Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs. Olabowale Ademola says regular exercise is very important in order to combat health-related issues on one hand and increase productivity on the other hand.
Ademola gave the advice to Public Servants in Lagos over the weekend while flagging off the ‘Walk For Fitness’ exercise undertaken by Public Servants in the State as part of activities marking this year’s Public Service Week Celebrations.
She noted that the State Government appreciates the relevance and importance of exercise in order to maintain a healthy heart as well as a good body composition, hence the inclusion of ‘Walk For Fitness’ in the programme of activities this year.
Also speaking on the importance of regular exercise, Permanent Secretary of the Health Service Commission, Dr. Jemilade Longe who gave a health talk enumerated the benefits of regular exercise as preventive measures to tackle health-related challenges.
Longe urged Public Servants to always engage in aerobic fitness exercise adding that it should never be seen as a yearly routine.
According to him, “We need to exercise regularly within the reasonable limit as advised by a health practitioner, at least 30 minutes daily. There is also the need for people to undertake medical check-ups as this would assist in knowing their state of health and fitness”.
The Walk For Fitness exercise saw public servants in Lagos State, led by the Head of Service, Mrs Olabowale Ademola, walk from the Ikeja Local Government Secretariat through Allen Avenue roundabout to the State Secretariat before terminating at the House of Assembly Complex in Alausa.