Good health is key to happiness

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AARON Paul Pamintuan, a 23-year-old multi-sport athlete, believes that physical fitness has long-term benefits, especially for one’s health.

“Health is defined by a person’s mental, physical, and social state,” he said. “I personally take care of my health as an investment for later years. To me, some major benefits include living comfortably and having a happy life.”

He added, “Given the chance, I still want to be able to lift weights and run long distance at the age of 80.” 


Aaron Pamintuan attempts a clean and jerk during a workout session in the privacy of his own home. Photo provided by Aaron Pamintuan

Pamintuan stays active even during the ongoing situation with Covid-19. Running two to three times a week is one of his fitness routines. He also works out at home. 

“I acquired a bar and some weights so that I could lift at home,” he added. Despite the lockdown and curfew hours, Pamintuan said the right mindset can help us deal with any difficult situation.

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