Start living better today by resetting your life with much promise and positivity.
Things you can start today to #livebetter
Euden Valdez ( - February 2, 2018 - 12:00pm

MANILA, Philippines — Do you stay up until 3 a.m. just watching Netflix? Do you find it hard to control your alcohol intake? Do you skip your daily exercise routines?

If you’re already in your prime but still indulge in these bad habits, then it’s time to shift towards wellness. Because sooner or later, you will feel the effects of your unhealthy lifestyle. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Focus and prioritize living well, which is one of the more important things in your life — not to mention getting healthcare and securing life insurance for your future.

So as cliché as it may sound, start living better today by resetting your life with much promise and positivity. And always remember that what you do today will help you in the future. Check out the many opportunities enumerated below.

Today you will rise early

As early as 6 a.m., in fact! You can because you managed to sleep by 10 p.m. the night before and enjoyed a full eight-hour rest for your mind and body.

You will not only feel recharged but you will also feel the many benefits of sleep. According to Business Insider, these benefits include functioning better in general, getting glowing skin, suffering less mood swings, and having a healthier heart.

Today you will cook

Since you woke up early, you have enough time to prepare and cook breakfast for you and your family. This is not only cheaper but also healthier compared to the fast food you might usually resort to. You can also add an ample serving of fruits and vegetables to pack for your snack at work.

For creative yet easy lunch ideas, you can scour the Internet for a variety of recipes for soups, salads, sandwiches, noodle dishes, rice bowls, and more.

Today you will not drink

You will not give in to peer pressure. Know that there are other ways to develop better relationships with colleagues and clients.

But this does not mean that you should stop joining nights-out altogether. Once in a while or on a special occasion, it won't hurt to go to a party where there will definitely be drinks. Just remember to drink in moderation.

Today you will exercise

And not look for excuses to not exercise. Health and wellness blog Body and Soul writes, “You simply have to make the time and prioritize it.”

Get on with it. Run for a good 30 minutes after work, do yoga before shopping, or hit the gym before a meeting. If you believe exercise is important, you can surely fit it in your busy schedule, no matter what.

Today you will go outdoors

Besides your regular exercise, another way to stay fit and active is by exploring the outdoors. There are plenty of activities such as hiking, free-diving or cycling to try. All these will help you develop endurance, strengthen lungs and heart, and even burn fats and tone muscles.

On top of all that, you will also feel an adrenaline rush, which in turn kicks in the fun.

Today you will meditate

Now that you have time for adventure, you should also spend some time to meditate.

Huffington Post says meditation—which could be a lengthy mental prayer—promotes self-awareness, which encourages you to live a healthier lifestyle. Through meditation, you will realize how your body suffers from eating unhealthy food, drinking alcohol, smoking and staying late, so you will avoid these things.

Meditation also has other benefits like reducing stress, improving concentration, increasing happiness and slowing aging.

Today you will see your doctor

To schedule your annual physical check-up. “Do breast or testicular self-exams, and get suspicious moles checked out," health website Livestrong advises. Get health exams regularly even if you are healthy so when something is amiss, you can take action right away.

Today you’ll be rewarded for living better

Your day will go great.

Because you got a good night's sleep last night, you'll go at full capacity today. You will ace your big presentation at work and impress your boss big time. Because you made time to eat a decent breakfast and exercise, your immune system will successfully fight off a virus that otherwise would have downed you for a week. Because you took a walk and silenced your mind for a few minutes, the huge traffic jam going home will not turn you into a raging bull. In fact, you're so calm, you will hardly notice it.

And then there are the rewards you'll get from Philam Life's Active Series.

Once you subscribe to Philam Life’s science-backed wellness program called Philam Vitality, you’ll go through a health assessment; it will show you which areas you need to work on. When you know what to improve on, the program's partners--including Gold's Gym, Garmin, Runnr, Toby's Sports, Urban Athletics, Hi-Precision Diagnostics, and Makati Medical Center--will give you discounts to help you along your health and fitness journey.

The healthier you get, the more points you earn. The more points you earn, the bigger rewards you get. These include discounts at Enchanted Kingdom, SM Cinema, Marriott Hotels, Philippine Airlines and Seda Hotels.

Today you will protect your health and your family's future

Now that you've eased living better into your routine, it's time to level up and secure your health and future. After all, it never hurts to protect yourself from unforeseen situations.

Philam Life's Active Health Invest Plus is a healthcare and life insurance plan that includes coverage benefits for 56 critical illnesses such as heart attack, kidney failure, blindness and more. It also provides coverage for 11 early stage conditions of similar illnesses. Plus, there are additional hospital benefits, accident coverage and a growing health fund for future needs. Most importantly, Active Health Invest Plus gives you life insurance for your family’s needs if anything happens to you.

See, living better means you have to cover all your bases—from your lifestyle today to your health and financial security tomorrow. When will you start to #livebetter?

Click here to know more about Philam Life’s Active Health Invest Plan and to join Philam Life's Vitality health program.


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