By Our correspondent
Over two million people die every year due to over consumption of salt across the world.
To this end it has been advised that all ages should try as much as possible to reduce the rate of salt consumption during meals.
According to the wife of Anambra state governor Dr Nonye Soludo while flagging off the Walk For Life program organized by the Ultimate Business Women and Farmers Association of Nigeria UBWFAN in Awka Anambra state she urged members of the Association to take a clue from this report and regulate the intake of sodium based foods.
According to her the figure is a research carried out by the World Health Organization WHO adding that there is the need to reduce the high level of mortality rate the country.
She noted that while salt is an important ingredient for food, consuming it more than the recommended unit leads to serious health problems.
While underscoring the importance of organic agriculture and its impact on human and environmental health, Soludo’s wife urged the female farmers to see the practice as not only safe but healthy.
Speaking earlier the Guest Speaker of the occasion and Commissioner fir Agriculture Dr Forster Ihejiofor noted that three to ten minutes regular exercise can help to prolong lives and eradicate diseases that normally occur when one don’t exercise regularly
Dr Ihejiofor observed that since there is life in the blood, there is need to clean the blood stream through regular exercise and healthy dieting.
Also speaking the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra State Council Dr Odogwu Emeka Odogwu represented by the State Treasurer of the council, Comrade Ogemdi Ozoemenam appreciated the organisation for keying into regular exercise and eating healthy.
He noted that is line with NUJ’s vision for healthy journalists so that men of the Pen Profession can stay healthy in doing their job of holding the Government accountable and responsible to the people as contained in section 22 of the 1999 Constitution.
“National President of the association, Mrs. Nkiru Nwagbo applauded the Governor’s wife for leading a campaign of change in trying to make healthy living a household norm in the State”
“The Walk for Life project of our organization is one out of many programs of UBWFAN aimed at lending support to the women who are in business as well as those in farming. This time, we are concerned not only about their physical well being but their mental strength. We believe that a healthy body transmits stability to the mind and the result is predictably, success in every aspect of life. This explains why we consider physical exercise a critical step towards the empowerment of women, including the vulnerable ones among us . It is our hope that our members will leave here, not only physically ready to cope with the challenges of life but psychologically and mentally equipped to run the race of life with renewed energy and vigour”
“This year’s program with the theme, “EAT WELL AND LIVE LONG” was picked as a quick response to those who are still in doubt as regards the critical role good feeding and exercise play in the overall well-being of women” she said.