Lions Club holds 4th quarter keep fit exercise


The District Governor of Lions Club, District 404B2, Nigeria, Elder Lion Ayobola Samuel on Saturday led his members to the 4th Quarterly keep fit exercise of the Club, at the Main-Bowl of the Kwara State Stadium Complex, describing the programme as ‘keeping in good frame of mind’ to carry out the duties of the Club, which is to serve.

Members were conducted round various forms of flexibility exercises by the Director of Sports at the Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Mallam Olushola Shehu, after having their BP level tested.

‘Basically, we exist to serve, and we believe it’s only a healthy person that can serve. We have to always keep in good frame of mind to serve better’, he said.

Lions Club has been existing for over 100 years, rendering services to people all over the world, and the District Governor said such services include health care, which cuts across sight preservation, taking care of people with diabetes and cancer and other related health challenges.

The services, according to him, also include youth empowerment, environmental protection and relieving hunger.

He said that exercise is important to healthy living, even as he advised Nigerians on regular exercise, even within the closet of their homes, for at least 30 minutes daily.

While also discussing on the importance of keeping fit, former District Governor, and now Chairman, Governing Board of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomosho, Lion (Professor) Ayoade Adesokan said that regular exercise relaxes muscles and joints, especially for those who are above 5o-years of age.

‘Exercise makes blood to circulate very well. If the blood is not circulating well, it could clot, and could push to dangerous areas in the body’, he explained.

Professor Adesokan, who is also the Professor of Medical Bio-Chemistry, College of Health Sciences at the University of Ilorin said that exercise is also important for those with diabetes, as it will help to control the disease.

Chairman of the Quarterly Keep Fit exercise, Lion Olanrewaju Olakunle said that they Club incorporated sports into its programme for members to be physically, mentally and spiritually fit to serve.

He called for the sustainance of the programme.

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