Monday, January 23, 2017

Sun Life Financial Presents: Philippines Ranks Among Highest In AsiaFor Lack Of Exercise.

Last January 19, 2017 (my first media event for this year), Sun Life Financial Asia Health Index  presented a research about the list of countries in Asia where people don't exercise regularly.

Today's generation are more conscious of what they look because of the pressure from the standard of the society when it comes to being fit. With the increase of social media presence and usage, we sometimes get the lack of self esteem because of what we see online must also be our standard to follow. I was very surprised when I learned that our country, Philippines, tied with Thailand and Malaysia on the list, with 61% of the population in each of the three  countries not engaging in any regulat physical activity. What I know is that we get fat because of our main staple food is rice which becomes the reason why most of us have big abdomen and stomach because it is carbohydrates. We know that our main source of carbohydrates is rice. Filipinos find it hard to skip a meal without rice. Okay, this should not be the focus of my entry. My topic is not about nutrition but exercise and getting fit. LOL.

Based on the research conducted by SUN LIFE FINANCIAL Asia Health Index:

The Barriers To Living a Healthy Life are:

57% of Filipinos blamed it on their lack of time due to work

47% admitted that it is due to "lack of personal motivation"

47% also idetified "distractions of modern lie". 

45% said the reason their of hindrance were cost.

and 36% accessible venues to engage in sports and recreation.

I knew some individuals (including I) considered that doing household chores is a form of exercise. I guess what matters most to us is as long as we move our body and eat right
on time, don't get sick often, have a sound mind will be considered as physically fit. 

Let's go back to the research above. These individuals are composed of overworked, overweight and overwhelmed, "Generation O" is a segment of the population first identfied in the 2014 survey of the Sun Life Financial Asia Health Index.

The Asia Health Index also showed that Filipinos were the mosy positive in Adia about their emotional health. What is emotional health? 

Emotional health, a concept synonymous with wellbeing, is vital to living a life of wholeness, balance, and contentment. Simply put, an emotional health definition is one that includes resilience. Rather than living a problem-free life (quite impossible if you're a human being), emotional health means that one can bounce back from setbacks and thrive despite problems. (source:

"With all the things that demand our time and attention, it's usually our health that suffers because it's relegated to the least of our priorities. However, this should not be the case," Sun Lufe President and CEO Riza Mantaring said. 

Sun Life recently launched Sun Fit and Well, a new generation wellness product that offers comprehensive life and health protection from childhood all the way to the golden years.

While most productsoffer benefits only when an illness strikes, SUN Fit and Well covers our needs from prevention, to diagnosis, to treatment, and all the way to rehabilitation.

Sun Life's wellness program, GoWell - where members can enjoy special privileges that will help them keep mind and body fit.

Members can enjoy special privileges that will help them keep mind and body fir. This includes easy access to health and wellness information, fitness and wellness events, nutrtion and health experts, and more. 

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