September 18, 2016 by Staff Reporter
Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima has encouraged Malawians to embracing exercising and sports saying a person who is fit capable of living life to the fullest.
Chilima said he is fully aware of the great impact exercising or sports in general has on the country and as such there is an initiative for people to walk the Capital Hill ring road to fight diseases that can come as a result of lack exercises.
Speaking in Lilongwe on Saturday during a Ulaya classic body building 2016 competition , the Vice President said any type of workout whether weightlifting, jogging or aerobics clears the mind and improves physical and mental health.
“Physical and mental fitness play very important roles in our lives and people who are both physically and mentally fit are less prone to disease as well. A health mind leads to a healthy family and health family translates into a health nation.
“A person who is fit both physically and mentally is strong enough to face the ups and downs of life and is not affected by things like stress. I appeal to you embrace the culture of exercising in homes, communities and workplaces for the well-being of the body,” he said.
The body building competition was won by Chisomo Kajamu who saw off 15 rivals to pocket K1 million, a trophy and a medal.
Six other individuals were also awarded for their dedication to exercising including Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya, who won the Most Inspiring Challenger Award.
Ulaya classics was started by Charles Ulaya to help people fight Non-communicable disease through body building.