NMA, Rotary embark on Walk for life in Umuahia Metropolis

NMA, Rotary embark on Walk for life in Umuahia Metropolis.

Nigeria Medical Association, Umuahia zone in partnership with Rotary Club of Umuahia North, District 9142, Saturday, embarked on a four (4) kilometer walk tagged, “Walk for life”, in Umuahia Metropolis.

Addressing the participants at the Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Abia State, shortly before the walk, Dr. Eugene Uhuaba, Chairman, Nigeria Medical Centre, NMA Umuahia zone, said the health awareness campaign was designed to educate the public on the advantages of exercise, which include: stress reduction, improvement of stamina and improvement of cardiovascular health.

According to him, the awareness is also centered on improving the health seeking behaviour of individuals in Umuahia.

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“This is part of our End of year activities in NMA. We decided to let the average citizen through this health awareness campaign know that beyond the drug prescriptions, there are other things that can keep them healthy and exercise is one of them”, Uhuaba, a Past Rotary President said.

Interacting with our correspondent, shortly after the exercise, the immediate past President of Rotary Club of Umuahia North and who is also a professional nurse, Rotarian Geraldine Onuorah, said the essence of the walk “is to enhance our system and at the same time, aid in disease prevention”.

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According to her, “Every month in Rotary calendar is designated to something and December is designated for Disease Prevention and Treatment. This Walk for Life serves as a project for us in the Club”.

Rotarian Onuorah encouraged the masses to always exercise to have good mental health and at the same time, have good body energy.

Speaking respectively also, the Umuahia zone NMA Secretary, Dr. Emeka Felix Onu and Dr. Brendan Madu, who are also Rotarians, reminded the public that health is wealth, hence the need for medical check ups, early diagnosis and exercise, which goes a long way in “improving our health”.