Small and Medium Scale Business owners and operators have been advised on essential health tips that will help them to successfully create wealth and thrive more in their businesses.
Speaking during the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Business Series hybrid event at the bank’s Head office in Lagos on yesterday, fitness and health professionals said intentionality, physical fitness and regular health checks are essential and healthy tips that customers should pay attention to if they are to record good success in their businesses.
The Group Head Medical Services, AVON HMO, Dr Adeyemi Adeyinka; Founder Kemen Fitness, Kemen Ekerette; artist and fitness enthusiast, Saga Adeolu; Executive Director, Happiness Center, Ramanujam Rummy, and Group Head, Retention and Growth, AVON HMO, Atinuke Kolade, were panellists at the event who spoke on the topic: ‘Financial fitness: Balancing Health and Wealth for Small Business Owners’.
“It is important for business owners to maintain a good work-life balance, and parameters such as knowing the state of your health, creating an enabling environment for yourself and having annual wellness checks on your organs such as your lungs, livers, kidneys and all is very important for you as a small business operator,” Adeyinka stated.
On his part, Ekerette advised customers and business owners to be intentional in ensuring that they are physically fit, adding that “Eating right, resting and exercising should be a part of every entrepreneur’s daily life,” he noted.
To Adeolu, business owners should understand that their health and wealth have a lot in common and should both be treated as top priority. “If you are not physically fit, you may not be able to make good financial decisions in your businesses,” he said.
Kolade said that subscribing to newsletters on healthy lifestyle and stress management could go a long way towards ensuring that you are armed with all the information you need to live a healthy life.
All the speakers at the UBA Business Series event agreed that taking care of health remains important in creating wealth for businesses owners.
The UBA Business Series is a regular capacity-building initiative organised by the bank where leading business leaders and entrepreneurs gather to share insights on best business practices and how entrepreneurs can build a sustainable business empire, especially in Africa’s challenging business environment.
Through the business series, UBA has consistently supported businesses with essential tips to re-examine their models and strategies as well as ensure they stay afloat and remain thriving.
UBA’s Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Alero Ladipo, who commended the panellists said the bank’s passion is hinged on ensuring that customers and entrepreneurs run businesses that can stand the test of time with the requisite knowledge and experience required to take their businesses to the next level.
She said: “One thing we must make clear is that health and wealth are intrinsically knit. You cannot make money if you are not physically fit. It is the responsibility of a forward-thinking financial partner such as UBA, to make sure that all our customers are armed with all the information they need to do well, so that they will flourish in all areas.”