Tailevu school receives $5k worth of gym equipment
14 June, 2018, 7:00 am
STUDENTS of Tailevu North Secondary School have been urged to promote healthy living and healthy lifestyles.
Fiji’s Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou made this call as he handed over $5000 worth of gym equipment assistance to the school.
“In Fiji, we have an unacceptably high rate of non-communicable diseases. Diabetes and obesity, in particular, ravage many of our communities,” Mr Tuitubou said.
“What makes deaths from NCDs all the more tragic is how easily they can be prevented – exercise and eating better are key to this. If you make changes in your lifestyle, eat healthier foods and exercise in gyms like the one opening today (Wednesday, June 14), you can give yourself many more years of precious time with the ones you love.”
He also encouraged the students to adhere to safe practices while using the gym equipment.
“Using weights is a highly technical activity. It requires you to be trained in the theory and the practice. I am excited to see you make use of this new gym equipment, and look forward to seeing athletes from Tailevu North Secondary School continue to excel.”