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Uratex: How sleep is key to living a better life

Why sleeping gives you a better chance of enjoying your waking hours
When it comes to sleep, we always hear the range of seven to nine hours as the recommended average for adults. According to figures, however, 60 percent of individuals never reach this goal due to different factors, a trend that can wreck havoc on health and overall lifestyle.
One of the most commonly pointed factors affecting sleep is work-related stress. According to a study that highlights the direct effects of work on individuals, 33 percent of the participants identified lack of sleep as an effect of stress.
This subject is what Uratex tackled during its recently concluded office tour that focused on the importance of sleep and its impact on overall wellness. The campaign, called “Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life”, held seminars that educated office workers about the science of sleep and how improving it can enrich your life.

The Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life series of seminars visited key offices in the Metro to educate employees about the importance of sleep in their busy lifestyles.
The tour visited offices in various industries namely Summit Media, MOR DJs, ACE SAATCHI, Philippine Media, and Metrobank. A special activation was also held in Island City Mall (ICM), Tagbilaran, Bohol which was attended by VIP customers of ICM and local bloggers of Bohol. During the event, sleep experts and wellness coaches held seminars that addressed stress problems, sleep, and the right way of choosing sleeping partners like mattresses. Wellness checks were offered during the round of seminars as well.
Wellness consultant, trainer, and coach Dr. Marco Escareal gave a talk about stress management and the importance of sleep during the Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life seminars headed by Uratex, the Sleep Specialist and provider of premium sleep solutions. Other professionals who contributed were Sleep Doctor Dr. Keith Aguilera from St. Lukes Global City and Uratex Sales Director Dindo Medina who gave a rundown on the benefits of their innovative sleeping solutions.

Employees from advertising agency SAATCHI attended a series of seminars focusing on the importance of sleep. Advertising and other jobs in the creative industry are considered some of the most fast-paced in the country.
A landmark study focusing on sleep deprivation by the University of Chicago found out that people sleeping for only four to the six hours are more prone to high blood pressure and a higher production of cortisol, a hormone connected to stress. Sleep also takes a direct toll on the mind and body, which can cause concentration problems and sluggishness.
 In addition to the seminars, Uratex also held special activities like yoga to further reinforce the importance of managing stress to individuals.
Stress and irregular schedules may be a part of a normal person’s life, but there is something that can be done to minimize the negative effects they bring. One solution is to improve your sleep environment.

The Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life during its event held at the Ronac Center Magallanes, Makati. The occasion invited Philippine media members of the United Print Media Group.
Uratex has been focusing on its efforts to build awareness about the subject for the past few years. The trusted brand is also a frontrunner in creating mattresses and pillows that can improve sleep patterns with the use of technology.
Sleep plays a crucial role in the overall health and lifestyle of people. Just like any other important lifestyle change, developing healthy sleeping habits involves more than just adjusting our body clocks. Understanding the science behind it, as well as the use of partners that can help improve it, can make a world of difference on busy lives.

SunPiology Duo: Sun Life Cycle PH and Sun Life Resolution Run


Sun Life Financial Philippines, will support another exciting event not just a fun-run but a combination of both running and cycling activity.  This will cater to all running and cycling enthusiasts, as it evolves into a two-fold event dubbed Sunpiology Duo.

#SunpiologyDUO will come in two parts: Sun Life Cycle PH @BGC and Sun Life Resolution Run.
Sun Life Cycle PH will take place on November 18, 2017 at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Sun Life will be mounting the event in partnership with Sunrise Events, Inc., which is known for its flagship projects that focus on race organization and sports tourism. The contract signing between the two companies was held recently in Shangri-La Mactan in Cebu, with Sun Life CEO and Country Head Riza Mantaring, Sun Life brand ambassador Piolo Pascual, Sunrise Founder Wilfred Uytengsu, and Sunrise General Manager Princess Galura in attendance.
“We recognize cycling’s growing popularity in the Philippines, and this is our share in helping encourage more people to get into the sport,” Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa said. “Just as it is in our fun run, Sun Life Cycle PH will cater to different ages and will offer different categories.”

Sun Life Cycle PH will have a total of seven categories: Tricycle Ride (100 meters for 2-3 year olds), Kids’ Ride (500 meters for 4-5 year olds), Family Ride (30 minutes for 6-15 year olds with adult companion), Solo Ride (30 minutes for 6-15 years old), Short Distance Ride (20km for 10 years old and above), and Long Distance Ride (40km for 10 years old and above). A charity category called Bid2Bike lets the fans of Piolo Pascual, Matteo Guidicelli, Inigo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, and other Star Magic celebrities, bid for a chance to bike alongside their idols, an exclusive photo souvenir, and have their jersey signed. For cycling enthusiasts, they can bid to ride with legend Robbie McEwen

Meanwhile, the Sun Life Resolution Run will happen on January 20, 2018. As with the previous years, Sun Life will once again mount the event with Run Rio and will offer 3k, 5k, and 10k categories. It features an obstacle course that illustrates the steps to prevent diabetes, like watching what you eat and why exercise is important. More details will be revealed in the coming months, which includes an expanded payment facility like PayPal and DragonPay. Interested to do both Sunpiology Duo events? Sign up for Sun Life CyclePH @BGC and get P100 off Sun Life Resolution Run registration fees. Registration for both races is now open at

Promoting physical fitness, supporting worthwhile causes Sunpiology Duo will likewise retain its charitable components, where it will continue to raise funds for the different causes it has been supporting for the past seven years. These include the education of scholars from Hebreo 12:1 Foundation and Star Magic’s chosen charities.

Moreover, Sunpiology Duo will continue to be a star-studded happening, with Star Magic celebrities, as well as ambassadors of Sun Life’s wellness community GoWell, expected to participate.

The Sunpiology list of sponsors are also growing every year, staring with the following partners for Sun Life Cycleph @BGC: F2P, Powerade, Rudy Project, Cignal, Philippine Star, 2Go, Alcopllus, and Garmin.

“With Sunpiology Duo, we can now cater to even more Filipinos who are eager to get a boost in their fitness journey and contribute to worthwhile causes while at it,” Lopa said. “It’s surely going to be an exciting event. We look forward to seeing our Sunpiology regulars, and we’re also eager to welcome those who will be joining us for the first time.”

For updates on Sunpiology Duo, follow @sunlifeph on Facebook, Instragram, and Twitter. Visit for registration details.


About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of December 31, 2016, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of $903 billion. For more information please visit

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

MSC 2017 Mega Sports Camp Conquer

MSC 2017

This camp will do more than just teach your kids about sports. It will teach them important life skills so they will grow up to be happy, healthy people.

Me and my daughter have been a part of MSC since the time it started. It’s a children’s school summer activity. We volunteered as huddle coach for dance. It’s such a blessing huddling children since they are so excited with the sports they choose. Seeing them dance during the Rally time is so wonderful. I am also blessed with the volunteer coaches who wakes up early to do their responsibility. And the parents who support their child by bringing them everyday. It is a wonderful experience to all of us serving oir God through this ministry.

This year another MSC will be held at CCF Center and we are inviting the parents to enroll their children ages 6-13 to the different sports like:










Kids ages 6-13

We offer camps in basketball, volleyball, handball, mixed martial arts (Muay Thay and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), dance, street soccer, and fitness for kids.


7:00 – 11:30 am daily
May 23-27

CCF Center,
Frontera Verde,
Pasig City


Early Bird – March 12 (Php 1,500)
Regular Rate – April 9 (Php 1,800)
Includes a sports bag, water bottle, camp materials, take-home handouts, daily snack and Free passes to the Daily Parents’ Seminars & Workshops. Last day of Registration is on May 7.

Frontera Verde
Ortigas Avenue corner C5 Road
Pasig City, Metro Manila
Phone: 866-9927




BEST Center opens nationwide summer clinics

BEST Center opens nationwide summer clinics
BEST (Basketball Efficiency Scientific Training) Center, the pioneer and multi-awarded basketball clinic in the Philippines, is now accepting enrollees for its annual summer sports clinics to be held in various cities across the country.

Now on its 39th year, BEST Center teaches kids using scientific training methods to hone their skills in playing sports according to their level of experience and skills. For the basketball clinic, kids as young as 5 years old are accepted and levels offered are level 1 for beginners and levels 2 to 6 for advance, while for volleyball clinics, kids as young as 8 years old are accepted and levels offered are 1 to 3.

BEST Center opens nationwide summer clinics









Aside from learning the fundamentals of ball handling, dribbling, passing, shooting, spiking, serving, blocking, footwork, and defensive and offensive moves, kids also spend their summer productively with BEST Center by learning values such as discipline, camaraderie, teamwork, and sportsmanship which are vital for their growth and development.

“To make the summer season more productive, we encourage parents to enroll their kids in sports clinics,” says former national coach and BEST Center founder, Nicanor Jorge. “Through sports, they will not only make use of their time productively and be physically active. They will also have fun, meet new friends and develop social and life skills.”

Since its establishment in 1978, BEST Center continues to produce some of the country’s finest basketball and volleyball players including Chris Tiu, Kiefer Ravena, Michelle Gumabao, and Princess Gaiser. The nationally renowned organization is sponsored by MILO and supported by Chris Sports and Rain or Shine, has also been cited by the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) and the Olympism Award from the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) as hall of famer for its contribution to sports development in the Philippines.

To know the complete schedule or for more information about BEST Center’s classes and tournaments, call the hotlines 411-6260, 3723066 and 372-3065, email or follow BEST Center Sports, Inc. on Facebook.

Summer Workshop for all Ages


Where Fun is Right On Target

Arrowland is a brand under Gandiva Archery Range, whose goal is to make archery a fun and enjoyable Sport for everyone: Our range has 10 lanes with- I0 meter distance.





Not only do we have the best bows and arrows but we also have the friendliest smiles, awesome people and good times: We aim to provide you with tons of fun!

Summer Indoor Archery Workshop

10 sessions
April 23 start of summer class
Early Bird rate P5,000 with free sling bag until march 31 only.

Regular Summer Rate
P6,000 with free sling bag

1:00- 2:30pm

10:30am- 12:30nn
1:00pm- 3:00pm

Products and Services
Arrow Packages

Archery, Equipment Sales and Rentals

Range Rentals

Archery Armory (Archery Equipment Repáirs and Servicing)

Archery,Training (Recurve and Compound Archery)

Offsite Archery Range Set-Up and Facilitation

Our experience, me and my daughter tried the archery by using 50 arrows each. For my daughter she did it easily without any hesitation. But for me I was thinking for a while if I will try it our not. My first Archery was not easy since there are certain rules in placing the arrow on the bow and there are certain sizes for the bow too. The trial was full of stress and tense most of the arrow are far from the target yeah! But when thw second batch of arrow was given, well there was a feeling of relaxation upon releasing the arrow which made some at the target hole.








This is her one dream sports, she really wanted this since the movie “Hunger Games” came. And being a mom you really want to give your children their desire.

So I believe it’s more on focus, relaxation, determination when hitting a target. My fingers got bruised too upon pulling the string. And the next day both of us felt the pain on our left shoulder and arm.


Our target results:

These fingers are for piano and playing musical instruments but since I am a mom and have to be supportive with my daughters interest, then I have to try out what she wants. Thank you Ms.Casey for the wonderful experience.


Will I recommend it, of course since it’s indoor those who does not want to have their skin burned can enroll here. And since it’s inside the mall the parents can shop and do their grocery while their children are having Archery.

Here are some of the basic module that Arrowland  by Gandiva offers. Enroll and try for yourself.

Basic module 9,900
Training from Pro Staff
I5 hours accumulated use of range
Free use of archery equipment during the program
Certificate of Completion
Free Target Faces
Provision of grading sheet

Arrow Packages
25 arrows 1 person P250
50 arrows 2 person P475
75 arrows 3 persons P675
125 arrows 4 persons P1020
150 arrows 5 persons P1200
200 arrows 5 persons P1500
240 arrows 6 persons P1680
300 arrows 6 persons P1950

Come and Shoot with Arrowland by Gandiva at 5th Level Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall Mandaluyong City
For bookings and private events pls. call 7219036 or email at

Adidas Fit Squad Event


It was a funfilled event at Kerry Sports Manila at Shangrila the Fort when Adidas had a futsquad event. We did a series of exercises that was has different approach which suits each individual. Woman Power waa shown from cardio, crossfit and yoga stretching was participated by lovely ladies.



My daughter enjoyed the crossfit exercise where the series of repititons was just short and is not boring.


But I enjoyed the yoga which was more on stretching and focus. So.I am looking forward for more yoga sessions.


Thank you adidas for inviting us. More power to you.

More photos of the event.