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Program for healthy living

Serafina Silaitoga
Monday, March 11, 2013

THE Action for Children and The Aged (ACATA) Trust Fiji last week launched a program in Labasa aimed at assisting families with healthy guidelines in order to live healthy lifestyles.

Known as ACATA family health program, the plan consists of the types of healthy food families could choose for meals, daily exercises and the importance of having medical check-up.

ACATA executive Rosan Lal said the program looked at families and the community and how they could live healthy lifestyles.

"It's a program that covers a whole range of areas which is to do with healthy lifestyle, so we have the food type, daily exercises and its importance and why we need to have medical check-up," he said.

"ACATA doctors recommend annual blood test for everyone above the age of 20 and a blood test once every two years for children when apparently healthy.

"Annual routine blood testing is the most important step that aging adults can take to prevent life-threatening disease or illnesses developing without our knowledge."

Mr Lal said the program also included advice on why people should drink 2.5 litres of water a day.