Smoking and Covid-19: The smoker’s paradox

Recent studies have already confirmed that cigarette smoking can aggravate Covid-19 symptoms in patients and can lead to deaths due to health complications. But still, anti-smoking efforts and the threat of coronavirus fail to change people’s behavior. In fact, some smokers even switched to vaping thinking that it is healthier and safer. Four patients sharedContinue reading “Smoking and Covid-19: The smoker’s paradox”

Forever young

Two women in their 70s share their secrets to aging gracefully and their daily routines Who doesn’t fear growing old? According to a survey, fear of growing old is common because along with growing old, there’s this worry about declining physical ability, losing memory, running out of money, suffering from chronic illness, and dying. ButContinue reading “Forever young”

Experts offer advice on how to better manage diabetes

Revisit our lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, and way of living Food is an important part of any celebration in all countries of the world regardless of culture and religion. For sure, trying to keep up with our healthy eating, diet, and maintaining our blood sugars will be no easy feat this Christmas. Some people will evenContinue reading “Experts offer advice on how to better manage diabetes”

4 valuable things I learned in PMA

Thanks to military school, I learned these things that I am now applying in my life. It’s been 21 years since I left the military school and people still ask me why I left. I left because I felt that early on, military life was not for me. I entered in the first place toContinue reading “4 valuable things I learned in PMA”

Six lessons I learned at 41

One thing’s for sure, it is only through positive thinking that I was able to see good in everything Today, I am celebrating my 41st birthday. Like everyone else, this is my second birthday on ECQ/GCQ, but I couldn’t complain. I am blessed beyond blessed today because I’m living, breathing, and surviving despite this pandemic.Continue reading “Six lessons I learned at 41”

Some days I’m okay, some days I’m not

But I don’t feel guilty, it’s okay not to be okay sometimes When a good friend and former colleague suggested that I enter this contest, I was hesitant. Up until the last hours before the deadline, I couldn’t write anything. What could I possibly tell my readers about moving on and surviving when I’m stillContinue reading “Some days I’m okay, some days I’m not”

How biking helped Nerissa Manuel cope with loss

“Life is like biking. At first, it’s hard, but if you’ll learn how to balance and pedal properly, it will be easy.” At first, 37-year-old bank teller Nerissa “Rhiz” Reynosa-Manuel only biked whenever she goes to a friend’s house or buys something from a nearby store. But when the pandemic hit, she tried getting seriousContinue reading “How biking helped Nerissa Manuel cope with loss”

How I lost 50 pounds before I turned 40

With hard work and fervent prayers, thank God, I finally achieved my ideal weight I never thought this day will come. After many years of being called ‘obese’ and ‘overweight’, I am now inspiring many people with my successful weight loss journey. (READ: Fit, fierce, & 40) Did you know that I used to tellContinue reading “How I lost 50 pounds before I turned 40”

Fit, fierce, & 40

Today, I’m celebrating my 40th birthday. My mom told me not to post this photo, but I insisted because I wanted to remind myself that with God’s grace, support of my family and friends, and constant criticisms, He granted my wish to reach my ideal weight before I reach the age of 40. Why didContinue reading “Fit, fierce, & 40”

How to stay healthy while stuck at home

Most people have been isolated or confined to their homes for more than four months now due to the threat of a pandemic. If you’re feeling sad, depressed, impatient, craving for food, unmotivated, and hopeless lately, you are not alone. We all wanted our “old” lives back, but we can’t do that for now. So,Continue reading “How to stay healthy while stuck at home”