The European Healthy Lifestyle Alliance (EHLA)
The European Healthy Lifestyle Alliance (EHLA), an initiative of the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR) is an international non-profit association based in Brussels, Belgium. The platform is gathering friends from various fields in health, nutrition, physical activity, consumers, politics and science, encouraging debate on lifestyle issues at the European level.
With the support of an internationally known academic organisation like the ICCR, EHLA aims to fight Europe’s number 1 current public health challenge, obesity. It presents pragmatic solutions in terms of lifestyle changes, knowing that most lifestyle-linked diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancer, could be avoided through prevention. Hence, EHLA’s message for the European institutions is not only to raise awareness on this issue, but above all to make the healthy options the easy options in Europe by advising the importance of nutritional quality, good hydration with water, as well as promoting physical activity. Small steps can make a big difference, so “Eat well, Drink well, Move!”