Good Doctor and LSPR Invites Public to a Finale Health Talk about Healthy Dieting during Eid-al-fitr in Support of Health Literacy Maintenance
Jakarta, 22 April 2022 – Young people in Indonesia are increasingly realizing the importance of understanding health conditions in order to proactively manage their overall health and adopt a preventative mindset to avoid falling seriously ill. Enabled by smart digital health technologies such as the presence of telemedicine which was widely adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic, users across all age groups including the younger generation canbenefit from the increased access of credible health information.
The presence of telemedicine which is also strengthened by the educational programs that was held on a monthly basis over a 6 month duration designed to increase the health literacy among the younger generation. This is evident through the Good Doctor Technology
Indonesia (GDTI) health education program in collaboration with The London School of Public Relations (LSPR) Communication & Business Institute which revealed promising results which underlines the importance for continuous health education efforts catered for
all age groups, especially the younger generation who are actively seeking for health-related information online.
The education program is titled “Good Knowledge, Good Health” which ran from October 2021 and concluded in April 2022. Topics covered included healthy living before and after vaccination, mental health, diabetes, healthy physical activities and healthy eating. Based on a post-campaign survey by 95% of the participants, as many as 82.7% of them said that they were very satisfied with the series of health webinars conducted. In fact, 99.5% of participants were also willing to continue attending similar health talks in the future.
Emilya Setyaningtyas, Head of Communication Reputation Department, LSPR said, Based on a survey conducted to participants of the education program, it turned out that there were as many as 82.7% of participants who were very satisfied with the series of health webinars conducted. Even 99.5% of participants still want to practice if later held again similar health seminars.
“The spirit of these young people to choose reliable sources of information and access health services effectively is part of the literacy culture which we aim to cultivate on campus and encourage our students to continue for the rest of their lives. Therefore, we as an educational institution will always consistently take part in programmes that support the creation of a healthier young generation of Indonesians.”
“We hope that through a webinar series collaboration with Good Doctor, the entire Civitas Academica LSPR who participated in this campaign will get useful knowledge and can apply the health knowledge obtained in their everyday lives,” continued Emilya.
Head of Medical, PT Good Doctor Technology Indonesia, dr. Adhiatma Gunawan, added that the education program to the community is Good Doctor’s commitment to increase the health literacy and strengthen the health of our next generation. Referencing the survey results he said, “From the series of health education held over the 6 months period, we are pleased that an average of 99.7% of participants felt that the webinar met their expectations including improved literacy health. “Seeing the success achievements of this educational program, dr. Adhiatma is also optimistic that there will be a healthy society because the younger generation already has a qualified health literacy provision. Good Doctor also welcomes additional cooperation with public or social institutions that want to equally empower the younger generation to make informed decisions about their health in the long term.
“And to answer public health needs, Good Doctor as a technology-based healthcare provider is committed to achieving its mission of providing One Doctor for Every Family in Indonesia” said Dr. Adhiatma enthusiastically.
In the final episode of the “Good Health, Good Knowledge” series, the topic of dieting safely while fasting during the holy month of Ramadan will be discussed. Recognising the rising trend of dieting fads on the rise among younger generation, Good Doctor seeks to underline the importance of addressing the pros and cons of dieting when fasting.
Celebrating Eid al-Fitr while still providing good benefits for the body
Awareness of living a healthy life must also be done consistently in everyday life, ranging from eating habits, exercise, and adequate rest every day, not least during Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Even according to dr. Vikie Nouvrisia Anandaputri, M.Gizi, Sp.GK., the month of Ramadan can actually be a way to recommit to living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
“Because in this Holy month, we are taught to have the awareness to control themselves thoroughly, both by regulating eating habits to regulate emotions. This is why fasting is of immediate benefit to physical and mental health.”
Some research, continued dr. Vikie, explained how fasting that is done regularly can control blood sugar levels so as to reduce the risk of insulin resistance. Not only that, fasting regularly also provides rest time for the digestive system. At the time of fasting there is also burning of calories, even a decrease in fat mass so that by fasting can prevent obesity.
“Don’t just enjoy these health benefits only in Ramadan, but also do it consistently afterwards,” Dr. Vikie also reminded. And especially in the moment of Eid al-Fitr, dr. Vikie also gave tips to stay in control of themselves. “Because this victory day should be celebrated with joy and provide good benefits for the body.”
● Eat according to meal hours, this habit will control calorie intake. “Although Eid al-Fitr is a special day, but still eat according to meal hours with a large meal still three times, namely breakfast, lunch and dinner.”
● Choose high-fiber foods as appetizers. High-fiber foods explained dr. Vikie can slow down the digestion of food, so you will feel full longer.
● Limit the portion of the meal. On Eid al-Fitr limiting the portion of food can be a challenge in itself. If before visiting a relative’s house, you have just eaten a large meal then you should choose snacks or foods that contain high fiber such as fruit pudding or fruit ice. Or eat small portions so that blood sugar levels remain stable.
● Keep looking for ways to burn calories. By being more active in moving, calorie burning increases. For example, when you visit family’s house, deliberately park the vehicle a little far away to give the body a chance to burn calories on foot.”
● Don’t be exhausted. “Know the ability of the body. Rest if you feel tired and give the body enough sleep so that the stamina and immune system are maintained.”
The successful completion of the educational campaign aimed at increasing the health literacy among younger generation in Indonesia by Good Doctor and LSPR signals the growing appetite for more of such events. Both entities hope that more people, especially the younger generation, will be inspired to adopt a healthy lifestyle for long term.
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