Since this happens to some people we know, we wonder if this, too, is a fact of your life: You work hard through long days. You indulge in a lot of good food and give in to sweet gastronomic temptations to reward yourself for jobs well done, as part of your self-motivation technique. Sometimes, there’s beer, too.
Then you wake up to another long working day. Before you know it, you start an unhealthy cycle. The realization for lifestyle change that would dawn on you soon after would be a bit painful—short breaths, heart palpitations, muscle cramps, and quick to fatigue.
Along with that realization is the resolution to start a doable aerobic activity—walking that could graduate to jogging and eventually, running. But you know what could dampen your resolution? The lack of safe and secure jogging paths in Cebu. Oh, you can take up the challenge and jog on the sides of the traffic-infested thoroughfares. But you might end up more stressed than relaxed and satisfied as you ought to be.
If you care deeply about your health and active lifestyle, we suggest you take up a unit at One Pacific Residence in Megaworld’s The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City where, among its long list of recreational amenities, you can enjoy a long, well-planned, safe and secure jogging path.
A cheerleader need not be in the form of a person. It can come in the form of facilities that welcome you and, with its features, cheer you on to make long strides in your active lifestyle. The jogging path at One Pacific Residence is like that. Its design, safety and security features are about enough to kick away your moments of procrastination and get you to deal with your health concerns immediately, daily.
You can start with a walk. It is free and does not require any special equipment or training.
You can spend 30 minutes everyday walking along the jogging path and eventually enjoy cardiovascular fitness, stronger bones, reduction of excess body fat, increased muscle strength, and improved balance and endurance.
Make walking a routine, like you would with eating. For example, you can take a timed walk in the morning before work or in the afternoon. You can even start an activity log to track your progress or ask someone to walk with you to make walking more memorable or simply to check yourself if you are still in a pace wherein you can still talk. After all, the primary goal is to walk safely.
When you’re ready, you can elevate your speed to jogging, which is a form of running that takes a slower, more leisurely pace. With this, you can enhance your fitness without the higher-impact results of full running.
Like regular walking, regular jogging over time can also strengthen your cardiovascular system and can reduce more excess body fat. It also prevents you from developing hypertension, heart-related diseases and diabetes.
Since walking releases natural painkilling endorphins to the body, people have better moods when they take more steps during the day.
Studies also point to walking as an alternative to relieve insomnia.
Another research found that age-related memory decline was lower in those who walked more.
At the same time, walking and jogging can reduce incidence of disability, especially among our senior retirees.
We understood these benefits that our residents can gain as part of their active lifestyle and living by the beach, which makes our jogging path an integral part of One Pacific Residence. The jogging path has enough space for you to sweat out all the guilty pleasures you have indulged in. If you want to do more, you can also engage in physical activities at our aqua gym pool, tai chi area and tennis court.