To help encourage Kiwis in their health and fitness journey AIA New Zealand has joined forces with one of the country’s greatest ever athletes, Dame Valerie Adams, to launch a nationwide campaign to inspire New Zealanders to live healthier, longer, better lives.
“As an athlete and mother of young children, I value the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle for myself and my family”, says Dame Valerie Adams.
“My health journey isn’t just about winning medals but about having the energy to live the life I want with the people I love. I’m excited to join the AIA family as we encourage New Zealanders to overcome their challenges by taking small steps towards a healthier life together,” adds Dame Valerie.
“Our vision is to champion New Zealand to be the healthiest and most protected nation in the world. It is fantastic that the majority of Kiwis surveyed place importance on their health and see that some form of physical activity supports them to live a heathier, longer, better life,” says Damien Mu, AIA Australia and New Zealand CEO.
Together with the recent launch of AIA Vitality, a science-backed personalised health and wellbeing programme that encourages and rewards New Zealanders to understand and improve their health, the campaign aims to inspire Kiwis to make small changes to their lifestyle and diet to start reaping the health benefits.
Dame Valerie joins former All Black, Ian Jones and health advocate and influencer, Jess Quinn, as AIA Vitality Ambassadors.
“We hope that by having extended AIA family members and inspirational role models like Dame Valerie Adams, Ian Jones and Jess Quinn share their stories, that other Kiwis will be inspired to make small changes to their health”, adds Mu.
“AIA believes physical wellbeing, fitness, mental health and quality of life are all important and intrinsically linked. As a population, we need to focus our attention more holistically through proactive and preventative behaviour to protect our health, our mental wellbeing and lengthen our lives”, says Nick Stanhope, AIA New Zealand CEO.
For more details, or to arrange for an interview, please contact:
Craig Glover, Head of Corporate Affairs and External Communications, on 027 275 3405.