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President Benigno S. Aquino III joined on Sunday the Department of Health, Cabinet Secretaries, local government units and hundreds of fitness buffs in advocating the need for each and every Filipino to exercise regularly in order to live a healthy life.

The President led the launching of the DoH’s nationwide fitness event dubbed “Ehersisyo Pangkalusugan Para sa Lahat 2011” held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle that aims to encourage all Filipinos to get into the healthy habit of exercising regularly to combat illnesses.

“Ang kalusugan po ay isang kayamanan na dapat nating bigyang-halaga, at isang paraan po ang regular na pag-eehersisyo para pangalagaan ito,” the President said, adding that regular exercise has been proven to reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, and diabetes.

“Maraming Pilipino po ang nalalagay sa peligro ang kalusugan dahil sa NCD, na dulot ng hindi pag-eehersisyo at hindi tamang pagkain. Kaya naman seryoso po tayo sa pagtutulak ng mga programa tulad ng isinasagawa natin ngayon,” he added.

He likewise stressed the importance of regularly exercising in order to build resistance and become strong and healthy; qualities the Filipino people need to make it to the “finish line” of progress.

“Wala pang isang taon, nasaksihan na po natin ang magagandang resulta ng ating mga inilalatag na reporma. Patuloy po tayong naghahanap ng mga solusyon para malutas ang mga suliraning ating dinatnan,” the President said.

“Kakailanganin natin ang isang malusog at matatag na sambayanan upang mapabilis ang ating pag-unlad. Handa na pong umarangkada muli ang ating bansa tungo sa finish line kung saan ang lahat ng Pilipino ay panalo, masigla at masagana,” he added. (PCOO/PIA9-BST)




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