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06 May 2013

City of Joburg promotes healthy living

The City of Johannesburg launched a campaign aimed at educating people about living a healthy lifestyle in Soweto.

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The City of Johannesburg launched a campaign aimed at educating people about living a healthy lifestyle in Thokoza Park, Soweto.

City spokesman Nthatisi Modingoane said the initiative was aimed at tackling the risk factors associated with obesity, unhealthy dieting and physical inactivity.

"The campaign will serve to instill a culture of healthy lifestyle choices in Johannesburg," he said.

Among the dignitaries at the event was Gauteng Health MEC Hope Papo and President Jacob Zuma's wife, Bongi Ngema-Zuma. Aerobics sessions, medical screening, cycling and nutrition advice stalls were set up at the event.

"The city has a responsibility to make sure that the people's living experience is enriched by creating better infrastructure that will encourage ease of movement and inculcate a healthier lifestyle..."

He said the promotion of a healthy lifestyle was also critical in addressing communicable and non-communicable diseases.

 
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