Healthway Medical and PMAP Celebrate National Wellness Day

Rocky Batara

Healthway Medical, the country’s trusted and most preferred network of mall-based clinics, celebrated National Wellness Day on June 20, 2014, together with the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP).

Healthway Medical joined PMAP in the movement to create a fit and healthy working environment for employees through a day that walked and talked everything about wellness. With a program that consisted of a learning session on work-life balance, followed by a workout Zumba session, Healthway stressed the importance of holistic wellness.

“Healthway Medical has always been an advocate of wellness,” says Carmie de Leon, Healthway Medical vice president for Sales and Marketing. “Today’s exercises will help our employees stay healthy and productive in and out of the workplace.”

Healthway Medical’s National Wellness Day celebration started with a short lecture from Physical Therapy Head, April Faraon, on Workplace Ergonomics. The talk emphasized the need to be healthy and active as well as shared different exercises employees can do even in the workplace.

The session also included a demonstration of PMAP’s 7-minute Wellness Moment, which involves stretching or self-massage, followed by prayer or meditation, dancing, jogging, or jumping in place, and clapping, laughing, and sharing handshakes with colleagues. PMAP encouraged both member and nonmember companies to create a video of their employees doing the exercise simultaneously on June 21 at exactly 3 create a worldwide wellness movement.

After the learning session, the participants joined in on a thrilling Zumba dance class, which Healthway Medical employees have been doing three times a week to show their consistent efforts in promoting health and wellness.

For the past 10 years, Healthway Medical has been working with PMAP to actively improve workplace wellness through career development forums and training programs. “Healthway Medical has always been in the frontier of promoting health and wellness in the workplace,” says Mitch Guce, PMAP’s trustee for Fellowship and Wellness. “They have always been an avid supporter of the health and wellness programs of PMAP.”

This partnership between Healthway Medical and PMAP aims to encourage more individuals to not only celebrate National Wellness Day every third Friday of June but also to empower them to take health and wellness principles and apply them in their homes and workplaces.

For more information, visit Healthway Medical clinics at Alabang Town Center, Festival Supermall, Greenbelt 5, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila, Shangri-La Plaza, and SM North EDSA The Block. Call the Customer Care Hotline (02)751-4929 or visit Like Healthway Medical on Facebook.

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