Professional athletes share messages to keep us #HEALTHYTogether
23 June 2020 – On Olympic Day, 23 June 2020, the International Olympic Committee and WHO together with the United Nations release a partnership to encourage individuals and neighborhoods all over the world to be #HEALTHYTogether. The three partners and Olympic professional athletes will highlight the worldwide collaboration required to stay healthy and minimize the spread and effect of COVID-19
Olympic professional athletes will help provide essential public health details, to motivate individuals to embrace or continue behaviours that will curtail the pandemic and supply info that promotes physical and mental health. The collaboration begins today with Olympians around the world showcasing various exercises to stay healthy throughout this time.
A WHO survey revealed that many individuals who had serious COVID-19 disease were currently living with or at danger for noncommunicable illness (NCDs). The outcomes emphasize the importance of preserving a healthy lifestyle consisting of being physically active, having a healthy diet, and avoiding tobacco and alcohol.
” We are pleased to partner with the International Olympic Committee to spread out essential health messages that will conserve lives. Olympians will assist us promote for much healthier populations to ensure that people are as resilient as our health systems need to be to eliminate COVID-19,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO.
IOC President Thomas Bach stated, “Sport can save lives. We have actually seen over the last couple of months just how crucial sport and physical activity are for health and wellness. And working together with the WHO and the United Nations we can take another step together. We will ask our Olympic professional athletes to help share the info and best practice that the world requires now.”
António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, included ” During this time of unmatched challenges and change– from the COVID-19 pandemic to the continuous struggle for racial and social justice, to the environment crisis– there has actually never been a higher need for international uniformity and hope. The Olympic motion and its professional athletes have constantly drawn out the best in humanity, and the United Nations is pleased to deal with the International Olympic Committee and the World Health Company in contacting people all over to unify and be #HEALTHYTogether.”
The worldwide collaboration will act in your area, through the voices of Olympic professional athletes– voices that signify perseverance, devotion and endurance– qualities all individuals require throughout this public health difficulty. WHO will work with athletes to bring tailored health messages to people who are living through various phases of the pandemic through digital platforms.
As COVID-19 forces modifications to our daily regimens and lives– from how we engage with others to how we move and work out– we need to take note of our own psychological and physical health and help others who might require additional assistance. By interacting, the aim of the collaboration on Olympic Day and every day is to stay Healthy Together.