• WELLNESS WATCH

    Living the SEED Lifestyle

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    As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.”Healthway Medical’s advocacy,SEED Lifestyle, aims to remind the public about the importance of Sleep, Eating Right, Exercise, and De-stressing as part of an active and preventive healthcare.

    Working professionals who, in their effort to climb the corporate ladder and fulfil their aspiration for themselves and their families, often forget to take care of themselves. “People who work eight hours or more daily have the responsibility to take care of themselves in any way possible,” explains Carmie de Leon, Vice President for Sales and Marketing of Healthway Medical.

    Healthy people really work harder. Studies have shown that a healthy workforce impacts productivity and profitability. Sleep deprivation takes a toll on health and hastens biological aging. Quality sleep is needed for the body and brain to work better.

    “Eating well is also very important. The main goal in any ideal diet is to maximize intake of essential nutrients which are often found in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and lessen intake of those which are known to increase our risk for chronic disease, de Leon adds.” “Exercise improves body and helps mental function. Exercise has a lot of health benefits such as boosts brainpower, combats stress, gives energy, wards off diseases and fastens metabolism.”

    She also advises taking regular breaks because chronic stress, particularly ones that are brought by the demands of the workplace needs to be managed properly. Stress is a factor in many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. “Work-related stress is the body’s common response when people are confronted with work demands that do not match their knowledge and abilities since it challenges their ability to cope, 75 percent of adults experience moderate to high levels of stress, which is quite alarming.”

    The SEED lifestyle builds on the pillars of wellness to help individuals live fuller and healthier lives.It has to be a balance of all four, for it to work effectively. De Leon cautions, “Being healthy doesn’t only include preparing a healthy meal and doing daily exercises. It should be a 360-degree campaign you set for yourself. Have enough hours of sleep, maintain a healthy diet, be active, and find ways to de-stress. If people are watchful of their health, they will be able to either maintain or improve it. Most importantly, visit the doctor for regular checkups.”
    To help check if your lifestyle choices are on the right track, visit any Healthway Medical clinic for a check-up and consultation with their medical professionals, who can give advice on how to incorporate the practical aspects of SEED into your busy lifestyle.To find out more about the SEED lifestyle, call Customer Care Hotline (02) 751 4929 or visit the Healthway Medical website at www.healthway.com.ph

    About Healthway Medical
    As the most trusted and preferred network of mall-based clinics in the Philippines, Healthway Medical has revolutionized the way healthcare is being provided to its patients for nearly two decades. The company offers unparalleled customer-centric experience on top of optimum primary and multidisciplinary care from its reputable and experienced doctors, allowing its seven clinics at the Alabang Town Center, Shangri-La Plaza, Market! Market!, Festival Mall, 8 Adriatico Manila, SM The Block and Greenbelt 5 to earn a remarkable standing in the country in terms of preventive healthcare.

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