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Sports Council opts for online fitness drills

HELPFUL—Mereka

Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) has introduced online fitness drills to keep athletes, administrators and other stakeholders fit.

Sports Council Acting Executive Secretary, Henry Mereka, said the move is in response to the on-going sporting activities break due to Covid-19.

“This is a corporate social responsibility initiative, with most people working from home, most gyms closed, athletes at home, students at home, the Sports Council will utilise its Facebook and Twitter platforms in order to inspire and motivate people to stay fit, both physically and mentally,” he said.

Mereka said Sports Council had engaged experts to offer tips to those following its pages on social media.

“There will be daily posters and weekly visual messages from clinical physiologists, nutritionists, renowned fitness trainers and more giving instructions and tips on the same. Whilst people are at home, and with most gyms closed, they will be able to train in the comfort of their homes,” he said.

Mereka said the online fitness project was ideal during this time when sporting activities remain suspended in the country.

“Fear of Covid-19, fear of gaining weight or developing high blood pressure, how about the kind of food to consume whilst at home, and the issue of parenting? These are some of the many critical elements these experts will tackle. It’s a campaign that we believe will help many to stay fit whilst at home,” he said.

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