#MoveToHealth: says WHO in a 3 minute video

Physical exercises are known to have many health benefits. Regular exercise will also improve muscle strength, increase joint flexibility and improve endurance. Knowing that it is very imperative for one’s mental and physical well-being, a 3 minutes exercise regime was followed in the meeting at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) session

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The importance of physical fitness cannot be emphasised enough. In today’s society that is moving towards a more sedentary lifestyle, there is a greater need than ever to increase the daily activity level to maintain both cardiovascular fitness and body weight. Exercising can be something that you enjoy that helps to increase the overall happiness in your life, as well as relieve symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety.

WHO has constantly spoken about the importance of physical activities in mental as well as physical well-being. Knowing that it is very imperative for one’s mental and physical well-being, a 3 minutes exercise regime was followed in the meeting at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) session.

‘In support of the positive effects of physical exercise on physical and mental wellbeing, the @WHO #EB142 had a 3minutes physical exercise session this morning,’ tweeted Dr Chukwuma Oraegbunam, a senior psychiatrist from Nigeria.

This is an amazing move, say experts as everyone believes in physical exercises these days. Let’s take the example of those doctors who themselves perform exercises. “This is a welcome move. More and more people should be encouraged to perform physical activities. I also advise my patients to do such activities for a healthy heart and mind especially,” said Dr Shruti Mani, practicing ayurvedic doctor in Thane.

Dr Harish Shetty, a renowned psychiatrist in Andheri starts his day by walking at the Juhu beach or gymming, “I walk for 7 kms at the Juhu beach or go for 5 kms gym. Exercises nourish your body and mind. This is what keeps me mentally fit.”

He added, “It is proven that walking helps in distressing as well it is helpful for patients with depression.”