Nigerians have been advised to maintain simple activities to keep them in good health, as being healthy is the first step to acquiring wealth. This was the summation of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) at its maiden Health Talk, in Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday.
Speaking on the theme “New Models and Realities in Personal Health Management” the President NIM, Professor Olukunle Iyanda said “Managers do not just manage others and resources but also manage themselves, their relationships, their health, and their spiritual acts. We need to remind ourselves of simple but vital activities we need to undertake periodically in order to maintain ourselves in good health without which we could not produce any wealth.”
Stating the importance of health, Iyanda stated that economists do not believe that health is wealth “because health, unlike wealth, cannot be transferred.” He, however, said that the economist knows very that wealth can only be built by and on good health.
The President advised managers to remain updated on developments in health management.
“We need to keep abreast of developments and innovations in professional health management, as much as we do of development in, say, for example, information and communication technology.
Guest Speaker Dr. Oyebanjo Kale, a Consultant Pathologist, said while delivering his lecture that treatment is now going back to nature, where it started. He earlier defined health as “complete physical, mental and social well being, and not merely the absence of diseases”.
For him, “Western medicine is good, but it might not work all the time. Some of it will fade away in ten years’ time. It is good to follow nature, in getting treatment.”