September 4, 2012 marked the day of Vitam: Fine, Fresh, Fit!, a health and wellness seminar offered by the Hotel and Restaurant Management Society, a day of fitness and relaxation. The guest speakers shared their knowledge and practical tips on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Awareness about obesity, proper nutrition and how to evade nutrient deficiencies are just some that were mentioned and tackled during the seminar. Another important topic was the MOVABA, which stands for Moderation, Variety and Balance: the three principles of nutrition for healthy eating. Through the Nestle Wellness Mobile, the participants had the chance to know their Body Mass Index (BMI) to evaluate if the current weight is appropriate to one’s height. Also, everyone was given their Wellness belt – the waist line is a perfect indicator for risk to lifestyle disease. Students also got to bring home special healthy living goodies as Nestle gave away awesome freebies and gifts, which included a bag, pen, recipe book and Wellness Passport. 

A guest speaker from the UST Yoga Club also demonstrated his skills and dexterity as he conducted a brief Yoga talk and Yoga Asana Exercise, teaching the proper way of breathing. The seminar which was held at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium was indeed a success, and was very helpful especially to students who are dealing with a lot of paper works to accomplish and experience stress out of their day to day responsibilities. As John Kennedy said, Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body. It is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. So the more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results. Health is Wealth, HRM students! 

(Publications Committee)

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