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.