Bonn/Frankfurt a. M. (ots)
Studies show that patients trust the advice of their doctors and a majority are more interested in a health course if it is based on a doctor’s recommendation. This is exactly where the “recipe for movement” comes in. It is a written recommendation for physical activity and is supported by the German Cancer Aid as part of the new campaign “Movement is the best medicine”. Because exercise keeps you healthy and also reduces the risk of certain types of cancer, such as breast and colon cancer. However, less than half of the German population achieves the minimum weekly minimum of two and a half hours of moderate exercise recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO)..
“With our new nationwide information campaign ‘Exercise is the best medicine’, together with the German Olympic Sports Confederation and the German Sport University Cologne, we want to motivate people to exercise more and thus do something for their health,” emphasizes Gerd Nettekoven, CEO of Deutsche cancer aid. “The ‘Recipe for Movement’ is an important building block of the campaign.”
The “Recipe for Movement” includes four main areas of movement that doctors can explicitly refer to: cardiovascular system, posture and movement system, general health training as well as stress management and relaxation. The focus on “general health training” focuses on promoting all motor skills such as strength, endurance and coordination and is particularly a suitable recommendation in terms of cancer prevention. In May 2022, prescription pads were sent nationwide to practices for general medicine and naturopathy and doctors asked to inform patients about the positive connection between exercise and cancer prevention when awarding the “Prescription for exercise”.
In Germany there are a large number of preventive sport offers in the sports clubs, most of which are listed in a nationwide search engine. “The SPORT PRO HEALTH courses are ideal for a gentle (re)entry into exercise: They are tailor-made offers to implement the medical exercise recommendation,” emphasizes Michaela Röhrbein, Director of Sports Development at the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB).
The “Recipe for Exercise” was developed jointly by the German Medical Association, the German Society for Sports Medicine and Prevention (DGSP) and the DOSB and is supported by the German Cancer Aid. “We are pleased about the joint action to bring the ‘recipe for exercise’ further into the public eye and to sensitize people for an active lifestyle in the sense of cancer prevention,” says Prof. Winfried Banzer, executive officer of the DGSP and member of the DOSB Health Commission.
Further information and the order form for the “Recipe for Movement” are available on the website https://gesundheit.dosb.de/angebote/rezept-fuer-bewegung.Informationenmotifs and video clips for the campaign “Exercise is the best medicine” as well as training plans and tips on the subject of “Exercise and cancer” are available at www.bewegung-gegen-krebs.de. In addition, cancer patients can find information on sports and exercise options in cancer aftercare here. The INFONETZ KREBS – the information and counseling service of the German Cancer Aid – is happy to help those affected in the search for appropriate offers on the free number 0800 / 80 70 88 77.
Original content from: Deutsche Krebshilfe, transmitted by news aktuell