Fitness Playground MNL 2018 Happening in September

Go ahead and mark your calendars!

One of Asia’s biggest fitness events is bringing together the active and the high-spirited of all ages and from all walks of life. Fitness Playground MNL 2018 is happening on September 29 and 30, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Philippines.

Set to inspire all fitness enthusiasts and newbies alike, the event is the venue for each and every activity that an individual might want to embark on his or her journey to becoming fit: zumba, jiu-jitsu, yoga, cycling, CrossFit, circuit training, pilates, and many more.

“We are excited to roll out one of the largest international caliber fitness expositions inthe Philippines and to bring in international athletes like Commonwealth Games gold medalist and 2017 CrossFit Games’ fittest woman Tia-Clair Toomey. Fitness Playground MNL 2018 will definitely be a place to begin or continue your health and fitness journey,” shares Mike Tinsay, founder and main organizer of Fitness Playground MNL.

This weekend-long affair is to house one of the largest convergences of fitness brands. See a myriad of apparel and equipment labels come together in celebration and support of taking one step closer to a healthier lifestyle.

Co-presented by Hollow Rock Gear and other sponsors, Fitness Playground MNL 2018 also showcases the latest from the industry, paving way for gyms, studios, wellness centers, and coaches to share their knowledge through nutrition talks, fitness workshops and demos. Attendees will also get access to exclusive deals, sales and other promosfrom participating brands.Tickets priced at P300-P350 (one-day PlayPass) and P500-550 (two-day PlayPass) will be available soon at smtickets.com, all SM Ticket outlets, and other partner stores.

A playground, a play park, or a play area…no matter how you coin it, one thing’s for sure: it’s a place where physical coordination, strength, and flexibility is developed. Commit to get fit and let us all ignite the fitness revolution!

Let’s Do the 3-Mile Walk!

I mentioned in an earlier post this year that I have discovered a new workout which I have begun doing sometime in February.

Well, it is really a walking program which I found just by scanning the internet. I am referring to Leslie Sansone’s 3- mile walk at home program/workout as promoted by the American Heart Association. I find it very doable! And I no longer have any excuse not to “walk” when it is raining outside as I can do it right at home 🙂

Now this month of June has meant a better resolve for me to walk 3-5 times a week. And the reason behind that is that my husband is now doing the walk with me 🙂  He now does this before doing his regular work out.

According to Leslie, a certified fitness expert and collaborator with the American Heart Association, walking 3 to 5 times per week goes towards our general health. But if the goal is to lose weight, walks should be done 4 to 6 times per week. I am aiming this month for a 4-5 times per week walk. I think losing a pound or 2 would be great for me 🙂 But overall, I just want to walk towards better health and if I lose some weight in the process then that is well and good. You see, if we are not intentional in doing something active, we get stuck with the unhealthy sedentary lifestyle.

Leslie as can be seen in the video, encourages and inspires you while you walk. She incorporates other movements during the walk to also work your other muscles. I also love it that there is a warm up part and then the cool down part of the program.

So here is the 3-mile Walk video with Leslie. If I can do it, I believe so can you! Let’s do this!

7 Basic Health Goals

I have heard it said that if you want something to get done, you need to put it in writing. In another words, include it in your list of things to get done or your priorities for the day (week, month, year).

I have recently checked my weight and I do not plan to add some more pounds. This is not just for aesthetic purposes but it is also ensure I stay healthy and fit. Hence I am writing here some of my basic health goals for the year. You might find it useful as well.

Reduce rice meals to only twice a day. As I am Asian, it is our practise to eat rice three times a day. I have begun reducing this to 2 times a day. For my one other meal I eat fruit or oats.

Make the effort to walk and move around whenever possible. Health experts say that one of our foremost health enemies now is a sedentary lifestyle. Proof? We are seated in front of our work/computers most hours of the day! My own personal solution to this is to see to it that I get up from my seat several times in a day. Whenever possible, I get off from my ride before reaching my actual destination and walk the rest of the way. As I have mentioned in one of my earlier post, I also do some dance moves at home 🙂

Get enough sleep. This is really basic to staying healthy. We need to give enough hours for our body, our minds to rest.

Remember to eat vegetables and fruits. We need more fiber in our body which these provide along, of course, with the nutrients they offer.

Less salt and less sugar intake. By this I mean, being intentional in limiting taking foods with lost of sugar or salt. The key is moderation.

Do things that refresh and relax. Life should not be all work. We need to take time to also do things that gives us joy as well as things that are not part of our regular routine. This helps us get a fresher perspective of life and it also helps ignite creativity. For me this can mean listening to music, watching a movie, playing a game, reading a book, travelling and writing poetry.

Take care of the spiritual center. I believe that central in my life is my relationship with God, that He has a call for me in this life. I need to always be reminded of this and make sure that I take time to pray, read the Bible and be involved in blessing other people. This may be written last here but it is definitely not the least.

So these are on my basic health goal list. What about you? I hope you continue to stay fit and healthy in your own corner of the world 🙂

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