Walking has been described as a good way to improve overall health.  Unlike other exercises, walking is free, it does not require any special equipment or training.

Dr. Ibinabo Ogolo, Secretary-General of Rivers Secondary Schools Old Boys and Girls 1983 Set Association stated this at the end of the Road Walk and Health Awareness Campaign with the theme, “Walking For Life: Healthy Experience”, organised by the association in Port Harcourt, recently.

WALK FOR LIFE L-R: Vice President of the Association; Dr. Stella Daso-Oruebo, Secretary General; Dr. Ibinabo Ogolo, and other members of the Association, Tammy Owunaka and Helen Afangide.

Speaking in an interview with journalists shortly after the walk, the Secretary-General stated that it was to create awareness and sensitize the people of the state on the need to take walking as a routine exercise for their good health.

She further stated that walking can be done at any time of the day so far as the person is consistent, noting that, when you walk, you carry your own body. This is known as weight-bearing exercise.

Stating further, she said the importance of the awareness campaign was to challenge people to move more in order to boost their health.

Also speaking, a medical doctor, Dr. Alfred Esedah, who is also a member of the association and participated in the awareness campaign, stated the benefits of walk exercise as weight reduction, good blood flow, better functioning of the heart and lungs.

He also said that walking, especially for those getting older, helps reduce the risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, and erectile dysfunction. For women, it helps in sexual arousal.

Furthermore, Dr. Esedah stated that walking helps to coordinate balancing of the body, improve quality sleep, bone and muscular strength and mental health and therefore urged citizens of the state to embrace walking as a way of improving their overall health.

Earlier, the Vice President of the Association, Dr. Stella Daso-Oruebo expressed joy over what she considered to be the positive result of the awareness campaign.

The Vice President, who was also the chairman of the planning committee, described the awareness campaign as a great opportunity for members of the association to meet themselves, bond together for greater unity and togetherness.

Also, speaking, another member of the association, Tammy Owunaka described Road Walk as essential to the body, noting that the enlightenment and awareness campaign was well embraced by the people.

Highlight of the campaign was the distribution of walk awareness campaign stickers to members of the public.

L-R Alfred Esedah, a medical practitioner, in a chat with another member of the Association, Tammy Owunaka, shortly after the Awareness Walk.

The walk took the Association members, volunteers and other members of the public who joined from the popular G.R.A. Junction along Aba Road in Port Harcourt with a mini band to provide entertainment.

The Red Cross Society was on hand to assist in case of medical emergency. The walk terminated off Olu-obasanjo Road, near Waterlines Junction in Port Harcourt.

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