You requested me to share more about the Parliamentary Days that concluded this ending week.
17th -18th March, 2015 were termed as Parliamentary Days in Uganda aimed at promoting Nutrition and Body Fitness for Uganda's Parliamentarians and the staff of Parliament . They have been sensitized on the importance of Nutrition and Body fitness. They have spent both days having sessions on Nutrition- good diet and good eating habits facilitated by experts.
They were in part told to avoid eating between meals since this makes them eat unnecessarily. That some of the food may not get assimilated in the body thereby resulting in obesity and heavy body weight. They were told to avoid taking too much alcohol as this makes some people lose appetite for food resulting in body weaknesses and loss of normal weight and good health. That much fats in the food affects the body system.
They were advised to avoid eating food especially from supermarkets which may not be fresh as many of them (supermarkets) sell stale products. They were encouraged to have physical exercises to keep themselves fit.
Other activities carried out include, testing for HIV, High blood pressure and diabetes. Services like; eye, dental and cancer screening were also provided.