The Philippines tops the list of countries in Asia where people don’t exercise regularly, sharing the same spot as with Thailand and Malaysia. According to this year’s Sun Life Financial Asia Health Index. Survey shows that 61% of the population in each of the three countries not engaging in any regular physical activity.
Probing further on why Filipinos find it hard to exercise, 57% of Filipinos blamed it on their lack of time due to work, 47% admitted that it is due to “lack of personal motivation,” while 47% also identified “distractions of modern life”. Other key barriers named were cost (45%) and the lack of accessible venues to engage in sports and recreation (36%).
All these factor sums up why there are various health risk among our citizens and Sun Life moves forward to break this vicious cycle.
I find myself relating to this segment given the factors mentioned. Most of the people in this segment also knows that something has to be done but they don’t know where to begin.
Sun Life Asia Health Index
There is Hope
The recent Asia Health Index also showed that Filipinos are still very positive about the state of their health. In fact, the Philippines scored the highest of all the markets surveyed on the overall Health Index, garnering a score of 89. Respondents from the Philippines were the most positive in Asia about their emotional health, wherein they were the most likely in the region to say that their emotional health is “good or “extremely good”; and was second most positive in the region (behind Indonesia) when it comes to their physical health.
“With all the things that demand our time and attention, it’s usually our health that suffers because it’s relegated to the least of our priorities. However, this should not be the case,” Sun Life President and CEO Riza Mantaring said. “This is why we at Sun Life have been boosting our suite of wellness products and mounting events that would help Filipinos to pursue their health goals.”
Realizing this, Sun Life recently launched SUN Fit and Well, a new generation wellness product that offers comprehensive life and health protection from childhood all the way to the golden years. While most products offer benefits only when an illness strikes, SUN Fit and Well covers our needs from prevention, to diagnosis, to treatment, and all the way to rehabilitation.
It is great to know that SUN Fit and Well can be fully paid in 10, 15 or 20 annual installments with options for Semi-annual, quarterly, and monthly modes of payment.
It also has the widest coverage of 114 conditions across minor and major stages with privileges of up to the senior years. Secure your loved ones’ future with guaranteed life insurance protection equivalent to the policy’s Face Amount until Age 100.
For more information on Sun Fit and Well, visit http://www.sunlife.com.ph/.