PSC encourages women to Rise Up! Shape Up!

HEALTHY living and active lifestyle among women is the focus of the about-to-start Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) web series beginning on Wednesday.

Dubbed Rise Up! Shape Up!, the PSC campaign is designed to motivate women and girls to integrate simple movement and workouts into their day-to-day living, especially during these times with the pandemic and various quarantine setups.

“We encourage our women and girls to rise above the situation while shaping up an active lifestyle adaptive to the so-called New Normal,” said PSC Chairman William Ramirez of the Rise Up! Shape Up! campaign in a statement.

He went on to underscore that the sports agency’s latest program is part of their efforts to help in the nation’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The campaign, too, is to recognize the important role of women in sports in leading the movement towards a better active living moving forward, said PSC Commissioner Celia H. Kiram.

“I see women, especially those who balance work and the household, who are overwhelmed by this pandemic. They need to handle two or more responsibilities simultaneously while working from home. Aside from the anxiety and fear caused by the virus, they are also weighed down by work and household responsibilities,” Ms. Kiram shared.

Adding, “Rise Up! Shape Up! will have our women athletes and sports icons share practical tips in helping manage responsibilities by promoting mindful movement and active living amidst the current situation.”

For the initial episode of the web series beginning Wednesday, happening from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, the focus will be Mindful Lifestyle for Women, which centers on restoring calm and balance in a time of pandemic.

It will be headlined by Asian Games gold medalist and equestrienne Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski and popular volleyball player and Philippine national team member Alyssa Valdez as they recount the pandemic’s impact on their active lifestyle and inspire women to keep fit.

The first episode will also have Dr. Marissa M. Guinto, sport psychologist and associate professor and research director of the College of Human Kinetics of the University of the Philippines, Diliman, who will talk about physical activity and mental wellness.

On tap, too, is Eileen Tupaz, co-founder of White Space Mind and Body Wellness Studio, yoga and meditation teacher trainer (E-RYT500), Reiki Third Degree Teacher, and certified Eating Psychology Coach.

For more information on the Rise Up, Shape Up campaign, visit its official Facebook page at 

Date: October 28, 2020 | By: Michael Murillo | Newspaper: Business World | Source: