THE Mind Body and Soul Festival (MBSF) is set to hold a virtual wellness summit for Zimbabwe in June with the aim of imparting health and wellness information as well as promote a health seeking culture and health consciousness.
In a statement, MBSF events coordinator, Linda Chibwe said the summit the first of its kind in Zimbabwe and was relevant especially these days,where people’s health has been affected by Covid-19 induced lockdowns and a seismic shift in ordinary day to day life.
The trailblazing virtual Wellness Summit will see health related topic s being discussed by world renowned health and wellness experts from across the globe. Locally, participants shall be discussing issues to do with their experiences in conquering Covid19, working from home, ergonomics considerations, introduction of telemedicine and new health care provisions that have come about as a result of the new normal’.
“Virtual wellness is the way to go given that physical events are no longer viable due to Covid 19” Chibwe added.
She added that people usually access fitness centres, gyms and sports clubs but due to the ‘Covid19’ pandemic use of the facilities has been put on hold.
“This has had a serious impact on regular exercise and maintenance of mental fitness. As such, Wellness fanatics have yet to find a viable outlet to maintain both physical and mental health intact. Inorder to keep the Zimbabwean community informed about health and wellness, Sabistar together with a number of likeminded corporates will hold an Mind, Body Soul Festival (MBSF) in June 2021 to explore a range of health and Wellness issues. Sabistar is the leading exhibition organizer who previously put together consumer events such as Zimlife, Zimbex, PhoneFair and The Zimbabwe National Electronics expo.”
The MBSF is a new initiative aimed at embracing technology brought about by the Coronavirus. Some of the benefits of virtual wellness are that it will help crosspollination of ideas, and help participants share latest ideas on health and wellness. It will also come up with recommendations on how to get by in the wake of emerging threats to people’s health and wellness.