"To keep oneself healthy, walking is the easiest exercise. It is very important to reduce the disease burden of the whole world that has been caused due to physical inactivity. I will be very happy as a health minister of this country if I can make 122 crore Indians walk for least half an hour every day," said Vardhan, flagging off a Max Bupa Walk for Health event held here.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 40-45 percent of the disease burden of the whole world is only because of physical inactivity.
Max Bupa Walk for Health is a joint initiative by Max and Bupa, which has been educating families about the benefits of walking to bring about a positive and long-term sustainable behavioural change in their health and overall well-being.
The event witnessed the participation of 15,000 people, including children, who pledged to incorporate more walking into their daily routine.