National action “Festival of Health”
The annual "Festival of Health" took place in Pavlodar on the Central Embankment on September, 9. The motto of the festival was "Our health is in our hands!".
The health festival began with a 10-minute morning workout. More than two thousand students, civil servants, educators and health workers lined up and performed physical exercises easily. The "Walk Marathon" started at 10 in the morning (GMT+6) near the City Palace of Culture named after Estay. This time the motto was "It's not harmful to walk, it's harmful not to walk!" Teachers and students of our college also took part in this event. Marathon participants passed the Lenin Street and reached the Central Embankment.
A spectacular flash mob was made under the motto "Healthy me – healthy country". There were also presentation of sports schools, clubs, fitness centers, handicrafts, animals and birds, meeting of weightlifters, "Healthy spirit" and "Strength" competitions and arm wrestling. All these events were part of the "Festival of Health". Festival participants were pleased with the performance of the creative city teams and launch of colorful air balls.
The healthcare city "Densaulyk" was functioning and health workers measured the body mass index, delivered the "Blow a cigarette off" training on the prevention of smoking, and distributed leaflets and booklets on the main aspects of a healthy lifestyle. The solemn opening of the "Festival of Health" started at 11:00 (GMT+6). Residents and guests of the city who have a proactive attitude were greeted by M. Begentayev, Deputy Akim of Pavlodar region.
The main themes of the "Festival of Health" in the 20th anniversary of the Healthy Lifestyle Service were such socially important aspects of the culture of a healthy lifestyle as physical activity and stimulation of mass sports, joint responsibility of each citizen to preserve and strengthen his or her personal health.