Thousands of people have survived without love at some point in their lives but no one can survive the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle. To this end, Midlands State University took a bold initiative to encourage healthy living among its students and staff by launching the Personal Health Investment Today Initiative (PHIT MSU) on Wednesday the 3rd of January 2019 at the University’s Graduate School of Business Leadership in Gweru.

Addressing participants at the launch, the Midlands State University, Vice-Chancellor Professor Victor Muzvidziwa commended the Sports and Recreation Department for coming up with the PHIT MSU initiative, which he regarded as an essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

‘I want to appreciate the effort made by the Sports Department to come up with such a grand initiative. Wednesdays are not free days but they present an opportunity for us to participate and to improve our health through various sporting activities,’ said the Vice-Chancellor.

Physical activity can improve one’s health significantly and reduce the risk of several diseases. Exercising can reduce chances of one contracting diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

MSU Director of Sports and Recreation, Dr James Chivivi, also expressed gratitude to the sponsors of PHIT MSU, First Mutual Health for partnering the University.

‘I want to express my deepest gratitude to our sole sponsors First Mutual for their unparalleled support at this magnificent health building initiative. I hope they will continue to engage with us as we take sports and health investment initiatives to the next level,’ he said.

The health investment exercise was capped off with a pulsating Zumba dance workout at the University’s Main Campus soccer field.


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