6 Tips to Stay Healthy This Rainy Season

Rainy season surely has its charms but when it comes to water-borne diseases it is important to protect yourself and your loved ones. Here are some useful tips to stay healthy during the rainy season.

  • Drink boiled water: It is important to hydrated during this rainy season. Drink boiled water or purified water to keep yourself hydrated and refreshed during the rainy season.
  • Wash your hands: Bacteria and viruses come alive during the rainy season and it is important to keep your hands clean. Wash your hands as frequently as you can.
  • Use mosquito nets and repellent: Malaria is the most common disease during the rainy season. Hence it is important to use a mosquito net or a mosquito repellent to keep yourself and your family safe. It is important to get rid of breeding spots for mosquitoes such as garden spots, old containers and other items that retain water.
  • Avoid walking in dirty water: Try avoid walking in dirty puddles during this rainy season as it could contain infection causing bacteria and viruses.
  • Avoid wet walls: Avoid leaning against and touch wet walls as they are a breeding ground for fungus which could cause asthma.
  • Eat healthy food: Avoid uncooked food and street food. It is advisable to stick to a healthy diet with vegetables and fruits to keep yourself healthy.

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A Continuing Partnership; HNB Assurance Join Hands with the College of Community Physicians for the 3rd Consecutive Year

Continuing its strategic partnership for the 3rd consecutive year, HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) entered into an MoU with the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka (CCPSL). The primary objective of this partnership is to educate the general public on a number of topics related to health and wellbeing.

Sharing his thoughts on this strategic partnership, Managing Director/CEO of HNBA and its fully owned subsidiary HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI), Mr. Deepthi Lokuarachchi stated, “with the changing attitude and behavior towards health and wellbeing, communities face various health-related challenges and threats in their day-to-day lives and as a brand committed towards the wellbeing of the community, HNBA has taken various measures to address these health related concerns and to propagate the concept of healthy living and this strategic partnership is one such measure to promote the concept of healthy living. Through this partnership we hope to educate communities on a number of topics related to health and wellbeing”.

Sharing her thoughts on the MoU, Secretary of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, Dr. Inoka Suraweera stated “We are extremely pleased to join hands with HNBA, a brand which has travelled an extra mile to propagate the concept of healthy living. Our environment has a significant impact on our health in various aspects and the changes to our environment including pollution, climate change and exposure to toxic chemicals cause serious threats to human life. And this year CCPSL has outlined a series of programs island wide following the theme, “Healthy Environment, A Healthy Investment for a Healthier Nation” to create awareness on environmental health and its impact on human life”.

HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA) is one of the fastest growing Insurance Companies in Sri Lanka with a network of 59 branches.  HNBA is a Life Insurance company with a rating of A (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka for “National Insurer Financial Strength Rating” and “National Long- term Rating”. Following the introduction of the segregation rules by the Insurance Regulator, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI) was created and commenced its operations in January 2015; HNBGI continues to specialize in motor, non-motor and Takaful insurance solutions and is a fully owned subsidiary of HNB Assurance PLC.  HNBA is rated within the Top 100 Brands and Top 100 companies in Sri Lanka by LMD and HNB Assurance has won International awards for Brand Excellence, Digital Marketing and HR Excellence and also won many awards for its Annual Reports at the Award ceremonies organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and SAFA (South Asian Federation of Accountants).

Image Caption: L-R Dr. Nimali Wijegoonewardene, Assistant Secretary CCPSL, Dr. Inoka Suraweera, Secretary CCPSL, Mr. Deepthi Lokuarachchi, Managing Director/CEO HNBA and HNBGI, Mr. Prasantha Fernando, Chief Operating Officer HNBA and Mr. Dinesh Yogaratnam Head of Marketing HNBA and HNBGI

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HNB Assurance Pins its 56th Branch in Mathugama

 

Continuing the brand’s planned branch spread-out island wide, HNB Assurance (HNBA) unveiled its 56th branch in Mathugama recently. This branch provides a full service spectrum of Life Insurance solutions to meet the growing customer demand.

Sharing views on the newly added branch, Chief Operating Officer of HNBA Prasantha Fernando stated that as a leading Insurance provider in the country, the management and staff of HNBA are delighted to locate its 56th branch in Mathugama, an area which has a great potential for growth. We understand the importance of being there for our clientele at a time of their need and to provide the protection to face challenges of today and the aspirations of tomorrow with a sense of confidence.

Image Caption: L-R: Prasantha Fernando – Chief Operating Officer HNBA, Deepthi Lokuarachchi – Chief Executive Officer HNBA and HNBGI and Ivan Nicholas – Chief Business Officer HNBA

06 Tips for a Healthy Heart

Here are six important tips for a healthy heart:

  • Quit Smoking –Smoking is identified as a killer habit. There are many adverse effects of smoking and what smoking could smoke.
  • Regular Exercises –Walk briskly for 30 minutes a day and this could reduce the risk of heart attacks.
  • Eat Fish –Oily fish such as tuna, sardines or salmon are rich in omega-3 fatty acids will boost your good cholesterol.
  • Limit Alcohol –It is recommended to limit the consumption of alcohol as the regular consumption of alcohol can damage the liver, kidneys and ultimately cause heart attacks and strokes.
  • Avoid Salty and High Sodium Foods –Avoid the consumption of excess salt and limit salt when preparing meals.
  • Make Fitness Fun.Choose activities that combine exercises which would motivate to continue regular and daily exercises.

 

The Five Brain Pillars

The Five Pillars of Your Brain

  • Physical Exercises: This is an important routine which could help you to stay healthy throughout the day. Regular exercise improves blood flow and memory.

 

  • Food & Nutrition: This is an important aspect which help control stress. The food intake pays an important role in managing brain cells. Food rich in nutrients can reduce the harmful effect of the external environment on your brain.

 

  • Physical Health: This is another important aspect to consider. Be aware of hereditary medical risks such as; diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, depression and head trauma. Annual checkups can help you diagnose and control these medical risks.

 

  • Sleep and Relaxation: Rest is what we all need! Adequate sleep and rest improves your immune system and help individuals fight diseases.

 

  • Mental Health: Mental health is just as important as physical health. Mental exercises help in improving brain’s functioning and well as the growth of brain cells.