Why physical activity is key to prevent and treat chronic diseases?

The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) considers physical inactivity as one of the four common risk factors to the major chronic diseases causing 86% of deaths in Europe: cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, cancers and respiratory and liver diseases.

Find out more about the importance of physical activity in preventing and treating chronic diseases in a recent article published on behalf of ECDA in the June issue of the Sport & Citizenship Journal.

IDF Europe is a member of the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA), an alliance of 10 non-for-profit European organisations representing more than 100,000 health professionals and millions of patients across Europe. These organisations have joined forces to reverse the rise in chronic non-communicable diseases in Europe. Click here for more information.