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Walking trails and parks opened across Croatia to encourage physical activity

Group hikes to be organised across Croatia as of spring

ZAGREB, 11 May (Hina) –  All Croatian counties on Monday formally opened walking trails and parks within the project “Live Healthily” of the Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ), the head of the project, Sanja Musić Milanović said.

Walking trails and similar amenities are provided to citizens to encourage them to be more physically active, according to Milanović Musić who underscored that the trails were formally opened on International Day of Walking.

Yesterday, each county is opening a walking trail and a park with amenities for children.

Milanović Musić also noted that obesity and overweight were factors that increase the risk of developing five major chronic diseases which cause 90% deaths in Croatia, she added.

She also noted that obesity could also be conducive to developing a serious form of COVID-19.

The preparations of the trails and parks cost HRK 2.5 million and was covered by the European Social Fund.

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