A Consultant Physician and Fellow, West African College of Physicians, Dr Lanre Olatunde has urged NYSC staff to strive and maintain a healthy living standard as they discharge their official assignments.
He also advocated regular exercise adding that there was the need to go for medical check-up at least once in a year.
Dr Olatunde stated this while delivering a lecture entitled, “Maintaining a good health status in the face of stress in the work place”, at the 2018 Annual Management Conference held in Akure.
The medical practitioner added that men above fifty years of age should have their prostrate glands examined yearly while women should have pap smear done in order to screen for cervical cancer.
He warned against self medication adding that clinic appointments must be strictly adhered to.
“If you are undergoing stress, share your feelings with people around you. Manage time by creating a balance work schedule, delegate responsibilities, prioritize and break tasks into smaller components”, Olatunde added.
The Physician admonished workshop participants to avoid smoking and alcoholic drinks which he described as causes of lung cancer, stroke, heart attack and other deadly diseases.
Speaking further, he enjoined them to cultivate good eating habit and maintain regular weight/light measurement.
“Body Mass Index between 18-24.9kg/m2 is normal while Body Mass Index between 25-29.9kg/m2 is overweight”, he said