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At TransSport we are celebrating the European Week of Sport. 

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The European Week of Sport is celebrated from September 23 to 30.

In order to promote good eating habits, physical exercise and avoid sedentary lifestyles, the European Week of Sport, by its acronym EWOS, is celebrated from September 23 to 30.

The objective of the EWOS is to promote physical activity and good eating habits.

This seventh edition aims to involve all social strata to carry out one or more actions to promote physical activity and good eating habits among the population.

The EWOS is an initiative of the European Commission to combat sedentary lifestyles and have a healthy life based on physical exercise and proper nutrition.

Because there is still a risk of contagion by COVID-19, the organizing committee made the decision not to promote massive events as in past editions of the pandemic. However, they encourage people to continue collaborating with this inspiring initiative to promote sports and healthy lifestyle habits.

How does physical activity improve our health and life?

Physical activity is defined by the WHO as everything that refers to movement, including during leisure time, to move to and from certain places, or as part of a person’s work.

Practices such as walking, cycling, pedaling, playing sports, participating in recreational activities and games are ideal for improving one’s physical condition and can be done at any level of ability and for the enjoyment of all.

The amount of physical activity and intensity should be according to age, and always at a pace that allows each person to adapt to a more active life. However, it is recommended to perform moderate physical activities for at least 150 minutes a week, or intense physical activities for 75 minutes a week. You can review more about this information on the WHO website here.

People with an insufficient level of physical activity have a 20% to 30% higher risk of death compared to people who achieve a sufficient level of physical activity.

  • Physical activity has important health benefits for the heart, body and mind.
  • Improves muscle and cardiorespiratory system
  • Improves bone health and functionality.
  • It reduces the risk of hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, several types of cancer (including breast and colon cancer).
  • Physical activity reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • Physical activity improves reasoning, learning and judgment skills.
  • Physical activity ensures healthy growth and development in young people.
  • It reduces the risk of falls, as well as hip or vertebral fractures; and helps maintain a healthy body weight.

A sedentary lifestyle has negative repercussions on the health of the population.

But not only on individuals but on the environment, the economic development of countries, community well-being and human quality of life. According to WHO data worldwide, 28% of adults aged 18 and over were not active enough in 2016 (23% of men and 32% of women).

Our goal at TransSport is to promote sport and physical activity with the intention of encouraging a healthy lifestyle in people, facilitating awareness and dissemination through our digital channels and in every competition or sporting event we attend, about the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle. We join in this celebration under the hashtag #BeActive promoted by the event organizers.