Physiotherapist urges Ghanaians to take physical body exercise seriously

Reverend Alex Boateng – Danso, Principal Physiotherapist at Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital has reiterated the need for Ghanaians to take regular exercising of the body very seriously to stay healthy.

 

He said the advent of technology; contemporary lifestyle and new ways of doing old things have contributed significantly to the high numbers of lifestyle diseases recorded in the country lately.

 

Rev. Boateng – Danso said this in an interview with this news portal in the Dormaa Ahenkro Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.

 

He said the socio-economic demands and pressure in recent time, poor eating habits and innovations in technology making it less burdensome and difficult to apply the body to activities or tasks which wholly required use of the human body.

 

The Physiotherapist explained that as a result of these factors the body’s nerves are unable to respond adequately and actively to the changes being brought about by this new lifestyle which adversely affects its performance.

 

“We are in the era of fast food chains, you can sit at the comfort of your sofas and manipulate the air-condition remote control to reduce or increase the room’s temperature rather than walking to the window to fold the curtains with your hands yourself. We should ordinarily walk in short distances but we prefer to take a car and consume stuff full of chemicals which negatively affects body’s reactions and characteristics”, he added.

 

Rev Boateng-Danso entreated all to patronize the services of his outfit at the Physiotherapist Unit of the Hospital for an amount of GHC10.00 while they work to synchronize activities with the National Health Insurance Scheme to enable beneficiaries’ access services.

 

He appealed for support for the Unit in financial and material term, to particularly equip the Unit with required equipment and logistics to enable it perform.

 

By: Robert Tachie Menson

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