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Here’s a mobile app that can be your stressbuster

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Published : Nov 10, 2016, 2:30 am IST
Updated : Nov 10, 2016, 2:30 am IST

Stressed You can now beat tension at the click of a button. Union health minister J.P. Nadda on Wednesday launched “no more tension” mobile app to help- manage stress.

Stressed You can now beat tension at the click of a button. Union health minister J.P. Nadda on Wednesday launched “no more tension” mobile app to help- manage stress.

The app, according to the health minister, will help users manage stress by providing appropriate information, symptoms and its management on stress. “The application allows the user to measure their stress level and learn various techniques like yoga and meditation to reduce stress from their lives,” Mr Nadda said. While, at present the application is available for download on Google Play Store and App store and will soon be available on Windows.

 

“There is a heightened focus on preventive health along with curative health now. Awareness is very important to keep away non-communicable diseases (NCDs)”. The minister also released the “Healthy India Initiative/Swastha Bharat-ek pehal” magazine. This launch, which is a part of government’s digital India programme, is in line with its commitment to prioritise public health and strengthen citizen-centric health services by leveraging India’s expanding mobile phone penetration.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Nadda stated the importance of stress management in the life of an individual and how stress affects everyone irrespective of age, gender, financial status, etc. The health minister said that people suffer from stress related problems due to their busy work life and hectic schedule, which in turn results in loss of productivity.

 

“NCDs are acquired lifestyle ailments, which place a very high burden through the healthcare cost,” he added.

He added that through pictorial books, health messages will be brought out that will educate the children and youth about healthy living habits and activities.

Highlighting the importance of such initiatives, J P Nadda, further added, “These initiatives will strengthen our health communications initiatives and will bring us closer to people who need our services the most.”

He said that soon all Health Mobile Apps launched by the Health Ministry shall be available at one click on the National Health Portal (NHP).

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