Jakarta, Beritasatu.com – Level body fitness closely related to physical activity. Unfortunately, during the Covid-19 pandemic, many were lazy to do physical activity on the grounds that they were only at home. Thus the potential to experience a decrease in body fitness so that it becomes susceptible to disease, including contracting the virus corona.
The Health Ministry’s Director of Occupational Health and Sports Riskiyana Sukandhi Putra said that according to WHO, one in four adults and three out of four adolescents aged 11-17 years did not meet the recommended standards of physical activity. Meanwhile in Indonesia, based on 2018 Basic Health Research data, 33.5% of the people lack physical activity. The results of physical fitness measurements carried out by the Ministry of Health on the state civil apparatus (ASN), the general public and pilgrims for the pilgrimage show that around 45% of the level of physical fitness is still lacking and 44% is in the weight category overweight and obesity.
“The level of fitness is closely related to physical activity because people who have enough physical activity will have a good level of fitness,” said Riskiyana during an Anline virtual media briefing entitled “Building a Better and Healthier Day with Routine Physical Activity”, Wednesday (7/4 / 2021).
Riskiyana added that in the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, people are advised to carry out activities from home only. This triggers a lifestyle sedentary or habits in life that don’t involve a lot of physical activity. “We know that lifestyle sedentary risk of causing non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, stroke, diabetes, heart disease, and others, “he said.
Even in a pandemic situation, he said, a healthy, active lifestyle must still be carried out because investing in heart, lung and bone health, from an early age, is important for overall well-being at every stage of life.
“To fight a lifestyle sedentary, it is advisable to do physical activity at least 30 minutes per day 3 to 5 times per week. “Physical activity to fight a sedentary lifestyle can be done anywhere, including at home during a pandemic,” he explained.
Chairperson of the Indonesian Osteoporosis Association (Perosi) Bagus Putu Putra Suryana said in another study, it was explained that people who exercise an average of 92 minutes per week or 15 minutes a day, have an overall reduced risk of causing death by 14%, and have a life expectancy of 3 years. longer. Meanwhile, individuals who are not active, have an increased risk of death by 17%. When doing physical activity or exercising, the heart will be motivated to carry oxygen and nutrients, and increase blood circulation throughout the body, including to joints and bones.
If the blood circulation is smooth, he continued, the distribution of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body is more optimal and affects overall health, in order to achieve one of the main pillars of ‘Healthy, Active and Happy’ to get a better quality of life. A person must be active in physical activity from an early age and consume adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D, as an investment so that the bones are solid enough and remain optimal until old age. “Lack of movement (sedentary), lack of physical exercise, or irregular exercise will also reduce pressure on the bones, thereby reducing the formation of new bone and consequently increasing the risk of bone loss or osteoporosis, “he added.
Meanwhile, Marketing Manager of Anlene Fonterra Brands Indonesia Rhesya Agustine added that for more than 20 years, Anlene together with the Ministry of Health and Perosi have always been active in educating the public about bone, joint and muscle health, including the ‘Ayo Indonesia Move’ campaign which was launched in 2018 to support the fight government program sedentary. Since the beginning of the pandemic, his party has always assisted the community to stay active at home through a series of virtual activities, both for adults and the elderly.