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Alaska Football Cup Gathered 6,000 Young Football Players Nationwide

Alaska Milk celebrated two decades of commitment to football, the world’s most popular ball game, with the holding of the 20th Alaska Football Cup  which gathered young football players in the country at the Alabang Country Club .

Football provides an active alternative for children in place of passive activities such as watching television, surfing the Internet, or spending too much time on social media. The National Nutrition Survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute reported that health issues are best addressed by adopting an active lifestyle along with healthy diet, and regular drinking of milk, at least twice daily.

A total of 410 teams, 6,150 football players together participates in one of the longest-running and most successful grassroots-development program in the local football. The Alaska Milk Football Cup, celebrating its 20th year at Alabang Country Club in Ayala Alabang Villge for-three day event on November 28-29, 2015 photo/JUN MENDOZA
A total of 410 teams, 6,150 football players together participates in one of the longest-running and most successful grassroots-development program in the local football. The Alaska Milk Football Cup, celebrating its 20th year at Alabang Country Club in Ayala Alabang Villge for-three day event on November 28-29, 2015 (Photo by Jun Mendoza).

Participating in a sport develops the athletic and social skills of participants through healthy competition among the same age group, while it boosts physical and mental development. Furthermore, engaging in sports instills the values of determination, discipline, hardwork, teamwork and sportsmanship.

The Alaska Football Cup is the highly anticipated annual football tournament for today’s young athletes with school teams and football clubs from all over the Philippines including Masbate, Baguio, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Davao, Palawan, Legaspi, Laguna, Batangas, Bukidnon, Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac, Ilocos, Bicol, Romblon, Davao Sur, Compostela Valley, Quezon, Cavite, Albay, Pangasinan, Bacolod, Iloilo, Mindoro and Metro Manila participating.

From humble beginnings come great things

Twenty years ago, Alaska Milk just wanted something for young children that will complement the basketball program and it became bigger and bigger over time.  Alaska Football Cup is the country’s longest-running and most successful grassroots-development program, and biggest football event for young athletes which attracted players of all ages, as young as six years old.

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“In 1996, we had 350 players and 25 teams. Today, in our  20th anniversary, we held a three-day event in 26 football fields with 6,150 players in 410 teams.  In those 20 years we’ve had 12,159 teams of over 58,000 players play 13,800 games with over 40,000 goals scored. We’ve come a long way,” said Alaska CEO Uytengsu.   The Alaska CEO also praised the dedication of tournament organizer Tomas Lozano and his role in not only growing the tournament, but also in discovering some of the best football players in the country who eventually went on to play in the Azkals national football team.

“Alaska Football Cup is more than just discovering elite players. It’s about promoting teamwork, commitment and dedication. We hope that as players you will keep those characteristics in mind. It’s a privilege to be here to open the 20th Alaska Cup,” said Uytengsu.

“Over these 20 years. we have had the opportunity to have some really fantastic players participate in the event.  We are proud to say that many in the ranks of the Azkals have come through the Alaska Cup including Ali Borromeo, Roel Gener Chieffy Caligdong and Amani Aguinaldo,” said Uytengsu.   Alaska Milk encourages sports engagement as it instills positive values during the early stages of a child’s life.

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How to join Alaska’s sports programs NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION.  

For general information about Alaska Milk Corporation visit www.alaskamilk.com. For general information about the  20th Alaska Football Cup visit www.alaskapowercamp.com/football; Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PlayPH for updates.

Kickass Sports and Fitness Expo Kicks off this August!

Fresh from her marathon stint abroad, Ruby Gan came home with the intention of sharing what she had experienced.  In partnership with Queenie Gavan of Takbo.ph, the duo designed an expo that is suited to the local running community, thus, the brainchild Kickass. Through  Kickass,  Ruby and Quennie will be bringing in the pros to share their knowledge, skills and passion through classes, trials and challenges—and for FREE!

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Kickass was finally launched on August 1, Saturday at the Slice Cafe, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Gobal City with Ruby, Queenie, and Mitch Felipe sharing to bloggers and media friends what Kickass is all about 

Kickass is the brainchild of Ruby (center) and partners Mitch (left) and Quennie (right).
Kickass is the brainchild of Ruby (center) and partners Mitch (left) and Quennie (right).

Watch out for the first ever Kickass Sports and Fitness Expo this August in Alabang!  

Fuel Performance With Biobalance

For some active people, “increase or improve performance” may mean eating the right food to enhance energy and performance. What do you do? You eat right. You exercise. You hydrate.  Yet you still feel “off”.  

At times, you wake up with brain fog and feel tired the whole day. So you force yourself to exercise hoping the body fog will go away, but it doesn’t.  Could it be that you are really eating right? Probably. But are the levels of essential nutrients that you are getting from food adequate? Probably not.

Swim coach Joseph Mark gets technical and finds out how intercellular medicine can aid swim performance.
Swim coach Joseph Mark gets technical and finds out how intercellular medicine can aid swim performance.

To others, it may mean resorting to scientifically-developed products eg energy bars, sports drinks, gels, nutritional drinks, or doing research to take the “right” vitamins and supplements. Despite these efforts, your body may still be deficient or in excess of several vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fats. 

But how will you know what you need and how much to take? BioBalance Institute (Philippines) now provides a personalized nutritional solution that allows you to know specifically the right kind and amount of essential nutrients to keep you nutritionally balanced.

Health enthusiast, runner, and Spin.ph writer Bobby Go, tries the InBody body composition analysis at the Institute.  The machine determines how muxh muscle, body fat, water, and bone minerals the body is carrying
Health enthusiast, runner, and Spin.ph writer Bobby Go, tries the InBody body composition analysis at the Institute. The machine determines how muxh muscle, body fat, water, and bone minerals the body is carrying

BioBalance knows that each body has a unique nutrient and metabolic profile. It is determined by age, genetics, lifestyle, environmental exposure, and even disease predisposition among others.

So in nutritional intake and supplementation, one size does not fit all.    “What we do is both simple and complex.  Simple, in that we detect and correct subtle deficiencies and borderline toxicities. Complex, because nutrients interact with each other and with the rest of the body in a networked manner, such that correcting one deficiency may correct three others,” explains BioBalance Institute co-founder and chief science officer Dr. Ted Achacoso.  

Dr. Ted Achacoso asked, "Are you healtht or are you just fit?"
Dr. Ted Achacoso asked, “Are you healtht or are you just fit?”

Dr. Ted is double-board certified in Europe in Anti-Aging Medicine and in Nutritional Medicine.   “A nutrient deficiency or toxicity signals an imbalance in your body way before illness sets in,” he further explains. “When this remains unaddressed, the body can still function at sub-optimal levels for months, even years. When this imbalance progresses, however, it will eventually manifest in signs and symptoms that may lead to serious health conditions.”  

Don’t Guess Test!  

Have you ever been to a doctor where all of your diagnostic tests—from X-rays to MRIs to CT scans to blood work to urine tests—have come back normal and yet you still feel “yuck”? 

Different from the usual clinical tests during executive check-ups, BioBalance through their exclusive partnership with a US-based laboratory Genova Diagnostics,  uses advanced technology to [see] inside the cells and measure levels of vitamins, minerals, co-factors, amino acids (from breakdown of protein), omega fatty acids (from ingestion of essential fats), and pyruvate (from breakdown of carbohydrates) among many other substances including those that reveal the inner workings of the mitochondria and the neurotransmitters of the brain.  

BioBalance helps identify nutritional and metabolic imbalances, which can be the root cause of health conditions experienced by each client.  Measuring nutrient and metabolic status allows BioBalance to personalize the recommendations for each person on dietary changes and supplementation. In other words, no more guessing!    

Just like illness medicine doctors run diagnostic tests before giving any drugs, BioBalance Health Optimization Medicine or HOMe® Doctors recommend nutrient and metabolic tests before giving any supplements. This practice is called Measured Wellness® of BioBalance,”shares Dr. Ted.  

The Measured Wellness® approach removes the guesswork on specific nutrients your body needs.  You can be assured that you’re taking the right food and vitamins and other supplements to achieve optimal health and to support management of any current disease or disease predispositions.

The solution is 100% tailored for you.   “We aim to change mindsets when it comes to health.  This is the reason why we established the first ever BioBalance Institute in the country,” notes BioBalance Institute general manager Alex Fernandez. “Health should be beyond curing diseases.  It should be about taking measurable, concrete steps in monitoring wellness,” he adds. 

All that you need. None that you don’t.
The BioVital daily wellness packet contains multivitamins, multiminerals, co-factors, phytonutrient blend, Omega-3, amino acid complete
The BioVital daily wellness packet contains multivitamins, multiminerals, co-factors, phytonutrient blend, Omega-3, amino acid complete

For more details, please visit BioBalance Institute.  You may also call +63 2 650.5858 or 0917.521860.