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June 27, 2012

DOH presents Dance for Life

Nope, this is not your ordinary teleserye where you can see casts dancing through their acting, and this is mot some Glee Project, which is in search of the country's newest talent. This is Department of Health's latest campaign to promote healthy lifestyle and healthy living. So, are you ready to Dance for Life?


In front of the usual Saturday night crowd of Greenbelt 3, a group of people started filling the activity center dancing to the tune of popular tracks from the 70s, 80s and the present. And in the forefront of this fun group, singing and dancing along was the DOH Assistant Health Secretary Enrique Tayag.

In partnership with Fitness First Philippines, this mob dance dubbed as Dance for Life was designed to make exercise as a part our lifestyle to fight  top killer noncommunicable diseases such as stroke, cancer and heart attack. Dance for Life was a symbolic launch of the DOH campaign to promote exercise as a number one component to live healthy and avoid health-threatening habits such as smoking and not eating right.


In sync with Earth, Wind and Fire’s “September,” Charice Pempengco’s “Louder,” Jessie J’s “Dirty Dancing in the Moonlight” and J.Lo’s “Dance Again”, 200 participants from different walks of life strutted their dancing prowess that gave spectators one energetic and fun viewing pleasure.

I was able to record all the swaying and clapping that took place that night, so feel free to see it and share it if you may. It was really nice to see that huge number of people grooving together. :-)


DOH wants to take control on the trend in these top leading lifestyle-related diseases, which include chronic lower respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. And though the help of healthy lifestyle, like dancing, a significant percentage of people who are heading towards that downward direction can be lifted up to live a longer life.


The world offers a huge number of dances, and I'm sure that somewhere out there, there's one style that will take you to the groove and made you feel happy every single time. It's time to take control of your life, live happy and stay healthy! Lets' all Dance for Life! :-)





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