Kipchoge urges companies to adopt exercising to reduce sickness
The Olympic gold medalist, Eliud Kipchoge has urged companies to embrace exercise as a way of reducing poor health and subsequent absenteeism in their firms.
Kipchoge, who presided over the first ever BIDCO company sporting day on Saturday, said exercising was the only option for healthy living.
“Train and you will do the unthinkable. Exercising will help companies reduce cases of absenteeism because illnesses will reduce,” he said.
The Olympic champion, who was joined by national volleyball team captain, Brackcides Agala, volleyball team player Jane Wacu and Kenya sevens rugby player, Oscar Ayodi, praised IAAF team for their commendable effort of raising Kenya’s flag high noting that the future of Kenyan athletes was promising.
The 42 year old used the forum to urge Kenyans to pray for peace before, during and after the elections noting that sporting activities in the country would be devastated in the unlikely event of emergence of crisis.
The Bidco Chairman, Vimal Shah who emerged number one on bicycle riding competition beating Eliud Kipchoge and Jane Wachu told Kenyans to unite as they did whenever Kenyan players won medals for the country.
“Even in sports, when you see Eliud winning a medal in London, aren’t we all proud as Kenyans? Do we ask the tribe Kenyan players come from? Let us embrace the spirit of togetherness,” he said.
Shah urged companies to embrace bonding sessions and create better working environment for their staff to better their results.
Football, volleyball, rugby, racing activities, tug of war and dancing are among the sporting activities that the over 1, 500 Bidco staff participated in during the event which took part at the Mount Kenya University (MKU) grounds on Saturday.
By Joseph Ng’ang’a