Date: May 18, 2017
As part of the May Day celebration, the Teshie- Nungua Area Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost embarked on a health walk dubbed, “Walk for Jesus and For Health” 1 Timothy 4:8.
The walk commenced from Nungua C5 through the principal streets of Nungua to Sakumono Estate junction and finally converged at the forecourt of the Youth Auditorium of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Sakumono.
Members were clad in the Ministry’s paraphernalia with some of the men in the area supporting them. They danced and sang to the tunes of brass band music.
Upon arrival at PIWC-Sakumono premises, an aerobics instructor took them through some basic aerobics.
The Area Women’s Ministry Leader, Deaconess Cynthia Adelaide Siaw Agyepong, stated the need for members of the Ministry to make conscious effort not to neglect physical exercise as part of their routine activities in order to keep fit at all time. “Just as spiritual exercise is important for the body, so is physical exercise important for the body,” she stated.
She encouraged the women to get quick medical attention anytime they feel uncomfortable.
Deaconess Dr. Celestine Amevor who led the health talk stressed on the need to exercise the body regularly to burn fat.
“Exercises help in blood circulation to vital organs of the body like the heart and lungs,” she said, adding, “Exercise aid in food metabolism and oxygen circulation and further helps put smile face due to the release of the hormone endorphins as well as enhances appetite for food.”
She also sounded a word of caution to diabetic persons to do regular exercise so that their body cells can make use of the glucose in their blood.
She also advised that when exercising one should be careful not to hurt oneself and wear a protective footwear to prevent injury to the feet as well as numbness to the feet. “You should not underestimate small cut under our feet,” she advised and encouraged members to exercise at least three times in a week.
Dr. Amevor also touched on common cold, a viral phenomenon which results in difficulty in breathing as a result of blocked nostrils. It can be acquired through inhaling when an infected person sneezes and can affect ones ear, she explained.
She advised members to use their handkerchiefs to cover their mouths when sneezing or coughing. She also advised that people use different handkerchiefs for different purposes and also avoid waving their handkerchiefs during church services to help minimize infections.
Some members were given massages.
Report by: Faustina Adu-Boahene
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