Lifestyle-related chronic diseases are placing an increasing burden on health systems around the globe. What’s more, they contribute to over 65 per cent of medical cases in Kenyan hospitals.
That notwithstanding, Denmark-based Kenyan Olympian Evans Ashira Oure believes such complications can be a thing of the past with proper guidance on fitness and culture change.
“We can prevent these diseases by making small changes in people’s behaviour. The health benefits are there, they are real, they are measured and are cost effective,” said Oure, who savoured several sparring sessions with pound-for-pound pugilist Floyd Mayweather Jr at Palm Beach, Florida in his days at Don King’s stable.
So what has “The African Warrior” been up to after hanging up his gloves in 2008?
Upon retirement from the ring in Denmark, Oure’s daily grind has revolved around promoting healthy living amongst active and retired sports personalities as well as individuals from the corporate world.
He spends a part of each day grooming the next generation of boxing champions, over and above, disseminating valuable fitness experience to corporate people most of whom are vulnerable to life threatening complications like cancer, obesity, diabetes and hypertension.
Boxmedtech, which is owned and operated by Oure, supports and imparts healthy experience, ostensibly to mitigate life-threatening diseases.
“Boxmedtech is an idea my friend and I came up with on realisation that many corporate people and young folks suffered a great deal as a result of not exercising regularly. Boxmedtech is the future of training. Many people need something affordable to stay in shape and healthy. So I am bringing home a blend of American and European perception which will definitely give many jobless boxers something to live on, work with the community and indeed get back in shape.”
“Boxmedtech is going to transform lives in a way and people will be motivated to stay in shape by understanding the power of preventive measures. The secret is to train right and eat right.”
Oure has continued to give back to the community, supported boxers and brought home plenty of boxing equipment.