As our 6th community exposure comes to a close and the next lays on the horizon full of exciting possibilities, it’s a good time to reflect our accomplishments and how we kept the spirit high to fight diseases and stay on top of our game for the love of the people and the field of medicine.
After our awareness campaigns and lectures, information dissemination, planning and brain storming on how to come up with programs specifically on promoting exercise to prevent and control hypertension, finally we were able to come-up with Zumba dance exercise with easy to learn steps to accommodate all ages who will join the weekly exercise.
When we initiated the program last November 2016, it seems a breeze to get the community people through the door and how to keep them and encourage them to come back for our weekly session to promote lifestyle modification to fight hypertension.
We were blessed to be assigned in a community with active and supportive Barangay Officials, they helped us promote and disseminate our program to encourage everyone to attend. The first Zumba session was a success. Children, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, granny and grandpa’s were present. Thanks to the ever active, participative community people. We are such a lucky group.
This exposure, unlike the previous one, we made a little twist. Since it was a season of celebration—the barangay fiesta and the “Araw ng New Barili”, we tapped the Senior citizen club and the youth to come up with their group to participate in the “ZUMBA CONTEST: Senior Citizen and Regular Edition” which they accepted with enthusiasm. In this way, we are hitting a lot of birds in one shot. Promoting exercise and bring joy to the community. “HAPPY NA, IWAS HIGH BLOOD PA!”.
Adzu-SOM Level 4