In its continued efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle and remind Nigerians on the benefits of a daily fitness routine, Power Oil, the No.1 healthy choice of cooking vegetable oil has formally announced the kick-off plans for the 4th edition of its annual health promotion program Walkhearton in 5 cities across Nigeria.
Power Oil Walkhearton is a heart health promotion project aimed at encouraging everyone to take at least a 30minutes walk daily. This initiative mobilizes people for a 5kilometres walk towards achieving a common cause of a healthy heart and active lifestyle.
This information was made available by the brand team, formally declaring full details about the upcoming fourth edition of the project while also reeling out the exciting activities lined up for participants across the 5 key cities where the event will be taking place.
According to Prerna Pathre, the brand manager, Power Oil, who confirmed that this edition of the annual Power Oil Walkhearton themed; “Listen to your heart” will hold for five consecutive Saturdays across five major cities; Lagos, Ibadan, Enugu, Port Harcourt & Benin; kicking off from the third Saturday in October 19th in Lagos, to culminate into the third Saturday in November, 16th in Edo state, Benin.
“The Healthy Walk kicks off in Lagos State on the October 19 at the National Stadium Surulere, then in Oyo State, Ibadan at Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Liberty/ Ring Road (October 26), the following Saturday while Port Harcourt (Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Elekahia- November 2nd), Enugu (Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Ogui Road- October 9) & Benin (National Museum Ground, Ring Road, Benin City) hold on subsequent Saturdays to conclude the activity on November 16.
There are few renowned artistes specially picked for of their popularity in these regions coming not only to perform but also to take the healthy walk along with the crowd. Slimcase is billed to perform in Lagos & Ibadan, Mr Raw at Enugu while Erigga will take on Benin & PH, they all will be present to add spice to the fitness activities”, she said.
As the usual practice, Power Oil Health Camp will be available at every location to offer free basic medical checks for participants to ascertain their health status, including blood pressure, BMI and general medical consultation. Also, representatives from the Nigerian Heart Foundation will be in attendance to address the crowd on how to maintain a healthy heart.
Mrs Omotayo Azeez- Abiodun, the public relations manager, Tolaram Group, said beyond the exciting activities lined up, refreshments will also be made available to everyone. There will be water and glucose to replenish lost energy and most importantly, freshly made finger foods being prepared on the spot for people to see and experience the brand purity.
It will be recalled that the Power Oil Walkhearton Health awareness project started in 2015 in Lagos to promote fitness and healthy living amongst Nigerians, then it expanded to 2 cities (Lagos & Abuja) in the following year. However, from 2016 it further expanded to cover 5 cities across the nation (Lagos, Ibadan, Owerri, PHC and Abuja). This is the fourth edition.