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Call to be a part of NCDs fight

Torika Tokalau
Saturday, March 22, 2014

PEOPLE are being encouraged to be a part of the solution in the fight against NCDs and take part in the annual Westpac Morning Walk on March 29.

Westpac general manager Adrian Hughes said NCDs were a major health problem affecting Fijians.

"As we all know NCDs are largely caused by poor lifestyle decisions, including lack of exercise, diet and smoking," he said.

"Citizens of Fiji are all part of the problem and through this walk, we can be a part of the solution by raising awareness of the importance of making the right lifestyle decisions."

This year, the morning walk is scheduled to be held four times at 11 locations across Fiji.

Fiji Physiotherapy Association Acting president Cathy Wong said in 1990 in WHO's global statistics on the causes of NCDs, physical inactivity was not included in the top five.





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