Dear fellow 83neans,
Christmas cheers are upon us.
Our Balik Alindog Program came about as a result of our desire to share with you, our batchmates, the knowledge that having an active exercise lifestyle is very much beneficial to our health and wellness. Since finishing our first 42-km race in 2010, the running 83neans have journeyed thru countless fun runs, marathons and ultra marathons and this adventure has helped us significantly in feeling young and alive.
But don't take our word for it. We quote studies from the Mayo Clinic, the first and largest integrated nonprofit medical group practice in the world. It published the 7 Benefits of Regular Physical Activity and they are:
1. Exercise controls weight.
2. Exercise combats health conditions and diseases.
3. Exercise improves mood.
4. Exercise boosts energy.
5. Exercise promotes better sleep.
6. Exercise puts the spark back into your sex life.
7. Exercise can be fun.
Interested? Good and I hope it is not just because of no. 6.
So how does our BAP work? Simple, upon receiving the BAP shirt, go for a regular walk in your backyard or run around the neighborhood or bike in the province or hike up a local mountain. You can do it solo or you can do it with your barkada in high school. Make sure to have a photo and share it with the rest of our batchmates via our facebook group or a comment in this Bicolano Penguin article. Then if you enjoyed the exercise, kindly talk about it to your family and friends. More importantly, do it again and again and again. "To infinity and beyond."
One more thing, you can also order the BAP shirts from our classmate Batu as Xmas gifts to your 83nean barkada in high school.
Health is wealth. This is more true as we enter our golden year(s).
Enjoy our Christmas gift. Merry Christmas.
Maraming salamat. Dios mabalos.