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WHO Wary of Fiji Deaths

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are among the leading causes of death in Fiji and the Pacific, reported the World Health Organisation (WHO). In its 2014 Report, WHO said Fiji had recorded
09 Sep 2014 07:47
WHO Wary of Fiji Deaths

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are among the leading causes of death in Fiji and the Pacific, reported the World Health Organisation (WHO).

In its 2014 Report, WHO said Fiji had recorded a lot of premature deaths because of NCDs.

Speaking during the opening of the World Physiotherapy Day yesterday, Fiji Physiotherapy president Usha Gfeller said physical activities had the potential to improve the life of a person.

The day was marked with the announcement of the Allied Health Practitioners 2011 Decree.

Ms Gfeller said participation in physical activities could reduce levels of stress, anxiety, symptoms of depression and was the key determinant of energy expenditure and weight control.

“Eating too much and not doing exercises is one of the main problems in Fiji. Smoking and unhealthy sleeping habits also affect our health.

“Physical activity gives hope to all of us who have non-communicable diseases,” Dr Gfeller said.

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