A new study shows that Thais need to exercise more

Date:

A recent research has underlined the need of Thai people exercising more in order to preserve excellent health.

According to Department of Health Director-General Dr Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai, the research was done jointly in 2021 by the Public Health Ministry’s Department of Health and the International Health Policy Program office, with information acquired from 78,717 people in 77 provinces.

According to the research, 76% of Thais sit for seven hours or more every day. Nonetheless, roughly 72% of them spend an adequate amount of time, approximately 150 minutes or more each week, engaged in physical activities in line with World Health Organization recommendations.

The shift in working conditions from the agricultural or industrial sectors to office-based jobs has contributed to the fall in physical activity. As a result of the low rate of energy expenditure, the risk of premature mortality or non-communicable disease has increased.

Although some people exercise or participate in leisure activities to counteract their sedentary office lifestyle, this is not always the case. People who live in cities have more access to amenities such as sidewalks and public transit, allowing them to spend more time engaging in physical activities than those who live in rural regions.

Dr. Suwanchai underlined that by raising physical activity levels, Thais may enhance their general health and minimize their chance of acquiring chronic diseases.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Subscribe

spot_imgspot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

Thai-Laos Railway Test Successful, Service Expected June 2024

The Daily News Transport Innovation team reports that the...

Thailand’s Export Competitiveness Declines Amid Global Trade Rebound

Thailand's struggle to capitalize on the improving global trade...

Thailand’s Car Manufacturing Target Faces Downgrade Amid Economic Slowdown

Amidst a backdrop of economic sluggishness, Thailand's automotive industry...

TFOPTA Holds 2024 Meeting in Hua Hin, Plans 2025 in Phitsanulok

On May 22, 2024, the Thailand Federation of Regional...