To mark Obesity Awareness and Prevention Week, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI), the exclusive distributor of PepsiCo beverages in the Philippines, will help maintain a healthy weight and prevent the risk of overweight-related illnesses. We encourage everyone to explore different ways to and obesity.
Obesity is a growing health problem in the Philippines, with nearly 27 million Filipinos overweight and obese, according to the latest Food and Nutrition Research Institute study. It increases your risk of serious illnesses and health problems, such as cancer.
Interventions are needed as overall rates of overweight and obesity are expected to continue to soar. You don’t necessarily have to be the strongest in your pursuit of a healthier lifestyle. Appearance and sheer grit are what will get you far.PCPPI has listed a few sports you can jump into to start shredding those extra pounds.
“Beyond weight loss, exercise plays a very important role in overall health and well-being,” said PCPPI President and CEO Frederick Ong.
Walking promotes weight loss and is effective in 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 skills.
jogging & running
Jogging and running are the most effective ways to lose weight. Studies have found that it helps burn harmful visceral fat that can lead to chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
A gentle swim can burn more than 200 calories in just 30 minutes. Swimming has also been shown to increase the body’s metabolic rate. This helps boost energy levels and lower the risk of illness.
Cycling is a fun cardio exercise that burns calories, improves heart health, and helps you lose weight. Improves posture and coordination, improves joint mobility, increases muscle strength and flexibility. Studies have also found that it increases the body’s insulin sensitivity and reduces the risk of insulin resistance and diabetes.
Boxing is a form of high-intensity interval training and full-body exercise. This sport helps improve heart health. It also lowers blood pressure, improves balance, increases strength and reduces stress.
Staying hydrated is important, regardless of your fitness routine. Refueling with Gatorade No Sugar can improve your performance to reach your goals.
Gatorade No Sugar contains no calories or added sugar, yet provides the same levels of electrolytes as regular Gatorade to boost the hydration you need for your activity.
Gatorade No Sugar is available in 300ml and 500ml PET bottles at your local store and on e-commerce platforms.
PCPPI is the exclusive manufacturer of well-known beverage brands such as Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mag, Sting, Tropicana, Lipton, Aquafina, Premier and Milkis.
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