Stay Healthy and #GetActive with Watsons

June 13, 2017

I personally always attempt to have a healthy lifestyle by planning to prepare my own food, drink vitamins and milk regularly, and get some exercise. But what always happen is me dumping those plans to make room for all the schoolworks and stress that I have to face. So when I heard about the research conducted by Watsons Insights on Shoppers Expereince (WISE), where  66 percent of Filipinos believe they have good knowledge on health, however 57 percent do not exercise regularly to stay healthy, I believed I was totally guilty!

The data of the research showed how majority of Filipinos are like me, interested on health but there are so many things that get in the way from staying healthy. Either we get too busy or get too tired from a hectic work schedule, school, family duties, household chores, and long hours of traffic everywhere!

And I'm so glad that the leading health and beauty chain in the country, Watsons, launched a new campaign to inspire Filipinos to be healthy through small, everyday active changes in their routine to improve their health. #GetActive Campaign tells us that to be healthy doesn't necessarily mean doing major changes and adjustments in our live like starting to train as a tri-athlete, spend 2 hours in the gym 3 to 5 times a week, own a fancy health equipment at home, spend thousands of pesos on healthy meals or cook difficult or time-consuming healthy recipes.

"Watsons #GetActive campaign is one of our continuous efforts and part of our commitment to improve the lives and health of the Filipinos by inspiring them to take small steps to improve their health," says Watsons Marketing Director Viki Encarnacion. "Small steps such as drinking more water, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, taking deep breaths between work e-mails, walking your dog during weekends, and smiling more often can go a long way for our health. The list of small steps which we can do is endless, our days are full of opportunities to do these and Watsons can be their partner to improve their health," adds Encarnacion. 

Chef Barne Alejandro of @thesexychef in instagram who has been Manila's pioneer health food delivery service since 2004, gave us ideas on how to create delicious meals that are healthy which can be done even when you're in a rush. We all think that making healthy food would cost alot and be time-consuming, but we all made Mason Jar recipes in just a few minutes! 

We made a Greek salad with Lemon Vinaigrette in a mason jar that really looked so colorful and fun to eat, and as we tasted it, it really is good eventhough I'm not fond of vegetables.
And for dessert, we got a little excited and made a mess in making our Banana Peanut Butter Jar. It's really a sinful treat that is made healthy! 

Along with the proper diet is a good exercise, Mr.  World Philippines 2016, Sam Adjani, shared exercise that are easy to do and doesn't require you to go to a gym anymore. There really are so much things that we can do to stay fit and #GetActive even with the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With just the use of bottles that we often throw away when its all empty, we can have the exercise that we pay for in a gym.
Sam Adjani also showed how you can utilize even just a chair to stay fit and #GetActive. 
Watsons also recognizes the importance of a holistic approach to health. Aside from the healthy diet and exercise, taking vitamins is also important. Dr. Mitzi Reodica told us many things on how vitamins bridges the nutrient gap people don't get in their regular diet and lifestyle, and can help prevent illness. 

There are different types of vitamins available and formulated to fulfill different nutritional needs. Some of them are:
-Vitamin A for immunity, vision and healthy skin
-Vitamin B complex for energy production
-Vitamin C for immunity and protection against diseases
Vitamin E for cell damage and repair or prevention and for healthy skin. 
At Watsons, there are different brands and products available to fulfill ever individual's nutritional needs depending on age, gender and preferred form - such as Enervon, Conzace, Ceelin, Revicon, Myra E, Centrum, Stresstabs, Berocca, Rogin E, Fern C, and Watsons Generics. 

To further encourage its shoppers, Watsons is offering up to 20 percent off on select vitamins for select period of time in stores. And for its loyal members, Watsons is offering customers a chance to win trips to Bali, Guam or Sydney, or win an iPhone 7 or iPad for a minimum P500 single-receipt purchase of select vitamins and health products. Promo runs until June 28, 2017 and is exclusive to SM Advantage, SM Prestige, PRiMO and BDO Rewards Card holders. Promo is in partnership with and Philippine Airlines. (DOH-FDA-CDRR Permit no. 127 s. 2017) 

So what are you waiting for? Start doing small changes in your routine - perhaps on your next meal or next day at work or school! Start to #GetActive and be healthy with Watsons! 

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