Idea Crib’s Well-thy Pinoy Profiles blog series is now underway!! With this blog series, I plan to regularly feature healthy and happy Pinoys and glean insights about why and how they keep healthy and happy. The ultimate aim is to inspire more individuals to take care of themselves by taking care of their health and their bodies.
The first featured personality in this blog series is my friend Carlo, a marathoner and Certified Investment Solicitor. He also just finished his first triathlon last week. Check out his answers in the blog’s latest post.
Well-thy Pinoy Profiles: Get to Know Carlo Sicat
Occupation Senior Financial Adviser & Certified Investment Solicitor
Hobbies Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, and Backpack Traveling
Social media profile IG: @carlokohan
How do you stay healthy?
I stay healthy by making sure I do physical activities daily or every other day. I also make sure that I eat right and in moderation.
Why do you keep healthy?
It feels good to be healthy. It boosts your confidence and it also gives you benefits like not being sick and being able to function well in your job.
When did you decide to live healthy?
I used to work in the BPO Industry. As we all know, the nature of BPO work is kind of exhausting due to shifting schedules; I gained a lot of weight while working in a BPO company.
I used to be a fan of fast food. I loved eating in buffet and indulging in sweets. I thought that as long as I was earning good, I can eat whatever I want. Until I frequently got sick. I remember getting hospitalized 3x a year due to gastritis. I was obese by then. I thought I was healthy because I looked healthy but I wasn’t. That was when I decided to lose weight.
I tried running thinking that was the fastest way to lose weight. It proved effective for me. I learned to love it and it eventually became part of my routine.
What are your favorite indulgences/ cheat day treats?
Ice cream. I can finish a 1.5 gallon in one seating. My favorite flavor is cookies and cream. Buffets. I still can’t resist them. Tenka at Glorietta 4 is my favorite so far.
In your opinion, what’s the one thing people can do to kick-start their journey to wellness?
Did you know that eating healthy, doing physical activities, and not smoking are the 3 easy behaviors we can do to not get sick? According to studies, if we take these for granted, these may lead to the top 4 chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and lung diseases which contribute to 50% of deaths world wide. You don’t have to be an athlete or a gym rat. Just make sure you stay active, eat healthy, and quit smoking (if you’re a smoker, that is) because the only person who will take care of the sick person you will be is the healthy you now.
I love that last line. Soo true. I also agree that you don’t have to be an athlete to be healthy! What can you say about Carlo’s journey to fitness and wellness? Who else can I feature in this series? I’d love to hear your comments below.
The next Well-thy Pinoy Profile is on March 30, 2016. Can you guess who I’ll feature? 🙂 Stay tuned!
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