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Living healthy

Nasik Swami
Saturday, February 16, 2013

PEOPLE in Fiji are moving away from eating well, drinking well and doing the much-needed physical activity.

This was revealed by Director of Nursing Services, Sister Silina Waqa during the Empowering Women to Wellness summit at Suva's Studio Six on Thursday.

Sister Waqa said noses were meant for breathing in oxygen but were now used to sniff glue, marijuana and other harmful substances.

She said non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity were increasing in Fiji.

"We have fresh water widely available but yet we drink yaqona and fizzy drinks which affects our health," Sister Waqa said.

She spoke of the need for the human body to eat and drink well and exercise regularly.





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