Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
Journalists have been urged to quit smoking and drinking of alcohol, but rather engage in regular sex with their partners in order to live healthy.
The admonition came from Dr. Opeyemi Abioye, a medical expert, during a Health Talk to commemorate the 2022 NUJ Press Week in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
He advised journalists in Ekiti State to abstain from drinking and participate in regular sex in order to stay fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
According to him, regular sex helps the heart to control blood pressure, release endorphins and burn calories.
He further prescribed regular physical exercise which he tagged Diet Exercise Drug (DED) rather than focusing on injesting drugs.
“Recent research has shown that alcohol is of no benefit; stop taking it.
“However, it can be moderate because too much of everything is bad.
“Also, make sure you have regular sex, like three to four times a week.
“Endorphins are released during sex which makes one feel good and burn calories.
“Engage in Diet Exercise Drug (DED), which enables you to engage in deliberate physical exercise rather than focusing on taking drugs.
“Eat food that is rich in vitamins like oranges, watermelon and make sure you take them in moderation.
“Make sure you give yourself adequate sleep. Come to the clinic and check your blood pressure and sugar level regularly for monitoring and management of your health.
“Know the source of the water you are taking, and make sure the source of the water is protected from contamination to avoid waterborne disease that carries bacteria, viruses, and fungi,” he maintained.
The Chairman of Ekiti State NUJ, Comrade Rotimi Ojomoyela, while speaking on the essence of the Health Talk, described the journalism profession as a long-term job, which has no break hence, the need to check their health status.
He added that “even if we are on vacation, considering the nature of our work, we work everyday because we can be called on at anytime.
“Sometimes, we stand for hours and work under the sun so, there is a need for us to do regular checks, to see how fit we are,” he noted