Watsons Launches #GetActive Campaign | Get a Chance to Win trips to Bali, Guam or Sydney

When I found out that I'm gluten intolerant, I thought my life is over. Seriously, I love carbs and I wasn’t exaggerating when I said my whole life is carbs. If I have to bury gluten, you might as well bury me. I’m obsessed with any and all breads, pasta, pastries, granola, crackers, you name it, but then, I just had to face the cold, hard truth of being denied my favorite thing. Also, the doctor suggested that I follow a gluten-free diet, to eat healthily and exercise more.

At first, I thought it was super hard to go gluten free but actually, it's not! There's a lot of of yummy gluten-free options and alternatives and after 2 months, I lost weight (7 kilograms to be exact) so it's not so bad at all.  Adopting a gluten-free diet relieves all symptoms especially the debilitating gastrointestinal discomfort and squeezing in a few minutes of exercise at home gives me more energy and now, I generally feel healthier.

Actually, it can be easy to be healthy. I started taking multivitamins from Watsons too, and I try to read more info on how to get healthy. In a research conducted by Watsons Insights on Shoppers Experience (WISE), a research division of the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer A.S. Watson Group, 66 percent of Filipinos believe they have good knowledge on health, however surprisingly, 57 percent do not exercise regularly to stay healthy.

This shows majority of Filipinos are interested on health. But, there are so many things that get in their way from staying healthy. Either they get too busy or get too tired from a hectic work schedule, family duties, household chores and long hours of traffic.

That’s why Watsons, the leading health and beauty chain in the country, launches #GetActive campaign to inspire Filipinos to be healthy through small, everyday active changes in their routine to improve their health. To be healthy doesn’t necessarily mean doing major changes and adjustments in our lives like starting to train as a tri-athlete, spend 2 hours in the gym 3 to 5 times a week, own a fancy health equipment at home, spend thousands of pesos on healthy meals or cook difficult or time-consuming healthy recipes.

Many people believe that healthy eating is expensive and time-consuming to prepare. Thankfully, Chef Barni Alejandro's shared her Mason Jar Recipe to help change that misconception!

Mr. World Philippines 2016, Sam Ajdani, also shared some of the easiest exercises you can do at home to stay fit and #GetActive. No need to go the gym and he also shared a few practical tips and alternatives for gym equipment like using water bottles instead of dumbbells.

Viki Encarnacion - Watsons Marketing Director 
“Watsons #GetActive campaign is one of our continuous efforts and part of our commitment to improve the lives and health of Filipinos by inspiring them to take small steps to improve their health,” says Watsons Marketing Director Viki Encarnacion. “Small steps such as drinking more water, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, taking deep breaths in between work e-mails, walking from one building to another instead of riding a car or taxi if it’s just in the same area, walking your dog during weekends, and smiling more often can go a long way for our health. The list of small steps which we can do is endless, our days are full of opportunities to do these and Watsons can be their partner to improve their health” adds Encarnacion.

Sam Ajdani, Samantha Purvor, Watsons Grp Mktg Mngr Karen Fabres, Grp Trading Mngr Emil Perez, Cat Mngr Rossana Bonifacio, Cat Mngr Vanessa Chua, Dr. Mitzi Reodica, Mktg Dir Viki Encarnacion, Mktg Mngr Krista Tan, Mktg Su

Of course, we all need a little boost to #GetActive. Glad I learned the benefits of taking health supplements at Watsons #GetActive media launch. Watsons also recognizes the importance of a holistic approach to health. Aside from healthy diet and exercise, taking vitamins is also important. Vitamins bridges the nutrient gap people don’t get in their regular diet and lifestyle, and can help prevent illnesses.

There are different types of vitamins available and formulated to fulfill different nutritional needs.

Some of them are:

Vitamin A for immunity, vision and healthy skin
Vitamin B complex for energy production
Vitamin C for immunity and protection against diseases
Vitamin E for cell damage repair or prevention and for healthy skin.

At Watsons, there are different brands and products available to fulfill every individual’s nutritional needs depending on age, gender and preferred form – such as Enervon, Conzace, Ceelin, Revicon, Myra E, Centrum, Stresstabs, Berocca, Rogin E, Fern C and Watsons Generics.

To further encourage its shoppers, Watsons is offering up to 20 percent off on select vitamins for select period of time in stores. And for its loyal members, Watsons is offering customers a chance to win trips to Bali, Guam or Sydney, or win an iPhone 7 or iPad for a min P500 single-receipt purchase of select vitamins and health products. Promo runs until June 28, 2017 and is exclusive to SM Advantage, SM Prestige, PRiMO and BDO Rewards Card holders. Promo is in partnership with Hutchgo.com and Philippine Airlines. (DOH-FDA-CDRR Permit No. 127 s. 2017)

So what are you waiting for? Start doing the small changes in your routine – perhaps on your next meal or next day at work or school! Start to #GetActive and be healthy with Watsons! Visit any Watsons store nationwide. Visit www.watsonshealth.com.ph or www.facebook.com/WatsonsPH.



  1. I love watsons! tlgang branded lahat na bilihin pero affordable! I love their offers sa mga costumers! more years to serve pa po! Bongga promo nila ah!

  2. I haven't try those vitamins in Watsons. Hoping it's affordable and good.

  3. Healthy lifestyles indeed ang ituturo nila...I love watsons! very affordable mga vitamins and meds!


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