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Think outside the box

Samuel Berenyi
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

EATING well and looking after your health does not have to be a huge burden, in fact it's more about little changes in your daily routine.

Executive Director of Action for Children and the Aged (ACATA) Trust Vodafone Foundation for a World of Difference, Rosin Lal says that eating healthy is very feasible in Fiji.

"Eating healthy is not expensive in Fiji, it's all about thinking outside the box and about doing it on your own instead of relying on others to correct your health."

ACATA is a medical and socioeconomic not-for-profit organisation comprising medical and health professionals who volunteer their services for health outreach in communities.

Recently ACATA partnered with the Fiji Spinal Injury Association and Vodafone, World of Difference program to provide medical assistance and educate and empower people about taking health into their own hands.

"There is very little help in terms of medical assistance amongst the disabled in Fiji, so we came in and we partnered with the Fiji Spinal Injury Association and Vodafone, World of Difference program," Mr Lal said.

A symposium at the Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons was held on Tuesday to address the recent research the organisation has conducted and present findings to the individuals they have screened over the past few weeks.

They will give individuals solutions to get their health back on track.

One success story was a case where a woman was screened and found to have blood sugar level of 23 per cent.

She was put on a raw food diet for three days and tested on Monday to find a drop to blood sugar levels of 6.5 per cent (normal).

"We will share the same stories with these people and tell them health is not a huge challenge, it's more about making those small changes in your life, to create a bigger impact, " said Mr Lal.








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