Elumelu Harps On Healthy Living, Celebrates With Wife At Avon HMO’s 10th Anniversary

The Campos Stadium on Lagos Island was filled to capacity with high profile men and women from all walks of life last weekend. The Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Tony Elumelu also joined in the fitness walk tagged...
Chairperson, Avon HMO Board, Dr Awele Elumelu, OFR (left); Group Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, CFR; and the MD/CEO of Avon HMO and Healthcare Sector Head of Heirs Holdings, Adesimbo Ukiri at the ‘MyCity MyWalk’ event held in celebration of Avon HMO’s 10th Anniversary in Lagos

Chairperson, Avon HMO Board, Dr Awele Elumelu, OFR (left); Group Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, CFR; and the MD/CEO of Avon HMO and Healthcare Sector Head of Heirs Holdings, Adesimbo Ukiri at the ‘MyCity MyWalk’ event held in celebration of Avon HMO’s 10th Anniversary in Lagos

The Campos Stadium on Lagos Island was filled to capacity with high profile men and women from all walks of life last weekend. The Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Tony Elumelu also joined in the fitness walk tagged ‘My City, My Walk’ to flag off the 10th anniversary celebration of Avon Healthcare Limited (Avon HMO).
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According to the health management body, the walk, as part of activities marking its 10th anniversary, underscores its devotion to customers and their wellbeing.
   
Elumelu had during the week shared photos of the event on Instagram alongside his wife, Awele, who is the chairperson of Avon HMO. He wrote: “A decade later, we continue to walk the talk. Happy 10th anniversary to my people at @AvonHMO”.
   
Speaking further, Elumelu said taking his health and fitness seriously before the age of 30 has been one of his best decisions in life. Elumelu, 60, also urged people to invest in their health for the long term like business.
   
The billionaire businessman said this in his recipe for healthy success published on his website on Monday, July 3, 2023. Sharing pictures of himself exercising, Elumelu wrote: “I often talk about business – my philosophy, my successes and yes, my setbacks. Today, let’s talk about something that is as much a foundation for my success as that philosophy. “We are all born with talent – but personal choice, dedication and our mindset often decides if and how we embrace that talent. The same is true about our health and fitness.

“Those who know me, know I live the old expression ‘healthy mind, healthy body’. I often say if you cannot commit yourself to regular exercise, you will never reach your full potential.
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“I can’t remember when I began to take my health and fitness very seriously, but when I saw increased energy I started taking my health and fitness seriously, before I hit 30, and it has been one of my best decisions in life. I am 60 now – do I feel it? No! I owe that to taking a long-term decision 30 years ago. Like business, invest in your health for the long term – make those incremental changes, show that determination, resilience and discipline! I put my body to the test last weekend! I joined my wife, Dr. Awele Elumelu, OFR, Chair, Avon Healthcare Limited (and marathon runner!), Adesimbo Ukiri, MD/CEO Avon HMO and Heirs Holdings healthcare sector head, for #MyCityMyWalk event, which kick started Avon’s 10th-anniversary celebrations. We still have a long way to go but I commend the capable Chair and the CEO of Avon HMO for reaching this significant milestone.
 
“Avon HMO has come a long way. Ten years of empowering people across Nigeria to live healthier, fuller lives by providing access to quality healthcare services. Like Avon, we should also commit to living a fit and healthy life – you don’t need a gym, expensive equipment or clothes – you need that focus and drive that also takes you far as an entrepreneur. Fitness cultivates a hunger for growth and, over time, even builds momentum that keeps you going. Cheers to a healthy and a fit life!”
   
Also speaking, Avon HMO’s Chief Executive Officer and Healthcare Sector Head of Heirs Holdings, Adesimbo Okiri said: “We are thrilled to host this event as part of our 10th anniversary celebrations. Avon HMO has been at the forefront of championing healthy living over the past 10 years so asking people to join us for a walk is very much in line with our mission of empowering people to live healthier, fuller lives. It is also quite symbolic because we’re saying that we have walked the talk for 10 years and encourage Nigerians and everyone connected to us, to walk with us for 10 more.”
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