In a latest study by the Pulse Asia, it was revealed that “staying healthy and avoiding illnesses” is still the top personal concern among Filipinos across all regions and socio-economic classes. Given the fast-paced life and the stresses brought about by technology and our jobs, respectively, staying healthy may not seem as easy as we think it is. In fact, a majority of today’s workforce lives a sedentary lifestyle, increasing the risk of chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, cancer and obesity. Equally alarming is the rise in stress-related diseases such as heart disease that is afflicting younger people That is why Healthway Medical, the most trusted and preferred network of mall-based clinics in the country, developed the SEED Lifestyle, an advocacy that promotes health awareness and preventive healthcare. It is comprised of four simple, easy-to-remember health tips that will help Filipinos to take charge of their own health. Sleep Sleep is essential for our bodies to regenerate. It impacts our memory, longevity and overall health by helping the body repair itself. It also reduces stress and inflammation. Adults are advised to have seven to nine hours of sound, uninterrupted sleep. To make your sleeping experience better, schedule your time for bed. It is also advisable that your room has a good and relaxing atmosphere. Try turning off the lights and listening to relaxing music and minimizing the use of electronic gadgets before sleeping. Avoid eating before sleeping as this will disrupt the sleep cycle. Eat Right Many of the diseases that affect us are directly related to poor eating habits. A diet that is high in sugars, saturated fats, and sodium are responsible for diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. Eliminating or reducing the consumption of foods rich in these will go a long way in ensuring a healthier body. Eating a well-blanced diet of unrefined carbohydrates like brown rice, lean meat, green leafy vegetable high in fiber and fresh fruits are best to stay healthy. If you have a sweet tooth, always remember to exercise moderation and avoid indulging in sweets often. Exercise The benefits of exercise cannot be overexplained. As cliché as it may seem, exercising is still one of the best ways to ward off diseases. It does not only promote weight loss, but also boosts brainpower and performance, increases metabolism, improves blood circulation, and reduces stress. Being stuck in front of your desk is not an excuse to not exercise. There are simple office exercises you can learn to get rid of neck and back pain. De-stress De-stressing helps relax the body and the mind. Among the countless ways to do this are meditating, eating mood-boosting foods, getting a massage, and getting into a hobby. As the name suggests, however, getting rid of anxiety should not be stressful. It is important to determine which activities relax and energize you and which do not. “The greatest wealth is still our health. Achieving material wealth is pointless if it comes at the expense of your health,” said Carmie de Leon, VP for Sales and Marketing of Healthway Medical. “Helping Filipinos to stay well and healthy has always been the core purpose of Healthway Medical. Aside from the SEED Lifestyle, our patients can also count on the quality medical services and excellent patient-care experience that our clinic and our qualified doctors offer.” Visit any Healthway Medical branches at the Alabang Town Center, Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza, SM The Block, Market! Market!, Festival Mall, and 8 Adriatico to avail of its extensive services. For more information about Healthway Medical and its complete service roster, please visit the website at https://healthway.com.ph.