Prevention, Sport and Fun: on 7, 8 and 9 October We Will Be at the Foro Italico for Tennis & Friends

Sport as fun and sport as health. In this dual value, to promote the culture of prevention and emphasize the importance of adopting a correct lifestyle, starting from nutrition and physical activity, but not only, we have chosen to be present at "Tennis & Friends – Health and Sport": on 7, 8 and 9 October we will be at the Foro Italico.

UPMC Salvator Mundi International Hospital – which is part of the UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) academic health group – adheres to and supports the event that promotes the principles that have always animated our health activities, to raise awareness of healthy lifestyles and the importance of prevention, which is also possible thanks to early diagnosis.

The event, now in its 12th edition, traditionally involves personalities from the world of sport, culture and entertainment in exciting challenges on the tennis courts for three days of sport and fun, but also to raise awareness of the importance of prevention, early diagnosis and a correct lifestyle.

For the occasion, our hospital will set up a space dedicated to visitors, in particular:

  • On October 7 (morning reserved exclusively for schools) focus on Nutrition, for young people and not only and above all for athletes, with advice on what and how to eat to help the body of the sportsman; and Urology, for prevention in childhood and adolescence;
  • On October 8 and 9: focus on Physiotherapy and Orthopedics, with a particular focus on back pain, "Smart working and posture". Correct posture, healthy lifestyles, fighting sedentary lifestyle and obesity: all risk factors that are significantly increased in times of Covid-19, distance learning and smart working. Our physiotherapists will be available for consultations related to posture and back pain and any evaluations. With orthopedists and specialists in Sport Medicine, on the other hand, we will deepen the problems resulting from sports injuries, in particular of the hand, elbow and shoulder, deriving from tennis and paddle.

Numerous clinical studies have shown that adopting a healthy lifestyle – which is built by developing two essential habits: proper and balanced nutrition and physical activity – is the key to staying healthy. Regular exercise and proper nutrition are essential to prevent the risk of chronic diseases (cardiovascular, stroke, diabetes, tumors); improve and prevent the decline of cognitive functions; control body weight, reducing the negative consequences of conditions such as overweight and obesity; but also reduce stress, strengthen bones, muscles and joints and prevent osteoporosis and improve self-esteem and a sense of general well-being.