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Orapa club reignites passion for fitness

15 Mar 2023

To promote healthy lifestyle and alleviate health related diseases and deaths, Debswana wellness department in partnership with Orapa Health and Fitness Club have embarked on transforming the fitness centre in to a world-class training facility.

The fitness club started the initiative through an activation activity themed #FetchYourLife held recently.

Speaking at the event, Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines Senior Mining Manager, Pabalelo Nkhwalume said wellness and fitness should be part of every Motswana’s lifestyle.

“Non-communicable diseases are silently stealing our loved ones and mental health challenges have become prominent, hence the need to promote fitness as a lifestyle,” he said.

Nkhwalume stated that non-communicable diseases were a leading cause of death worldwide and presented a threat to health and development.

He noted that regular physical activity was one of the most important things that could improve one’s health, citing that being physically active, could improve brain health, help manage weight, reduce the risk of diseases, strengthen bones and muscles and improve one’s ability to do everyday activities.

Kgosi Rayner Makosha of Orapa said it was important to observe and maintain good nutrition to attain good health.

Makosha indicated that a proper meal plan helped to maintain ideal body weight and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular, among others.

Orapa Ward Councillor Balopi Chilume said an active lifestyle was good for the mind, body and the soul noting that it was crucial for the community of Orapa to keep a healthy lifestyle to ensure there was productivity in the workplace.

He stated that a low level of fitness compromised a lot of issues such as performance in the workplace and even in a family set-up.

The councillor commended the initiative saying it had revived the spirit of socialisation in Orapa adding that the township was going towards the right direction and claiming its rightful place where people used to get together and have fun. The day’s activities included weightlifting, five and 10kms  run or walk, aerobics, yoga, spinning, pound, Zumba, pump and  bootcamp, among others. ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : Thandy Tebogo

Location : ORAPA


Date : 15 Mar 2023