Lifestyle Commissioner – Nadia Kariel
Deputy Lifestyle Commissioner – Siraaj Solomon
The Lifestyle Commission is responsible for supporting members in their quest to live a healthier lifestyle through health promotion and education. We complement the activities of the Athletics Commission by focusing on issues such as injury prevention, weight management, good nutrition, smoking cessation, and providing information on chronic diseases of lifestyle such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension.
Previous events have involved health screening on World Kidney Day and an educational programme around healthy lungs. This included a talk on the dangers of smoking by Professor Elvis Irusen of Stellenbosch University and exhibits by Stellenbosch University students on tuberculosis, lung cancer and other smoking-related diseases. Upcoming events will include presentations on injury prevention and on nutrition.