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Lose that weight

Atasa Moceituba
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

FIJIANS need to take action and do something about their weight, says non-communicable disease national adviser Dr Isimeli Tukana.

"Being overweight and obese means that you are putting your weight and pressure on your heart and telling your heart to pump your heart harder when it's not supposed to be," Dr Tukana said at the launch of the Protex Hygiene month in Suva yesterday.

The hygiene month is an initiative of Colgate Palmolive Fiji Ltd in partnership with the Ministry of Health.

The month-long "Weight watch month" was also initiated with a 30-day fit challenge, emphasising the importance of looking after one's health.

The program is expected to teach people to reduce and normalise their body weight so they could have a stronger and better heart.








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