Skvortsova told how diseases affected the running of the Russians

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotomancer of health of Russia Veronika Skvortsova at a plenary session of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. 3 July 2018Skvortsova told how diseases affected the running of the Russians© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

About 80% of employed Russians have more than one of the major risk factors of noncommunicable diseases, including unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle, excessive alcohol consumption and Smoking, said health Minister Veronika Skvortsova on Wednesday.

«Today, according to the Russian physicians, about 80% of the working population have more than one of the major risk factors of the so-called non-communicable diseases: poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyle, excess consumption of alcohol, Smoking,» said Skvortsova before the signing of the Charter with the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs (RSPP) for the protection of health at work and healthy lifestyle.

Special attention, according to Skvortsova, is the issue of prevention of occupational stress and the formation of a «healthy psychological climate» at work, the motivation of the working population to a healthy lifestyle.

She stressed that health care workers is «not just a formal duty of employers», and «long-term investment in human resources with high economic returns».

The Charter of RSPP in support of the national public movement for preservation of the professional of human health «Health 360°», according to its authors, should unite socially responsible employers, representatives of authorities, trade unions, industry and professional associations, medical professionals and experts.

The signatories of the Charter recognise the importance and significance of national goals related to health and agree to promote security and strengthen the health of working people.