‘Exercise To Reduce Heart Risk’


Chairman of Roots Keep-Fit Club in Kumasi, Akwasi Opoku Adiyah, has urged people to incorporate exercise into their daily activities, asserting that one can reverse or reduce the risk of heart failure by exercising.

According to him, sedentary lifestyle such as sitting or reclining for long periods of time tends to increase the risk of heart disease and suicide, and that the key to a healthier heart in aging adults is the right dose of exercise.

Speaking at a presentation of 3,700 bottles of water to support the 27th Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) Games ongoing at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Mr. Adiyah said exercise is as important as personal hygiene.

For him, an exercise programme, at least three times a week, has the potential to help someone to rejuvenate the cells in the heart and the blood vessels.

The Roots Keep-Fit Club, which trains at the Paa Joe park on the campus of KNUST, again donated a set of jerseys to the university for providing its members an avenue to undertake their exercise programme.

Adiyah indicated that the donation was the club’s widow’s mite to support the participants of the GUSA games, while the Keep-Fit Club also celebrates its 50th anniversary of existence.

The club’s members during the presentation

By Ernest Kofi Adu