I have so many things to be thankful for- one of which is a renewed healthy lifestyle which I have neglected for quite some time.
Some of you might have read about my health journey in the past, I have reached my all-time high weight gain a few years back, good thing I snapped back to reality and decided to do something.
Sun Life Philippines, gave me a wide-angled view of my finances and how it can go down the drain if my health will not improve. From then on, there is no looking back. Running became my refuge, from 3k during my very first Sunpiology Run, I now run half marathon whenever available.
Sun Life also gave me my very first running stint overseas when I was chosen to be one of the media representative during Sun Life Resolution Run Malaysia 2019 in Kuala Lumpur Perdana Botanical Garden, where I got to meet a lot of health conscious people and share stories of resolution to a renewed health.
Now on it’s 11th year, Piolo Pascual once again join hands with Sun Life Philippines for SunPIOLOgy, a sporting event that aims to encourage more Filipinos to live healthier lives.
“Sun Life aims to offer Filipinos more avenues to pursue their health goals. With SunPIOLOgy, we are able to make the pursuit fun and engaging through a variety of sporting events, while the charity component makes it more meaningful and memorable,” Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa said. “We are thankful that as we mark 11 years of SunPIOLOgy, we continue to grow our community and effectively promote the importance of living healthier lives.”
Carrying this year’s theme “SunPIOLOgy Xone” that highlights: Sun Life Virtual Run, Sun Life Cycle PH, and Sun Life Resolution Run.
Sun Life Virtual Run: Run anytime, anywhere
Can’t be physically during Sunpiology run? No fret as Sunpiology introduces Sun Life Virtual Run, a long-distance race that participants may complete anytime, anywhere. Participants from different parts of the country may challenge themselves to complete an accumulated distance of 50 or 125 kilometers which can be spread over 30 days. This way, runners can pace themselves and freely strategize in accomplishing their target distance within the prescribed period. Progress is tracked using a GPS watch, a fitness band, a running app on a smartphone, or by taking a photo of the progress on the treadmill and submitting it via www.takbo.ph.
Me and my wife will be enrolling in the 50km virtual run and will be our bonding time together.
“What sets SunPIOLOgy apart is the community it has built through the years,” Pascual said. “Each event is fun and exciting, and now, we are bringing the SunPIOLOgy brand of wellness to the virtual world so that we can motivate even more people. With this, I’m sure more Filipinos will experience what it means to live healthier and brighter under the sun.”
Registration for Sun Life Virtual Run is ongoing at www.sunpiology.com and will be open until October 14, 2019. The run period will be from October 15 to November 15, 2019.
Sun Life Cycle PH: Family bonding on wheels
If cycling is your game, Then you and your family are in for a treat as Sun Life Cycle PH is back to take cyclists on fun and exciting routes that will run from Bonifacio Global City to Pasay City. Participants of all fitness levels are welcome to join. Categories for the Sun Life Cycle PH are: Tricycle Ride (100 or 500 meters) designed for children ages two to five; Kids Ride (30-minute Solo or Family Ride) for children between the ages six to 15; Short Ride (20 kilometers) for participants 10 years old and above; and Long Ride (40 kilometers) for participants 14 years old and above. With partially closed roads and kid-friendly biking paths, the event can be a chance to bond with the entire family. It may also serve as an introduction to races for cycling enthusiasts.
Sun Life Cycle PH will take place on November 23, 2019. Registration is ongoing at sunlife.cycleph.com and will be open until November 22, 2019.
Sun Life Resolution Run: Race to fight diabetes
Now on my 3rd year of running, I am looking forward to going back to my running roots with Sunpiology Resolution Run 2019. Been running with the whole family and the kids love the activity.
An exciting and energizing way to kick off Sun Life Philippines’ 125th anniversary in 2020, the Sun Life Resolution Run is a race that aims to get everyone into a healthy mindset as the year starts. Also hosted by Sun Life in select Asian countries, increasing awareness in diabetes prevention and management is one of the company’s advocacies that is especially crucial in the Philippines, as the disease has been declared as an epidemic in the country.
The Resolution Run will feature the “125 Xone,” where runners will pass through “xones” aligned with the diabetes prevention theme. Moreover, 125 lucky runners will also get to win electronic gift cards worth P1,250, which they can redeem in various partner stores.
Expected to be attended by some of the country’s brightest stars, the run will double as a charity event that will benefit the Hebreo Foundation, Noordhoff Foundation, and Star Magic scholars.