With most working adults spending an average of eight hours sitting in front of their computers, the inaugural Karnival FitMania Perak 2023 was a timely reminder to get healthy for our wellbeing. Hosted at Polo Ground on Sunday morning of 19th November 2023, the event wasn’t dampened by the downcast sky and attracted around three hundred participants.
Perak FitMania Carnival 2023, as mentioned by Kyiodi Joe, the President of Perak Community Fitness Welfare Association (PKKKP), is the NGO’s first event. “Our NGO comprises certified fitness coaches and personal trainers. Today, apart from promoting fitness awareness, healthy eating, and a positive lifestyle, we’re providing free consultations for anyone looking to make lifestyle changes through exercise routines and dietary guidance.”
This fitness event was graced by the Perak State Legislative Executive Councillor (ExCo) for Communications, Multimedia & NGOs, YB Encik Mohd Azlan Helmi bin Helmi, who is also the Chairman of the Malaysian Anti-Drug Association (PEMADAM) Perak Chapter. The star attraction, though, was 10-time Mr. Universe Sazali Abdul Samad, who received numerous requests from fans to flex his biceps.
Do you know that an average of only 40% of Malaysians lead an active lifestyle, compared to the global average of 50% to 60%? A sedentary life due to long desk time with no exercise time combined with a poor diet is a major cause of chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart ailments, and not forgetting obesity.
Organised for the first time, Perak FitMania Carnival 2023 was a health and wellness programme that created public awareness on the importance of regular physical activity, a balanced diet, plus a healthy lifestyle. During the event by Perak Community Fitness Welfare Association (Persatuan Kebajikan Kecergasan Komuniti Perak) with PEMADAM Perak, visitors were educated on the dangers of drugs, and how to live a life free from such substances.
At a press conference, PEMADAM Chairman YB Encik Mohd Azlan Helmi shared that the association will be working closely with the National Anti-Drug Agency to conduct urine screening for school students, following a special meeting scheduled for January 2024.
“For 2024, we have outlined five programmes related to drug prevention, not only among school students but the community at large,” he added. View the full photo album of Karnival FitMania Perak 2023 on our official Facebook Page by clicking HERE.
Video: Perak FitMania Carnival 2023 (Karnival FitMania Perak 2023)
Event: Perak FitMania Carnival 2023 (Karnival FitMania Perak 2023)
Venue: Padang Polo, Ipoh
Date: 19th Nov, 2023
Time: from 8am