End the year strong with health, exercise—UP webinar shows how

| Written by Deina Blancaflor

Physical activity is a major factor in staying healthy. It improves overall well-being and contributes to the prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. It also reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety and enhances the mental capacity. However, 80 percent of the world’s population is considered physically inactive.

With the holidays fast approaching, let’s take this time to pause and think about how we can all be COVID-safe, active, and healthy.

This December 9, from 12nn to 2 pm, the University of the Philippines (UP), in partnership with UP Manila National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH), National Telehealth Center (NTC), and cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH), would like to invite you to join the fight against C.O.V.I.D—current COVID-19 problems, other outbreaks, viruses, infections, and disasters.

In this episode of UP’s “Stop C.O.V.I.D. Deaths” webinar series, titled “NGAYONG PASKO MAGING AKTIBO: Galaw, Sayaw, Hataw!”, Undersecretary of the Department of Health (DOH) Dr. Enrique A. Tayag will touch on how to be physically active during the holidays. He will also demonstrate some hataw moves. UP-PGH Director Dr. Gerardo D. Legaspi, on the other hand, will share his personal journey in staying active and how this has helped him in his work. Dr. Dione P. Sacdalan, Coordinator for Training with the Office of Deputy Director for Hospital Operations at UP-PGH, will deliver the synthesis and closing remarks.

Register here and catch our weekly live tweets and streams via the UP System Twitter account, TVUP’s YouTube channel, and Facebook page.

The award-winning UP “Stop COVID Deaths” Webinar Series is the Philippines’ first and only frontline-focused medical webinar series. It pioneered the discussion, dissemination, and adoption of knowledge on COVID-19 treatment and management. Follow our accounts to stay connected with your credible online community.