Category Archives: Wellness Features

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Graphic warning on cigarettes

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 »

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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[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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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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