Healthy living should not be enforced but each individual should make it their business to stay healthy and fit, says the Methodist Church general secretary the Reverend Semisi Turagavou.
“If your body is not healthy, obviously you will not be able to carry out your work to the best of your ability,” Mr Turagavou said.
“We encourage those who work under the umbrella of the church to ensure that they have their medical check-ups, do some exercise, eat healthy food and maintain a healthy life.
“We don’t want to enforce it, but the onus is on every church member to take this seriously.
“So, the church emphasises the need for its members to ensure that they are spiritually, physically and mentally fit.”
He said health professionals conducted awareness programs whenever the church had a conference or meetings in their own divisions.
“They also conduct medical check-ups when we have meetings and it’s important that our members know their health status.
“We know that non-communicable diseases are affecting everyone and people have lost their lives, thus families have suffered.”