Chelsea Women star Ramona Bachmann has appeared in the #BeActive campaign organised by the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), and supported by FIFA. It encourages people to exercise and be healthy at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Swiss attacker features alongside her partner and West Ham player Alisha Lehmann in the latest video released by FIFA and WHO, encouraging even rivals to stick together during these uncertain times.
WHO recommends all healthy adults do at least 30 minutes a day of physical activity and children at least 60 minutes per day. As part of this, #BeActive and remain #HealthyAtHome include the following suggestions along with any other form of recreation to stay healthy at home:
1. Taking some online exercise classes,2. Dancing,3. Playing active video games,4. Jumping rope, and5. Practising muscle strength and balance training
Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, said: 'FIFA has asked the football community, from member associations and clubs, to players and fans, to show their support, to put their rivalries aside and to show a new solidarity so we can overcome the coronavirus. This is an important lesson not only for today, but for every day.'
'More than ever, especially now, one thing must be clear to everyone, health comes first,' said FIFA president Gianni Infantino. 'FIFA is delighted to support both the United Nations and the World Health Organisation in amplifying the #BeActive campaign, and we are encouraged that the football community is also playing an active role in ensuring the message understood globally. For the first time ever, we are all on the same team and together, with team spirit and positive energy, we will win.'
'WHO is proud to collaborate as part of the UN family with FIFA and football lovers worldwide to promote the importance of being active for both physical and mental health,' said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization. 'The #BeActive campaign supports WHO’s drive to help people be healthy at home.'