Health And Family

A haha-happy and healthy work environment

LAUGHINGLY YOURS - Elvie Estavillo -

For the midyear booster of Cocolife Healthcare, Dr. Andro Sandoval, vice president and medical director, invited me to conduct “the much-talked-and-written-about Laughter Yoga.” On that special occasion, the 200 youthful staff of Cocolife Healthcare dressed themselves up in summer attire. Even their office reflected a summery atmosphere, bringing the sunshine indoors.

Laughter Yoga is a life-changing experience! It can help overhaul our way of thinking and looking at things and daily events as we ride the roller coaster of life. During the Laughter Yoga session, I mentioned the following always-appreciated-and-never-fails-to-amaze health trivia: One minute of mirthful laughter is equivalent to 10 minutes of cardio workout on a rowing machine; 10 minutes of hearty laughter equals 30 minutes of cardio workout on a rowing machine; one hour of Laughter Yoga can burn as much as 300 to 500 calories. Imagine burning so many calories while feeling so good and happy. Fantastic indeed are the multi-health benefits of Laughter Yoga. It is so doable one can do it  alone. And can do it right where and when the need or situation calls for it. 

Laughter Yoga is my life-long and most ardent advocacy to share with our beloved kababayans this life-changing experience and help them become healthy, happy, and positive in life. The fees received are channeled towards the construction of toilets and provision of a complete water supply system in our adopted public schools. The immeasurable joy I feel when I see hundreds of participants become happy, healthy, and positive is my ultimate reward. The positive and inspiring feedback from participants serves as fuel that energizes me.

Allow me then to quote verbatim the letter I received from Dr. Sandoval:

“We are very happy to note that the general feedback from our close to 200 attendees to your recent Laughter Yoga session for Cocolife Healthcare was very positive.

“Cocolife Healthcare, as conceptualized by our indefatigable and diligent boss, Loumel Maagma, senior vice president, revolves around a “Happy & Healthy” theme. We enjoy happy and healthy relationships with our over 1,000 corporate accounts. We maintain happy and healthy relationships with our over 1,500 accredited medical facilities and over 12,000 accredited medical specialists nationwide. We nurture a happy and healthy work environment, with a happy and healthy workforce.  Hence, your Laughter Yoga truly fits our Happy & Healthy work and personal dispositions.

“Other officers who endorsed and continue to promote your Laughter Yoga are: Franz Araque, head, marketing; Angie Trinidad, head, medical services; Leng Lausingco, head, HealthAssist, Inc.; and Ms. Chiclet Tondares, head, administration.

“Rest assured that we will continue to embrace your thrust of propagating Laughter Yoga as the most convenient and effective tool to wellness and self-abundance.”

Happy feedback from other participants:

• Jackielyn Ercstain: It was fun and made me feel better … thanks, Ms. Elvie!

• Ma. Fe Ran: The Laughter Yoga session was fun, informative, and relaxing. Applicable even on regular or ordinary days.

• Berna Joy Tesorero: All my negative feelings were released because of this great activity.

• Noah Villaverde: Everyone must try this activity.

• Maribel M. Sale: Very nice activity. Can boost mind and body.

• Jennifer Condat: The activity was so good and fun. Thanks for sharing us Laughter Yoga.

• Franz Joe Araque: We were stress-free the entire session. Hope the entire country will experience the same. 

• Leo Quiambao: Very good! Very relaxing! It is doable and for a good cause.

• Cherylyn Camo: The session was a great help to release tension and stress. I really enjoyed it.

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Requests for Laughter Yoga session by different companies, organizations, and individuals keep pouring like heavy rains. Thank you most sincerely for the trust. Be assured that as my business schedule permits, I will positively respond to them. As I cannot be doing it alone, I am scheduling a Laughter Yoga leadership training seminar in March 2012 to train as many leaders who can conduct Laughter Yoga in other parts of our country. To attend this life-changing experience, e-mail me at laughteryogaphils@gmail.com. Log on to: laughteryogaclubphils.com. And to laugh, visit Youtube: lycphohohahaha.

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