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IoD promotes healthy living through ‘walk for life’

President/Chairman, Governing Council, Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria, Samuel Yemi Akeju (left); Chairman, Health Committee, (IoD), Dr. Ebun Sonaiya; Publisher, Guardian Newspapers, Lady Maiden Alex-Ibru and former Chairman, Punch Newspapers, Chief Ajibola Ogunsola at the Institute's WALK for LIFE programme, which was flaged-off by The Guardian publisher in Ikoyi Lagos…yesterday PHOTO: FEMI ADEBESIN-KUTI

President/Chairman, Governing Council, Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria, Samuel Yemi Akeju (left); Chairman, Health Committee, (IoD), Dr. Ebun Sonaiya; Publisher, Guardian Newspapers, Lady Maiden Alex-Ibru and former Chairman, Punch Newspapers, Chief Ajibola Ogunsola at the Institute’s WALK for LIFE programme, which was flaged-off by The Guardian publisher in Ikoyi Lagos…yesterday PHOTO: FEMI ADEBESIN-KUTI

In a bold effort to encourage physical exercise among the elite, the Institute of Directors (IoD), Nigeria, yesterday, embarked on a health walk tagged “Walk For Life” (WFL), to stimulate healthy living among directors and participants.

During the fitness exercise, which was flagged off by the Publisher of The Guardian, Lady Maiden Alex-Ibru, participants took off from IoD’s office, walked through Ikoyi-Lekki Bridge to Lekki Phase 1 for about 90 minutes.

Excited by the experience, The Guardian publisher said, “I am surprised I was able to go through it because I had not exercised for over ten years. The only time I get to walk is when I’m out of the country, but I feel great about this exercise.”

Chairman, Health Committee of the institute, Dr Ebun Sonaiya, commended the efforts of the publisher, saying the objective of the exercise was to encourage chief executives and directors to include exercise in their business activities.

“We are very excited to have Lady Ibru lead the walk; for her age and everything, she did very well. She came in among the first. We are very proud of her to help lead the walk.

Sonaiya argued that sedentary life is not good for people who don’t do physical exercise, adding, “thinking does not make you look well, when you walk, jog, ride on a bicycle or swim, you lose weight.”



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