KKU invites its folks to achieve 100 kilometers via “KKU Healthy Life” program.

KKU Healthy Life

Assoc. Prof. Chanchai Pantongviriyakul (M.D.), a KKU president, unveils “KKU Healthy Life”, which is a walk and run program to promote good health among KKU people. The first 500 participants who succeed 100 kilometers accumulated distance will receive finisher T-shirt. 

On June 25, 2019, Assoc. Prof. Chanchai Pantongviriyakul (M.D.), a KKU president, chaired the opening of the KKU Healthy Life which is a two-month walk and run program initiated by the Human Resource Department. The program aims to engage as many of its 11, 551 people in the health promoting program. Walk and run are possible exercises for everyone. They help reduce depress and are good for health. Joining the program as a group will also promote team work and harmony. 

Asst. Prof. Dr. Komkrit Pitiluek, an assistant of the vice president for human resources, said the program helps promote good health to all 11,551 KKU staff. KKU is concerned in promoting good health to its staff believing that KKU people will be able to work more effectively when they are in good health. Promoting exercise is an indirect way to promote work efficiency in the university. “KKU Healthy Life” engages the participants in consistent exercise through walking and running which starts from July 1 to August 31. The participants are challenged to make an accumulation distance of 100 kilometers in the designated time.  The heart of the exercise emphasized in this program is consistency and exercising on a daily basis. The first 500 finishers of 100 km. will be awarded with a finisher T-shirt. Asst. Prof. Donchai Srisamran, a vice director of KKU demonstration school (Modindang), and Mr. Sitichai Yindeechart, an academic staff from KKU Sport Center, are trainers for the program. 

Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D. Acting President
Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D.
Acting President

Assoc. Prof. Chanchai Pantongviriyakul (M.D.), a KKU president, said, “promoting health security among its people is prioritized by KKU and different strategies should be employed to ensure good health for KKU people. So far, KKU has provided exercising amenities such as pavement of running track, exercising courts, among other health promoting facilities. KKU Healthy Life is a health enhancing program that is made more challenging via a competition among the participants. The walking and running activities should help promote good health to our people. People in the past had consistent exercise through daily activities such as hunting for food. The proportion of time spent on exercise is narrowed down these days which makes people more vulnerable to sickness. The program should make KKU people healthier. I would like Human Resource Department to continue this program in every coming year”.   

According to the president, three factors affecting health of the people working in the cities are food, exercise and stress. The latter is believed to provoke the excretion of free radical, a biochemical harmful for body cells and is associated with other diseases including heart disease. After being released, free radical causes inflammation of the inner of the arterial walls which cause heart problem. Some people experience heart disease despite quite moderate blood fat. Other factors such as stress should be lessened to reduce the risk of heart disease and other health problems.   

KKU Healthy Life
KKU Healthy Life

KKU people are invited to apply for “KKU Healthy Life”  at http://bit.ly/31VaTbq, the application is open until June 30. The program starts from July 1 to August 31, 2019. The report of the running distance can be done via KKU’s Work Place using the KKU User name and password as in regular email.  Below are two channels to log in. 

  1. https://workplace.kku.ac.th

2.Downloading application
 ios   ,  Android

Two categories of award: Individual and Group

Individual Award

  1. A finisher T-shirt for each of the first 500 people who complete a distance of 100 km. 
  2. The first three longest distance makers for different age groups. Male and female winners are to be awarded with souvenirs. 

Group Award

Each group must register with at least 10 members. The winning teams are teams with the highest average group distance calculated by subtracting all members’ combined distance with the number of the group members. 

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KKU Healthy Life

KKU Healthy Life


News: Watchara Noichomphu

Photos: Watchara Noichomphu  /  Satit Munkung

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