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”

The ‘New Normal’: How military reserve, police cope with COVID-19

When President Rodrigo Duterte called on the uniformed personnel to help strictly enforce the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), there was an uproar from the public, especially since the information came out first from a leaked memorandum, instructing “all personnel to prepare for strict implementation of extensive ECQ” or a “martial law-like” implementation. The public wasContinue reading “The ‘New Normal’: How military reserve, police cope with COVID-19”

9 fun & random facts about me

I got this idea after our supervisor made me and my teammates do this during one of our weekly online meetings so we could get to know each other more. It got me so interested that I turned it into a full-blown article. So here it goes: I prefer ‘sunrise’ over ‘sunsets’ While most peopleContinue reading “9 fun & random facts about me”

How I’m spending my quarantine period

“If you don’t come out of this quarantine with a new skill, your side hustle started, and more knowledge, you never lacked time, you lacked discipline.” @kaizenexecutive I saw this post while browsing my Instagram feeds the other day, and this hit me right to the core. You see, we have been confined in ourContinue reading “How I’m spending my quarantine period”

Push DOH to use donated test kits ASAP — Health reform advocate

Dr. Anthony Leachon, a cardiologist of Manila Doctors, is urging the Department of Health to use the donated test kits in hospitals with an increased number of COVID cases as soon as possible. “Kahit may plano kayo kung mabagal ang execution, wala pa rin. (If you have a plan but if the execution is slow,Continue reading “Push DOH to use donated test kits ASAP — Health reform advocate”

The truth behind getting good sleep

In research by Sun Life Financial Asia in 2014, Filipinos have among the worst health habits in Asia where half of Filipinos sleep less than six hours a day with 45 percent admitting to unhealthy eating habits. Also, over 60 percent of Filipinos also said they have not been exercising regularly, exceeding the regional averageContinue reading “The truth behind getting good sleep”

Taste Australia: Adding color to your diet

Oranges are one of the most popular fruits around the world. We like them as snacks, as a recipe ingredient, and as juices, which many people associate with good health. As we all know, oranges are famously known for their health benefits and soaring vitamin C content. They contain natural flu-fighting properties, which may helpContinue reading “Taste Australia: Adding color to your diet”

Color-coded food labels a health boon

When medical doctor Anthony Leachon’s weight ballooned to 200 pounds, his blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels were deranged. Leachon decided to lose weight or else he will never have the moral ascendancy to advocate preventive health if he will not walk the talk. According to a 2016 joint study by the United NationsContinue reading “Color-coded food labels a health boon”

Creating smoke-free workplaces

One of the most common misconceptions about workplace smoking is that designated areas will suffice instead of going 100-percent smoke-free. What many people don’t know is that designated smoking areas (DSAs) imply that workers and visitors are still exposed to second-hand smoke, and the only way to eliminate the hazards of tobacco smoke is throughContinue reading “Creating smoke-free workplaces”

Why I lied about my weight and how I got to achieve it eventually

I know it was not a good idea, but yes, I used to lie about my weight. I remember telling people I was 165 lbs, when in fact, I really weigh 180 pounds or more. I told myself they’ll never know anyway unless they’ll check my medical records or they will weigh me on theContinue reading “Why I lied about my weight and how I got to achieve it eventually”