Bengaluru: In order to create general health awareness, the social organization ‘Solidarity Youth Movement’ has launched a statewide campaign theme “Better health Better life” from February 5 to 25, 2023. Dr. Mohammad Saad Belgami, the state president of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Karnataka, officially launched the campaign by releasing the poster.
Undoubtedly, health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. Good health is essential for the overall development of a person. The progress of the family, society, and the country depends on the healthy development of the people of that society and the environment there. As said in the proverb, “A healthy mind in a healthy body”, this balance between the mental and physical health of a person is very important. Perfect health can only come from personal, social, and moral consciousness and responsibility. A healthy lifestyle keeps a person fit, energetic, and healthy.
The National Family Health Survey-5 (2019-2020) reported stunting among children less than 5 years of age in 11 out of 17 states. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity has nearly tripled worldwide since 1975. The Indian Journal of Community Medicine reveals that 135 million people are obese in India. . Furthermore, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) warns that by 2030, 27.8 percent of obesity worldwide will be seen in Indians. Heart attacks are now common in the young generation as well. Alcohol consumption, drug addiction, poor diet, obesity, blood pressure, lack of physical activities, etc. are said to be the reasons for this. Reports say that there is one diabetic or hypertensive patient in each household.
According to the EduSports annual survey report, schoolchildren who avoid physical activity, sports, and manual labour have diminishing physical health, and there is a chance that the country’s future population will have physical disabilities. The organization conducted a health and physical fitness study of 77,669 pupils from 176 schools in 68 cities and 17 states in the country, ranging in age from 7 to 17. Although there is a greater emphasis on physical activity, school kids’ physical health has not improved. According to the survey data, the students’ physical density index is very low.
A person is ultimately responsible for keeping his or her own health in check. Our lifestyle choices diet, for example have an impact on both our physical and mental health. God gives us health as a gift. Without ignoring it, we must be aware of the cost of healthcare. Once exhausted, the body must put in a lot of effort to recover. Like microscopic termites eating large books, small diseases are sufficient to harm our lives.
A person should become physically and mentally strong as a strong mind resides in a strong body.
In this prevailing situation, Solidarity Youth Movement has decided to run a state-wide campaign theme “Better Health Better life” from February 5 to 25, 2023. As a part of this campaign, health awareness meetings, Jumma khutba, lectures, street plays, sports, marathons, street drama, athletics and award programs have been held for youth who have achieved in health and sports. Efforts were also made to establish Physical Training Centers (Sports and Wellness Centers).