Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas comes early with Zoomanity Group Christmas Gift Giving 2014

Zoomanity Group, the leader in theme park and zoo management is inviting everyone this December 13, 2014 to visit Zoobic Safari, the only Tiger Safari in the Philippines. Join in as Zoomanity share its happy places to kids who seldom have the chance to experience a nature fun learning activity.

Zoobic Safari is a 50-hectare zoo that offers a wide variety of activities. Get first hand encounters with the Tiger and Lion in the wild. See camels, donkeys, miniature horses, puma, and an albino carabao up close. There is also a Zip Line, and 4D realto for the adventurous individuals.

Zoomanity Group honcho Robert Laurel Yupangco spearheads the Christmas gift giving activities benefiting indigent children in four locations--Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zambales, Zoocobia in Clark, Pampanga, Residence Inn in Tagaytay and at Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite.

Filipino indigent children will get to experience true spirit of Christmas and yuletide joy through gift-giving, laughter and fun at the theme parks like Paradizoo, Zoocobia, Zoocobia Fun Zoo and Z Planet. The youth gets to learn new things by being exposed to something that he does not usually come across daily.

The Zoomanity Group Christmas Gift Giving event for indigent children is the organization's way of giving back the wonderful blessings it reaped throughout the year.

Watch out for the launching of new activities come early 2015. It will surely amaze youngsters or even those young at heart.

Do visit Zoomanity official website for updates and promotions.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Heightened Wellness with PhilCare360

An abundance of wealth and happiness starts with optimal health. Staying well is important because it is empowering. The saying "Health is Wealth" generally translates that part of being wealthy is staying healthy.

This PhilCare Wellness Box reminds me to slow down and take charge of my holistic health 

When a person takes care of himself, his health improves and so is his ability to be productive in all phases of his life. The overall sense of wellness allows for a happier environment and decreases the need for the traditional healthcare system.

To get first dibs on the Filipinos’ sense of well-being, one of the pioneers in the Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) industry in the Philippines, Philcare, recently conducted a wellness index covered the physical, nutritional, medical, lifestyle, psychological dimensions, vice, and sex. This ground-breaking study revealed that Filipinos generally feel good about their health. The bad news is that Filipinos’ have the tendency to be in denial and are only mindful about their well-being when sickness sets in.

And when they fall sick, most do not consult the physician. Instead, Filipinos consult a neighbor who readily spares some tablets left over from his previous illness to treat self-recognized symptoms. While nothing untoward happens on following such advice in most of the times, self-medication can be dangerous. Potential hazards include poisonings, adverse reactions and delays in proper treatment of the disease due to incorrect self-diagnosis.

The PhilCare Wellness Index also showed that 44 percent of 1,200 respondents from Metro Manila and key cities in Luzon,  Visayas and Mindanao  believed that they know what comprises a balance diet. In fact, 70 percent said they eat breakfast regularly, while about 60 percent eat fruits and vegetables daily. However, about 27 percent of them regularly eat fried or fatty food, 21 percent love eating sugar-rich foods and drinks, and 15 percent eat processed and junk food daily. They missed the fact that sugar and fat is as dangerous as alcohol and tobacco as warned by health experts. Overeating sweets increases one's risks for diabetes and heart disease. The sugary foods systematically destroys without symptoms until it is too late.

There seemed to be a lack of prevention against diseases. Most Filipinos are unaware of the importance of preventive health care and how inextricably linked it is to overall health. The study reflected that a majority of Filipinos maybe hurting their health in several ways by drinking alcohol regularly and taking in nicotine. About 58 percent said they drink alcoholic beverages. They consume about six bottles or glasses of alcohol per week. About 49 percent also smoke cigarettes and, on average, they consume 10 sticks daily.

While an overwhelming majority of Filipinos (more than 85 percent) enjoy a good work-life balance, 41.1 percent of them admit experiencing stress slightly. Many Filipinos resort to binge drinking after office work to handle stress according to the PhilCare Wellness Index. Binge drinking and continued alcohol use in large amounts takes a toll on the liver. It is associated with many health problems including liver disease and nerve damage.

Stress management has to be anchored on wellness. Bring your world to stand still for a moment each day to reduce stress levels. A highly stressful life can be alleviated by improving one's physical health and wellness. Stress should not be used as an excuse to damage the body.

This wellness index serves as the eye-opener on how Filipinos perceive what is healthy and how they are actually pursuing health.

PhilCare believes that while physical fitness and good nutrition are definitely pillars of wellness, they cannot complete the wellness picture without the emotional and mental aspects.

PhilCare has always been a proponent of preventive health care. The PhilCare360 Program recognizes that health is a dynamic process because it is always changing. Physical health is only one aspect of our overall health. Our level of health changes as our lifestyles change. As our lifestyle improves, our health also improves and we experience less disease and sickness.

For this reason, PhilCare provides for its members a total wellness program called the PhilCare360. The said program offers individual clients a passport to leading healthier and striving towards an optimal state of well-being. PhilCare360's total wellness intervention gives access to world-class healthcare as well as traditional and non-traditional health programs, fitness events, activities and discounts from health lifestyle partners. PhilCare members are informed on their health risks, what they need to work on, and what health programs would help them reduce their risks.

PhilCare360 may just be your best partner in taking care of your well-being. Call PhilCare now for a complete line of health coverage that’s best for you. Choosing the right health coverage for you (and your family as well) may be the most important decision you’ll ever make.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dr. Gar Eufemio heads the ASEAN Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Dr. Gar Eufemio of Peak Form has been appointed as President of the ASEAN Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. For the past twenty years, he has been involved with orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and the sports sciences.  This MultiSport's resident health expert successfully devised a series of challenges to assess individual physical and athletic condition.

He is an Orthopedic Surgeon who finished as Chief Resident of the UP-PGH Department of Orthopedics and had his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Cincinnati.

He was the founding head of the UP-PGH Department of Orthopedics Sports Clinic for ten years. He is the Head of the Ortho-Rehab-Rheuma Division of the MegaClinic and has set up the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Units of Healthway Medical Clinics and My Health Clinic.

He was referred to as the “Godfather” for the European Sports Medicine Travelling Fellowship program in 2008. In 2011, he underwent further training on platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, in Milan, Italy. He was past President of the Philippine Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine from 2011-2014.

He practices in Cardinal Santos Medical Center, and at MegaClinic recovery center. You may also catch Dr. Gar Eufemio at Peak Form, which has all the latest equipment to help sports enthusiasts and athletes stay in their “peak form". Peak Form's facility that brings together a modern physical therapy clinic, the leisure of a spa, and the tested sports science concepts.

With Dr. Gar Eufemio leading the team at Peak Form, anyone can confidently say that, "I’m glad #IGoToPeakForm."

For more details, please visit Peak Form at Unit 807 of the Infinity Building, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

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