EAT & STAY HEALTHY DURING VACATION
during your vacation
in Nigeria, most of us are looking forward to the long vacation break so as to get well relaxed and have fun. Well, with the economic crunch presently in Nigeria, few of us dare to think of going on a vacation outside the country. But hey, don’t feel bad, who says we can’t relax and have fun here in Nigeria.
You can live a healthy lifestyle while catching all the fun and relaxing. Remember we need to look good this vacation, you wouldn’t want to feel all bloated up after all the holidaying.
Here are ways to stay healthy this summer:
Eat breakfast: Breakfast is very essential and most important meal of the day. It aids in maintaining a healthy weight. Healthy breakfast should include: protein, whole grains, diary, fruit and vegetables but low in salt and saturated fats.
Water: Taking lots of water can boost your energy, maintain hydration, aid weight loss, energise muscles, promote healthy looking skin, flushes kidneys of toxins and aids healthy bowel movement. So why not take water on the go!
Take a walk: Do you want to burn more calories and stay heart-healthy? All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other and get to walk! Walking burns about four calories a minute and science says they add up to take weight off and keep it off. Healthy Snacking: Eating healthy snacks shouldn’t be complicated, whether we like it or not we tend to crave for snacks. Who says we can’t snack up? Get healthy snacks like granola bars, almond nuts, cashew nuts, groundnuts or peanut just as you like it.
Make use of a kitchen: Cooking your food at home with friends or family is just the best, that way you cook the right food just as you desire and have a balanced diet. Guess what? When you cook with people around, you tend to bond and laugh which is also soulful to your body.
MAKE USE OF YOUR BLENDER: Try play around with certain herbs, veggies and fruits this season like your ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, nuts, avocado, mango, honey and anything healthy you can think of. Just get handy ingredients that are in the season at the moment and blend it!
Dance! Dance! Dance: Try relaxing by taking up a dance class it could be salsa, aerobic and meringue. Dance is a fun way to exercise and keep your entire body healthy.
I am sure with these little tips we would have a fun filled, healthy vacation. So go out there and start living healthy.
and 19 other state governors, the Ooni of Ife and other Yoruba chieftains, Ambassadors from various African countries including Ghana and South Africa, etc, the Director General of Nigerian Tourism Development Commission, Dr. Sally Mbanefo, over and many others.
Dr. Mbanefo praised the festival as a good boost to tourism in Ogun state and Nigeria as a whole, indicating that there is a wealth of culture inherent in Yorubaland and Nigeria to rouse cultural tourism. She puts forward:
“The success of the Drums Festival 2016 is a clear indication that if cultural tourism is welldeveloped and promoted in Nigeria, we will have labyrinth of tourists’ footfalls, which will greatly boost the nation’s economy and create huge employment and empowerment in the communities where the tourist sites and cultural festivals are located. It will interest you that the crowd-pulling carnivals in Nigeria are so much that you can’t finish writing about them.”
Headline performances included a grand delivery by Ara, the female talking drum player; Aanu, a female Ekwe player who led her band and captivated the audience with her Ekwe - a wooden percussion originating from Eastern Nigeria; a 40-man drummer band called Unique Fingers; an amazing show of youthful dexterity by a woman in her 80’s, Iyalaje, who danced through the entire performance of the Oluweri cultural group; a masquerade display to usher in the world’s tallest drums among many other cultural groups.
The climax was the unveiling of the world’s tallest drums measuring 16 and 17 feet by Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
The Xylophone is another wooden percussion instrument used to accompany the drums in some performances.
Olo Omidan Bata displays sheer dexterity with her tireless performance.
Aanu (Lady Ekwe) thrills the audience with her energetic performance. The Ekwe is a percussion instrument from Eastern Nigeria.
Drums are usually made out of wood, fastened with leather hide and adorned with various embellishments