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Johor Bahru, 6th May 2017 – Regency Specialist Hospital (Regency), a leading private healthcare facility, held an event to promote healthy lifestyle among the community through fun and informative activities.
Regency World Health Day, held in partnership with Seri Alam Properties Sdn. Bhd. (SAP), saw almost a thousand participants learning more about practising a healthy lifestyle and preventing diseases through activities such as health screening, fitness exercises, healthy cooking demonstration and competition, as well as health exhibition.
Mr Gan Boon San, chief executive officer of Regency, said that the hospital celebrates World Health Day every year and actively engage with the local community to promote healthy lifestyle.
“One of the most important things in life is to be healthy – not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. This event provides an opportunity for the community to come together to focus on actions that can improve the health of all our people,” he said, adding that he was proud to work with SAP this year.
While most hospitals focus on curing diseases, Regency believes in prevention is better than cure and as such encourages the public to go for regular health screenings available at the hospital’s Health Screening Centre. Mr Gan added that having a proper diet, learning stress management and being active goes a long way in improving a person’s wellbeing.
Mr Freddie Lee, Executive Director of SAP, also expressed his happiness in co-organising the event that would help increase the public’s awareness on health.
“We have been continuously working with various parties to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle so this is not our first collaboration. Within the Seri Alam township itself, we have been encouraging the community to live a balanced lifestyle with regular health activities like cycling, jogging and other outdoor pursuits,” he said.
Mr Lee added that there are two large communal parks in the township that comes with exercise stations, jogging paths and bicycle lanes to encourage the community to live a balanced life.
“Our parks are also designated smoke-free areas so that everyone can enjoy a fresher environment,” he said.
There was plenty of fun involved during the event as the participants at the event had the chance to join competitions such as fitness dance and healthy cooking. The lucky winners brought back prizes worth RM4,500 and RM1,500 for the respective contests!
Other activities such as colouring contest, doodle art and exhibition encouraged both adults and children to learn about health in a more exciting way.
The event was officiated by Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of IRDA. This celebration is in line with IRDA’s strategy to promote a healthier lifestyle through their ‘Smart Healthy City’ initiative and support.
Also involved in the event were Regency staff, Seri Alam Properties staff and Health associations from National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM), Johor Purple Community (Women Cancer Support Group), JB Breast Cancer Support Group, Blood Donation by Hospital Mersing.