July 14, 2024

Police officers who have embarked on a weight loss journey in compliance with the directive for them to achieve their ideal body mass index (BMI) might be successful in their aspiration.
That is, if they believe in the forecast or explanations of Chinese experts on the significance of feng shui on an individual’s pursuits, may it be in business, love, career, or health pursuits.
Adriel Trinidad, Baguio City’s first and only International Feng Shui Association-accredited feng shui master, said losing weight this year, which is the Year of the Metal Rat in the Chinese zodiac, will be much easier.
Trinidad said that in the body, the stomach is represented by the element of earth, which is weakened by the metal element.
In feng shui, the abundance of the earth element can be counter-balanced by metal, which is the ruling element this year.
“This is why losing weight this year will be much easier as the metal is seen to weaken the earth element,” said Trinidad.
Police in the Cordillera launched on Jan. 16 the simultaneous fitness program dubbed, “Mission Slender Hope 2.0 “Balik tikas, balik alindog.”
Police personnel from the regional down to the municipal stations were required to participate in the simultaneous launching.
The fitness program aims to help police officers lose weight through a healthy manner by requiring them to attend physical exercises at least twice a week.
Those found to be overweight and obese are encouraged to shed two kilos per month.
The PNP leadership has required police officers all over the country to meet their ideal BMI for them to be qualified for promotion.
The BMI policy is also part of the institution’s internal cleansing program.
BMI is a measure of body fat, which is based on a person’s height and weight.
A BMI less than 18.5 is considered as underweight while a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal.
The World Health Organization said that as BMI increases, so does a person’s risk for some diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, some cancers, and diabetes.
A person with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight and those with a BMI of more than 30 are considered obese. – Jane B. Cadalig