PT DAHANA held a Healthy Lifestyle webinar under the theme of “Dare to Change Your Size? No need to worry!” The activity, which was opened by the Director of Technology and Development, Suhendra Yusuf RPN, was given in a hybrid through zoom meetings and offline in the DAHANA Class Room, in Subang, on 21 February 2023.

In his remarks, Mr Yusuf said that the Company really supports health programs that can increase employee productivity during working. He also talked about the policy of the Indonesian Army in the 1990s which prohibited Indonesian Army officers from having pot bellies, and it was proven that this policy that was laughed at actually resulted in the making of healthy soldiers with a better work ethic.

“Welcome to PT DAHANA Campus, it is an honor that Doctor Dimas is pleased to be here to provide insight into health in the world of work system. Hopefully DAHANA’s personnel can take lessons and more insights about health, nutrition, obesity and underweight. The doctor can later talk about abdominal circumference that exceeds the standard  that has many sources of disease,” said Mr Yusuf.

The seminar speaker, dr. Dimas Erlangga Lutfimas, a clinical nutritionist and lecturer at Padjadjaran University discuss about health which does not only mean free from disease, but a perfect condition and condition both physically, mentally and socially. Being fit, he said, is a condition where a person is able to carry out additional activities after carrying out his routine activities.

He added that according to research from the Ministry of Health in 2018, obesity in Indonesia tends to increase every year. Obesity has bad impacts such as absence from work due to illness, decreased productivity, reduced working age, burdens for the next generation, leading to death at an earlier age.

Obesity is caused by many things, including genetic factors, wrong dietary habits and trends, lack of body exercise, comfortable or easy environment, and a person’s socioeconomic status. However, the thing that triggers obesity is nutritional intake.

“For obese people, it is necessary to regulate a diet with a calorie deficit, because even 5% weight loss can reduce various risks of disease; arrange a balanced diet between complex carbohydrates, protein sources, and vegetables and fruits.  Healthy food does not have to be expensive and can be easily prepared by yourself,” said doctor Lutfimas.

After the presentation, the participants seemed enthusiastic with lively discussions on sports that are good for obese people, a balanced lifestyle, health solution to the phenomenon of overwork among millennials and gen-z, and various other health problems.