With the intention of alerting employees about health care, the Labor Management Body (OGMO) of Paranaguá’s Casual Port Work held an event alluding to the Pink October campaign this Monday (30) and Tuesday (31 ).
In the action, the Women’s Network to Combat Cancer (RFCC) provided guidance on preventive exams, while personal trainer, Melina Moscardi, and nutrition academic, Suelen Petroski, discussed the impact of healthy eating combined with physical activity in preventing cancer. cancer.
Ogmo’s executive director, Shana Bertol, tells JB Coast that the company seeks not only to raise awareness about breast cancer, but also about other types of diseases and health care in general.
“Our main focus is breast cancer, but we also discuss other diseases in our campaigns, which makes it important for everyone to participate, including men. They can also learn about nutrition and healthy eating, knowledge that applies to all areas of their lives”, said the director.
Shana also talks about the impact of health on employees’ productivity and job satisfaction. “We put health as a priority, as a healthy employee is more productive. Our approach is clear: health, family and work, in that order. When we are healthy, we can take care of our families and do our jobs well.”, he added.
Physical activity is the first step
During the lecture, Melina discussed the difference between activity and physical exercise, highlighted the incidence of breast cancer in sedentary women and gave tips on how employees can add simple activities to their routine, which can help combat sedentary lifestyle.
“Sometimes we get stuck with the idea that physical activity is within the gym, but not everyone has the financial access or time to do it. So, the first step is to ask yourself: ‘What can I do to add physical activity to my daily life?‘”, explained the personal.
In her speech, she also drew attention to the high incidence of breast cancer in sedentary women, which increases by 40%.“The vast majority of cancers relate to lifestyle. No one is safe from any disease, but how the body responds depends on lifestyle. About 90% of people who have little muscle mass do not survive in the ICU because the body needs the strength to heal itself.”, highlighted Melina.
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Healthy eating is also an ally
In her speech, nutrition academic Suelen Petroski highlighted that, contrary to common sense, restrictive eating is also harmful, since food that is zero in sugar, zero in carbohydrates, among others, will also be zero in nutrients.
“The lack of mood is closely linked to the lack of nutrients. In other words, the secret is to give preference to natural foods, which, even though they contain sugar, carbohydrates and the like, will still be good for the body.”he highlighted.
She also gave tips on good choices when preparing a dish and taught employees how to make a natural tomato sauce. “The more the food industry grows, the more people get sick, so our focus is to show that with organization you can have a healthy and balanced diet”, he added.
Small decisions that make a difference
For OGMO lawyer, Silvana Alves, the Network’s and health professionals’ lectures showed that it is possible to take moments out of the day for personal care. “They showed us that being healthy isn’t about getting in shape or going to the gym every day, it’s about small decisions we make in our routine that can make all the difference.”, he stated.
For the person responsible for Marketing at Ogmo, Reinaldo David, awareness is the first step in the search for a fulfilling life. “As parents, children and siblings, we are also part of Pink October, and this event brought us relevant information and incentives to adopt healthy habits that are crucial for our longevity and health”, concluded the collaborator.