By Elizabeth Uwandu
Double Crown Manager and Member, Chairman’s Circle of Edmark International, Mr. Emeka Ononiwu, has said Nigerians, particularly youths, need to be more aware on dangers of excess fat in the body. As ignorance is the bane of obesity in Nigerians.
Ononiwu who said this during the unveiling of ‘P4 lose to win 90 days challenge’ in Lagos said, “A lot of people are suffering today because of ignoarance as regards excess fat in the body. If people are able to live within the normal range of their weight, they won’t have issues with their health.
“When we talk about weight, it means excess fat in the body than the body requires. If you consume more calories than you can burn, automatically it raises the level of acid in the system, there will be problem. Obesity will set in and open doors for many diseases which can shorten life,” he said.
He said as part of the commitment of Edmark to combating the growing epidemic of obesity penetrating every walk of life, it has kicked off a weight loss challenge by giving Nigerians a platform to regain their health by overcoming obesity.
“To help Nigerians regain their health by overcoming obesity, Edmark coined the ‘P4 Lose to Win 90 Days Challenge’ which guides an individual’s weight loss journey with the P4 Healthy Slimming range of products, we kicked off the first edition of the programme in 2014.
“Edmark Nigeria helped over 950 individuals lose a total of over 6,925 kilograms of excess weight collectively. The weight loss challenge rewards participants for their discipline in achieving their healthy body mass index within 90 days,” adding that this year’s programme is not different.