Health and Wellness CONFEX 2019 to make Philippines as the no. 1 health and wellness destination of the world!
Health and Wellness CONFEX 2019 is here and promises to make the Philippines the no. 1 health and wellness destination of the world. Nature is a big part of what the Philippines has to boast, but we only know how to enjoy it, not the many ways nature can improve our health and wellness. What most do not know is that the country has all it takes to become a major health and wellness destination. We have internationally-accredited hospitals and award winning wellness resorts and spas that provide world-class services. With the health and wellness industry in the country booming and soaring to the top, by holding the 25th spot of the wellness tourism world ranking, Health and Wellness CONFEX 2019 will serve as the industry’s wings for it to finally take flight and be known in both the local and international scene.
Why prioritizing our health and wellness above all else is a must
Work conditions are now as stressful as ever. Most people have their lives revolving around work alone, negatively driven by deadlines, most just try and make it through the payday just to relieve some of the stress that’s been adding up for half a month. Work is what financially sustains us, but by neglecting our health and wellness, continuing to work may just be impossible. Taking rests is important, we may feel like we’d be held back if we slow down, but mental stress can actually lead to physical sickness.
As the medical chief in The Farm at San Benito, Dr. Marian Alonzo said, “It’s very important to value rest – it could come in the form of just kahit pag exhale lang. Kasi ang tendency natin is to reach our deadlines, so pagka break time, break time, ‘cause you need that respect for the biological rythm. So a lot of the chronic illnesses that I treat ang pinaka dahlian is they did not sleep, they did not pause for a break. So kahit one afternoon of rest, ang laking bagay. For the people in the office naman, their desk bound, they should take short breaks to stretch, tumayo ka, or mag jumping jacks. Even if it’s just stretching for two seconds, ang laking bagay para bumalik yung normal body flow. And we don’t really have to treat stress so negatively; stress is actually a way by which you go to the next level of perfection. Because once you overcome stress, you can actually move on to a higher level, you go to the next level of being powerful. It’s simple; pagka ang reaction mo sa stress is negative, kakainin ka.”
(It’s very important to value rest – it could even come in the form of just mere exhaling. Our tendency is to work and work to make it to our deadlines, but if it’s break time, take a break, ‘cause you need that respect for the biological rythm. So a lot of the chronic illnesses that I treat, the main reason for their being sick is they did not sleep, they did not pause for a break. Even just one afternoon of rest, does so much good for the body already. Now, for the people in the office, their desk bound, they should take short breaks to stretch, stand up, do jumping jacks. Even just a two second stretch can already do great things for the body and can even restore normal body flow. And we don’t really have to treat stress so negatively; stress is actually a way by which you go to the next level of perfection. Because once you overcome stress, you can actually move on to a higher level, you go to the next level of being powerful. It’s simple; if your reaction towards stress is negative, it’s going to eat you up.)
Core lesson: Work is important, but your mental and physical health is what enables you to work efficiently. So take rests to overcome stress.
What to expect at the Health and Wellness CONFEX 2019
Headlined by the theme, “Journey to a zestful life!” the three-day expo and conference will assemble international partners, industry manufacturers and top of the line product suppliers from local health and wellness industry under one roof. The event will also serve as a platform for stakeholders to discover the latest global developments, trends, opportunities for collaboration and provide the setting to promote local brands, products and services that can compete internationally. It will also be a platform for the top executives of the Department of Tourism, Department of Health, and Tourism Promotions Board to talk about the health and wellness industry in the Philippines.
The Health and Wellness CONFEX 2019 is happening from April 26-28, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center.