CAPTION:- Sylvia Peckham leads the stretches at the Westpac Morning Walk. Photos: SUPPLIED.
The 158 people who came out to the Westpac Morning Walk on Saturday, March 9 all had a fantastic time that they have decided to organize a walk every two months for the whole community of Nadi.
Earlier this year, the Ministry of Health, Wellness Unit, the Fiji Physiotherapy Association and Westpac Banking Corporation renewed their partnership to continue to organize health and wellness activity with the aim of improving health and wellness for the people of Fiji.
The program consists of awareness of non-communicable diseases and its damaging effects plus the need to keep physically active as a key component for health and wellbeing. The program centers around the Westpac Morning Walks, which offer free health checks from the Ministry of Health and free exercise, advise from qualified physiotherapists.
The Bank Manager of Westpac Nadi, Ms Ane Tabuya said, “The walk in Nadi was organized by the Border Police Unit and the Namaka Police Station, where we combined community policing and our health and wellness program.”
The Westpac Morning Walks are open to the public and many individuals from corporate and business houses also joined and enjoyed a healthy start to their weekend. All who participated promised to bring their friends and family to the next walk scheduled for Saturday, May 4.
“We aim to add an open air zumba session at the next walk and offer schools that register and walk a free exercise clinic with a qualified physiotherapist,” added Ms Tabuya.
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