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International Day of Yoga 2022: “Yoga for All” advises WHO Regional Director, “Yoga helped people during the COVID-19 pandemic”

New Delhi, June 20: Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for Southeast Asia, said yoga helped maintain the health of hundreds of millions of people in different countries and cultures during the COVID-19 pandemic, and yoga is for all humanity. I emphasized that there is.

On the eve of International Day of Yoga (IDY), WHO and its member states in Southeast Asia are leading a global effort to celebrate the physical and psychological health benefits of yoga and its contribution to lifelong health and well-being. Inside Story of Recovery: How the World’s Largest COVID-19 Trial Transformed Treatment – ​​And What Can It Do For Other Diseases?

“Through the COVID-19 response, yoga has helped hundreds of millions of people in all countries and cultures stay healthy and healthy, and this year’s IDY event theme, yoga, is for all humanity. I emphasize that it is a thing, “she said.

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Consistent with community-wide promotion to redirect the health system towards strong primary health care (PHC), she said policymakers would integrate yoga into community-based mental health and welfare initiatives. At the same time, the power and potential of safe and effective traditional medicine should be considered.

Regular yoga practice helps people of all ages and incomes achieve proper physical activity and is an influential and cost-effective way to prevent and manage non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Will be.

WHO regional directors have shown that psychological effects are immediate, reduce anxiety and stress, and increase emotional and social well-being prior to International Day of Yoga on June 21st.

She continued, the region increased physical activity in line with its key priority, the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) 2018-2030, WHO Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013. He said he continues to step up actions to strengthen mental health. -2030, and Sustainable Development Goals.

Last year, WHO launched a regional roadmap for the implementation of GAPPA. This will help Member States identify and implement policies to reduce the prevalence of inadequate physical activity by 15% relative to 2030.

The community-wide health minister has issued a “Call for Action” to expand the implementation of comprehensive health programs in schools, including promoting physical activity.

“In the ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery, policy makers should consider integrating yoga into preventative and facilitative health strategies, especially for mental health.

These are exciting times for traditional medicine (TRM). In March, WHO and the Government of India signed an agreement to establish the WHO Global Traditional Medicine Center (GCTM) in Jam Nagar, India. Backed by a US $ 250 million investment from the Government of India, GCTM has a strategic focus on evidence and learning, data and analysis, sustainability and equity, innovation and technology, and global health. And TRM for sustainable development.

GCTM’s mission has long been to strengthen the performance monitoring of TRM systems, the safety monitoring of TRM products, the strengthening of TRM’s research capabilities, and the integration of TRM into providing safe and effective medical services, especially at the PHC level. It is in good agreement with the focus of.

Not only is yoga widely available, it also has a wide range of attractions. This is reflected in the 177 votes received at the UN General Assembly in 2014 to make IDY a globally recognized celebration, and physical activity at the WHO Board includes yoga. Regional conferences, and more recently worldwide conferences, including the World Health Assembly.

In the future quest for the region to prevent and manage NCDs, WHO will work with other forms of traditional knowledge, skills and practices to prevent, diagnose and treat physical and mental illnesses, as well as the body of yoga. We will continue to emphasize the benefits of physical and mental health.

On International Day of Yoga, WHO reiterates its commitment to helping all countries in the region harness the power and potential of yoga to achieve a healthier, happier and more stress-free future for all. increase. (ANI)

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