Bankers embark on health walk

Members of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in a health walk. Photo; Mercy Amparbeng  (1)The Chartered Institute of Bankers (Ghana) has organised a health walk to help keep its staff and students healthy and fit.

The exercise which started from the Airport Junction to the school premises at East Legon in Accra, also brought together students from University of Ghana and the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).

Participants were taken through some aerobics by instructors of the Healthy Cash Physiotherapy Centre at East Legon after the walk.

The president of CIB Mr. Clifford Duke Mettle, said the institute believed that a sound mind lives healthier hence the walk.

He said it was to create an opportunity for the participants to network since most of the banking activities were transacted through networking.

“It would also ensure that all the tenets of good banking are imbibed in them before they meet customers,” he added.

Mr. Mettle said exercise helped in the reduction of certain illnesses which mostly affect members due to the nature of their work such as back ache, joint pains and others.

He called on all Ghanaians to embrace exercise to stay fit and healthy.

Mr. Mettle said no institution could operate in an environment of strife and war and therefore called on politicians and the citizenry to ensure peace before, during and after the elections.

A fitness instructor at Healthy Cash Physiotherapy Centre at East Legon, Miss Naa Gaisie, said frequent exercise was crucial for bankers due to the nature of their work which involved a lot of sitting.

She said most bankers come to the fitness centre complaining of back and joint pains.

Miss Gaisie urged banking institutions to get a fitness centre in the banking hall or register their staff with a fitness centre.

“This would help the staff stretch their body after sitting for long hours to get the movement the body did not get during the day,” she added.

Miss Gaisie said when institutions organise exercises for its staff, they would be healthier and be more productive at work.

 

By Jemima Esinam Kuatsinu

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