April 16, 2024

Expert Counsels  Veteran Journalists On Healthy Lifestyle

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By KEHINDE Emmanuel,Ilorin 

Veteran Journalists have been advised to imbibe healthy lifestyle to keep fit at all times.

The Focal Person for Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) at Kwara State Ministry of Health, Dr 

Olabisi Adebusola Oyeyipo gave the advice during an health talk programme tagged’ Healthcare

 As A Sexagenerian’ ,organised by the  Kwara State’s chapter of the National League of Veteran Journalists (NALVEJ).

Oyeyipo advised the senior journalists to  create enough time to sleep, exercise and  visit health facilities for proper health check at least once in three months.

She advised them against  using same drugs prescribed for their friends simply because such drugs were effective for them.

Oyeyipo encouraged NALVEJ members  to live in  a clean environment to avoid some of the avoidable illness that comes with mosquitoe’s  bite.

This, she said becomes imperative because some of the immunities have reduced due to old age and as elderly people, they may not be able to fight against diseases as it were  at the middle age.

The senior journalists were also advised to limit their physical exercises of keeping fit to walking some distance either within or outside their environments.

To maintain and manage old age, Oyeyipo encouraged them  to ensure good diets which include taking of more fruits, vegetables, pap and cutting down on carbohydrate intakes.

She advised them  against eating cow meat except for its intestines and other body parts, urging them to instead eat fishes  because of the vitamin E contents inherent in them. 

In his remarks, the chairman of NALVEJ in the state,  Alh Tunde Akanbi, thanked the guest lecturer and advised  members to heed to the lessons gained from the lecture.

Akanbi encouraged his colleagues to take issues concerning their well-being  seriously, saying that ‘health is wealth.’ 

In his contribution, the chairman, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Kwara State Council, Comrade Ahmed Abdullateef thanked the guest lecturer and hailed the NALVEJ members for their support for the upcoming journalists in the state.

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