Sun Life Financial focuses on Health and Wellness with its newest products

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Sun Life Financial is known to provide products that cater to Variable Life Insurance, Mutual Funds, Education plans and Pension plans but this time, they tried to focus on the health and wellness of an individual through preparation and prevention as keys to living a robust life. To start off with their journey in taking on the wellness arena, they launched 3 empowering activities that are also financially-rewarding:

  • Sun Fit and Well - comprehensive health protection
  • Go Well - free informative wellness community
  • Sunpiology Run: Sugar Wars - star studded charity fun race
"Now more than ever, we are very conscious of our physical health and well-being. It is an encouraging space for Sun life to be in, where we highlight financial security and overall wellness as complementary to each other," emphasizes Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa.

Last October 11, 2016, I was able to attend Sun Life's Press Conference, held at Sofitel Manila, as they launch these wellness activities. (Thanks to Sir Arnel Bautista for the invitation)

During the event hosted by Ms. Tippy Dos Santos and Boom Gonzales, the newest product of Sun Life Financial, which is the Sun Fit and Well, was introduced as the first product of Sun Life that caters not only when the illness has already occurred but through the whole journey of Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation. It is considered as the New Generation Wellness product that offers the most comprehensive life and health solution of its kind plus it also has a life insurance policy for added protection and peace of mind for those who avail it. 

"Sun Fit and Well provides coverage for 114 critical illnesses and can help replace funds used for diagnostic procedures and check-ups. But more than a usual health insurance, it provides benefits to keep customers healthy and well. It is available in limited pay and advantage variants, which includes hospitalization and follow-up care with a specialist," explains Lopa.

Piolo Pascual, actor-producer, athlete and a long-time Sun Life Financial brand ambassador, believes in the benefits of Sun Fit and Well. He was present during the event as Sun Life launched an action-packed TV Commercial where Piolo Pascual demonstrated his love for biking. It also showed how Sun Fit and Well can help him in his active lifestyle.

Another innovation that they launched that day was Go Well. It is a website that provides nutrition tips, exercise ideas and content about having a more mindful life for free. It also gives its members discounts in partner establishments and free access to regular community classes featuring the hottest fitness trends in the metro.

To explain further what Go Well is all about, Health and Wellness Manager and Go Well Ambassador for Running, Jaymee Pizarro shared a few things that people should know about this innovation. "Go Well marks Sun Life's entry into the wellness space. It is envisioned to be a wellness community offering credible and relevant health and wellness information and high impact fitness events to help Filipinos live healthier, brighter life" she shared.

It is very easy to be a Go Well member. You just have to register online at Go Well's website and once your account is activated, you automatically become a Teal Member. But if you are insured with Sun Fit and Well, you are considered as a Gold Member. Both Teal and Gold members have access to health and wellness information, monthly community workouts for October and perks and privileges with partners. But if you are a Gold Member, you are VIPs and priorities when it comes to attending workout sessions plus you get a Swag bag.

Besides Piolo Pascual as Go Well Ambassador for Cycling/Strength and Jaymee Pizarro for Running, the three other Go Well Ambassadors: Tessa Prieto-Valdes for Zumba, Rovilson Fernandez for Cross Fit and Bubbles Paraiso for Yoga also graced the event.

Iñigo Pascual was also at the event as he performed Go Well's jingle entitled, "Live life brighter".

For the final part of the Sun Life Financial Press Conference, Coach Rio of Run Rio discussed the upcoming Sunpiology Run with the theme, Sugar Wars. This is their eighth year to organize a fun run that gives you the opportunity to contribute in raising funds for charity and get fit at the same time with the chance to run with your favorite Star Magic celebrities. 

This year, the run has taken on the twin advocacies of education and diabetes awareness since the country is considered as a diabetic hot spot. In a way, it promotes people to have an active lifestyle to prevent such debilitating disease.

The Sunpiology 2016: Sugar Wars will be on November 19, 2016 at the Camp Aguinaldo Grand Stand (15th Ave Boni Serrano, Quezon City) from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. There are 5 race categories: 

Below are the routes for every race category. All race categories will start and end at Camp Aguinaldo Parade Grounds:

Besides the race, there will also be obstacle courses (depending on the race category you choose) that will make the event more interesting and will be a way to impart more information about Diabetes:

After the physically challenging race, there will be a mini concert featuring Inigo Pascual as he launches his debut album that includes "Live life brighter". Surprise performances will surely entertain the crowd during the after-run show.

"I want to invite everyone to register for Sugar Wars. It's a race against diabetes, a chance to help raise funds for our beneficiaries, and a great way to spend time with your Star Magic family," says Piolo, who is behind the Hebreo Foundation, one of SunPiology's long-time beneficiaries that helps children from different communities go to school. Other charities that benefit from the race are the Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation Inc (ISDFI), Lingkod Kapamilya, Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation Philippines Inc and Star Magic Scholars.

For those who are interested to join the Sunpiology 2016: Sugar Wars, here are the details on how and where you can register:

To know more about Sun Life Financial's health and wellness products, visit their Websites: Sun Fit and Well, Go Well and SunPiology. You can also follow them on their social media accounts to get updates on their latest programs and offerings: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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