Category Archives: Wellness

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How to Make Healthy Food Choices This Season

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 | Written by
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Just like Joey Tribbiani from FRIENDS, we’re all guilty of getting annoyed when somebody comments on our holiday weight. They do say that a moment on the lips will forever be on the hips, right? It’s tempting to eat mindlessly during the holidays especially when we’re celebrating with friends and family every single day, but making healthy food choices this…Read More »

Gear up for the holiday feasts ahead with these debunked food myths. (Photo by Superfit Asia courtesy of Flickr. Published under CC license.)

Holiday food myths: debunked!

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 | Written by
Gear up for the holiday feasts ahead with these debunked food myths. (Photo by Superfit Asia courtesy of Flickr. Published under CC license.)

Christmas is just around the corner and apart from the warmth it brings to the heart, everyone is excited for the happiness it brings to the tummy! Before you get carried away dreaming about glorious, glorious food, here are some common holiday food myths busted and explained from sources all over the web. MYTH: Carbohydrates make you fat. Contrary to…Read More »

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[2015 World AIDS Day] Rising cases, new targets and challenges

Thursday, 3 December 2015 | Written by
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Every first of December, the whole world observes World Aids Day. It is a special commemoration of the global effects of the HIV/Aids pandemic. The World Aids Day begun in 1988 to call on people around the globe to unite and fight the spread of HIV, to eliminate stigma against people living with HIV as well as to educate people…Read More »

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8 Ways to Have a Peaceful Christmas

Monday, 30 November 2015 | Written by
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“Christmas now surrounds us, happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks, as carols fill the air (Shirley Sallay).” Yes, it’s true that we’ll never be as busy as we are now during the holidays, but is that really what the season is all about? Instead of driving yourself crazy with all the errands you need to run…Read More »

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Kick the habit

Sunday, 29 November 2015 | Written by
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Deciding to quit smoking is a feat for anyone who has been dependent on nicotine. The main content of cigarettes, nicotine, makes smoking addictive. Based on the help guide ‘How to Quit Smoking’ by health professionals Dr. Lawrence Robinson and Dr. Melinda Smith, one may become accustomed to smoking as a way of coping with unpleasant feelings such as stress,…Read More »

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The wonders of oil pulling

Thursday, 26 November 2015 | Written by
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While this Ayurvedic dental technique still lacks formal trial data, many people and even celebrities swear by it, claiming to enjoy its benefits. What is oil-pulling? Oil pulling involves swishing a tablespoon of extra virgin organic oil (usually coconut oil, but any vegetable-based oil will do) into your mouth on an empty stomach for 15 to 20 minutes. Also known…Read More »

Craving popcorn? Hold the salt!

Too Much Salt and Its Complications

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 | Written by
Craving popcorn? Hold the salt!

We may be consuming more salt than we think. At breakfast, you sprinkle salt on the yolk off your egg while it’s being cooked in the pan. For lunch, you mix a teaspoon of patis with calamansi to make your home-cooked sinigang even more flavorful. Merienda calls for green mangoes with bagoong. At dinner time, we’re all set for a meal…Read More »

Fight off fatigue

How to combat fatigue and regain energy

Friday, 20 November 2015 | Written by
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Reggie is always rushing to work and barely has time to eat a proper breakfast. During a hectic day, he grabs a bite at the cafeteria or the nearest fastfood restaurant when he’s out on field. When his schedule goes haywire, he’s lucky if he has time to spare for lunch. After a tiring day at work, he just wants…Read More »

Keep connections warm and alive.

Simple Steps to Protect Yourself from Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | Written by
Keep connections warm and alive.

“Na-a-Alzheimer’s na yata ako,” we’d hear some folks say when they can’t seem to remember a particular name, event or item. “Sorry, senior moment,” another would say, attributing forgetfulness to aging. Beneath the lines said with humor though, there is that nagging fear – what IF I am at the early stages of Alzheimer’s? “I used to be someone who…Read More »

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For Kids Only: What to do on November 17-20?

Sunday, 15 November 2015 | Written by
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 Photo by EddCastro The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (ChED) declared November 17 to 20 as school holidays in Metro Manila, due to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) being hosted by the country. To make the most out of the short vacation, we list down ten activities to keep the kids busy. Be one with…Read More »

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