Lagos women dance fiesta holds March 7
All roads will, on March 7, lead to the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, where women from different social backgrounds converge on the facility for the maiden edition of Lagos Women Dance 0.1.
An initiative of the Seed Rehabilitation Foundation, the event, which has ‘Stress Out’ as subtheme, aims at encouraging women to engage in fitness exercises, as a way of improving their health.
The publicist of the group, Juliet Vincent-Obi, said aside from being one of the ways of celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day, that the event seeks to bring women of all professions together for a workout, bonding and to improve health outcomes through music and fitness dance.
She said: “Stress is a universal and a common challenge to the modern woman. Women working in different organisations have to deal with it to avoid decrease in organisation/employee overall performance, poor work quality and absenteeism at work due to health challenges such as anxiety, emotional disorder, poor work life balance, among others.”
She noted that depression, obesity, cardiac arrest, among others could be overcome through healthy exercises, adding that research has shown that dance, especially health and fitness dance boost good health.
The publicist also disclosed that the event would serve as avenue for women to celebrate themselves and create awareness on some cultural biases held against women in workplaces and some communities across the country.