ACTING Fiji Physiotherapy Association president Dr Cathy Wong is urging everyone to visit a physio for a prescribed exercise program.
Dr Wong said physical inactivity was now one of the top five causes of NCDs as revealed by the World Health Organisation's recent global NCD statistics.
"In 1990, in WHOs global statistics on the causes of NCD, physical inactivity was not included in the top five.
"To date, physical inactivity is now the top four causes of NCDs included in the list of causes with smoking, nutrition and alcohol."
She said people must take responsibility for their health and touch base with their physiotherapists.
"I encourage everyone, wherever you are based, you get hold of your physio so they can put you on a prescribed exercise program.
"Touch base so they can help prescribe an exercise program that is suitable for you."