Regular exercise improves quality of life and sexual activity in human being and should be sustained to keep relationships alIve, the CEO of Jordan Fitness Centre, Funmi Lass, has said.
She stated this during the just-concluded #Walk for Good Health# programme which she jointly organised with the World Health Organisation and Federal Road Safety Corps, to commemorate the 70th edition of the World Health Day, in which over 500 persons were participants.
Lass said, “Lack of exercise is a gradual thing that may be silent but by the time it is blown, the complication will be enormous. As you eat to satisfy your stomach, that is how you should do exercise to improve the quality of life, body status and organs.
“Regular exercise improves quality of life and sexual activity and even in workplaces, it boosts your confidence.
“You can do a lot more, you can create a lot more. And you know what? It helps us because in an atmosphere like this where we exercise, there is no stress, there is sense of togetherness that we derive from regular exercise.
“The rate of diabetes, hypertension, stroke and arthritis, some of them are avoidable if we do regular exercise.
“But gradually lack of regular exercise leads to death and depression. A lot of sickness are associated with lack of exercise.”
The Sector Commander of FRSC in Plateau State, Patricia Emeordi, represented by the agency’s Training Officer, Ishaka Yakubu, said jogging and Corps Marshal walking “is what FRSC does at the first Saturday of every month.”
She said, “Now, in collaboration with Jordan Fitness Centre, we have decided to be part of the fitness exercise, that is #Walk for Good Health#, which has coincided with the World Health Day and Jordan Fitness #Walk for Good Health#.
“So long that it is going to be a public engagement, the FRSC will key into it and pilot the affairs as per controlling traffic round the town. As a paramilitary organisation, we carry out walking to keep fit to make our staff healthy.”
The Plateau State Coordinator of WHO, Williams Wazungi, said for Nigeria to attain the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in 2030, the Federal Government must improve on healthcare financing and inject more funds into the health sector.
He also explained that helicopters had been used on several instances to drop vaccines in the North East because of Boko Haram insurgency.
Wazungi said, “The WHO has been in the forefront of the struggle to attain the SDGs in 2030 through access to healthcare, immunisation and disease surveillance for eradication of poliomyelitis and other childhood diseases.
“So, WHO has been in the forefront in supporting the government of Nigeria in ensuring that everyone has access to healthcare.
“We are not where we should be in terms of healthcare in Nigeria. But with the government’s efforts, we are moving to achieve the SDGs, in conjunction with government because WHO cannot do it alone.
“However, Nigeria should sit up and step up in the area of financial commitment and basically, that is the only way Nigeria will attain the SDGs.
“Even our national and state budgets in health have not met one world organisation’s health standard.
“But by consistency and talking, the government of the day is trying to ensure that Nigeria attains the SDGs in 2030.”
He also stated that WHO had resorted to the use of helicopters to drop vaccines in areas ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency.
“We have emergency department in the Country Office and they work in emergencies in the North East.
“But where there are security challenges, we work with security agents to ensure that we reach areas that are inaccessible.
“If for instance, security agencies say we can’t go there, we can’t risk our lives until there is clearance. There are instances where vaccines have been dropped in the North East, using helicopter because of insurgency”, WHO emphasised.