Tony Elumelu’s Healthy Recipe For Success
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African CEOs - July 4, 2023

Tony Elumelu’s Healthy Recipe For Success

Tony Elumelu’s healthy recipe for success is a product of his personal choice, dedication and mindset. The chairman of Heirs Holding recently advised young people to take exercise seriously, saying reaching life’s full potential depends on it.

Elumelu’s recipe is hinged on the old expression “healthy mind, healthy body.” According to him, if you can’t commit yourself to regular exercise, you will never reach your full potential.

He said, “I can’t remember when I began to take my health and fitness very seriously, but 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.”

Elumelu’s commitment to long-term fitness

The 60-year-old Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Transcorp and Afam Power Plant said, “Like business, invest in your health for the long term – make those incremental changes, show that determination, resilience and discipline!”

Moreso, Elumelu hinted that he put his 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.”

Elumelu further noted that fitness cultivates a hunger for growth and builds momentum that keeps you going. 

Encouraging individuals to take fitness more seriously, Elumelu said, “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.”

The Nigerian business magnate noted that physical fitness is a foundation for business success.

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