NEW: Fitness and wellness programme launched

04 Aug, 2022 - 19:08 0 Views
NEW: Fitness and wellness programme launched

The Sunday Mail

Online Reporter

THE Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation in partnership with Zimbabwe Aerobics and Fitness Association (ZAFA) on Thursday officially launched the Fitness and Wellness Programme to promote good health.

The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Thokozile Chitepo, said the programme is set to encourage an active lifestyle among Zimbabweans of all ages and classes in response to rising cases of non-communicable diseases.

In her keynote address – read on her behalf by the principal director of sport and recreation in the Ministry, Dr Benson Dube – Dr Chitepo said the training will enable graduates to conduct sessions of aerobics at their respective ministries.

“The NDS1 will improve and increase participation in sports and recreation activities.

“In developed countries, the sports and recreation sector has become a contemporary driver of other national economies and it is regarded as a key element in national attractiveness and branding.

“This will accelerate our President’s Vision 2030 as a nation,” she said.

She urged those who graduated to take what they have learnt back to their workplaces and families.

Running under the theme “Fitness for a healthy living – #fit4all”, the programme will be cascaded down to the provincial and district level, and will serve as a template for the general public to value wellness and fitness.

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