Nearly 1,000 attend race for Youth Half Marathon Nutrition Championship in Phnom Penh
Nearly 1,000 people participated today in the Youth Half Marathon Nutrition Championship held at the National Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh.
The participants, made up of children and adults, traveled a distance of 3 to 10 kilometers to spread the message of good nutrition and exercise among the population.
The event, aimed at promoting the importance of regular exercise and a balanced nutritional diet, was organized by Youth Nutrition Champion and Helen Keller International in conjunction with the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development.
Prak Sophoan Neary, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Health, said many scientific studies around the world have shown that regular exercise and a balanced diet are essential for people’s health.
“If we exercise alone, regardless of food nutrition, we cannot control our weight and protect our health. Good nutrition can also reduce the risk of developing other health problems such as overweight, heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers,” she said.
Dr Sok Silo, Secretary General of the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) said that despite overwhelming scientific evidence on the value of exercise and physical activity, 27.5% of adults and 81% of teenagers around the world are not following the recommendations.
He said the 2010 World Health Organization guidelines indicate that regular physical activity will promote health and well-being. Regular exercise or physical activity can prevent the death of 4-5 million people worldwide each year.
Chhun Bormey, leader of Youth Nutrition Champions, said she is very busy working in an office, that’s why she doesn’t have enough time to exercise and think carefully about a diet healthy.
“Exercising regularly is not easy for me due to my busy study and work schedule. But due to commitment, I try to make time available for health and well-being. be,” she said.
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