The programme held on Sunday, 2nd April, 2017 at 8, Aderibigbe Shitta Street, Maryland in Lagos State of Nigeria between the hours of 12pm to 4pm.
The purpose of the programme — Health Lunch with Hafsah — is to bring together women who are on the same mission of a healthy lifestyle under one conducive environment to discuss food and fitness.
In case you missed this edition, here some of the activities:
The attendees arrived early and I was impressed by their punctuality. early. Everyone got seated and we started on discussions.
The attendees talked about how they have been coping with their new lifestyle viz a viz, exercising and eating right, and how it has affected their lives positively. They all had one thing in common, exercising is not easy! I reassured them that nobody ever said exercising was easy, it is work. For any activity to count as exercise, it has to elevate your heart rate. I went further to say that exercising gets easier with time. However, when it gets too easy, it is time to intensify.
Below is the summary of the health talk we had:
- Exercising must be done consciously and it must raise the heart beat rate. Also, that we exercise for 30 — 60 minutes does not mean we should become a couch potato the remaining 23 hours in the day. You should be active all day.
- I also explained that exercising alone cannot effect weightloss. We have to cut the calories they consume, every time we eat.
- They were advised to change their exercise routine. So that the muscles do not get used to the same exercise, to prevent plateau and boredom.
- I commended all the attendees on their efforts to eat healthy, avoid junks and exercise daily. I also reiterated the fact that eating healthy meals requires planning just as we plan every other aspects of our lives. Avoiding junks, fizzy drinks is achievable once we are determined to change.
A short fitness session followed where we worked out by performing different exercises for various body parts.
We had a sumptuous lunch of porridge with vegetable sauce and grilled chicken which we washed down with a bottle of chilled tiger nut drink.
A brief chit chat session followed and the attendees got to know themselves better. The programme ended on a satisfactory note.
If you missed this edition, watch out for the next one.