Upon reaching my 40s, I suddenly realized that I need to live a healthier life for my family. Improper diet and a sedentary lifestyle can pose risks to one’s health that may lead to more expense later on in life. Rising health costs in the country does not help either and it’s really up to you if you’ll heed the call to step up.
Stepping up is what I did. Aside from switching to a healthier diet, I now become more active by joining Fun Run events. This way, I get more motivation in my journey to wellness. Having your family together in this journey is also a plus factor too!
An annual fitness event that our family look forward to is the SUNPIOLOGY event of Sun Life Philippines. SunPIOLOgy is a charity-sporting event which aims to disrupt the downhill trend via this wellness mission. Sun Life Philippines and its ambassador Piolo Pascual conducts an annual series that helps raise funds for education, diabetes awareness, and help more Filipinos live healthier lives.
“Wellness has been one of our key initiatives for the past 10 years. Now, we are strengthening our message by inspiring more people to “live healthier lives”. With our line of new-generation Health and Accident products, Go Well community events, and partnerships such as SUNPIOLOGY, we want to show Filipinos how health and wealth shine brighter together,” explains Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Ms. Mylene Lopa.
SunPIOLOgy is now on its 10th year, hence the theme SunPIOLOgy TR10. It kicks off with SUN CYCLE PH on November 17, 2018 at Bonifacio Global City and moves forward with SUN LIFE RESOLUTION RUN and SUN vs STARS with Star Magic, both happening on January 26, 2019 at Camp Aguinaldo.
Bike with SUN LIFE CYCLE PH
Cycling enthusiasts must watch out and be involve with this fun-filled cycling event. SUN LIFE CYCLE PH once again takes riders around four cities (Taguig, Makati, Manila, and Pasay) in routes fit for beginner and seasoned bikers.
Organized by Sunrise Events, SUN LIFE CYCLE PH categories include a Family Ride (30mins dur.); Tricycle Ride (100m and 500m); Short Ride (20km); and Long Ride (40km). Celebrity cycling enthusiasts like Sun Life ambassadors Matteo Guidicelli and Piolo Pascual will be leading the race. Interested parties may register at http://www.sunlife.cycleph.com.
Run with SUN LIFE RESOLUTION RUN
The first Run event that got me started in my fitness journey is Sunpiology Resolution Run. It was a major turning point in my life knowing that it’s not too late to start this kind of sport. From 3k distance during my first run, I am now running 10k with the target of doubling this in my next run.
Sunpiology Resolution Run has evolved to a regional spectacle with counterparts in different Sun Life Asia territories. Aside from the Philippines, 3 Resolution Run to kick diabetes and live healthier lives will also happen in Malaysia (January 13), Indonesia (January 20), Hong Kong (January 27), and Vietnam (January 27). Here in the Philippines, the charity Run will retain its charm of a gun start by sunset as the country’s biggest stars race for beneficiaries Hebreo Foundation, Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation, Nordhoff Foundation, and Star Magic scholars. Registration is now open at http://www.sunpiology.com.