Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!

Melody Beattie once said, “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” Before I officially let 2018 go and welcome 2019, I will be doing just that – set goals for myself, but let me first run downContinue reading “Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!”

Groups call for higher tobacco tax

To commemorate this year’s World No Tobacco Day, about 200 runners from different universities and communities recently gathered for a fun run in the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City to appeal to the Senators to pass the pending bills to raise tobacco tax. “We believe that World No Tobacco Day is the perfect avenue toContinue reading “Groups call for higher tobacco tax”

Doctors advocate home blood pressure monitoring

Even with the set of knowledge and skills acquired from his profession, medical doctor Erric Cinco was not able to escape the wrath of hypertension that runs in his family. Cinco, his cousin (who’s not even in his 30s), and the rest of his family members are all hypertensive. “There is a strong genetic tendencyContinue reading “Doctors advocate home blood pressure monitoring”

Why I still write my New Year’s resolutions

Surprisingly, I still write my New Year’s resolutions every single year. But if you ask me how many of them I already achieved? Still on the process.  So how come I still write them? You see every year, I write down my New Year’s resolutions so I have something to look forward to. I wantContinue reading “Why I still write my New Year’s resolutions”

Happy birthday to me

Today, I celebrate my 37th birthday. It’s funny how at 18 years old, I thought I had my life all planned out. I said at the age of 20, I was going to finish college, get a job and a boyfriend. By the time I’m 30, I’ll be married and will have two kids (oneContinue reading “Happy birthday to me”

Why I decided to cook my own meals

My mom would always tell me, “If you want to eat good food, learn how to cook!” I never took that seriously. What for? She always cooks for us and when I started earning my own money, I can always call a fast-food chain and have my meal delivered right at my doorsteps if IContinue reading “Why I decided to cook my own meals”

4 tips to get your body summer-ready

Don’t wait for summer to start some crazy diet. One of the biggest keys to getting in shape for summer is starting before it hits!  Get your body ready for the summer with these simple tips from Electrolux:  Hit the stairs. Instead of taking the elevator, you can burn calories by taking the stairs upContinue reading “4 tips to get your body summer-ready”

Heirloom rice recipes

More than just rice, it’s the meaning of life In an article published at the Department of Agriculture’s website, it said that medical researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health revealed that those who eat three to four servings of rice a day had 55 percent higher risk to develop diabetes than those whoContinue reading “Heirloom rice recipes”

Sweet love

Diabetes and marriage, how this couple made things work  “I take you to be my (husband/wife). I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.”  This is the popular wedding vow. Over theContinue reading “Sweet love”

Finding the right balance

Do you work to live, or live to work? Working long hours takes a toll on our health, but there are ways to fight it and live a happier, healthier life. If you’re like most people who are married to their jobs, chances are, you’re spending most of your time in the office, giving youContinue reading “Finding the right balance”