Fiji Time: 9:38 AM on Friday 23 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Keys to long life

Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

AT the age of 76, Varayame Natuituba firmly believes that constant exercise and eating the right type of food is the key to a longer and healthier life.

While touring the highlands of the Ra Province, a team from this newspaper came across Mr Natuituba on the outskirts of Saioko Village, Nakorotubu.

Mr Natuituba caught the eye of our reporters as he carried a large sack of yams while returning from his farm, located four kilometres away from the village.

It was a rough and steep track and yet he hauled the heavy load easily with the help of a stick.

"I do this every day. It's something that I have to do in order to stay fit."

He said he made the three to four-hour track to his farm six days a week in an effort to stay healthy.

"People have health problems because they are not exercising enough and not eating the right food."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64200.6230
JPY 53.428750.4287
GBP 0.35090.3429
EUR 0.40370.3917
NZD 0.69470.6617
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.49980.4828



Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, March, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Sleeping on the job'
  2. Police to help Taliga
  3. 'Rape case serious'
  4. Couple get MA together
  5. Vaccine plan
  6. Graduation moved
  7. 700 graduate
  8. Fifita ends law journey
  9. Blue ribbon race
  10. PM urges alertness

Top Stories this Week

  1. Meningococcal disease outbreak Tuesday (20 Mar)
  2. 'Forced to go' Saturday (17 Mar)
  3. Doctors speak out Sunday (18 Mar)
  4. No desk for this girl Monday (19 Mar)
  5. Where are our horses Sunday (18 Mar)
  6. 12 dead by disease Tuesday (20 Mar)
  7. Police appeal to livestock owners Monday (19 Mar)
  8. Bathroom photos 'old' Friday (16 Mar)
  9. Speaker orders Nawaikula to withdraw accusation Saturday (17 Mar)
  10. Teacher reports male student in washroom for girls Tuesday (20 Mar)