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Konrote Setting A Fine Example In His Campaign To Eliminate NCDs

The President, Major-General (Retired) Jioji Konrote is setting a fine example as Champion for the Elimination of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has bestowed upon
01 Apr 2017 09:14
Konrote Setting A Fine Example In His Campaign To Eliminate NCDs
President Major-General (Retired)Jioji Konrote.

The President, Major-General (Retired) Jioji Konrote is setting a fine example as Champion for the Elimination of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has bestowed upon him this honour in a bid to boost its campaign against non-communicable diseases. And so far he is doing an excellent job.

Mr Konrote, being an ex-military officer, lives a disciplined life. It is understood he is up at 4am daily and goes for his morning run.

He maintains a strict healthy diet sticking to organic farm fresh food.

At 70, he is in good nick. Yesterday, he attended a chiropractic clinic by visiting American chiropractors at State House in Suva and would put to shame many in the 40 to 50 year-old group.

There is synergy between the wellness programme Mr Konrote promotes to what the American chiropractors advocate. The Americans were impressed with Mr Konrote’s state of health and his campaign on wellness and against NCDs.

So when he speaks on wellness and NCDs he speaks with authority, purpose and passion.

That the message is coming from the top carries a lot of weight by highlighting the health problems that afflict  people in Fiji. The problems are caused by lifestyle changes, the type of food we eat and what we drink.

In the case of Mr Konrote, he religiously follows his diet plan. His drink comes from the lemon tree and he avoids factory-made  sugar flavoured drinks. Most of his food comes from the garden in organic form.

As he passionately discusses his NCD message there are people suffering from diabetes and other diseases.

His message is for those who have not reached that stage yet. It’s all about living a good clean life and doing away with the unhealthy lifestyle.

As a starter, fruits and vegetables should be an integral part of your regular diet. Meat should be eaten sparingly while seafood is a good source of protein.

Like Mr Konrote, regular exercise is a must to keep the body physical level up and build stamina.

Healthy people help reduce our health bill and increase productivity.

Let’s support Mr Konrote in his wellness programme and the  fight against NCDs.



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