On July 8th, BGL BNP Paribas organized the 7th annual Sport-Health-Environment Day. The theme this year: “Health and Local Products”.
Particular emphasis was placed on the idea of “Gesond iessen, méi bewegen”, or “Eating well, exercising more.” The themes of nutrition, the importance of using local products, and the practice of regular physical activity were all highlighted as elements essential to a balanced lifestyle.
The traditional run around the BGL BNP Paribas building and the sales of products throughout the day allowed the organisers to raise funds for the Association Luxembourgeoise des Groupes Sportifs pour Cardiaques (ALGSC), or the Luxembourg athletic association for people with cardiac difficulties.
This organisation, created in 1984, helps people suffering or having suffered from heart problems to engage in regular exercise. It is proven that endurance sports greatly reduce risk factors for further heart attacks, while improving life expectancy—not to mention personal confidence. The ALGSC organises group activities like biking, jogging, water gymnastics, weightlifting, and Nordic walking, and organises conferences on subjects relevant to heart heath.