SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING FILIPINO HEART EXPERTS SAY

Since I sit for long hours as a video editor, I make it a point that I get to walk often as I continue this journey to fitness.

The Philippine Heart Association declares that sitting is the new smoking. I have also mentioned this in one of my blog posts at the start of the year. Click here.

Whenever I am abroad, I would walk long distances especially when looking for good bargains. I am sure my traveling friends would agree. Most of the time, I do it to save on fare money. LOL. So, why can’t I do it here? I guess there is less pollution in other countries and they are, more often than not, pedestrian-friendly.

To rise to the challenge, I bought a face mask, an umbrella, a rain coat and a pair of walking shoes. Instead of getting stuck in traffic and having to endure the long and frustrating commute, I walk. Of course, I put on sunblock to protect my skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. Click here for my post about the sun’s harmful rays and what it does to the skin.

One time, I walked from Robinson’s Galeria to Cubao. Another, after picking up a special delivery, I walked from the Quezon City Post Office to my house near Camp Crame. Then, after attending a meeting somewhere in Tomas Morato, I decided to walk home, too.

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One fine day in Cubao.

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Join me on this road to fitness. Let us walk!

Before I sign out, here is what the Philippine Heart Association has to say about “Sitting As The New Smoking”:

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The simplest guideline for all of us would have to be, “Sit less and move more,” according to close to 2,000-member Philippine Heart Association (PHA) and the husband and wife tandem of fitness gurus, Jim and Toni Saret.

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Yes, there’s a direct relationship between time spent sitting and your risk of early mortality of any cause. As your total sitting time increases, so does your risk of an early death.

Sitting for around eight hours a day at the workplace increases the risk of contracting heart disease, cancer and diabetes by 40 percent. Actually, it can cause killer legs, too.

Majority of the world population is in the working age-group. This group are always on the computer. Glued on their seats for eight hours, they lead sedentary lifestyles, while facing different kinds of stress which leads to unhealthy eating (stress eating) and lifestyle. Most of them are unable to engage in appropriate physical activities for their physical and mental well-being. And in worse cases, some do not have the means to cope with stress and maintain mental health.

Eating healthy, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding vices like alcohol and cigarettes are ways of preventing major lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancers as well as other risk factors such as raise blood pressure, raise blood sugar level and obesity. However, awareness and practices of these healthy benefits are still low among the working population

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The Philippine Heart Association (PHA), a non-stock, non-profit organization of 1,780 Filipino cardiologists is committed to foster exceptional cardiovascular education and primary care for everyone. Living up to its mission, the PHA aims to do its share on the awareness on preventive and management of heart diseases. The initiative encourages employees to improve their physical and mental well-being, and effectively address sedentary lifestyles by launching a campaign called “Sneakers Friday.”

“Sneakers Friday” capitalizes on promoting physical activity. It is meant to promote workplace health and wellness where personnel are encouraged to wear sneakers, casual top and pants every Friday as a “dress down day.”

The PHA’s “Sneakers Friday” campaign builds on the perspective that individuals have the ability to adopt healthy lifestyles when supported by a conducive workplace environment that promotes “healthy eating, healthy habits and physical and mental fitness.”

In order to obtain a healthy lifestyle, it is important to incorporate wellness in all aspects of one’s life, including the workplace. Corporate wellness generates many positive outcomes for their employees as well as the company itself. Even a simple activity such as walking (or brisk walking, with100 steps per minute) has so many powerful health benefits. When done correctly and regularly, it can be the key to losing weight, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and boosting your memory as well as reducing your risk for developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more. Walking could be done effortlessly without interrupting corporate work. One can also choose to take the stairs rather than ride the elevator or when one parks the car, choose the farthest end so you’d have more time to walk.

The “Sneakers Friday” initial campaign got off the ground spearheaded by medical professionals and cardiovascular experts themselves in November of 2017 with the Makati Medical Center as its launching site, followed by The Medical City where every last weekday was officially declared as “Sneakers Friday.”

Last May 22, 2018, The “Sneakers Friday” campaign was officially launched. This ultimate goal of this campaign is to encourage the corporate sector to integrate more physical activity into their hectic pace and to make them aware that the corporate sector is the paragon of good health.” campaign was officially launched. This ultimate goal of this campaign is to encourage the corporate sector to integrate more physical activity into their hectic pace and to make them aware that the corporate sector is the paragon of good health.

The benefits of incorporating a wellness program like “Sneakers Friday” in your workplace:

Aside from promoting a healthy lifestyle, it relieves employee stress, and it also promotes employee camaraderie. Setting time aside for employees to exercise can help reduce stress and overall sitting time. It also releases endorphins (happy hormones) and in the process creating happier and more energized employees. With a better mood and more energy comes more productivity!

Incorporating the Sneakers Friday campaign is great for promoting employee fitness and health. Partaking in physical fitness activities is proven to lower one’s chances of getting sick, which in return will ultimately lower health care costs for employees and the company. In addition, there’s an increase productivity as employees take fewer sick days too.

Employees get to know fellow employees outside of work. With a great group activity that allows co-workers to get to know each other better, employees will get the benefits of physical activity and the socialization that comes along with the group exercise.

With the “Sneakers Friday” campaign, coupled with healthy habits and lifestyle, the PHA looks forward to seeing happier and heart healthier Filipinos.” campaign, coupled with healthy habits and lifestyle, the PHA looks forward to seeing happier and heart healthier Filipinos.

The opinions, representations and statements made within this press release are those of the author and not of http://www.joelandrada.com as a whole. Any copyright remains with the author and any liability with regard to infringement of intellectual property rights remain with them. This blog site accepts no liability for any errors, omissions or representations.

EXPERIENCE RICH BATANGAS feat TAAL VOLCANO & MT. MACULOT

Revisit Batangas and experience it like no other. Watch the vlog below. Full blog to be posted soon. 🙂

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UNITED BLOGGERS PHILIPPINES MAKING A ‘SPLASH’ LAUNCHING A NEW WATER PARK

Puerto Princesa City, Philippines (May 7, 2018) – Aquaplayparks.com, a home to the largest floating AQUA PARK in Philippines, in partnership with Kamia Bay Resort, recently concluded a successful bloggers collaboration which aims to promote the brand and create a social media audience and blog posts to drive visitors to climb, jump, crawl, launch, slide and splash their way around.

To achieve this, the aqua play team recognised that social media was an important channel to engage local communities and users with the news that Aqua Play Parks has been launched. Ms. Wilma Doesnt, model and actress was also invited to be part of the successful launching with the bloggers. Through reactive comments, boosted posts and generating unique visual and video content, Aqua Play has doubled the number of followers on Facebook and Instagram.

Held at the Kamia Bay Resort, the three-day event saw the participation of all the water park management based in Palawan and employees of Kamia Bay Resort. The Chief Executive Officer along with some staff was given an opportunity to interact with the bloggers during the activities. The aqua park team gave the bloggers the ultimate water park experience!

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Home to extreme water slides and exhilarating attractions, and currently the largest of its kind in Philippines, Aquaplayparks.com has a ton of fun activities to offer and like the SlideZilla, Human Launcher, shaky bridges, slippery slides that are all meant to bring out the kid in all of us.

Peter Appleton, CEO and Owner of Aqua Play Parks commented: “First of all, I would like to thank all bloggers , and actress Wilma Doesnt, for attending in this three-day event and making it successful. We hope you have gained exciting experience into the aqua fun and insights about our company through this collaboration. It is very essential that our brand is working together with bloggers and media friends towards one goal and one spirit that is why we never miss to conduct such as this gathering,”

“We value the relationships our company has with bloggers, influencers and media – because the more coverage we can achieve that will be a mutual benefit for them and the property. They are and will always be our asset for us to promote our aqua park towards the guests and visitors,” he concluded.

Aqua Play Parks creates enormous “floating playground” for an exceptional value offering inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows and bouncers all connected together and floating in a large, clean and refreshing seashore. It features swings, ramps, jumps, ladders, a trampoline, a slide, wiggle bridges, and so much more. There is a great variety of different shapes, sizes and functions, making the activity exciting and entertaining for everyone.

About AquaPlayparks.com :

AquaPlayparks.com is the largest manufacturer of inflatable water parks at the Pearl of the Orient Seas for a reason! Based in Philippines, the aqua fun park is managed by a group comprised of Canadian designers and unique inflatable makers since 1988 and are genuinely one of just a couple of pioneers in the inflatable leisure and amusement industry.

With the company’s immense industry experience, they have become the reckoned and largest manufacturers and exporter of supreme quality inflatable water slides that can be set into urban cities, shorelines (beaches) and resorts!

As one of the largest manufacturers of inflatable water parks backed up by state of the art engineering and dedicated team of technicians, AquaPlayparks.com represents considerable authority in the production and sales of aqua fun parks for all ages. Its unwavering commitment to safety and ethical business approach, and a reputation for making the most inventive and premium quality units accessible today, the raw materials and assembling innovation applied on its products and accessories are entirely consenting to the standards of America and the EU.

The company’s administration standards are top-notch products with competitive price, considerable service and having the speediest and most efficient response.

Follow Aquaplayparks.com for details. Follow their social media accounts for updates:

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/inflatablewaterparks/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/wetparks/

https://www.facebook.com/aquafunwaterparks/

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NEWEST ABOVE SEA LEVEL STAND ALONE RESTAURANT OPENS IN TEACHERS VILLAGE MAGINHAWA

The newest standalone restaurant of Above Sea Level is now open! Last May 4, 2018, I had the opportunity to enjoy a sumptuous seafood lunch when I attended the Bloggers Conference held by Above Sea Level to celebrate the opening of its newest yet standalone restaurant at 120 Maginhawa Street, UP Teachers Village, Diliman, Quezon City.

Above Sea Level's newest standalone restaurant is located at 120 Maginhawa Street, UP Teachers Village, Diliman, Quezon City.
Above Sea Level’s newest standalone restaurant is located at 120 Maginhawa Street, UP Teachers Village, Diliman, Quezon City.

Above Sea Level Standalone Restaurant Maginhawa

Above Sea Level’s newest standalone restaurant has a seating capacity of more than fifty customers. It sports Above Sea Level’s distinct branding of white and blue. The interior appropriately gives one a feeling of being inside a ship’s mess hall.

Above Sea Level Maginhawa
Above Sea Level Maginhawa

While waiting for our food, I went to visit where the magic happens… their kitchen! Above Sea Level Maginhawa’s kitchen was clean and in order. Ate (sister) and Kuya (brother) were busy cooking a string of orders of the famous Giant Butterfly Squid and Seafood Festival.

Above Sea Level Maginhawa Kitchen
Above Sea Level Maginhawa Kitchen
Above Sea Level's Seafood Festival
Above Sea Level’s Seafood Festival
Above Sea Level's Giant Butterfly Squid coated in batter and deep-fried
Above Sea Level’s Giant Butterfly Squid coated in batter and deep-fried
Above Sea Level's Squid Fries
Above Sea Level’s Squid Fries

Above Sea Level’s bestseller is the Giant Butterfly Squid. Above Sea Level was the first to introduce the Giant Butterfly Squid, an innovative way of serving a huge yet tender deep-fried squid in the Philippine market. The giant squids are fresh and 100% preservative free, delivered daily vacuum sealed from Romblon.

The bestselling Giant Butterfly Squid of Above Sea Level
The bestselling Giant Butterfly Squid of Above Sea Level
Above Sea Level's Seafood Festival
Above Sea Level’s Seafood Festival consists of specially seasoned chunks of crab, shrimp, clams, corn on the cob and Java rice
Above Sea Level's Seafood Festival
Above Sea Level’s Seafood Festival
Above Sea Level's Menu
Above Sea Level’s Menu
Above Sea Level Bucket Promo
Above Sea Level’s Bucket Promo

After a while, the food was served! I wore the gloves and ate away, tearing the Giant Butterfly Squid piece by piece while munching on the shrimps, crabs, clams, corn on the cob and Java rice of the Seafood Festival.

After eating, Mr. Polsan Pangindian, the thirty year old founder and owner of Above Sea Level, shared to us a little bit of Above Sea Level’s history, milestones and his visions for the company.

Selfie with Mr. Polsan Pangindian, founder and owner of Above Sea Level.
Selfie with Mr. Polsan Pangindian, founder and owner of Above Sea Level.
Mr. Polsan Pangindian, founder and owner of Above Sea Level, sharing a little bit of the company's history, milestones and future plans.
Mr. Polsan Pangindian, founder and owner of Above Sea Level, sharing a little bit of the company’s history, milestones and future plans.

Above Sea Level, established in January 2017, now has 70 branches, 63 of which are franchises. Mr. Polsan Pangindian shared that based on experience, return on investment maybe achieved in less than a month to six months. For franchise inquiries, please contact:

  • Mobile: +639164235001
  • Email: abovesealevelph@gmail.com

You may also inquire through their Facebook Page and Instagram accounts.

Watch the video below where Above Sea Level was featured by Karen Davila’s show on ABS CBN, My Puhunan.

 

 

Come and visit the newest standalone restaurant of Above Sea Level in Maginhawa Street, UP Diliman, Quezon City. They are open till dawn. For reservations, call +639564036488 or +639323641755 and look for Mr. Mark Tinte.

“EAT PUSIT WITH A TWIST” Visit Above Sea Level: “Home of the Giant Butterfly Squid”

Visit any of their branches below:

METRO MANILA
-Above Sea Level Main Branch (120 Maginhawa St, UP Village)
– Fusebox Lifestyle Complex (Near UST)
– Streat Maginhawa Food Park (91 Maginhawa St Up Village)
– Casa Blanco Resto Hub (Congressional Ave, Qc Near Mang Inasal)
– The Yard Underground Pasig (Oranbo Pasig)
– The Yard StreetFood Cinema (Timog QC, Infront of Laffline)
– Streat: Maginhawa Food Park (Maginhawa St. UP Village)
– Container Turf (Bf Homes Aguirre ave)
– Devourph (E. Rodriguez QC)
– Terminal 8 Food Park & Lifestyle Hub (Marikina)
– Borderline Food Park (Kalentong)
– Yvan Navy Hub (Barangka Drive Mandaluyong)
– Millenial Food Park (Brgy Villamor Pasay)
– Pioneer Street Market (Pioneer Near TV5)
– Caruncho Ave Pasig (Beside Fariñas Empanada & KFC)

TARLAC CITY
– City Walk Food Avenue (Tarlac City near TSU)

BULACAN
– Gourmet Food Park – Baliuag, Bulacan PH

SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA
– Yatu-Taste the WORLD Food Hall (Dolores San Fernando Pampanga)

ANGELES CITY , PAMPANGA
– Kalye 86 Food Market (KM86 Beside Gerry’s Grill)

BALANGA CITY BATAAN
– The Bataan Food Park (Capitol Drive Balanga City)

SAN JUAN, LA UNION
– 2/F, LU Tower Center

ANTIPOLO
– Backyard Eats Antipolo (ML Quezon Near SSS)

TAYTAY, RIZAL
– Taytay, Rizal / Near NCBA, Beside Sea Oil)

BINANGONAN RIZAL
– Near Puregold and Rusi

TANAY RIZAL
– Manila East Rd. (In front of Jollibee and Vista Barista)

CABUYAO LAGUNA
– Cabuyao Laguna (Centennial Plaza Brgy San Isidro Putol St.)

CARMONA CAVITE
– Sunset Food Park

STA ROSA LAGUNA
– South StrEat Gourmand Container Park (Nuvali,Tagaytay Rd)

IMUS CAVITE
– Inbox Food Hub (Beside South Supermarket Aguinaldo Highway)

ROSARIO CAVITE
– Located at Trias Town Center

BATANGAS
– 3:16 Food & Chill Out Park (Diversion, Batangas)

Is it EAT or EEK? EAT! I had a grand time eating seafood while mingling with fellow bloggers. I will surely come back with my family for more! Signing out for now. Peace!

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