They would not catch us, or the rule of healthy longevity

They would not catch us, or the rule of healthy longevity

Earlier, ORIENT reported, a representative of the Turkmen delegation delivering a speech at the72nd session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva shared the country’s experience of implementing the national program on immunization of the population for the period up to 2020, developed in accordance with WHO recommendations.

Next day, a meeting devoted to the activities of Turkmenistan in the field of prevention of non-communicable diseases at the national level and the impact of this activity on achieving positive results on health took place, according to reports from Geneva.

The participants of the meeting (and these are the high-level staff of the headquarters and representatives from the WHO Regional Office for Europe, a number of member countries of the World Health Organization, etc.) were briefed on the successes of Turkmenistan, including in the field of non-communicable diseases.

Recall that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a group of the most dangerous illnesses, which are not caused by pathogen microbes and malicious viruses, and are the result of modifiable behaviours. In other words, it depends on us. Or rather, it driven by our laziness and weakness, inactive life, unhealthy diets and bad habits.

All above mentioned may show up in people as raised blood pressure, increased blood glucose, elevated blood lipids and obesity. At the end – a hospital bed, then –disability, and soon after – you know yourself…

Over the past more than half a century, cardiovascular diseases, the leading NCD in terms of disability and premature deaths among both elders and youth globally, are the main types of NCDs.

In recent years, Turkmenistan has become one of the leaders in the fight against risk factors of non-communicable diseases. It was the result of measures on task-oriented and systematic limitation of the risk factors, such as tobacco smoke or the harmful use of alcohol that increase the risk of NCDs, introduced by the country’s leadership, and personally, by President Berdimuhamedov, who showed resolute political resolve. The fight against the illegal spread of narcotic drugs, etc. was tightened.

At the same time, widespread propaganda of a healthy lifestyle, healthy dietary practices and various good habits was carried out.

Let me note that, during the above-mentioned meeting, Dr. Paulina Karvovska (Head of WHO office in Turkmenistan) underlined that positive results in the country were achieved thanks to the adoption of strategic decisions.

She noted that the WHO Country Office strongly supports the Turkmen government and the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan in the implementation of specially developed strategies aimed at improving public health.

So, there is a conclusion: if you want to live long and happy life, you should be confidence not only in modern medical treatment, but also in yourself. The most harmful diseases are the result of behaviours factors – passivity against own bad habits, rather of aggressive environmental.

Therefore, keep healthy diet – eat not much, but balanced. Find time for your favorite activities that inspire you as emotional health is just as important as physical. Do sports – not professional, but amateur. Walk more at a fast pace. And even better – go for a jog and ride a bike. And then, non-communicable diseases – plague and cholera of the XXI century – would not catch you.

Aleksandr BAYRIYEV