Power of the Nation

12 June 2021

Turkmenistan’s health policy, implemented under the patronage of the esteemed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, a special emphasis is placed on a healthy lifestyle and sports. With this aim, excellent conditions for all who live in friendship with sports have been created in the country. These are sports and health-improving complexes, including the largest Olympic Complex in Ashgabat, and sports grounds in residential areas, which have their own sports centres, kindergartens, schools and higher educational institutions, enterprises and organisations.

The National Strategy for increasing the physical activity of the population in Turkmenistan for 2018–2025 and the Programme of the support and development of physical culture and sports in Turkmenistan for 2021–2025, which are being implemented today, bring people to the ideals and values of sports, contributing to the fact that a healthy lifestyle occupies an increasingly important place in Turkmen society. A physically developed person with a strong and willed character can usually easily achieve success, including that at a professional level. Physical culture has a positive effect on the human nervous system, rejuvenates the body, improves memory and learning abilities, increases the ability of the brain to concentrate on a specific task and develops stress resistance. As the esteemed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasises, sports and physical culture are a multifunctional mechanism for the people’s wellbeing, self-realisation, self-expression and development.

the Head at the Department of Faculty Paediatrics, Myrat Garriyev State Medical University of Turkmenistan. Photo: Sagit BATALOV