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Nadi gym renovated with government assistance

The Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday opened the revamped Saunaka Village gymnasium in Nadi. The office of the Prime Minister facilitated the new gym at a cost of $38,970, and another $12,350 was provided for the purchase of the new equipment. While handing over the equipment, the Prime Minister said fitness and athletics are a […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

July 19, 2016 9:22 am

The Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday opened the revamped Saunaka Village gymnasium in Nadi.

The Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama opening the newly revamped gym in Saunaka. (Fijian Government)
The Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama opening the newly renovated gym in Saunaka. (Fijian Government)

The office of the Prime Minister facilitated the new gym at a cost of $38,970, and another $12,350 was provided for the purchase of the new equipment.

While handing over the equipment, the Prime Minister said fitness and athletics are a big part of Fijian national life.

 BAINIMARAMA:”Worthy investments in the health and well-being of the 1,200 Fijians who call Saunaka home. And another big step in bringing the services and infrastructure in our rural areas up to the same standard that can be found in our urban centers.”

“Fitness and athletic competition are a big part of Fijian national life. We can’t all be Olympians, but we can all appreciate and participate in physical activity. And we all should.”

Prime Minister in the newly Saunaka gymnasium. (Fijian Government)
Prime Minister in the newly Saunaka gymnasium. (Fijian Government)

PM Bainimarama said in Fiji there is an unacceptable high rate of non-communicable diseases. Diabetes and obesity, in particular, ravaged many of the communities.

BAINIMARAMA:”In Fiji, we have an unacceptably high rate of Non-communicable diseases. Diabetes and obesity, in particular, ravage many of our communities. These conditions may not sound as scary as some other, more well-known diseases but make no mistake, they are two of the biggest killers in the Pacific. And what makes these deaths all the more tragic, it how easily they can be prevented.”

PM Bainimarama said non-communicable diseases can easily be prevented through living a healthy lifestyle.

BAINIMARAMA:”If you make changes in your lifestyle, eat healthier foods and exercise in gyms like the one opening today, you can give yourself years more of precious time with the ones you love. Encourage them to work out and invite them to participate in either athletic competition or maintain fitness. You could very well be saving their life.”

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