People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) took the time to participate in this year’s Global Wellness Day, which aims to promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle among the Filipinos.
PMAP is a professional, non-profit organization of over 1,800 member companies and individual management executives engaged in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Industrial Relations (IR) work.
During the event held at the FTX Fitness Exchange in Makati City, Carmie De Leon—wellness sub-committee chair for PMAP and vice president for sales and marketing of Healthway Medical—talked about the value of the SEED Lifestyle (Sleep, Eat right, Exercise, De-stress) in ensuring a healthy workforce among the members of the Filipino professionals.
De Leon emphasized that exerting one’s effort to be successful in his or her career need not come at the expense of their health. This is where the company’s SEED program comes in—with many Filipinos currently working to bring home the bacon, “it is more important to ensure health and wellness at all times,” de Leon said.
“With many Filipinos doing their best to give their families a better life, we are more than inspired to create new programs and cascade our long-standing campaign to improve the country’s healthcare,” de Leon said. “Which is why every aspect of our SEED campaign is important—it is the most basic requirement that each and every Filipino needs to bear in mind to ensure that their health stays in its tiptop condition.”
De Leon described how working Filipinos can balance their work and health without compromising one from the other.
She said, “First, have a scheduled sleeping time. Second, minimize usage of electronic gadgets before sleeping. Third, listen to music before bedtime to help make you feel more relaxed for better sleeping atmosphere. Fourth, exercise regularly to have a sound sleep every night; and lastly, avoid heavy meals when it’s late for good digestion at night.
Healthway Medical also encourages eating the right food and having a balanced diet. Consuming healthy food, supplemented with proper exercise, can further boost a strong and healthy body.
“Exercising gives us a bounty of advantages including boosting our brainpower and relieving stress. It wards off serious illnesses; it’s good for blood circulation that is crucial to our vital organ’s performance; it fastens metabolism; and it helps in maintaining a healthy weight,” De Leon expounded.
Lastly, De Leon highli ghted the vital roles of de-stressing. She gave simple ways of de-stressing like meditating, drinking green tea, eating mood-boosting foods, and getting a massage to ensure a 360-degree care. “It’s all about being more creative when it comes to relieving your stress. Do whatever makes you feel more alive to forget about work even once in a while,” de Leon concluded.