In celebration of Obesity Prevention Week, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI), the exclusive distributor of PepsiCo beverages in the country, encourages everyone to explore various ways to maintain a healthy weight and prevent the risk of overweight-related diseases. and obesity.
Obesity has been a growing health problem in the Philippines with nearly 27 million Filipinos overweight and obese, according to the latest survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute. This puts them at greater risk of serious illness and health problems such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.
As the global rate of overweight and obesity is expected to continue to rise, interventions are needed. In pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, it is not necessarily important to be the strongest. Showing up and doing it is what will get you far. PCPPI has listed some sports that you can pick up to start shredding that extra weight.
“Exercise plays a very important role in our overall health and well-being beyond weight loss. Obesity Awareness Prevention Week promotes a healthy lifestyle to the public,” said Frederick Ong, president and CEO of PCPPI.
Walking is effective in promoting weight loss, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. It reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Studies show that walking boosts your mood and your brain. Improves memory and cognitive ability.
Jogging and running
Jogging and running are easily the most effective ways to lose weight. Studies have found that it can help burn harmful visceral fat that can cause chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.
A gentle swim can burn over 200 calories in just 30 minutes. Swimming has also been shown to increase the body’s metabolic rate. This helps to increase energy levels and reduce the risk of disease. It also provides mental benefits.
Cycling is a fun cardiovascular workout that can help you burn calories, improve heart health and lose weight. It improves posture and coordination, improves joint mobility and increases muscle strength and flexibility. Studies have also found that it increases the body’s insulin sensitivity, which reduces insulin resistance and the risk of diabetes.
Boxing is a form of high intensity interval training and a total body workout. This sport helps improve heart health. It also lowers blood pressure, improves balance, increases strength and reduces stress.
Regardless of your fitness routine, it’s important to stay hydrated. Fueling yourself with Gatorade No Sugar can help improve your performance in reaching your goals.
Gatorade No Sugar has no calories or sugar, but provides the same level of electrolytes as regular Gatorade to give you the hydration boost you need for your activity.
Gatorade No Sugar is available in 300ml and 500ml PET bottles at nearby stores and e-commerce platforms.
PCPPI is the exclusive manufacturer of Gatorade and other well-known beverage brands such as Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Sting, Tropicana, Lipton, Aquafina, Premier and Milkis.
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