How I ran my first 21K half marathon

I know. Running my first 21-km half marathon doesn’t make an expert on running. But at least I finally mustered all the guts to finally run one, my very first 21-km half marathon in my 36 years of existence. So allow me to share with you my experience at least for some people who haveContinue reading “How I ran my first 21K half marathon”

A change for health (is coming)

Health Secretary Dr. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial articulates President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s healthcare agenda which targets better health outcomes so one can live longer, free from the worries of high cost of medical care, and edified by the respect and high-quality service one gets from government healthcare facilities Non-communicable diseases remain the health bane especiallyContinue reading “A change for health (is coming)”

Serenade Hall: Refining Filipino classic

Filipino dishes have never tasted this good! Chef Fernan Punzalan of Serenade Hall tells his journey towards refining Filipino cuisine, putting in a new dimension and twist One wouldn’t believe there was such a place like this within the Makati Central Business District area. “Home away from home” is how Chef Fernan Punzalan, executive chefContinue reading “Serenade Hall: Refining Filipino classic”

Meal planning 101

5 weekend meal planning tips for working moms “What’s for dinner?” It’s the question of the hour and everybody’s home after a long, stressful, and busy day at work. Dinner time should be the most exciting time of the day because it’s when you get to see your husband and kids as they tell youContinue reading “Meal planning 101”

‘Eggciting’ adventure run for kids, adults

Did you know that eating egg a day is vital to one’s health? According to the Philippine Egg Board Association, having an egg a day is vital to one’s health as it manages weight, provides muscle strength and prevents muscle-loss, leads to better brain function and maintains eyes’ health. For women, it is good toContinue reading “‘Eggciting’ adventure run for kids, adults”

Make life easier

Life hacks for busy moms It’s not easy to be a mom juggling a full-time job with family life.  Both entail multiple tasks and big responsibilities. When my sisters and I were younger, my mother solely ran our household because my father worked overseas in Saudi Arabia for almost 12 years. But despite having three kids,Continue reading “Make life easier”

Media and diabetes

The roles of media in diabetes care and awareness Over the years, media has evolved dramatically from print to broadcast (radio and television). Today we have the internet that gives us access to information from unique online news, videos, forums, social networking, instant messaging, online shopping, and games – anytime, anywhere. Media is considered asContinue reading “Media and diabetes”

Plain packaging for tobaccos

WHO urges ban on attractive designs used by cigarette manufacturers as an effective marketing tool to entice smokers The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to call for governments, civil society, and other partners to support the implementation and promotion of the use of plain packaging as a tobacco control measure. According to Dr. Shin Young-soo,Continue reading “Plain packaging for tobaccos”

Novel risk factors for CVD

Depression, night shift may increase cardiovascular risk Depression is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This was stressed  by Dr. Nasser Ghaemi, a professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine during the recent 2nd Experts’ Convergence for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Summit in Manila. When one is depressed, this impacts the entireContinue reading “Novel risk factors for CVD”

Deceptive asian metabolic feature

For the same BMI, slim-looking Asians may have increased metabolic risk compared to Caucasians Looks can be deceiving—many Asians and Asian-Americans may look slim with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, yet they already have increased visceral fats and may have prediabetes or even frank diabetes. Visceral adiposity leads to increased insulinContinue reading “Deceptive asian metabolic feature”