Promoting healthy lifestyles

Charged up Foundation in partnership with the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality sports department and health experts hosted a boot camp aimed at promoting healthy living which will be taking place throughout this period and beyond.

Models and ordinary community members took part in the day’s event and activities at the Thulamahashe Stadium on Friday the 7th of December 2018.

“The purpose of this event was to encourage a healthy lifestyle for the people of Bushbuckridge,especially now that we are in the festive season where people drink and eat lots of junk food, so I thought it would be a wise idea that everyone leads a healthy lifestyle throughout this period and also look after their bodies to stay mentally and physically fit at all times”, Charged Up foundation founder,Ntsako Mahlaule said.

“Although the idea was inspired by the models, the boot camp accommodated everyone from the community to take part in it. At the end of the day it’s not only models who should lead a healthy lifestyle”, she added.

Some of the activities that took place included fitness training by Brian Mkhatshwa, a professional fitness trainer, aerobics from the sports department, health and fashion tips for modelling and fashion industry, and a dietician offering healthy eating lessons. And beauty coach who shared skincare tips with the participants, while Portia Mnisi, Miss Ehlanzeni finalist, was teaching the ladies about the modelling industry.

Sibuyi Arnold, the sports coordinator for the sports department in Bushbuckridge told Bushbuckridge News that there are many benefits out of participating in sporting activities, “The event was successful because we were able to spot a few people who had hidden talents in certain activities of whom I have recruited for next year’s indigenous games calendar”, he said.

“Sports help a lot of people to stay healthy and fit and unify people from different backgrounds, so the boot camp was very necessary because the youth of today don’t take good care of their bodies anymore. It also reduces crime in our communities,” Sibuyi added.

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