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Maxicare hosts the first-ever Veggie Festival

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We Filipinos love to eat and that is a fact, and we eat to our heart's delight, not thinking about how this can affect our health, including our environment. Most of the time it is really hard to resist the temptation, but it all goes down to discipline and eagerness to change for a healthier you.

It’s about time to eat healthy, live healthy, and take control of your health! As obesity and unhealthy lifestyles continue to grow into a global problem, Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, the country’s leading healthcare provider, arranged its first-ever outdoor festival – Maxicare Veggie Fest 2019, a project in support of the company’s Chairman of the Board Mr. Roberto “Bobby” Macasaet Jr’s personal advocacy for healthier lifestyles.


“One of the easiest ways to start your journey to living a healthy life is by eating a plant-based diet, which is why we are very proud to be holding the Maxicare Veggie Fest.

Mr. Macasaet said that the main objective of this year Maxicare Veggie Fest is t…

Common Health Risks for People who works in BPO Companies

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I started working in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Industry way back 2007. Being a college undergraduate, I had to support my family and BPO had been my only hope. I worked as a Senior Account Representative in one of the biggest telecommunication company here in the Philippines but the income will not suffice my family’s daily needs. I must say that BPO had been a great help for me and my family.

Working in a BPO will definitely help you financially. In return, you will have a lot to sacrifice. You will have sleep deprivation since you will be working at night most of the time (graveyard shifts). You will not even notice the date, as most of the accounts you will be working for have different time zones. You will turn to foods, (comfort foods) when you are burned and stressed out. You will have less and less time to exercise. As a result, many call center employees are obese.


Common Health Risk 


ObesityDiabetesCarpal Tunnel  Syndrome Bone LossUlcerAnemia



Another effect of BPO …

Achieve your wellness goals with Jolly Cow Non Fat Milk

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Summer is just around the corner and most of you wants to achieve the best beach body. Jolly Cow Non Fat Milk is the perfect partner for a healthier lifestyle and wellness goals. 


By now, most of us probably know already the benefits of milk as it contains chock-full of vitamins, electrolytes, and nutrients. And whether you want to light things up or just simply committing to healthier choices, consider rebooting your habits that includes drinking Jolly Cow Non Fat Milk—a delicious and creamy UHT Fresh Milk sourced from Germany's biggest dairy farm where the purest and most premium milk is packed.

Made of 100% pure cow’s milk, Jolly Cow Non Fat Milk contains 0.3% butterfat or the natural fatty constituent of cow’s milk. Aside from its high calcium, protein, vitamins and mineral contents, Jolly Cow Non Fat Milk’s unique Ultra High Treatment (UHT) process allows to preserve the milk’s quality and safety. Jolly Cow Non Fat Milk also possesses greater benefits for your health, that’s…

SM and DSAPI celebrate life with Happy Walk for Down Syndrome

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The Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines and SM Cares  organized the 17th Happy Walk for Down Syndrome in celebration of the National Syndrome Consciousness Month. An estimated 6000 attendees compromised of families, schools, supporter, advocates, and SM employees attended the biggest event that share the beautiful and triumphant life stories of people with Down Syndrome and their families which took place at the SMX Convention Center, Manila last February 24, 2019.

Happy Walk was an annual activity to promote acceptance,. awareness and inclusivity of persons with Down Syndrome into society. The event also featured performances from children affected with the condition, celebrity performances, and fun interactive booths. There was also a parade around SM Mall of Asia complex  followed after the program allowing children with Down Syndrome,  together with their families, to interact with the shoppers and tenants of SM Mall.



The event was graced by Mr. Hans Sy, Chairman of the …

THIRTY YEARS OF THE AUTISM ADVOCACY AT ANGELS WALK FOR AUTISM

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The Autism Society Philippines (ASP), together with SM Cares, the Corporate Social Responsibility  arm of SM Prime Holdings, will hold the annual Angels Walk for Autism on March 3, 9:00AM, at the  Mall of Asia Arena. Since it began in 2007, the walk continues to advocate for acceptance,  accommodation and appreciation of Filipinos with autism towards an Autism-OK Philippines. “Although many are aware of autism, very few people actually understand what it means to live life  on the autism spectrum. SM Cares and ASP come together as a community to remind everyone that  autism awareness and acceptance should be part of their everyday lives. Awareness is a good thing,  but acceptance is far more meaningful,” said Engr. Bien Mateo, SVP of SM Supermalls and Program  Director of SM Cares Program on PWD’s. Former President Fidel V. Ramos, who issued EO 711 of 1996, instituting the commemoration of the  National Autism Consciousness Week, will be honored by ASP as the Father of the Philippine…

Tigdas/Measles: Mga Sintomas, Pagkain at Lunas

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Pagkatapos ng Dengvaxia incident maraming magulang ang natakot na pabakunahan ang mga anak ng libreng bakuna na inaalok ng DOH Health Centers. Yung iba sa atin hindi na pinabakunahan ang mga anak laban sa measles, tetanus, rubella at cervical cancer
(HPV).

Nito lang week dinala namin uli si Chelsea sa Pedia nya dahil sa pabalik-balik na lagnat at ang napansin ko na rashes sa may bandang dibdib at tyan nya. Sinabi sa amin ng doctor na patuloy namin obserbahan si Chelsea dahil maaring mayroong Measles outbreak, sapagkat 3 na sa kanyang naging pasyente ng araw na iyon ay postive sa measles.

Nagdeclare ng measles outbreak ang DOH sa Zambonga City noong February 2018, 495 na kaso
sa Davao city starting from January-September 2108, at barangay sa taguig
noong March 2018.


Anu-ano nga ba ang sintomas ng tigdas (measles)? Mga kailangang gawin? Mga pagkain na 
pwede at bawal kainin.


2 uri ng tigdas o Measles

Tigdas
Tigdas Hangin


Sintomas:


Rashes o pamamantalDry coughLagnatSiponWalang gana kumainPag…

Why Potatoes Are Good for Pregnant Moms

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Nutrition is very important for everyone, especially for soon-to-be moms. When I was pregnant, I was very conscious of my baby’s health and safety in my tummy. And I’m sure us parents agree that dietary and lifestyle choices have a great impact on the health of babies.



During pregnancy, you are not the only one who is eating, the baby in your tummy also eats with you. You need to consume enough vitamins and minerals to meet your daily dietary needs. And it goes without saying that you need to munch on healthy and nutritious food, not just anything you feel like eating.


When I was pregnant, I refrained from eating rice and replaced it with fruits and vegetables, eating hard boiled eggs and boiled potatoes really helped me out, too. Yes, potatoes!
My doctor told me that potatoes are rich in potassium. Would you believe it has more potassium than a banana?  Also, a medium size potato (5.2 oz) with skin on only has 110 calories. Combine that with some eggs and fruits and you got yourself…

#HealthierQC campaign aims to encourage healthier diet among youth

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Due to busy schedule and fast face environment sometimes we rely on ordering foods from the nearest fast food restaurant which some are really unhealthy stuff. Unhealthy habit such as eating junk food, drinking to much sodas and other salthy foods can be dangerous to our health especially to kids.



Last  Thursday, December 06, 2018 I was invited to witness the announcement of  Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista  about building a #healthierQC in a commitment to fight non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the leading cause of death in the world today.  It was held at FEU Diliman Quezon City.

This initiative is in collaboration with Partnership for Healthy Cities (PHC), a global network of cities led by Michael R. Bloomberg, a World Health Organization (WHO) Global Ambassador for NCDs and former Mayor of New York City.

Cancer, strokes, diabetes, heart disease and respiratory diseases are the leading cause of death in the Philippines
With the majority of the world’s population now living in ur…

PediaSure Abbott Introduces PediaSure® Plus #OhMyGrowth (OMG) Park to Provide Educational Experience on Children’s Growth and Development

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The PediaSure Plus #OhMyGrowth Park roadshow launches, running from November to December, starting with Festival Mall, Alabang


As a parent, I always want to give the best for my children. Giving them the best love and proper guidance that will ensure their growth and development. As a mom I  always want to know if my  children are getting the right nutrients that their body needs to stay healthy and active.

My daughter Chelsea was a picky eater maybe that's the reason why is was underweight. For 6 years old kid like her the ideal weight should be 19.9kls but she only weighs 17kls 3 months ago. Her pediatrician recommend to give her PediaSure Plus. Though i'm not really good with some medical terms, I really want to know more about my child nutrition needs.

 It was nice that I was one of the mommies invited to attend that launch of Abbott PediaSure #OhMyGrowth ( OMG ) Park  last Nov 17, 2018 held at Festival Mall Alabang.



The #OhMyGrowth ( OMG) Park is a fun and interactive pl…

Health Matters: Celebration of the Breast Cancer Awareness

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Inspiring stories and journey of breast cancer survivors at the Pink Ribbon Day At SM 
Yes, I'm a year older but this time instead going to a fancy restaurant, buying myself expensive things I decided to attend the Pink Ribbon Day at SM City North Edsa last October 2, in celebration of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer is the second cause of death in female after lung cancer and it saddened me to know that Philippines tops the list of breast cancer incidences in Asia. One of every Filipinas are at risk of getting it in her lifetime.



The Pink Ribbon Day was organized by SM Care in partnership with the Philippines Breast Cancer Society and SM City North Edsa. This event was attended by  different Women's groups, media, doctors and advocates. This event aims to encourage every Filipino women to have their breast examined for early detection and prevention.


Zumba session with Ms. Regine Tolentino
I arrived just in time as the music started for the Zumba session and…

SunPIOLOGy turns TEN: Inspiring more people to live a healthier lives

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SunPIOLOGy on its 10th Year
Bike, Run, Play, Give Back to Live Healthier Lives 
Sun Life Financial is one of the leading finance company that helps people not only Filipinos to fulfill their dreams by supporting them in their financial journey.  Aside from helping their clients, health and wellness is also one of their key initiatives.



Sun Life Philippines aims to inspire more people to have a healthier lifestyle and secure future. Sun Life has Go Well cmmunity event, Health and Accident products and a great partnership such as SUNPIOLOGY.

SunPIOLOgy started from art auctions to obstacle course. It is a charity sporting event from Sun Life Philippines and it's ambassador Piolo Pascual, an actor, model, host, singer and a great father to his son Inigo.

This charity  sporting events raise funds for education, diabetes awareness and aims to help more Filipinos live a healthier lives.
Piolo Pascual and Sun Life Philippines  continues to touch lives with their partnership.



Now on its 10…

7 Health Risks Of Video Games And What You Can Do

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Love them or hate them, video games are a part of our lives. There’s a lot of conflicting
information on the effects of video games on health. Studies link it to eye strain, obesity, and even seizures. While neurological and psychological testing suggests that certain types of games can increase neuroplasticity, promote hand eye coordination, and even treat trauma.
However, too much of a good thing is almost always bad for you. Between your phone, your work computer, and electronics at home, there’s always a screen available, and that can take its toll. Kids and adolescents are uniquely susceptible to video game addiction, but if you’re finding yourself spending hours in front of a screen, there are a few things you should watch out for.



1. Eye Strain
Eye strain is an ongoing problem with our addiction to screens. It has even been given a name in the medical profession: Computer Vision Syndrome, or CVS. CVS is caused by the burden placed on our eyes from being in front of a screen too…

Nestokid, Supporting Your Kids to be Healthy and #Growhappy!

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As a parent, if asked of what makes us happy, we can simply and wholeheartedly answer that it would be our kids. We always want the best for them and what makes them happy also makes us happy.

But according to surveys, happiness is actually a powerful combination of a nurturing environment and proper nutrition. With this being said, here are some of the things that you need to remember to create a nurturing environment for your kids.


Playtime, game time

More on physical happiness and allowing them to be physically fit, it is important to allow our kids to have time to play and experience and create happy memories of their childhood, allowing them to experience biking, playing with friends and other activities will definitely help in developing their bones and muscles. joining them on their playtime will make it a more enjoyable moment for them.


Hugs and kisses from mommy and daddy

Growing from a loving and nurturing environment to #GrowHappy. at an early stage, we should also develop o…

Century Tuna Superbods Ageless the Final Call-Back

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After showcasing their stunning and hot bodies, the contestants for Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 are now up for the final call back!

Aspirants from Davao, Cebu, and Metro Manila are set to once again show off their smarts, as well as healthy and fit bodies at the final call-back for this year’s hottest, most awaited Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018!

“The hunt for the next Century Tuna Superbods has always been a long and rigorous process,” says Greg Banzon, general manager of Century Pacific Food, Inc. “But this year, we know it will be even more challenging because of the introduction of the Ageless category. The judges will have to work harder, be even more discerning. The extra effort will not be wasted, however, because this year, more than any other Superbods year, we have attracted a record-breaking number of participants. That to me is the essence of the Superbods competition - to inspire more people, regardless of age, to work harder and become better versions of th…

Colon Cancer Symptoms, Detection and Treatments

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We may have heard a lot of things about Cancer, there are different types of it and one of them is Colorectal Cancer. As the month of March starts the world also celebrates Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, an awareness campaign to promote Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening. CRC, tagged as the third most common cancer among Filipinos, following breast and lung cancer here in the Philippines.

Almost all of these cancers start as abnormal growths in the lining of the colon and rectum called polyps. These polyps grow slowly and take around 10 years for some polyps to develop into cancer. Though not all polyps progress to cancer, the removal of these polyps reduces the risk of developing cancer. In addition, polyps and early cancer usually do not cause complaints, like rectal bleeding, constipation, and abdominal pain that are experienced by patients in later stages of cancer.

"The Colorectal Unit at The Medical City aims to be at the forefront in Filipinos achieving to beat colorect…