Exercise Is A Necessity

To promote healthy living, efficiency and productivity in the workplace, employees must exercise and maintain a healthy diet to keep non-communicable diseases (NCDs) away.
Ms Sthembile Mathambo senior nurse said, during Gaborone City Council wellness day on Friday, that NCD-deaths related mostly resulted from hypertension and Sugar Diabetes, warning, therefore that people needed to watch their diet and exercise regularly.
β€œIn order to maintain a healthy body one needs to stay away from smoking and alcohol consumption.
I therefore urge all to refrain from such habits so to remain healthy,” she said.
She commended Gaborone City Council for the event and urged other departments to follow suit for their employees to appreciate the importance of healthy living.
Gaborone deputy mayor, Mr Oduetse Tautona appreciated sponsors and those who had a hand in organising the event, saying that the council was working on getting more sponsors for the event that would be held quarterly.
Mr Tautona thanked the sponsors for making the event possible after two years of absence due to COVID-19.
β€œWe have been getting guidance from our police officers and soldiers since they are more experienced when it comes to issues of fitness and the plan is to find more instructors to help us keep fit,” he said.
In her closing remarks Gaborone City Council chief resource manager Ms Khumo Maruza said the council did not only concern itself about health matters, but also ensured safety in the workplace.
She also said it encouraged keeping the working environment clean at all times.
Ms Maruza urged people to continue the habit of exercising even at home so that the body got used to the exercising routine for a healthy lifestyle, which would in turn improve productivity in the long run.
The theme of the event was; Healthy Lifestyle Healthy Organisation.
The event, comprising aerobics, tag of war, netball, football as well as screening and testing for diabetes, blood pressure and body mass index, kick-started with a health walk from Civic Centre to the bus rank fire station. BOPA

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