Home Health Physical exercise remedy for non-communcable diseases – CMD

Physical exercise remedy for non-communcable diseases – CMD


Abuja – Dr Jafaru Momoh, Chief Medical Director (CMD), National Hospital, Abuja, has advised Nigerians to imbibe the practice of physical exercise as a remedy for non-communicable diseases.
Momoh gave the advice at the World Physiotherapy Day with the theme “Movement for Health’’ on Tuesday in Abuja.
The CMD explained that the day was aimed at x-raying the role of physical treatment in the place of health, adding that physical exercise is a remedy for non-communicable diseases prevalence in the country.
He noted some non-communicable diseases as hypertension, cancer, diabetes, adding that through proper lifestyle modification such ailment would be addressed.
“Physical therapy popularly known as physiotherapy is very important in the prevention and treatment of some disease burden.

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“As an individual you require one physical exercise or the order to make you regain your physical, moral and mental wellbeing. It also help to facilitate the recovery of patients as well as enables them regain full health,’’ Momoh said.
Similarly, Dr Aldrech-Bennett, the FCT Chairman of the Society of Physiotherapy of Nigeria, described physiotherapy as a treatment and encouragement of good health through the use of natural things than drugs or surgery.
Illechukwu urged the populace to consult professionals in the field in order to be acquainted with the right exercise to undertake.
He, however, discouraged the popular practice of jumping from one car to another all in the name of pressure.
According to him, you are doing more harm than good, saying exercise is medicine.
“The purpose of this celebration is that we want people to know that you can live longer, function effectively without having to take drugs but only by exercising.
“Exercise does not really mean when you go to church or mosque is just a life style modification. Instead of taking the lift you use the staircase, instead of driving you walk a short distance.
“Imbibing in this tailored practice the high number of people with non-communicable disease will be reduced tremendously,’’ he said. (NAN)

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