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By Benjamin Jose Celestino Quito, M.D.

During the last two months of my training in Adult Cardiology at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital, I had the dilemma whether I should start private practice or go into subspecialty training.  I reflected on my strengths and weaknesses as a fellow in training to determine what I really like and make the right decision.  I first contemplated on going into echocardiography, but my heart directed me to a different path.  My chairman and training officer directed encouraged me to venture in cardiac rehabilitation to strengthen the current practice and build a good program in our hospital.  After careful discernment, I decided to pursue training in cardiac rehabilitation, a field that was vague to me.

By Benjamin Jose C. Quito, M.D.

In our fast paced world, it is difficult to incorporate exercise in the workplace.  Physicians often fail to practice what they preach.   Nonetheless, measures must be undertaken for this to be implemented.   The World Health Organization defines a healthy workplace as one that aims to  “create a healthy and safe work environment,  and to ensure that workplace health promotion is an integral part of management practices.” 

By Benjamin Jose C. Quito, M.D.

We all know that stress is part of our everyday lives.  As human beings, we have been constantly affected by different stressors.  It can be from a bad day from work, aborted relationships, or financial difficulties.  It is how we cope up with stress that make each person vary.


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