HE is turning 60 this September and yet he stays fit and young-looking. Veteran actor, TV personality and businessman Edu Manzano admitted that he will be a senior citizen soon but feels a lot younger because he maintains a strict, balanced diet, a regular fitness routine, and surrounds himself with a regular dose of green space.
“I believe people should be ready with retirement at an early age by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I strictly follow certain healthy habits that help me keep up with the demands of my career and personal life,” explained Manzano during the launch of Abbot’s “Ensure Stay Strong Grip Strength Challenge.”
But Edu also clarified that change is envitable and sometimes hard to accept.
“Change is usually diffecult, especially when it comes to our bodies as we age. I realize that simple tasks such as lifting objects, walking up the stairs and doing other daily physical activities are not as easy compared to doing these 10 or 15 years ago,” said the ABS-CBN Bridges of Love actor.
Dr. Jose Rodolfo Dimaano Jr., Abbott Nutrition Philippines medical foctor, agreed with the popular celebrity, and explained, “The consequences of having nutrition gaps and decreased physical performance due to muscle mass loss in older alduts can be debilitating. Resistance exercise along with a complete and balanced oral nutrition can help imrpove strength.”
A recent survey among Filipinos aged 40 and above shows that loss of strength is their top health concern. In line with this pressing concern, Abbot is running the Ensure Stay Strong Grip Strenght Challenge—a free assessment on strength and muscles mass that aims to reach aging adults nationwide.
The challenge that will have over 8,700 activation days at select drug stores and leading supermarkets on August 22 to 23 at Glorietta; August 29 to 30 at the Alabang Town Center, and September 5 to 6 in Trinoma.