FEU Tech Emphasizes Importance of Wellness for Associates

Posted: March 15, 2019

Gautama Buddha once said that keeping the body in good health is a duty otherwise we will not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. This is why FEU Tech conducted a “Back-to-Back Wellness Seminar” to remind Associates to make their health a top priority.

The seminar talked about hypertension, the biggest single risk factor for deaths worldwide and pneumonia, which is one of the leading causes of deaths in the Philippines.

Guest speaker Dr. Kiel Martin discussed the importance of having an active lifestyle and keeping a healthy diet to reduce risks of hypertension. Especially for office workers who sit in front of a computer eight hours a day, he recommended standing up for at least five minutes every 30 minutes.

“Maximize the five-minute break. Use it as comfort room break, water break, or photocopy break,” he said.

Doing 90 to 120 minutes of moderate aerobic activity every week also reduces the risk of stroke and hypertension.

He also reminded the associates to watch their sugar and sodium intake.

“If you are the one in charge of preparing the food at home, you play a crucial role in keeping your family healthy,” he said.

Dr. Guian Carlo Labo then talked about pneumonia, which affects both the young and the old.

Pneumonia is often mistaken as plain cough, but if it lasts beyond one week and is causing pain or discomfort in the chest area, medical attention should be sought.

As a parting gift, Dr. Labo reminded associates not to rely on the Internet for diagnosis and consult their doctor.

“You can always ‘google’ your symptoms, but only a physical exam with a doctor will confirm your sickness.”