There are so many reasons why regular activity boosts your health. We know that staying active is one of the best ways to keep our bodies healthy. But did you know it can also improve your overall well-being and quality of life? It can help feel you better, look better, and live better. Because, why not? It’s a natural mood lifter, it keeps you physically fit and able, It helps keep the doctor away and of course, it can help you live longer.
Body Mass Index
The Regional Health Service Division conducted an analysis based on the computation of personnel Body Mass Index (BMI) revealing more than 50% of our personnel belong to the overweight and obese category. BMI is an estimate of body fat and a good gauge of a person’s risk for diseases that can occur with more body fat. This anticipated health risk through active and healthy lifestyle program of our personnel hence the Regional Director of the Jail Bureau J/CSUPT EDWIN BADILLA RIEL mandated the said office thru J/SINSP TADEO P SAN GABRIEL, Chief, Health Service Division to come up with guidelines addressing the problem.
On the 13th of February 2020, a simultaneous launching of the BJMP FITNESS PROGRAM dubbed as MISSION SLIMPOSSIBLE: “Fit it to Win it” was held at the Regional Office VIII and to all jail units. Short Program formally affirmed the aim for fitness, as J/SUPT JOSE GEMELO TAOL, Assistant Regional Director for Administration welcomed the event. J/SINSP TADEO P SAN GABRIEL, Chief Health Service Division, discussed the salient features of the guidelines which include the grant of the award by the end of the 6th month period in a form of Certificate/Plaque of Recognition/Commendation and/or incentives in a form of cash or valuables which is determined by the use of monitoring tool. Earnest adherence to the program among the personnel was also encouraged.
All Regional Office personnel had their Body Mass Index (BMI) computed by the Health Service Staff as baseline data. Similarly, all jail unit personnel had their BMI recorded by unit health nurses based on the guidelines sent to them for their reference. Jail Wardens encouraged all unit personnel to seriously consider the weight loss program and submit themselves for monitoring every end of the month for six (6) months to gauge progress. JCSUPT EDWIN BADILLA RIEL emphasized that health is wealth and every important in our daily functions. Dealing with PDL takes a lot of vigor and facing health risks. Hence, it is very important to stay fit throughout the active service in the jail bureau.