity of these individuals affect their productivity in their daily lives as well as in the workplace. 

Lack of awareness of the benefits of exercising, but also fear of injuries or further burden of their health, leads to avoidance of exercise.


This hypomotility leads to even greater cardiac and vascular dysfunction, further reduction of muscle mass, reduction of maximum oxygen uptake and therefore of their functional capacity, increase in body fat, shorter fatigue appearance resulting in poor quality of life. It is very important for people with chronic diseases to understand that the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks posed during exercise. Prevent project is going to inform citizens on the benefits of exercise in health, guiding them for safe and effective participation in organized exercise programs.


Exercise as a means of prevention and rehabilitation of chronic diseases

The aim of the "Exercise as a means of prevention and rehabilitation of chronic diseases" - PREVENT E-Learning training course is to educate healthcare and exercise professionals about the many benefits of physical activity for health. There are three modules that focus on: i) exercise for the prevention of non-communicable diseases, ii) exercise for the prevention and treatment of obesity, and iii) exercise for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

There is a wealth of evidence demonstrating the many benefits of physical activity for the prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases including obesity and cardiovascular disease. However, a large proportion of the population across Europe do not achieve the recommended amount of physical activity to benefit health. The PREVENT E-Learning materials have been developed by members of the PREVENT project consortium across five countries (Greece, England, Cyprus, Spain and Bulgaria). The E-Learning materials were designed to increase healthcare and exercise professionals’ knowledge around the benefits of exercise for the prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases and as a result promote exercise to their patients and clients.  Read more and register...

 

 

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The project entitled "Exercise as a mean to prevent and recover the chronic diseases"- PREVENT, aims to contribute to the development of the European dimension in physical activity for all, in line with the general objective of the Programme in the sport field...

 


 

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