Project pushes healthy habits

People show off their moves during the launch of the 'Healthy Station' project at Lumphini Metropolitan Rapid Transit station on Friday, encouraging city residents to be active for good health. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)
People today present off their moves for the duration of the start of the ‘Healthy Station’ job at Lumphini Metropolitan Swift Transit station on Friday, encouraging metropolis inhabitants to be lively for superior wellbeing. (Image: Somchai Poomlard)

Bangkokians’ inadequate state of physical and psychological overall health wants to be addressed, mentioned Supreeda Adulyanon, manager of the Thai Well being Marketing Foundation (ThaiHealth).

The Bangkok way of life, together with anxiety from get the job done, studying, targeted visitors and environmental factors these kinds of as harmful dust, all contribute to noncommunicable illnesses (NCDs) that are taking their toll on the city’s inhabitants, Mr Supreeda mentioned.

Respiratory and cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, most cancers, and mental ailments are all categorised as NCDs, a lot of of which are brought on by lousy health administration and absence of self-treatment. They account for 75% of deaths in Thailand, or 320,000 people a 12 months.

To handle this, ThaiHealth has teamed up with Bangkok Metro Networks Ltd (BMN) and Bangkok Expressway and Metro (BEM) to build the “Wholesome Station” challenge that aims to “use general public house to market a balanced way of living” among the Bangkok inhabitants, he explained.

Mr Supreeda was speaking at a press convention held at the Lumphini Metropolitan Quick Transit (MRT) station on Friday to announce the start of the Nutritious Station task.

He reported the venture presently has a existence at a few MRT stations — Lumphini, Queen Sirikit Nationwide Conference Centre, and Si Lom.

“Every station will use inventive media to inspire travellers to undertake numerous forms of behaviour to improve their all round overall health and protection,” he reported.

Mr Supreeda also gave illustrations of some of the well being suggestions to be promoted.

“Smiling and laughing to enhance mental wellness, carrying a motorcycle helmet, which has been statistically established to save life in road mishaps, and transferring the human body adequately each working day are among the the inspired behaviours,” he stated.

A further unique exercise termed “Moving to Triumph over Office Syndrome” encourages people to do muscle relaxant workout routines, which can be finished anyplace, even on crowded community transportation like a teach, he claimed. The venture, he stated, works by using artistic media to advise men and women how to do a muscle relaxant exercise routine produced by sports researchers from Raipoong Academy underneath ThaiHealth.

“I consider the Balanced Station project’s innovative media is the commencing of how we can use general public areas to enhance people’s well being and impact people’s conduct in a wholesome way,” Mr Supreeda added.