In today's world where everything comes in an instant, keeping fit has become an even more complicated issue for most people with the increasing uptake of modern conveniences.
In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980 which it attributed to a "rise in physical inactivity due to the increasingly sedentary nature of many forms of work, changing modes of transportation, and increasing urbanization."
For DMCI Homes' Stellar Place resident, wellness coach Lyra Vallejos however, modern-day conveniences should be seen as an advantage rather than a hindrance to a healthy lifestyle.
The easy access to information and fitness facilities especially to condominium-dwellers like her, Vallejos said, should be used to the hilt to have a healthy and enjoyable life experience.
"It's not really hard to be healthy but of course it's a kind of mind-setting also and your willingness to embrace a healthy lifestyle," said Vallejos who at 46, could easily pass up as someone who is in her late 20s.
The mother of two boys, Carl and Marco, has been leading wellness activities together with the Property Management Office (PMO) in DMCI Homes' development along Visayas Ave., Quezon City, most recent of which was the "Biggest Loser" challenge in March this year.
"I only wanted to share what I know to help people choose more wisely or consciously about what they're eating. What they are feeding their body on a daily basis without really depleting the nutrients of our body," Vallejos shared.
"So every week we meet up and then I weigh them in. I give advices and most of all I give lectures. I make them aware of the calories that their body can burn and how to help improve their metabolism, what food to avoid, and what kind of exercise they can do," she added.
The encouraging response of her fellow Stellar Place residents to the weight loss challenge, she said, was enough reward for her as a wellness coach knowing that she has made a difference in the community.
Being sickly when she was young and having some of her relatives dying from stroke at an early age, Vallejos has embraced healthy living and made it a personal mission to promote awareness about the importance of one's health.
"Actually, if you talk to the (weight loss) challengers, after the sessions, they were not really into the prize anymore because they have seen the value of what they are doing," Vallejos shared.
"Our motivation was to promote wellness and also to promote healthy active lifestyle and health awareness. And even until now, even after the challenge, the participants are still together. They are still doing some exercises and I still check on them from time to time," she said.
This is the same attitude that she and her husband Caesar, want to impart on their children—to treasure one’s health amid the comfort offered by modern-day conveniences.
So in choosing a home for her family, Vallejos said she wanted an environment that promotes quality lifestyle for the holistic development of her children.
"We are all into swimming. When we saw the swimming pool here in Stellar Place, we were really excited. We also like the gym because we are into healthy living," she said.
Living in a three-bedroom unit at Stellar Place for the past three years has been nothing but a wonderful experience for the Vallejos family with the development's excellent location and wide array of leisure-inspired amenities.
"We love staying here. It's tailor-made for our lifestyle. We want a place where we can feel secure because we are really very particular about the security and the amenities. And the location is perfect. It's like the center of everything--schools, malls, and the North Luzon Expressway. I really like the location," Vallejos said.
"Comparing DMCI Homes to other developers because we also have a property made by another developer, DMCI Homes really stands out. Just upon entering, you will already feel the homey ambience. We really found a home here in Stellar Place," she added.
Stellar Place is one of developments of DMCI Homes, the country’s first Quadruple A real estate developer known for building quality resort-inspired communities in Mega Manila, Baguio, Boracay and Davao City. Each of its properties is built with world-standard craftsmanship borne from D.M. Consunji Inc.'s over 60 years of expertise in the construction and development industry.
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