NIMASA Holds Health Walk to Enhance Staff Fitness



The Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Abuja Zonal office, on Saturday, held its maiden edition of health walk to enhance work productivity, fitness and performance among staff members.
The maiden edition of the health walk took place at Maitama in Abuja.
Mr Ali Indabawa, Director, Abuja Zonal Office, said that the exercise would be carried out in all the zones to help ease stress, improve mental wellness and get people out of depression.
He said that the health walk would improve staff relationship and also their wellbeing with the core objectives of promoting commitment, accountability, professionalism, integrity, team work, excellence, leadership and discipline.
According to him, the health walk is staff coming together as a team and engage in exercise to enhance physical fitness and general wellness of the body.
“We all know that exercise is very important, which will help us work together and play together, to enhance productivity in the work environment.
“This is the first time we are having this physical fitness and we intend to continue; it’s important and we intend to write to the management to approve that we can be having it monthly, it brings us together to relate better,” he said.
However, Dr Kiran Kumar, Specialist and Adjunct Clinical Tutor, Thumbay Hospital, New Delhi, said that the hospital was partnering with NIMASA to improve staff wellbeing.
He said that non-communicable disease was on the increase in Nigeria because of the poor health lifestyle of the people, which must be addressed.
“We are partnering with NIMASA to raise awareness about health and well-being, if you look at the health challenges in Nigeria, we have increase in rate of non-communicable diseases, such as heart diseases and kidney diseases.
“However, the reason for this is the increase in diabetes and body cholesterol because of the type of health lifestyle we are living,
“Our partnership is to screen for high blood pressure and blood sugar,” he said.(NAN)

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