Translated by Betül YÜNCÜOĞLU

İstanbul University (İÜ) Faculty of Medicine Member Prof. Dr. Erdem Kaşıkçıoğlu said that physical activity should be a part of our lives’ natural flow and stated that inactivity is a threatening factor for human life. Prof. Dr. Kaşıkçıoğlu who indicates that this report should be taken serious said “Report is accepted as a warning especially for inactive societies like us. Our country is one of the worst ones about regular movement habit.” Remarking old age population has increased in Turkey with the extension of average time of life Kaşıkçıoğlu, warned that mixture of inadequate physical activity and old age may cause calcification, cardiovascular diseases, obesity and some other diseases like diabetes. Prof. Dr. Kaşıkçıoğlu also stated that incidence of some diseases like cancer, chronic diseases and rheumatism will be increased and it can create socioeconomic difficulties. He also said that preventing  these diseases can only be possible with understanding the importance of active life and in order to do so, national and local settlements should be paved the way for it.

Source: Boğaz Gazetesi (07.01.2015)