EFIC "On The Move" campaign: new material available
European Pain Federation
Physical activity´s well-known health benefits include a reduced risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and improved mental health. What is less well known is that greater levels of physical activity and exercise are also associated with a lower risk of developing chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as pain on a daily basis for 12 weeks. It is a significant health issue affecting between 12-30% of Europeans. The cost to the economy is enormous in terms of healthcare costs and lost productivity (2.2% of GDP in Germany, 2.8% in Ireland, and 1.7% in the Netherlands).
EFIC on the Move campaign raises awareness of the importance of physical activity in preventing primary and secondary pain. Our material is finally translated!
Download the resources and read more about the project here.