Azerbaijan holding Days of Healthy Life (PHOTO)

Society Materials 7 April 2022 17:46 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijan holding Days of Healthy Life (PHOTO)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 7. The Azerbaijani Ministry of Youth and Sports has launched the "Days of Healthy Life" campaign on the occasion of the International Sports Day, Trend reports referring to the ministry.

According to the ministry, everyone can take part in the event being held in the Seaside National Park (Baku Boulevard) on April 6-10. Participants of the event can test their physical skills by fulfilling sports standards for their age groups.

The tests are being organized for the following 11 age groups: 6-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-12 years, 13-15 years, 16-17 years, 18-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60-69 years, and 70+ years.

Sports standards are based on the following programs: running, long jump, weightlifting, horizontal bar, throwing the ball, bending and opening the arms from a standing position, and strengthening the abdominal muscles ("bench press" and "press").

No pre-registration is required to participate. Certificates are issued to all participants who meet the standards.

On the first day, more than 700 citizens met the standards and received certificates.

The International Sports Day for Development and Peace is a new date in the sports calendar.

On August 23, 2013, the UN General Assembly unanimously decided to mark April 6 as International Sports Day.