Blood, sweat and fitness | Krugersdorp News

Blood, sweat and fitness | Krugersdorp News

February 17 saw more than 300 eager residents breaking a sweat and having fun in Kagiso.

Held at Chief Mogale Hall, the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and Recreation in collaboration with the Kagiso Wellness Centre along with various other fitness centres in the community, even Gauteng Health, hosted a fitness programme that included an aerobics session as well as a fun run and walk.

Trainer Tumiso Mokete in action at Chief Mogale Hall.

The initiative forms part of the Asibe Health initiative which reaches out to various communities across the country, educating citizens on exercise and nutrition.

According to the MEC for Health and Wellness, Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko, the initiative not only encourages health and exercise but also aims to prioritise health and wellness to prevent diseases and illness.

Tshidi Tshukwa and Liza Msimang did their part.

The department also has other various programmes such as the Integrated School Health Programme (ISHP). ISHP services contribute to the health and well-being of learners by screening them for health barriers to learning.

According to Ralehoko, the Departments of Basic Education and Health jointly implemented the ISHP that will extend, over time, the coverage of school health services to all learners in primary and secondary schools.

Tsholofelo Tuwe and Tshepiso Tshukwa.

“The programme offers a comprehensive and integrated package of services, including sexual and reproductive health services for older learners. The Health Services Package for the ISHP includes a large component of health education for each of the four school phases [such as how to lead a healthy lifestyle and drug and substance abuse awareness], health screening [such as screening for vision, hearing, oral health and TB] and onsite services such as deworming and immunisation,” Ralehoko said.

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