Titled Live Healthy, Eat Healthy – a health workshop was held by Lock&Lock Pakistan to create awareness about healthy eating and living among professionals and children. A major percentage of audience included working women, who believed maintaining healthy lifestyle is becoming all the more challenging in today’s hectic routine.
Detailed discussion on child obesity raised concern among the attendees, who were worried about their children’s hygiene and eating habits at school. Speaking at the occasion, Moen Waheed CEO Lock & Lock said, “Parents should ensure their child should have the habit of eating home-made lunch. Making sure your child’s lunch box is air-tight with locking-lid helps in keeping the food fresh and hygienic. Parents should give the children boiled or filtered water from home in water-tight containers so that the water does not stink or go stale. Children should be discouraged from having sodas and junk food.”
Among the speakers was Dr Farzeen Malik, an eminent dietitian, who stressed on the need of a balanced diet as it helps prevent obesity, and spoke about the health risks associated with obesity. Dr Zarqa Suharwardy Taimur, a prominent dermatologist spoke on how healthy food affects our overall look, and talked about the latest obsession in our country with skin whitening while discouraging the use of skin whiting creams. Clinical psychologist Dr Komal Riaz Sheikh added to this by discussing stress eating disorders emphasizing on adopting healthy activities to de-stress oneself. In addition to this, yoga expert Aniee Jawad, and self-defense expert Mirza Muhammad Arslan were also shown.