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!

4 Tips in Coping with Stress

It is inevitable. We will always have our share of stress-filled moments in life. And apparently, the older we get and the more experienced we are with life, our sources of stress or stressors seem to also level up.

While not all stress is actually bad for us, it does help to make our lives better and healthier when we know how to cope with or face stress. If our stressors seem to multiply or level up in relation to our age then I think our ways of coping with stress need to also improve, level up.

1. Your perspective matters. The way you look at stress and whatever causes it can affect how you cope. It is to your best interest then not to allow yourself to look at the stressful situation as something beyond repair or beyond solution. What you can do instead is to think of possible ways and steps on how you can face your stressor. Personally, what has been helpful for me is to remind myself that I have survived through several stressful situations in the past and surely, there is a way for me to face well this particular stressor in my life right now.

2. Focus on what you can do now. Sometimes what makes a situation or problem more stressful and energy sapping is when you constantly repeat or rehash what could have been or what should have been done so that there would have been no stressor to face now. But the reality is what has happened has indeed happened and so what you need to be focused now is what can be done. For instance, if you have found yourself deep in debt, what can be done now is just to look for possible solutions. You can reach out to a friend or a family member who is adept with finances or a financial advisor you can trust who can help you. This can also be the time to avail of debt relief services.

3. Continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We are able to face stress well if we have been living a healthy lifestyle: enough sleep and rest, eating well, doing regular exercise. The temptation is to cut hours in our rest and sleep in the name of productivity or failing to exercise because we do not have time for it or to eat what is just readily available, never mind if it’s overloaded with sugar, with calories. We are better “armed” to face stress if we have taken the time to take care of ourselves.

4. Find your de-stressor. You need to know what are the things that can de-stress or relax you. Perhaps it is talking to your friends or your loved ones. Perhaps it is taking the time to read the Bible and some inspirational literature. The key is doing these things that can de-stress you within the day, week or month. Take regular time to de-stress and you will actually find yourself better able to cope with stress.

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!

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