Category Archives: Wellness

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Quick home fixes that will improve your health

Friday, 20 May 2016 | Written by
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Our home is our refuge. It’s the place we seek when comfort is most needed, our cove when we need the most security. While we’re very much aware of how much comfort our homes brings, we also have to be aware of how much it contributes to our health. Check out each of your rooms at home and assess how…Read More »

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How to become a morning person

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 | Written by
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The morning struggle is real. You may have experienced it – hitting the snooze button one too many times until its sheer adrenaline that pushes you out of bed, realizing you’re already behind schedule; trying to down a mug of coffee before any work begins for the day. “I’m not a morning person,” you may have said or have heard…Read More »

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PH launches the world’s first ‘AIDS Hour’

Saturday, 14 May 2016 | Written by
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The Department of Health (DOH) in collaboration with the Local Government of Quezon City will spearhead the observance of the 33rd International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (IACM) at the Liwasang Aurora, Quezon City Memorial Circle today, 14 May 2016. The IACM is an annual global event commemorating those who have died from HIV and AIDS. Everyone will light candles signifying hope…Read More »

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Facts and controversies behind the dengue vaccine

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 | Written by
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Dengue, a mosquito-borne disease is dangerous and debilitating. More than 200,000 dengue cases in the country were recorded last year. It is endemic in Africa, the Americas, the Eastern Mediterranean, Asia and Western Pacific. Dengue affects 390 million people annually according to  World Health Organization (WHO). Severe dengue symptoms include headaches, rashes, severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, vomiting blood, rapid…Read More »

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Best Sports and Activities to Do This Summer

Saturday, 7 May 2016 | Written by
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While the scorching summer heat may leave you lazily lounging by your couch all day, that doesn’t mean you should resign to the fact that you’re going to be unproductive. Summer, despite the rising and unbearable temperatures, is the perfect time to get fit and healthy, and with all the sports clinics available in the metro, enrolling in a class…Read More »

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PWDs now exempted from VAT

Thursday, 31 March 2016 | Written by
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President Benigno Aquino III has approved the bill exempting persons with disabilities (PWD) from paying value added tax (VAT). Malacanang announced that Aquino signed Republic Act 10754 or An Act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) into law last March 23. The law amends the RA No. 7277 or the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons. Under…Read More »

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Health Benefits of Matcha and Where to Find the Best in Manila

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 | Written by
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It’s that green powdery goodness taking over coffee shops today—and no, it’s not a veggie smoothie for all you meatlovers out there. Matcha gets its brilliantly emerald color because it’s actually green tea powder, ground finely in its natural state. Though originally from China, matcha has been used in the Japanese tea ceremony for hundreds of years. Just what is…Read More »

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Healthy Food Alternatives for Lent

Saturday, 19 March 2016 | Written by
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Lent is a period of abstinence that most of us observe, and for Filipinos, it may be quite a challenge to keep ourselves meat-free (especially with so many sinfully delicious treats out there). Can you imagine going 40 days without the juicy goodness of a quarter pounder burger? Still, Lenten diet restrictions don’t have to be bland and tasteless, and…Read More »

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Why Working Out at Home is Good for You

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | Written by
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Exercise helps us become stronger, healthier and happier. Yet somehow we find ourselves resisting it. We find reasons not to sign up for the gym. We think of ways to delay exercise. When we do sign up for a fitness program, we get tempted to break the consistency. Getting started on exercising is not just a physical challenge. It is…Read More »

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016 | Written by
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The Philippines is considered one of the top 20 smoking nations in the world. Based on the 2009 Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), twenty-eight percent or 17.3 million Filipino adults age 15 years and older are current tobacco smokers. Statistics reveal that almost half (48 percent or 14.6 million) of adult males and 9 percent (2.8 million) of adult females…Read More »

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