| Khal Baharulalam |
OVER 30 staff members of the Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) have embarked on a three-month healthy lifestyle programme initiated by the AITI Sports and Social Committee in collaboration with the Health Promotion Centre (HPC) under the Ministry of Health (MoH), in a move to instil healthy habits amongst their staff.
The programme, which was launched yesterday, is part of the efforts in realising the MoH’s Vision 2035, ‘Together Towards a Healthy Nation’.
Initiated towards a complete lifestyle transformation, the three months will see participants undergo healthy lifestyle talks, supermarket tours, healthy cooking demonstrations, exercise routines and sports sessions.
With obesity rates amongst the nationals doubling over the past decade, the HPC has been continuously incorporating their programmes within governmental ministries – mostly concentrating on individuals with the BMI rate of over 25.
Upon completion of the programme, participants are expected to lose at least five per cent of their body weight – and therefore are urged to display a certain degree of commitment during the course of the programme.
The programme is also in line with several main objectives of the MoH’s BruMap-NCD 2013-2018 and the Health Promotion Blueprint 2011-2015.
Yesterday’s launch was officiated by Haji Jailani bin Haji Buntar, Acting Chief Executive of Regulatory, Industry & Next Generation Network (RIN) at AITI, who presented participating group leaders with their Weight Loss Challenge diaries. This was later followed by an outlook on the programme by Siti Munawwarah binti Awang Tarif from the HPC.