Photo Caption: The Lukso Baguio team and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, among the 150 participants of the Wellness Walk, gather for a group photo opportunity near SM City Baguio.
Photo by Ron Christian Nacionales /UB Intern/ABN
Some 150 health enthusiasts from all sectors including religious groups participated in the Blue Zones Wellness Longevity Walk held recently in the Summer Capital. Organized by sportman ,Danny Quinto, the wellness walk aimed to demonstrate and dramatize- that walking is one of the best forms of wellness easy exercise. Tai chi and jump rope taught by the Baguio and Manila-based group, Lukso Baguio were also featured.
The event was also intended to encourage city populace to start walking as part of their daily routine. Among the participants include- the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, AZKCO Barangay, Jack’s Restaurant, G1 Hotel, Kyani, Nayaki, and The Manor, who sponsored the event. “I think we walked a kilometer ,and burned around 100 calories, and it really helps the environment because if you’re walking, you’re not using petrol,” said Quinto.
“The wellness walk event was a great success, with many participants enjoying the opportunity to walk and improve t overall health and wellness.” “Our City Mayor Benjamin Magalong wants Baguio to be a walkable city”, Quinto added. Event organizers hope that this event will inspire more people to start walking as part of their daily routine and to make Baguio City a more walkable and healthier place to live.
City Council recently declared the period March 27 to April 1, 2023 as the Wellness and Longevity Week in the city. Under Resolution No. 142, series of 2023, aimed to enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of individuals by traditional and alternative way. And raise awareness on the legitimacy and effectiveness of herbal medicines and traditional practices that promote wellness and longevity.
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