The World Health Organization (WHO) warns against an obesity epidemic and states that 2.6 million people die every year on account of being overweight or obese. Obesity poses one of the main risks for global deaths nowadays. It is no longer an aesthetic problem, but a serious medical concern. In Poland, as many as 46% of the population have problems with maintaining proper body mass. Can overweight and obesity be ignored then? It can, but is it worth it?
The 14th World Heart Day was celebrated in Poland on 29 September.
The idea of popularizing basic knowledge of heart diseases, their treatment and prevention methods has already been accepted by more than 120 countries. Just like last year, ASA and its preparations, Novocardia and Sterolea, was the sponsor of the World Heart Day in Kraków organized by the branch of the Polish Cardiac Society in Kraków.
On 8 September the town of Piła was the runner's capital of Poland. Nearly 2.500 runners participated in the 23rd PHILIPS International Half-Marathon Piła. This race is classified as a part of the Men's Championship of Poland, the Team Championships of Uniformed Services of Poland and the Academic Cup of Poland in Half-Marathon. This year 2431 runners completed the PHILIPS Half-Marathon Piła, which is a record and which proves that the Piła half-marathon enjoys ever growing popularity and develops dynamically.
By the end of June the nationwide Conscious Mother intimately campaign ended; its partner was the preparation LaciBios femina.
From January until June 2013 we visited 10 Polish towns in which together with specialists we conducted an educational campaign and developed women's awareness in issues related to their sexuality, intimate health as well as hygiene during pregnancy and after childbirth.
On 22-23 June 2013 ASA participated in the Ostrowiec Days of Osteoporosis organized by the District Authorities in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski.
On Saturday, 22 June 2013, a meeting of the town and district inhabitants with various specialists in osteoporosis was held. Dr Dawid Bączkowicz from the Opole University of Technology gave a lecture entitled: "Osteoporosis - a silent bone thief". He was invited by our company which is actively involved in the organization of this campaign.