An expert in healthy living, Mrs. Victoria Kayode, gave the advice yesterday at a seminar entitled, “Reclaim your Health”.
Speaking with journalists at the seminar in Abuja, Kayode, who is also the founder of LivinMedia Nigeria Limited, stressed why, according to her, it is better to stay healthy than looking for healing.
Kayode, who lamented that majority of diseases and sicknesses, which are prevalent today are as a result of intake of bad diets and bad lifestyles, said her passion to see people live well and make those that are sick get well, prompted her to go into the field.
Her words: “We see people moving about with many conditions that are majorly as a result of what they eat, what they do and what they fail to do; so we preach diet and lifestyle change”.
She said her team has been teaching healthy living in churches, schools, mosques, offices, seminars, conferences, among others.
However, Kayode said that was the first time she was organising a free seminar for the general public in the Federal Capital Territory, disclosing plans to reach out to those at the grassroots.
“We have been teaching healthy living as our own quota to bring to the barest minimum (if not to eradicate) sicknesses and diseases in our environment for the past eight years and we believe we still have much ground to cover”, she said.
Highpoint of the event was talks on different health issues delivered by resource persons, blood pressure checks, height and Body Mass Index by experts and responses to questions on health asked by participants.
While speaking on the topic, “Reclaim your health”, Rev. Tony Akinyemi advised Nigerians not to wait for diseases to strike before making moves.
“We can pre-empt, prevent, be proactive and there are things we can do to stay healthy. There are preventable and avoidable diseases; so everybody should be alive and awake to take the various responsibilities they have in making sure we maintain a healthy nation; because from a healthy nation, we will have a healthy, productive workforce, so that we can enhance our overall development as a nation,” the cleric said.
Other resource persons, who spoke at the seminar were Brig.-Gen. Abimbola Amusa, a doctor in the Nigerian Army, who talked on Orthodox Medicine and Healthy Living Issues and Pastor Titi Somefun, who spoke on “Look Fine but Unhealthy Inside”.