September 7, 2016 12:13 pm

President launches National Physical Activity Month

The magnitude of non-communicable diseases in Fiji poses a huge challenge to the entire Nation and calls for concerted and collaborative effort, says His Excellency Major-general (ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote. Launching the National Physical Activity Month early this morning the President said: “Physical Activity is a key part of what is known as primordial prevention […]

The magnitude of non-communicable diseases in Fiji poses a huge challenge to the entire Nation and calls for concerted and collaborative effort, says His Excellency Major-general (ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote.

Launching the National Physical Activity Month early this morning the President said:

“Physical Activity is a key part of what is known as primordial prevention — a strategy geared towards keeping low-risk individuals healthy. In other words, it is about sticking to a lifestyle we like to call ‘Wellness’.”

He said that regular physical activity reduced one’s risk of heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, and obesity.

“It is common knowledge that we must sit less, but it is key to remember, we also need to move more.

Physical Activity is a key part of what is known as primordial prevention — a strategy geared towards keeping low-risk individuals healthy. In other words, it is about sticking to a lifestyle we like to call ‘Wellness’.

Each and every one of us needs to decrease our risk factors, such as high salt and sugar intake, sedentary lifestyles, smoking and alcohol consumption and increase healthy behaviours, such as eating balanced meals with fruits and vegetables, and consistent physical activity to maintain our health. “