Vietnam in the top 10 most sedentary countries in the world

At least 30% of adults lack physical activity, Vietnam is in the top 10 most sedentary countries in the world, according to the United Nations Population Fund – UNFPA.

Research from the World Institute of Nutrition also shows that, on average, Vietnamese people walk 3,660 steps per day, office workers only about 600 steps per day, while the World Health Organization’s recommendation is 10,000. UNFPA also announced that the current average height of Vietnamese people is the third lowest in Asia, near the bottom of the ASEAN region.

Inactivity not only affects the body’s resistance, but also leads to other dangerous consequences of heart disease, diabetes, obesity… Besides, not having a habit of exercising will cause Musculoskeletal health declines and psychological problems arise because the body does not regularly eliminate stress.

On the other hand, medical experts have proven that regular exercise such as hard exercise or participation in physical enhancement activities is the simplest but most effective measure to have a healthy life. flexibility and form a healthy lifestyle.

To encourage people to build exercise habits, the General Department of Physical Education and Sports, the Vietnam Olympic Committee cooperated with Herbalife Vietnam to implement the project “Let’s practice now! For a healthy and happy Vietnam! “, encouraging the application of 5T lifestyle to improve health.

The 5T lifestyle includes: Regular exercise – creating a habit of regular exercise in all circumstances; full training – practice up to 2 times a day, for 30 to 60 minutes each time; scientific practice – suitable exercise for each person’s health status; exercise at the right time – exercise at least 30 minutes before or after eating; Workout together – encourage a loved one or friend to exercise together.

The project “Let’s practice now” is divided into three phases, lasting from October to December of next year. Phase one starts from October 1 to the end of December with the message: “Let’s practice now, for a healthy and happy Vietnam” – the goal of motivating people to build exercise habits and spread the word. spreading the habit to the whole community.

Phase two from January 2022 to February 2022 with the theme “This New Year, eat whatever you like” with the goal of continuing the communication effect of the message 5T Healthy Lifestyle during the Lunar New Year 2022 .

Phase three from March 2022 to December 2022 with the theme “I’m fine, you’re fine, Vietnam is fine” to continue maintaining and replicating community advocacy activities nationwide after 6 months. start up.

Project “Let’s practice together, For a healthy and happy Vietnam”.

Recently, the project has been heated up with an exciting MV based on the music of Only C’s song, with the performance of the vocalist from “Mat Biec” – Pham Dinh Thai Ngan. A special feature of the MV is to instruct many different exercises so that young people can freely choose.

Dancer Quang Dang – the author of the dance shown in the MV shared, although the statistics of the Ministry of Health show that 30% of Vietnamese people are lazy, but based on actual observations, he thinks that the number This could be more. “Many young people today are too busy with work. Free time is prioritized for entertainment, connecting with friends … so exercise is often ranked at the bottom of the list. Having been sedentary, when trying to exercise, it will be tiring. Fatigue, pain, so lazy, forming a loop,” Quang Dang analyzed. According to him, to break this loop, you need to find a suitable subject, help stimulate interest and get positive encouragement from people around.

Dancer Quang Dang - dance author in the project MV Let's practice now!  For a healthy and happy Vietnam.

Dancer Quang Dang – dance author in the project MV “Let’s practice now! For a healthy and happy Vietnam”.

In addition, the MV also features a team of national team athletes such as Do Duy Manh in football, Chau Tuyet Van in Taekwondo, Do Thi Anh Nguyet in archery, Nguyen Huy Hoang in swimming… or artists like Khanh Thi – Phan Hien, Yuno Bigboi and TikTok content creators…

Vietnam in the top 10 most sedentary countries in the world

The MV guides many different exercises of the project “Let’s practice together”.

Share more about nutrition for exercise. Associate professor, Dr. Nguyen Xuan Ninh explained, a meal 4-5 hours before exercise is called the main meal, 30 minutes to 2 hours before exercise is a pre-exercise meal. The purpose of this meal is to provide energy. For practitioners not to be exhausted during exercise, and at the same time to improve training efficiency or for professional athletes, it is to improve performance. Food right before and during exercise must be easy to digest, absorb, not cause bloating, rich in energy from carbohydrates.

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