Kenyans are becoming more conscious of their health and wellness as time goes by. We have been taught that in order to live a balanced life we must take care of our health because it is our wealth. Many have destroyed their health by eating unhealthy foods, not exercising enough or letting stress take a toll on their bodies.
Wellness as described by Wikipedia is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being.
To encourage people to be well health and wellness product and service firm, VLCC has opened a state of the art center on Muthangari Drive. It is the first of its kind in Africa and also the first outside Asia. VLCC has partnered with Sameer group in a joint venture and together they have invested Ksh. 88 million into the center. The center has the latest technology appliances for a more enriched customer experience. VLCC plans to invest Ksh. 1.4 billion in Africa by 2015.
Speaking during the launch, Her. Excellency the first lady Mrs. Margaret Kenyatta said, “As a country, we are witnessing increased cases of lifestyle related illnesses like obesity and heart diseases, which can be preventable if the population is able to understand the benefits of embracing wellness. VLCC’s entry into the market is therefore very timely and I would encourage Kenyans to utilize the VLCC’s expertise in health and wellness to ensure that we are growing a healthy generation.”
Some of the current wellness solutions offered include slimming and weight management. There are also plans to launch the VLCC range of skin, hair and body-care products as part of skincare management.
Mrs. Vandana Luthra, The Founder of VLCC says “increased awareness about health and wellness in East Africa is fast expanding and it is prudent that VLCC starts playing a bigger role in the area of preventive health care options considering that it’s amongst the fastest growing regions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Mr. Naushad Merali the CEO of Sameer Group said that the Group’s joint venture with VLCC is a deliberate move to diversify its services into health and wellness sector, which has shown great growth potential not only in Kenya but also in in the wider East Africa region.
VLCC will be concentrating on expanding its offerings in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in the first two years. The services will be provided by skilled and certified staff, and supervised by health and wellness experts who include nutritionists, dermatologists, and medical doctors.