News 15 Dec 2021

Rafa Nadal and Cantabria Labs, together for whats important: health

Athlete and Cantabria Labs ambassador Rafa Nadal has once again joined forces with the Spanish pharmaceutical company Cantabria Labs to participate in its awareness and prevention campaigns, this time to help promote good health habits to focus on #whatsimportant, our health.

The tennis player wanted to spread a message to raise awareness of the importance of taking care of our health so that we can enjoy “the good things in life”: “Our most valuable asset is our health. Without it, we can’t dedicate time to ourselves or to those around us. Incorporating good habits into our daily lives, as proposed by Cantabria Labs, should be something we do starting from an early age”.

The recommendations being promoted by Cantabria Labs include following a healthy, varied diet without ultra-processed foods, getting plenty of sleep, doing at least an hour of exercise or walking 10,000 steps every day, managing stress and adopting good mobile device habits.

With Rafa Nadal’s help, Cantabria Labs is encouraging people to participate in the survey “Good health habits” to find out how they look after themselves on a day-to-day basis and reinforce its prevention and awareness campaigns based on people’s real-life activity. A series of questions will be launched on the Spaniard’s social media accounts to help the company find out the importance people attach to their health and how seriously they take it.

In addition, to encourage people to participate, a prize draw will be held for a weekend of sports and wellness activities at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor.

Cantabria Labs CEO Susana Rodríguez explained, “Rafa is a perfect example of how to follow healthy lifestyle habits. We are very proud that we can count on him to help us work towards our mission as a pharmaceutical company, which is to take care of people’s health”.

To see health benefits, it is important to engage in active physical exercise, that is, aerobic exercise. It should always be tailored to a person’s age and situation, but it’s important to walk at least 10,000 steps a day, which is the recommendation of European and North American Medical Associations for maintaining good cardiometabolic and immune health”, reiterated Dr. Melchor Álvarez de Mon, Head of the Immune System Diseases and Oncology Service at the Hospital Universitario Príncipe de Asturias.

It’s been proven that if our digestive system works properly (regularly going to the bathroom, not feeling bloated, digesting correctly, etc.), food will be efficiently digested, absorbed and distributed to where it’s needed.  As a result, we will enjoy good health, but sometimes it can be necessary to supplement with additional nutrients and this is also why it’s necessary to achieve an optimal digestive balance”, points out Gemma Bes, clinical nutritionist at the Rafa Nadal Academy.

Persistent stress can be harmful to our body, so we must manage our mind to ensure it is an effective, non-harmful mechanism”, said Mario Alonso Puig, a surgeon, speaker and writer for Cantabria Labs.

Cantabria Labs has been working on prevention and healthcare for more than 30 years through its research and awareness projects.

Survey link HERE