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Thursday, August 17, 2017
For many of us, keeping a fit body and a healthy lifestyle is truly a struggle and it continues to wreak havoc on our happiness. It seems all of the diet and fitness programs we’ve tried didn’t work. Aside from the money spent for enrolling in our favorite gym, we’ve...

Breathing Fitness

Humans can live for weeks without eating and for days without drinking—but barely a few minutes without breathing. And yet, people spend much more time on their diet than they do on exercise—specifically, on exercise that’s help build their endurance and bolster cardiopulmonary health. But the benefits of focusing on...
Amid the plethora of beauty and skin-care clinics in the Metro, finding the right one that can deliver the results you’ve always wanted seem to be next to impossible. While there are some aesthetic establishments, which can make you look good, they can’t really achieve the output you’ve always dreamt...
THE Department of Health (DOH) bared recently that it has allocated around P650 million this year for its expanded Human Papillomavirus (HPV) School-Based Immunization Program, providing free vaccines to about 722,000 students in seven cities in Metro Manila and 47 provinces nationwide for their protection against cervical cancer and other...
Part Two ‘Raising awareness is a key part of tackling the Philippines HIV epidemic, now the fastest-growing in the world.”—Carlos H. Conde, of the Human Right Watch. About 1,098 people are carrying human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in May this year, according to a report released by the HIV and AIDS Registry...
We are under the impression that lifting heavy weights is the gateway to growing big muscle. The heavier we lift, the bigger our muscles. Conventional wisdom has dictated that one has to lift progressively heavier weights in order to continue stimulating muscle fibers for growth. Then, we see images of hardcore...

healthy finds

Good Grind for the Best Coffee Experience How do you like your coffee? Do you want it pressed or poured-over? Perhaps, do you like preparing it hand-dripped or brewed to perfection? However you want your coffee, nothing beats preparing a cup (or two) using quality, freshly roasted coffee beans that...
LONG before we learned about modern medicine, our ancestors have already designed tools and means to aid their sick people and have unlocked and deciphered the healing powers of the plants and herbs that surround them. From simple tapal (patch) using leaves of tuba to hilot (traditional massage), aromatherapy and chiropractic, among...
Part One HERE are 12 foods you need to stop buying, and 17 you should eat more of. This post from Health.com unveils the best and worst choices in every food group. Are you eating as healthy as you think you are? If you’re eating a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and...
SINCE time immemorial, people from all the corners of the globe have been using herbal plants in treating different diseases. The ancient civilizations were known to have relied on the power of herbal medicines, and even the modern world has adopted some of their practices and herbal concoctions in utilizing this...
INTUITIVELY, we tend to think that eating fatty foods would lead to increased body fat levels and, subsequently, induce weight gain The ketogenic diet, or keto for short, shakes things up a bit with an out-of-the-box approach to fat loss that involves consumption in large part, of foods categorized as...
SUGAR is one of the main ingredients in almost everything that we eat daily. We put it in our morning coffee, we like it in our snacks, and we enjoy it in desserts. What we always avoid to know is the harm it can give to our bodies once intake...
Part One ‘IT is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.”         —Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor William, who grew up in Davao City, was only 18 when he went to Metro Manila to study in one of the country’s most prestigious schools....
Part One Acid reflux is an extremely common health problem, affecting as many as 50 percent of Americans. Other terms used for this condition are gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or peptic ulcer disease. The hallmark symptom of acid reflux is “heartburn”—a burning sensation behind your breastbone that sometimes travels up your...

Losing weight safely

At 1,400 pounds, Jon Brower Minnoch was one of the heaviest recorded human beings to ever live. At one point in his life, Minnoch—who passed away in 1983 just a few days short of his 42nd birthday—was able to shed 924 pounds, bringing his weight down to 476 pounds. He...

Yes, water can kill!

A couple of years ago, Sun, Star Cebu published a story of some residents of the town of Algeria being hospitalized due to typhoid fever; a few of them reportedly died. Despite this, town officials refused to blame the water as the cause of the typhoid fever outbreak, as there were others...
The Philippines continues to experience a positive outlook from the tourism industry despite all the odds. Yes, there is the ongoing conflict in Marawi and travel advisories from countries like the United States, but it didn’t stop tourists from visiting the country. “Tourists are flocking to the country. We are...
MOST testimonials of people who experienced the healing powers of marijuana said they resorted to using or administering cannabis because despite the developments in medicine and technology, these seem to be useless. Marijuana has been around the Philippines and the country even has a marijuana culture, especially in the northern part...
MEDICAL marijuana, globally recognized as cannabis oil, has been in and out discussions about health and treatments despite its notoriety as an addictive substance. The legalization of marijuana became more acknowledged around the world because of the stories attesting to its medicinal powers when transformed into “concentrates.” Cannabis oil is formulated from...
LOOKING for ways to feel more confident with yourself? Cathy Valencia has got you covered with her many branches of beauty centers ready to cater to your every need. The beauty expert recently reopened her Alabang clinic at a new, more convenient location at the Westgate center. This newly restored Cathy...
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