The importance of healthy habits highlighted

The Minister of Health, José Miñones, has underlined the relevance that the prevention and promotion of healthy lifestyle habits have in the action carried out by the Ministry of Health to protect the health of citizens.

This is how he explained it during the act “Where it all began. Open Patios-En Plan Bien” that was held in a school in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Healthy habits and prevention are “the line of work”, along with many others, which will focus the activity of the Ministry of Health, has assured Miñones, who has transferred the tune that this position has in international organisations such as the Council of the Union European Union or the World Health Organisation.

As the minister recalled, prevention and healthy habits were central themes both in the Informal Meeting of EU Health Ministers that was held recently in Stockholm (Sweden) and in the speech by the director general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in the 76th World Health Assembly, held this week in Geneva (Switzerland).

In this context, Miñones also recalled the importance that attention to childhood obesity and overweight will have on the country’s health agenda during the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which will begin on July 1.

The Minister of Health has defended the need to continue promoting preventive initiatives to improve the quality of life of all people throughout life and, especially, that of the most vulnerable groups: the child and adolescent population and the elderly.

Likewise, he valued the work that local entities have been developing hand in hand with the Spanish Network of Healthy Cities (RECS) of the FEMP for the promotion of health and prevention, with programs such as the one destined to the creation and rehabilitation of environments healthy.