IoD advises directors on regular fitness exercises

Chief executive officers and business directors have been advised to invest more in healthy living initiatives and stay fit programmes as this will be beneficial to their health, their companies’ workforce and the nation’s economy as a whole.

The President/Chairman of Council, Institute of Directors Nigeria, Mr. Samuel Yemi Akeju gave this advice during the “Walk for Life” exercise embarked upon recently to promote healthy living and fitness among members of the Institute. “The health walk is very important to IoD Nigeria, as it aims to sensitize and encourage members to schedule their time to accommodate regular exercises”.

Chairman, Health Committee of the Institute, Mr. Ebun Sonaiya reiterated that “the quarterly walk is symbolic to remind us that a sedentary lifestyle is dangerous to our health”. Hence the need for regular exercise while ageing as it can help reduce the risk of hypertension and diabetes, among others. He advised Directors to embrace healthy lifestyle.

The April 2017 event, tagged ‘Directors health and fitness program C-2017,’ was flagged off by, Mr Olutola Mobolurin, Chairman, Capital Bancorp Plc who also stressed the importance of exercise and lauds the efforts of the Institute for not only concerning itself with corporate governance but with the wellbeing of its members.

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