PETALING JAYA: Not many people are taking the threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) seriously, and this is worrying the Malaysian Dietitians’ Association.
“The facts are clear: the prevalence of NCDs is alarming, including cardiovascular diseases,” said association council member Ng Kar Foo.
“It has already been illustrated in the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) 2015.”
He added that not many people took NCDs seriously because the health effects or consequences were not immediate.
“Also, many people feel that leading a healthy lifestyle is expensive and time-consuming,” he added.
However, Kar Foo and fellow council member Ng Yee Voon aim to share that this is not true, in their talks at the upcoming FitForLife KL 2017 fair.
“We would like to share with the public that leading a healthy lifestyle is inexpensive and easy to do.
“Perhaps what we need is some creativity in sharing practical tips to address this issue during the talk,” Kar Foo said, adding that he would try to do this by injecting some humour into his presentation this Sunday.
He and Yee Voon will be speaking on the same topic, with Yee Voon taking a slot on Saturday.
FitForLife KL 2017, with the theme “Get Fit. Live Great!”, aims to inspire Malaysians to lead a healthy lifestyle by being physically and mentally fit. It is organised by Star Media Group Bhd with Great Eastern Life as exclusive event partner.
Nestle Omega Plus is the official wellness sponsor.