Have fun and keep healthy

Participants during the Zumbathon organised by Save the Children Fiji at the Fiji Museum yesterday. Picture: SUPPLIED

Participants during the Zumbathon organised by Save the Children Fiji at the Fiji Museum yesterday. Picture: SUPPLIED

A CHARITY Zumbathon organised by Save the Children (SC) Fiji attracted about 100 people at the Fiji Museum in Suva yesterday.

The one-and-half hour session was conducted by certified Zumba instructor Karen Krishan, who said the feedback and the turnout was really encouraging.

“People really enjoyed it. It was a fruitful morning. Zumba is one of many forms of exercises and the thing that makes Zumba stand out is that it is fun,” Ms Krishan said.

“When people are dancing, they are enjoying themselves. The music is there to keep them motivated. This is a great way to keep healthy because they don’t feel the stress of exercising.”

She said with exercise, nutrition also played an important part in one’s lifestyle.

“What a person eats plays a big role in their health, fitness levels and weight loss as much as exercise,” she said.

“Everyone should find an exercise they enjoy doing which makes it a lifestyle and not something that people should force themselves to do.

“This is a great way to fight non-communicable diseases.”

Former national 15s rugby player Seremaia Bai was also part of the event and spoke to the participants.