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Star For Life Healthy Lifestyle Walk praised by attendees.

posted 15 Nov 2013, 02:19 by ntobeko dlamini

The increase of eating related diseases among children is alarming in South Africa; in an attempt to combat this issue Star For Life Mobile Health Unit team hosted its third Healthy Lifestyle Walk held in Hluhluwe Last Friday, 08 November 2013.

 

Learners carrying posters challenging drugs and substance abuse.

The Healthy Lifestyle Walk was attended by learners from four Star For Life partnered schools including two primary schools, several government departments and community of Hluhluwe and Phumlani Township as a whole.

 

Triple and Touch performing at the event.

The Star For Life Mobile Health Unit Manager and the organiser of the event Miss Scebile Nsele emphasized the need to practice a healthy lifestyle living; “Our children don’t have time to exercise nowadays, they spend most of their free time watching TV or on their computers and cell phones, it is our duty as adults to make sure that they maintain a healthy balanced diet. A human being should exercise for at least 30 minutes every day”, stated Nsele.

 

Among the participating government department representatives was Mr T.M Ntombela from Department of Education. Ntombela praised Star For Life for good work that they are doing in schools and pledged to continue working closely with Star For Life as Department of Education towards improving the learning and teaching in the district. “Department of Education will continue working together with Star For Life and we hope they’ll accommodates more schools in uMkhanyakude District”, said Ntuli.

 

The event also featured the services of the Department of Health, where most health screenings were conducted. A senior citizen who is a street vendor in Hluhluwe town Mrs Mdletshe said she had an opportunity to screen for her high Blood pressure and diabetes. “We don’t have a clinic around here, this walk should be a regular event”, said Mdletshe.

 

Learners from Phumlani Primary School expressed their commitment to a healthy lifestyle through drama. They performed a play titled ‘Healthy Lifestyle’; the play was an entertaining yet very educational piece.   Learners pledged to live a healthy lifestyle and stay away from drugs and alcohol. 

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