The Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou, has urged students of Tailevu North Secondary school to promote healthy living and healthy lifestyles.
The Minister made these comments while handing over $5000 worth of gym equipment assistance to the Tailevu North Secondary School, yesterday.
“In Fiji, we have an unacceptably high rate of non-communicable diseases. Diabetes and obesity, in particular, ravage many of our communities,” Tuitubou said.
“What makes deaths from NCDs all the more tragic is how easily they can be prevented – exercise and eating better are key to this. If you make changes in your lifestyle, eat healthier foods and exercise in gyms like the one opening today, you can give yourself many more years of precious time with the ones you love.”
He further encouraged the students to adhere to safe practices while using the gym equipment.
“Using weights is a highly technical activity,” Tuitubou said. “It requires you to be trained in the theory and the practice. I am excited to see you make use of this new gym equipment, and look forward to seeing athletes from Tailevu North Secondary School continue to excel.”
“Please encourage all community members to work out and invite them to participate in either athletic competition or simply to maintain fitness. You could very well be saving their life.”