The objective of 500 sports-health centers in France will be reached by « the end of the year », says the Minister of Health

François Braun wants to encourage doctors to offer sports sessions to their patients. It is « a medicine in its own right », according to him.

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The objective of 500 sport-health centers in France will be achieved « at the end of the year »announces François Braun, Minister of Health, at the microphone of France Bleu Lorraine Nord on Friday, September 16. “We now have to go further, probably double this number of health sports centres”says the minister.

François Braun says he wants « make healthy sport one of the major challenges of prevention in the years to come ». According to the Minister, it is necessary « to encourage all [ses] health professional colleagues to make these prescriptions, to integrate health sport into treatments ».

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He further considers that « France is not the best student in terms of prevention in general »and particularly in the field of physical activity and sport, where France is « far from our colleagues in Northern Europe ». « We know perfectly well that sport is very effective in the context of preventionrecalls François Braun. Whether to not get sick, to feel good. But let it also be when you have a chronic illness. It really is a medicine in its own right. »

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