Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death in the Philippines, with over six million Filipinos having been diagnosed with the illness, according to a study conducted the Philippine Health Statistics in 2013.
Considering this rate, health experts have urged Filipinos to re-evaluate their lifestyles, emphasizing the importance of a proper diet and healthy exercise routine to prevent diseases such as diabetes.
The right amount of exercise--be it moderate ones like brisk walking or doing chores at home; or vigorous activities such as running in races or marathons--can be beneficial for the body in the long run, especially after holiday food binges.
In line with this, Sun Life Financial invites everyone to the Sun Life Resolution Run on January 20 at Camp Aguinaldo to start the new year with on a healthier note. The annual fun run aims to raise awareness about diabetes prevention, and is part two of its SunPiology event which commenced last November 2017 with Sun Life Cycle PH.
The Sun Life Resolution Run is open to running enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, with categories including 500m dash for kids, 500m walk for adults, and 3km, 5km, and 10km marathon.
To make it more exciting, SunPIOLOgy participants will also have a chance to run alongside their favorite Star Magic celebrities led by health and wellness advocate and award-winning actor Piolo Pascual.
Joining him will be other Kapamilya artists such as Enchong Dee, Robi Domingo, Arci Munoz, Inigo Pascual, Billy Crawford, Coleen Garcia, Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber, Kisses Delavin and many more.
But more than just a physical fitness activity, Sunpiology Duo also helps raise funds for the education of scholars from Hebreo 12:1 Foundation and Star Magic scholars, the diabetes awareness programs of the Institute of Studies for Diabetes Foundation, Inc., and the programs of Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation.
For the past eight years, Sunpiology Duo has continued its cause to further health and wellness among Filipinos.
As a new year treat, Sun Life has offered a 3-plus-1 promo. Just register three slots, and automatically get one free. To register, interested parties may proceed to any of the following Toby's Sports branches at SM Aura, SM Mall of Asia, SM North The Block, and Glorietta 2. Meanwhile, in-store Registration at the following stores is from 12 noon to 8 p.m., Monday to Sunday.
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