Bad habits shouldn’t die hard
(Manila, Philippines) As we welcome the year of the Water Snake, we assimilate the positive energy of the Snake sign. It’s said to be the Yin to last year’s Dragon Yang, following that this year, we ought to not settle with mediocrity.
Feel-good enthusiasts agree on one thing – diet, exercise, and relaxation aren’t just a fad of 2012. A study made last year found that sitting at desks all day increases our death risk, noise pollution takes its toll on our sleeping habits, and in general, people were just working too much.
Nurturing bad habits won’t feel wrong anymore after continuously doing them. The key rests in a willingness to change and doing it now. But why do we push ourselves to change a lifestyle, train hard to lose the unflattering pounds, and switch to healthier alternatives? The need to feel good inside and out boosts confidence and improves our health. So we would want to load up on that.
Here are health and fitness trends to look out for this year, and perhaps commit to, if not all, most of them.
Find a workout that suits you best. Same with clothes and shoes, no exercise is fit for all. Search for inspiration and look for problem areas you want to change.
Heavy weight lifting for women for healthier bones and greater muscle definition is seen to take off this year. Another addition to the trend is Fitness On The Go. There are already hotels in some regions that offer space for yogis, and even workout videos for people doing cardio. San Francisco International Airport started offering yoga rooms already. But traveling or not, fitness studios have embraced the web, too, by offering online workouts.
Unwind and relax. No one can determine your threshold of a packed workweek but yourself. Find time to hit the spa once or twice a week to release stress, play sports, or just hit the movie house with the gang. With more than half of the world’s population living in urban spaces, perhaps try a nature trip for a stress antidote, because sometimes all you need is an escape from the bustle of the city.
Be a juicer. Healthy juicing is slowly making a craze, as juicing organic, raw veggies can improve your health by helping you meet your daily-recommended healthy diet. Search for a juice plan online and give it a shot. Everyone needs cleansing once in a while.
Technology and wellness. You’ve probably heard about or came across smartphone applications that are health-oriented. There are apps that help you track your calorie intake, and apps that allow you to record your exercise routines. Get the most out of technology today, for it also aids us in achieving our goals of becoming healthy.
Coconut water as refreshment? Yes, without the high-level sugar or calories. It has a hydrating benefit, which is known to be faster than regular water – thanks to its natural electrolyte-dense formula.
There are multiple brands of coconut water abroad, while Tropicana Coco Quench made its mark last year as Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines launched the first locally produced coconut water drink in Tetra Pak packaging. Tropicana Coco Quench locks in the freshness and natural benefits found in real coconut fruit, and improves its shelf life of up to 8 months.
Admittedly, kicking a bad habit is a little hard to do, but not until you finally decide to jump in and just kick it. The right dose of motivation can get anyone started. Start small, and the difference for your mind and body can go a long way.
About Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc.
Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. is the exclusive bottler of PepsiCo beverages in the Philippines, with a relationship spanning 65 years. Lotte Chilsung, one of the biggest beverage companies in South Korea, is the lead shareholder of PCPPI as an independently-listed company and co-manages it with PepsiCo. It is co-owned by Lotte Chilsung, one of the biggest beverage companies in South Korea. PCPPI manufactures and sells well-known brands such as Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, and Premier. It has established manufacturing facilities across the country, serving at least 440,000 outlets and providing employment through its extensive distribution network. PCPPI was awarded “Pepsi Bottler of the Year – Asia” in 2006. To learn more, please visit us at http://www.pepsiphilippines.com.
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