Celebrities join mission to get fit and give back

Kristof Garcia

Join celebrities RJ Agustin, Kristof Garcia, and Sisi Rondina in their mission to get fit and to give back through the “AMP UP Dance Challenge” with Ampalaya Plus, a product of Nattural Quality Corporation (NQC) that helps to keep blood sugar at a healthy level.

The trio serves as campaign ambassadors of the latest online dance craze that promotes holistic well-being while providing students with educational tools during this challenging era of alternative learning. Launched in partnership with Christian radio station Radio Veritas, it also aims to raise awareness on the importance of fitness through a special jingle that carries the message “health is wealth,” especially among the youth.

“The AMP UP Dance Challenge hopes to raise awareness among young adults about their vulnerability to diseases, particularly diabetes, through an engaging and collaborative activity for them and the older members of the household,” said Benson Sian, founder, and CEO of Nattural Quality Corporation. “Their video entries to this online challenge will also serve as a lasting record of their bonding moments during this time of the pandemic.”

Sisi Rondina

To join the AMP UP Dance Challenge, a participant must upload a dance video of themselves together with family members on Tiktok, performing the official AMP UP dance steps. Complete the entry with the caption and hashtag #AmpalayaPlusDanceUp and the name of their school. The group representative must also send a copy of the entry via direct message to the Ampalaya Plus Facebook page to qualify.

Why participate? Ampalaya Plus will be giving away learning tablets to ten entries with top social media engagement. Aside from this, schools that encourage their students to take on the challenge will also be rewarded with gadgets for online teaching. To make it even more exciting, social media influencers with more than 1,000 followers are welcome to join on behalf of their chosen beneficiaries. Winners will be officially announced on the 2nd week of December.

Leading the way for the young students to take on the AMP UP Dance Challenge are RJ, Kristof, and Sisi.

RJ is an actor and recording artist best known for his anthemic ballads “Sana Hindi Nalang Kita Minahal” and “Seryoso na Pala” under Star Music, while Kristof gained his huge following as a finalist on “BidaMan,” the search for the next leading man on ABS CBN’s noontime show “It’s Showtime.” The two recently starred in the digital series “Kumusta Bro.”

RJ Agustin

Sisi, meanwhile, shot to fame as a high-flying volleyball superstar. She won the Athlete of the Year for team sports honors in UAAP Season 81 with the University of Santo Tomas and is now a member of the national beach volleyball team that competed in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

The AMP UP Dance Challenge underscores the value of health and wellness through proper diet and exercise, especially against diabetes. According to the IDF Diabetes Atlas, the disease accounted for 4.2 million deaths last year and was responsible for 10% of the global total health expenditure on healthcare at $760 billion. Despite the staggering figures, 1 in 11 adults aged 20-79 have diabetes, while 1 in 2 adults who have it remain undiagnosed.

Tagged as “Nature’s Wonder Superfood for Diabetes,” Ampalaya Plus can help manage high blood sugar levels naturally. The natural dietary food supplement contains three of nature’s most potent wonder herbs, namely, bitter gourd (ampalaya), lagerstroemia speciosa (banaba), and turmeric (luyang dilaw).

Moreover, ampalaya is among the 10 medicinal plants promoted by the Philippine Department of Health that help maintain blood sugar levels. Studies show that banaba contains corosolic acid, which has numerous anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory properties. Lastly, turmeric, or the “Golden Spice,” has been traditionally used in ancient medicine for its numerous health benefits.