Kuala Lumpur, 5 June 2018 – A walkathon during Ramadan? Yes, you better believe it! AIA PUBLIC Takaful Bhd. is organising the first-ever Ramadan Leisure-Walkathon called “Ronda Laman” and you and your family and friends are invited to be a part of this one-of-a-kind event. Participants will be able to enjoy a variety of exciting activities and participate in an exciting lucky draw, while enjoying a leisurely stroll around the park.
Date: 9th June 2018
Time: 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Location: Setia City Park, Shah Alam, Selangor.
The “Ronda Laman” Leisure Walkathon will feature the appearances of Cergas Ramadan ambassadors Wawa Zainal and Aeril Zafrel who will be participating in fun stage games and exclusive meet and greets for contest winners. Participants will also be able to complete the walkathon route with Wawa and Aeril – be the first 700 to complete the course and win exclusive AIA merchandise. In addition, PU Azman will be in attendance to deliver a Tazkirah as part of the programme. The event also features a lucky draw where a lucky few will be able to get their hands on exciting prizes like a Samsung Galaxy S9, autographed Spurs football, Fitbit devices and many more!
“Ronda Laman” is part of AIA PUBLIC Takaful’s annual Cergas Ramadan 2018 campaign, a unique movement that encourages Muslims to stay active (in moderation) and healthy during the holy month of Ramadan. This year’s campaign features a call-to-action theme “Lawan Diri. Kuatkan Iman, Kuatkan Badan” that builds upon Ramadan’s purpose of a Muslim’s spiritual submission and a source of purification for the soul, heart, mind and body. This theme encourages Muslims to better themselves through challenging yet conscious decisions to be healthy and active during the fasting month.
“This marks the third year for our Cergas Ramadan campaign and we are happy to share that the response from the public has truly been encouraging. While organising a walkathon during the fasting month may be unusual, this initiative is true to our testament and purpose of helping Malaysians live healthier, longer and better lives.” said Elmie Aman Najas, Chief Executive Officer, AIA PUBLIC Takaful Bhd.
“It’s understandable that there is a lot of focus during the month of Ramadan on festive preparation, food and decorations as we head towards the joyful celebration of Hari Raya, but our proposition of health focuses on encouraging Muslims to not neglect their health and well-being during Ramadan. Simple exercises and healthy food choices during this month goes a long way in ensuring that we have a more fulfilling and enjoyable Raya celebration. Today’s leisure-walkathon is our way of empowering people to stay active together and motivate one another,” he added.
The Cergas Ramadan campaign advocates the adoption of simple and moderate lifestyle changes during the fasting month to keep active and healthy. These tips do not require a major lifestyle overhaul – they are simple, doable and easy to follow:
- TIP #1: Power pack your Sahur with high fibre food like fruits and vegetables to get that added boost of energy throughout your day. Avoid caffeine during Sahur to reduce dehydration.
- TIP #2: Increase your water intake after you break fast and before you sleep to keep your body sufficiently hydrated.
- TIP #3: Try simple and moderate exercises during the month of Ramadan to keep yourself energised (yoga, brisk walking and squats). The best time to exercise is right before Iftar, or very early before Sahur.
For more information on the Ronda Laman, please visit AIA Malaysia’s Facebook events page: http://bit.ly/2HgxSCw
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