Category Archives: Wellness

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Signs You’re Burning Out (And What You Should Do)

Monday, 14 March 2016 | Written by
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Getting stressed out at the workplace is common. Burning out though is a more exhausting kind of stress. It manifests physically, mentally, even emotionally. If not handled well, job burnout can affect your health. You may be burning out without you knowing it. Do you find yourself forgetting tasks you’ve grown accustomed to, or find yourself easily distracted? A lack…Read More »

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Key facts: Zika Virus

Friday, 11 March 2016 | Written by
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Zika virus infection is a vector-borne disease caused by a flavivirus. This occurs in tropical countries with large mosquito population. Transmission Zika virus is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito from the Aedes genus, mainly Aedes aegypti in tropical regions. Mosquitoes that spread Zika bite aggressively during the day. This is the same mosquito that transmits…Read More »

Being a parent can be overwhelming, but it brings into your life a kind of joy and meaning that enriches you in boundless ways. (Photo owned by the author)

Keeping up with your baby’s milestones from 1 to 2 years old

Monday, 29 February 2016 | Written by
Being a parent can be overwhelming, but it brings into your life a kind of joy and meaning that enriches you in boundless ways. (Photo owned by the author)

Looking at my daughter who turns two in a few months, I can’t help thinking: where did all those months go? Yesterday, we were just looking at her smiling vaguely from an ultrasound photo and now, she’s a bundle of light, energy and crazy all rolled into one. Time does fly fast, especially when you’re raising a child. Before I…Read More »

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Protect yourself against cervical cancer

Sunday, 21 February 2016 | Written by
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Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Pinays, with twelve Filipino women dying of the disease everyday. Thankfully, this fatal disease that plagues hundreds of thousands of women all over the world every year could be prevented and treated. 12 Fast facts about cervical cancer Globally, cervical cancer ranks fifth among the most common cancers affecting…Read More »

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Ways to Love Yourself and Your Body This Valentine’s

Friday, 12 February 2016 | Written by
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Just because everyone else is swooning over each other under the moonlit night or cuddling like lovebirds in every movie theater in town doesn’t mean you can neglect the most important person in your life—yourself. It doesn’t matter if you’re happily single or blissfully in a relationship—you need to love your own body before anything or anyone else. Imagine the…Read More »

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How to stay on your #BalikAlindog program

Monday, 1 February 2016 | Written by
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You welcomed the year with a new year’s resolution: “I am going to get back in shape!” With this declaration came various plans to bring that goal to life. A gym buddy was found. A fitness plan was created with the hashtag “BalikAlindog”. Ingredients for more healthy dishes were written down on the grocery list. Cups of rice began to…Read More »

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DOH monitoring Zika virus

Sunday, 31 January 2016 | Written by
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The Department of Health is closely monitoring the situation and studying the Zika virus abroad to ensure public safety. Global health experts have raised alarms that the Zika virus outbreak in Latin America could be a bigger threat to global health than the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people in Africa. Zika virus is a tropical infection that…Read More »

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Natural Ways to Fall Asleep

Monday, 25 January 2016 | Written by
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  We live in a society that prides itself in being constantly connected. The proof is clearly seen. Smartphones are by our side as we go to sleep, serving as alarm clocks and the first things we look at upon waking up. Gadgets blink and bleep in the darkness of our bedrooms, little signs of electronic life that actually disturb…Read More »

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[Year-end] Health trends of 2015

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 | Written by
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Before we move to the next year, let us look back at the health and wellness trends and practices of 2015. Most of these have carried on from the previous year, showing that there is a continuing effort to have a healthier lifestyle. Organic food Health-conscious individuals have made smarter food choices by going organic. By going green, one consumes…Read More »

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Be a better you this new year with Yoga and Pilates

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 | Written by
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Both Yoga and Pilates are considered as a low-impact form of exercises for mind-body fitness as they emphasize the connection between physical and mental health. If you are wanting to detoxify and shed excess weight after the holiday binge-eating, go try these two exercises. “While the methods are different, pilates and yoga both develop strength, balance, flexibility, posture and good…Read More »

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