Physical fitness is an important aspect in healthy living. It is an indicator of whether one has the ability to perform and enjoy the day to day physical and mental activities with ease. This is generally achieved through physical exercise coupled with good nutrition and sufficient rest. Therefore, in view of a healthy workforce, it has become a norm for most high performing organisations to encourage their employees to get involved in physical activities such as sports and also indulge in healthy eating. Good nutrition, physical activity, and a healthy body weight are essential components of any person’s overall health and wellbeing. Together, these can help decrease a person’s risk of developing chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2016). 

HRDC staff has implemented a number of initiatives in that regard such as putting a gym in place. This has yielded some positive results on the wellness of employees. Apart from utilising the gym, the Athletics Team has consistently participated in local and international marathons throughout the year. In the last six (6) months the team has competed in local marathons such as Selibe-Phikwe Orange Marathon, Botswana Life Classic Marathon, Airport Junction Marathon and BDF Marathon in which they performed very well under the Corporate Challenge Category Marathons encourage staff members to engage on physical activities, network and develop social relationships which enhances team work and work performance for the success of the organisational mandate.

News Date: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019