Monday, December 10, 2018


Yes I love to DANCE.  In high school and college, I remember getting extra high grades in P.E. whenever there was dancing involved. 

But over the years, I have stopped serious dancing. I only dance at home, when I am trying to de-stress. Most of the time, my cardio workout involves dancing with mopping-sweeping-and-feather-dusting LOL!

As much as I can, I try to walk or bike around the village - that is my kind of exercise.


So when I was invited to Celebrate Dance Fever 8, an annual event organized by Uratex Philippines -- I was kindda jittery. It involves participating in Zumba, which I will try for the first time.

Uratex Philippines, in the past 8 years have been doing the annual Dance Fever that invites Uratex employees from its different branches, for a day of Zumba Party and bonding.  This I think is a good event for the employees, because it encourages them to be active and focus on how to improve their health and bodies.

On its 8th year, Ms. Pinky Cheng-Rosagas, URATEX Finance Director, still leads Uratex Philippines in the Dance Fever, as she is an avid dancer and continues to be a fitness inspiration to everyone!


Trying Zumba for the first time, I have seen some of its benefits:

First, it was fun. At first, I was struggling to follow the instructor. But when I got the hang of it, I was happy that I could at least follow. Dancing was fun, that for a split second, I forgot that I was exercising!

Second, after about 20 minutes of zumba, I felt my heart rate accelerating. Proof that zumba has anaerobic benefits – the kind that help you maintain a good cardiovascular respiratory system.

Third, its a stress reliever. I had a slight headache when I went to the event. But when I started doing the zumba moves, and I was amidst the unified dancing and shouting of the Uratex employees, and you see everyone was having fun, the headache was gone. In its place, were happy hormones that made me smile. Every time you exercise, you release endorphins, which trigger positive feelings throughout the body.   Plus, I was so happy that I got to prove to myself that after all these years, I have excellent body coordination.

Until Dance Fever 9 next year!!!  Cheers to a healthier body -- Uratex Philippines!

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