Motivational talk for Healthy Lifestyle Clinic programme participants

31 Mar
Wu Chun in a group photo with participants of the latest Healthy Lifestyle Clinic programme. – JAMES KON

Wu Chun in a group photo with participants of the latest Healthy Lifestyle Clinic programme. – JAMES KON

|     James Kon     |

IT WAS a turning point for Awang Mohd Noor Faizal bin Hj Mohd Osmena when he knew that he needed to change his lifestyle for good after doctors repeatedly told him about his dangerous high blood pressure condition.

Setting his priority right that is to lose weight and stay healthy through healthy lifestyle, the 29-year-old joined the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic programme under Health Promotion Centre in 2012 and came out 15 kilogrammes lighter and with a stabilised blood pressure condition. This also cured his asthma condition.

As a good example of a success story, Awang Mohd Noor Faizal bin Hj Mohd Osmena yesterday gave a motivational talk to the new batch of participants for the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic Programme where 42 individuals will start a life-changing path to live healthier.

Over the past years, Healthy Lifestyle Clinic programme with the collaboration of the Health Promotion Centre (HPC), Ministry of Health and Fitness Zone has been successful where 85 per cent of the participants managed to lose weight.

In an interview with the Bulletin, he recalled his decision to turn to the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic Programme under the Health Promotion Centre. “I was twice told by doctors that I had high blood pressure however I ignored the doctor’s advice. It wasn’t until the third time when the doctor told me that I had high blood pressure that I realised how serious it was.”

He continued, “One of my colleagues who joined the healthy lifestyle programme successfully lost weight, that is why I made the decision to join. I was 90kg when I joined in 2012 and now I am 75kg. I was also an asthma patient and used inhaler frequently. Now I only need to use an inhaler when I have an allergic attack. ”

Losing weight is not easy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is even harder. Awang Faizal’s high spirit of commitment and determination came through support from family and friends.

His routine is to exercise at least one hour for six days in a week.

He also has a regime of balanced diet that includes oats, wholemeal bread and yoghurt as well as ordinary meals. As a member of Fitness Zone, Awang Mohd Faizal also goes to the gym for fitness classes.

Wu Chun, the founder of Fitness Zone was also present at the event to give support to the participants.

He was impressed with Awang Mohd Noor Faizal’s achievement and hopes that other participants can emulate his success.

In this latest programme the number of participants was a bit smaller, the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic explained that the programme is being expanded to Sungai Liang Health Centre for the first time. This will begin on April 3. It was also revealed that Temburong will also have its own Healthy Lifestyle Clinic Programme soon.

Source: Borneo Bulletin

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