By Yemisi Suleiman
The Vanguard Allure second edition of the WomenÂ on Wellness Seminar (WOW 2009) held penultimate Saturday at the Eko Hotels & Suites, brought together a number of speakers, who gave talks onÂ The Balancing Act- attaining Work Life Balance. There were also talks on Nutrition, Health and Relationship.
Amongst the speakersÂ was Allure Columnist andÂ Nutrition Expert Princess Katie Emiko, who was on hand with the topic; Prescription to a Better Body and a Healthier You.
Princess spoke passionately on Wellness in its totality. To her, Wellness is not all about clothes, style, your skin colour or size. Wellness is you,Â how you feed and treat your body, what you take in. It is not the fact that you are slim or fat, tall or short or you are not hypertensive or sick etc.
Wellness is a physical, social, emotional and spiritual state of your health..Â It has to do with everything, it is a lifestyle. If you cannot communicate with your husband or in-laws perfectly, then you lack emotional wellness. When your clothes do not fit , then you lack physical wellness, also if you cannot communicate effectively with your co-workers and friends, or mix freely in a social gathering, then you lack socialÂ wellness.
OnÂ what toÂ do dailyÂ to attain good health and prevent diseases, Kathy prescribes functional eating as against recreational eating. Attaining total wellness, requires planning and discipline, asÂ it takes a lot of time to achieve total wellness.Â For sound health, good physical appearance, you are what you eat, digest, absorb and eliminate
For Prescription to a better body and healthier you, she chose what she called formula 10,10, 70, 10
70% nutrition-what you eat is going to reflect on your skin, your outlook.
For fatty tissue, 10 percent ofÂ that can be as a result of your genetic disposition ( if your parents are fat, its very likely that you will get fat) which will reflect on your body.
*There has to be respect for food â€“Eat only when you are hungry and little portions at a time. *Avoid bleached, chemical or processed foodsâ€“they have nothing good to offer. *Avoid sugars and sodasâ€“they facilitate aging.
*Try as much as you can to take 8 glasses of water on a daily basis…