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Sports not just about keeping healthy but also empowerment, women told

Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Hjh Adina Othman (R), accompanied by Fitness Zone Managing Director Wu Chun (2nd R), to try one of the equipment at the Fitness Zone Kiulap branch in the capital yesterday during the launching of the fitness centre campaign to mark Mother's Day. Picture: BT/ Zamri Zainal 

RACHEL THIEN

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Saturday, May 7, 2011

"TAKING part in sports is not just about being healthier, but it is empowering," the deputy minister of culture, youth and sports told women in Brunei, especially mothers, in conjunction with Mother's Day tomorrow. 

"You must take part in sports to be healthier. If you are healthy, you will feel you are a better person, and you are empowered and will feel more confident in yourself," Datin Hjh Adina Othman told The Brunei Times on the sidelines of the launching of Fitness Zone campaign to provide free passes for a limited time for women in Brunei yesterday.

The deputy minister said that one of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports' policies is to have "Sports for All". 

"This means doing sports for your health, not just for excellence. This is something we are advocating for all people in Brunei," she said.

As for empowering women, Datin Hjh Adina said, "If you are a healthy person, you are a better mother because you can be confident in yourself and give a better life for your kids."

She added, "It also empowers you at work. If you are a healthier person, you will have a healthier body and healthier mind. It is not just for women, but for everyone."

Asked what was her message to women in Brunei on Mothers' Day, the deputy minister said, "A healthier mother is good for the whole family because of the impact the mother has on the whole family."

According to Datin Hjh Adina, a mother's role in the family is very strong and important. "If a mother can give a healthier lifestyle to the whole family, by the food they consume, the exercise they do and how they use their time, then definitely it will be better for everybody and the whole nation," she said.

"The family is the smallest unit in society. If you have a healthy family, it will contribute to the national development."

Datin Hjh Adina emphasised that a healthier family would have less medical costs and be more productive.

"Everything is related, and eventually it is all about national development."

Regarding Fitness Zone's efforts to hold a campaign to promote a healthier lifestyle among women by providing them free passes for 10 days, she said, "We are very thankful to Fitness Zone because they are promoting this as they also felt the need for empowering women through sports."

As guest of honour at the launching, Datin Hjh Adina was led by Fitness Zone Managing Director Wu Chun to try out several facilities at the gym yesterday. 

The deputy minister also joined the others in the work-out classes.

The Brunei Times

 

200 Mothers Join In Exercise Session At Fitness Zone

Written by Achong Tanjong

Saturday, 07 May 2011 06:29

Bandar Seri Begawan - Some 200 women comprising mothers from 13 members of women's association under Negara Brunei Darussalam Women Council yesterday participated in a free exercise session at the Fitness Zone, Kiulap branch in conjunction with Mother's Day celebration. 

The event was launched by guest of honour, Acting Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Hajah Adina binti Haji Othman. 

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports said she fully welcomes and supports Fitness Zone's efforts in supporting the government's vision and policy in enhancing women's awareness on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. 

In conjunction with Mother's Day Celebration, Fitness Zone will be opened for three-days starting yesterday until Sunday for women only.

為了慶祝母親節 Fitness Zone將只開放女性使用3天 (5月6日-8日) 

The centre will also give a free One Week Pass to all mothers who joined the club during the three-day event. 

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports urged women in the country to take the opportunity given by Fitness Zone, as they have paved a way to motivate, as well as create awareness on the importance of holistic fitness and health. 

The ministry also hoped such event could further encourage active participation from women. 

Among the activities held yesterday included body attack, body vive, body combat, body step, body pump, body balance and so on. 

The attendees also listened to a Nutritional talk delivered by Nelson Dennis from Health Promotion Centre, Ministry of Health. 

In an interview with the Managing Director of Fitness Zone, Wu Chun, he said, "We are happy to work with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports to promote a healthy lifestyle for the Brunei community. 

This is the only way to further boost women's self-confidence through proper exercise to get fit and healthy." -- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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