One key aspect which however gets somewhat ignored is that it is actually not just about sports but in every day activities. We need to spread the message and let communities understand the value and respect physical activity at all levels.
A lot of commuting can be done by cycles rather than automobiles. Much work done by electrical home appliances can be done by properly designed hand operated gadgets. Much of farm automation can be avoided especially in communities where we are actually trying to create more employment opportunities. The list of such possibilities is endless! And there are going to be many bonus gains both for the economy and the environment.
Governments are unlikely to wake up to such issues.It will have to be done through extensive information campaigns using social media etc. All of us will have to come forward.
HIFA profile: Sandeep Saluja is an Internist at Saran Ashram Hospital, Dayalbagh, Agra, India. He is also a Rheumatologist and was earlier with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He has volunteered to work in remote inaccesible parts of India for no personal or commercial reasons. He is a member of the HIFA working group on Information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines.
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