Jun 18, 2014

PMAP: June 20 Is National Wellness Day

Honestly, it's my first time to hear about the National Wellness Day, thanks to Filipino Bloggers Network. I watched this video and I am silently wishing our company would take on such endeavor.  




Actually, I gave it a little push by printing out the press release below and giving a copy to our Human Resources Department. Here's hoping our company could participate, and employ a health and wellness program that is preventive, rather than corrective.  Sure we have prescriptions for lots of ailments, but so much can be saved in the long run if we do something to keep the employees healthier, physically, emotionally and spiritually.  Healthier employees also mean better productivity.  

I think that health and wellness are worthy investments that companies should take into consideration.
 
For the details of the said event, here is PMAP's press release (bold emphasis done by me):

June 20 is National Wellness Day



Did you know that 9 of the 10 leading causes of death in the Philippines are health related? And did you also know that just by eating better, making small lifestyle changes and doing moderate activity on most days of the week, we can reduce the risk of many diseases and increase our quality of life? 

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) is advocating health and wellness in the workplace as one of the most important issues that companies need to address today. With this, PMAP will hold a nationwide event called National Wellness Day that is envisioned to be participated by various companies in the country, both PMAP and non-PMAP members, on June 20, 2014. 

PMAP Trustee for Fellowship and Wellness Mitch G. Guce said that through the years, the organization have organized employee activities like sports fests, family day events and the likes for its member companies. “This time, we want to come up with an activity that will help promote awareness among employers and employees about the importance of being physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy.“ 

PMAP also presented a suggested program format that companies can use as a guide for a half-day event that they can organize in their respective workplaces. It includes company-sponsored healthy lunch and snack; learning sessions on work-life balance, holistic and spirituality; and the 7-Minute PMAP Wellness Moment, a quick wellness activity that involves stretching and meditation to be done simultaneously across the nation by employees at exactly 3:00 pm on June 20. 

The wellness moment involves the following activities: (a) 2-minute stretching/ self-massage, (b) 2-minute of silence (to pray or meditate), (c) minute dance/ jog in place/ jump or hop and (d) 1-minute clapping/ laughing or handshakes with colleagues. 

Companies who will join in the event are encouraged to document their participation through videos and/ or photos and send a copy to the PMAP Secretariat to be included in the list of companies who will be recognized with a workplace wellness certificate during a PMAP event. 

“We encourage all our members to participate in this worthy activity likewise to discuss to your employees our advocacy on how to stay fit and become more productive members of our society,” Guce added. 

Aside for this initiative, PMAP is also organizing the National Wellness Summit happening at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on August 28, 2014 which will showcase the best corporate best practices on wellness in the workplace, health and fitness activities, company booths and others exciting surprises. 

For queries regarding the event, interested parties can contact Ms. Agnes Junio of PMAP through tel. no. 726-1532 loc. 306 or email agnes.junio@pmap.org,ph. Details are also posted on www.pmap.org.ph.

10 comments:

  1. Yes sis, yesterday, but there's another follow up event on August 28 at the SMX. Companies should really invest on the employee's good health. Healthy employees=better productivity, and it's not just physical health they are promoting but social aspect as well. It's more fun to exercise with a group! You have community support with that :-)

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  2. Good there's a follow up on August 28. There are really lots who's not aware of such campaign.
    Most working Filipinos are really not that health conscious which is very sad.

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  3. Oh, tapos na, sayang! And I completely agree with you. Health and wellness programs should focus more on the preventive aspect. This reminds me to get back on my own wellness program ASAP!

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  4. We can still continue to do that on our own. I hope I remember to stretch when I sit for a long time.

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  5. That's a really great program. I totally agree with you that a little lifestyle change will go a long way. It's not gonna be easy but of course, health is wealth!

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  6. I'd like to be part of a laughing class. I saw this once on TV and I think the benefits could be awesome! Taking care of our well-being really matters!

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  7. We also have few minutes exercise after our flag ceremony every Monday morning, initiated by our company nurse. :-)

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  8. It's very important to take care of one's health..great event to promote health and welllness

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  9. One of my idea as part of our organization's recreation is to have a ZUMBA session once a week however, mukang mahirap magpa-approve sa management and I don't know if they are willing to participate lalo na puro lalaki ang mga workers namin sa production. hehehe

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  10. Hope to see new posts soon, sis. :-)


    By the way, I uploaded my post on the Versatile Blogger Award at my SLS blog. Thanks again for that!

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