KENYA—Health CS Nakhumicha Wafula has continued to use multiple platforms, including sports, to promote preventive and promotional healthcare as part of her unwavering commitment to comprehensive and accessible healthcare.
The health CS commitment came forth during her active participation in the finals of a football tournament hosted by MP Martin Wanyonyi at Lukusi Primary School.
This recent event in Webuye East Constituency brought together hundreds of football enthusiasts.
Recognizing the ability of sports to increase physical activity and enhance health, there is a growing movement emphasizing the health benefits of sports and exercise activities.
Positive impacts of sports are primarily obtained through physical activity, but secondary effects include psychosocial and personal development, as well as reduced alcohol use.
As physical exercise becomes increasingly structured, the function of sports in society has grown in importance over time, not only for the individual but also for public health.
According to her, sport, exercise, and physical activity are crucial in promoting an active lifestyle since they have been integrated into many programs and policies, particularly within elite sports organizations, as specified by the World Health Organization.
Furthermore, sports medicine plays a vital part in achieving this goal by encouraging, educating, forming, providing recreation, fostering competitiveness, offering rehabilitation, and assisting in recovery.
Sports science also bridges the gap between science and practice in the promotion of exercise and health, as well as in the scientific evaluation, analysis, and comprehension of sports performance.
With this in mind, Health CS Nakhumicha Wafula has been keen to advocate for a holistic approach to healthcare that goes beyond traditional limitations by acknowledging the numerous contributions of sports to general well-being.
According to the CDC, regular physical activity is one of the most important things that can be done to improve health by enhancing mental health, weight control, disease risk, bone and muscular strength, and the ability to complete everyday tasks.
Adults who sit less and engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical exercise, for example, benefit from a variety of health benefits, making it one of the few lifestyle choices with such a large impact on health.