New health guidelines to set the nation in motion

James Kon

A new set of guidelines aimed at encouraging physical activity in the country have been launched by the Ministry of Health during a ceremony at the Grand Cesar Hall, Hotel Mulia. yesterday morning.

The second edition of the National Physical Activity Guidelines for Brunei Darussalam (NPAG) aims to tackle the leading causes of death in Brunei Darussalam – heart disease, cancer, diabetes and stroke – by reducing behavior sedentary, defined as the lack of physical activity.

Health Minister Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar was the guest of honour.

The NPAG contains several new recommendations and benefits for increasing physical activity and the side effects of a sedentary lifestyle.

The guidelines also prescribe the level and duration of physical activity for different age groups, including children under five.

According to the NPAG, a sedentary lifestyle includes excessive screen time on electronic devices such as cell phones, computers, televisions or electronic games, and can affect the health of children and adolescents.

A new section of the guidelines also outlines safety tips for doing physical activity during the month of Ramadhan.

The NPAG can be used by healthcare professionals in hospitals and clinics to counsel patients, especially those involved in the management of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors.

These guidelines can also be used by instructors at all levels of education and in gyms, sports clubs, fitness centers and other organizations.

Additionally, it can also be used to increase people’s understanding of physical activity and sedentary lifestyles through social media marketing, health campaigns, and the BruHealth app.

It is hoped that various sectors, organizations and stakeholder communities will work together and support these guidelines to encourage all levels of society, including children, adolescents, youth, adults, women, older people and people with disabilities, to be more physically active.

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