Healthy lifestyle event at Sardarapat school

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On November 29, 2018 Teenslive team from “Arabkir” Medical Centre-Institute of Child and Adolescent Health and Armenian Pediatric Association have been hostedby Sardarapat school in the frames of a beautiful event dedicated to the Healthy lifestyle promotion.

Cheerful songs and dances, an exhibition of posters related to healthy lifestyle, great mood and, of course, talented adolescents who have chosen active healthy lifestyle.

The healthy food, regular physical activity, non-risky behaviors support to the well-being as well as decrease the risks of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) during adulthood.

47165503_2263174807292585_5738028775052935168_oIt’s well known that the cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic obstructive lung disease and malignant tumors make up the largest proportion of adult morbidity and mortality and are prevalent in Armenia.

60% of premature adulthood mortality and about 30% of the burden of diseases are associated with the risky behaviour and lifestyle developed and adopted in adolescence (United Nations Joint Program). Preventive measures and adoption of a healthy lifestyle during school years contribute to the prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases (20-73% of the risk of various diseases, with all risk factors for mortality – 32%).

SardarapatIn the frames of the Project initiated by the Armenian Pediatric Association (the implementation of the project is supported by NCDChild subdivision of the AAP) the promotion of the Healthy Lifestyle is implemented within both the pediatric community and the students of the chosen 3 schools. Colourful guides and posters on healthy nutrition, healthy lifestyles and smoking harm for adolescents, sparents and school staff were created and published, seminars and meetings were held at Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex in Yerevan, Mkhitar Heratsi High School and Sardarapat School in Armavir region.

Adolescents from the mentioned schools are well-informed and ready to promote healthy lifestyle among peers.

teens-SardarapatHealthy lifestyle is the most important prerequisite of a good health status in childhood and adulthood.