GlutaMAX supports empowered women of the new generation

GlutaMAX supports “My House Husband” since we believe on the powerful tandem of real life couple, Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, with the success of  their previous movies, “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo” and  “Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo”. And now, with one of our best director in the country, Jose Javier Reyes, “My House Husband is definitely a box office hit once again.


 As Juday portrays a powerful woman who knows what she wants, GlutaMAX supports empowered women of the new generation.


My House Husband is an Official Entry of OctoArts films to the MMFF 2011 under the production of Octo Arts Films and directed by Joey Reyes. It's a story of a guy who lost his job and his wife was force to take over his duties as a family man, the guy on the other hand had ...no choice but to be left home and do the household duties and take care of their children. In real life, GlutaMAX salutes husbands and wives who get out of their usual comfort zone for the sake of their own families.


GlutaMAX products such as the soap, lotion, face cream and deodorant have exposures on some of the scenes in the movie.


GlutaMAX is a product of Healthwell Nutraceuticals, Inc., manufacturer of high quality health and beauty products that aims to answer the needs of modern Filipinos. Healthwell Nutraceuticals, Inc. is headed by its Chairman, Mr. Robert Nazal II and President/CEO Mr. Jose
Paulo N. Legaspi.


GlutaMAX aims to encourage each and every woman to look her best with a lighter, smoother skin…to have a kutis mayaman. With its products such as GlutaMAX Lightening
Soap, GlutaMAX Lightening Lotion, GlutaMAX Lightening Deodorant and Anti-perspirant and
GlutaMAX Lightening Face Cream and GlutaMAX Reduced Glutathione Capsule.


GlutaMAX products are available at all SM Supermarkets & Hypermarket, Watsons, Mercury Drug Store, Robinsons Supermarket and other leading drugstores, groceries and supermarkets nationwide.




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Royal Oasis | Relax, Rejuvenate, Renew | Massage at it's Finest

Rush hour and everything? Stress! That’s why I need a place of peace and relaxation. I must go to a spa.

The problem nowadays is the struggle to hit a perfect therapist that will suit your needs. Someone who really touches the pain and will remove it all the way down. Good thing there is Royal Oasis Commonwealth which not so far from my office.

It only takes less than 10 km from Novelises. My only worry? Traffic! So I need to Relax, Rejuvenate, Renew and have a Massage at its Finest.



Experts estimate that 80 percent to 90 percent of disease is stress-related. Massage and bodywork is there to combat that frightening number by helping us remember what it means to relax. The physical changes massage brings to your body can have a positive effect in many areas of your life. Besides increasing relaxation and decreasing anxiety, massage lowers your blood pressure, increases circulation, improves recovery from injury, helps you to sleep better and can increase your concentration. It reduces fatigue and gives you more energy to handle stressful situations.

Royal Oasis is one of the cleanest places I’ve ever been to, not to mention they have good customer oriented personnel’s that deserves two thumbs up! Very accommodating and makes me feel aahh!! This is like home.

Oh I love the way I'm being treated by the staff. When I got there on my first (and succeeding) visit, a therapist led me to the comfortable washing area where my feet were cleaned with warm water.

I tried their Thai Massage and as I lie on the floor under crisp, fresh sheets, hushed music draws you into the moment. The smell of aroma fills the air and you hear the gentle sound of massage being warmed from the therapist's hands. The pains of age, the throbbing of overstressed muscles, the sheer need to be touched -- all cry out for therapeutic hands to start their work. Once the session gets underway, the problems of the world fade into an oblivious 60+ minutes of relief and all I can comprehend is not wanting it to end.

The next time I visit here. I’m going to try their Swedish. I recommend Royal Oasis to those who are reading my blog. The price is very affordable and you getting more than what you pay for.

Visit them at Unit 1-D GV Square, North Fairview, Commonwealth Ave Extension, 1121 Quezon City, Philippines

Royal Oasis Commonwealth is open from Monday to Sunday,2pm to 2am.

For Reservations, please contact them through 9043099 or 09179426176. or email them at royaloasismassage@gmail.com

We usually get stress from all activities so we must know then the benefits of massage:

- It allows the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.

- Stimulates the flow of lymph, the body's natural defence system, against toxic invaders. For example, in breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer.

- Increased circulation of blood and lymph systems improves the condition of the body's largest organ - the skin.

- Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles

- Reduces spasms and cramping

- Increases joint flexibility.

- Reduces recovery time, helps prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.

- Releases endorphins - the body's natural painkiller - and is being used in chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.

- Reduces post-surgery adhesions and can be used to reduce and realign scar tissue after healing has occurred.

- Improves range-of-motion and decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain.

- Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.

- Provides exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reduces shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion.

- Assists with shorter labor for expectant mothers, as well as less need for medication, less depression and anxiety, and shorter hospital stays.

MUSHROOM or MUSHROOM BEEF BURGER?

(CHECKING WHAT YOU EAT)

Are you a vegetarian and a mushroom
lover? You’d better be careful with your mushroom burger!


The MUSHROOM BURGER JOINT, which originated in Tagaytay City, has now branched out in Katipunan, West Avenue, and a stall in Ateneo De Manila University. They offer Mushroom with Beef Burger, Mushroom with Pork Burger, and Mushroom with Chicken Burger. It goes with French fries and drinks of your own choice. I am sure you’ll love the tasty burgers and the delicious French Fries. But if you are a pure vegetarian, a Veggie, it is better for you to
order Mushroom Sandwich because it has no other meat ingredients that veggies tries to avoid.

Don’t be confused with the Mushroom Burger items which were mentioned earlier because
it contains meat and poultry. You might be misled by its name, Mushroom Burger, thinking that it is made of pure mushroom. It was actually a misnomer since the supposed flavor, like beef, chicken and pork was not declared. Its ingredients will only be revealed if you’ll ask the Food Servers. I am sure that the company of Mushroom Burger has no intention of lying or misleading its precious customers.

But if you’re a vegetarian check out the Mushroom Sandwich, it is one of the tastiest if not the best in town.

Eating Like a Rabbit



Kuwento ni Ate Shawi, maski vegetarian daw si KC buffet ang kinakainan niya pero malinis naman ang kanyang plato pagkatapos. Parang kuneho lang.

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Kaya naman pagpunta ko sa Vegetarian Food Fair ng Mabuhay Temple sinimot ko rin ang aking plato.

 

Ang pagkain ng mga berdeng gulay gaya ng brocolli, spinach, malunggay, at iba pang madahon ay tumutulong sa pagpapalakas ng ating mga muscle. Kapag kulang tayo sa calcium ay maaring magdulot ito ng problema sa buto gaya ng osteoporosis, lalo na sa mga kabataan.

Kaya't ugaliing kumain ng mga gulay gaya ng brocolli, spinach, malunggay, at iba pang madahon at kulay berdeng gulay (green, leafy vegetables).

Isama din sa pagkain ang mga produktong soya gaya ng soya milk, taho, tofu, at iba pa. Uso ang mga sangkap na ito sa mga pagkaing makikita sa Mabuhay Temple Vegetarian Food Fair.

Nakatatlong plato ako nung linggo at parang gusto ko ng tumira doon.

Samantala, may mga pagkain naman na bagamat hindi mataas ang calcium sa natural na anyo, ay "fortified with calcium" o sinadyang lagyan ng calcium. Kasama dito ang mga cereals, orange juice, at iba pa.

 

Calcium supplements

Uminom ng mga tabletang may calcium na pandagdag sa calcium na galing sa ating pang araw-araw ng pagkain.

Ang mabuti ay tanungin ang inyong doktor kung kailangan mo ba ng calcium supplements, at humingi ng payo kung anong uri ng calcium supplement ang dapat bilhin.

Siguradong imumungkahi niya na kumain ka ng gulay.

 

Soyami Soya Chips Free Trial Pack, now available in your leading Supermarkets nationwide!

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The Christmas holiday period is traditionally a time for celebration, time to enjoy the festivities – festivities of lots of foods. However, the festive season often brings many detrimental health effects because of the foods that are usually prepared for the season. After Christmas is the start of New Year!

 

The start of a new year brings new possibilities and new beginnings. This is also the time of year when people are trying to commit to start a new fitness or health regime. Completely overhauling their lifestyle for the better or at least to shed some pounds or get back in shape. There are the resolutions made every year to exercise, eat right, and get personal finances in order.

 

That's why Soyami Soya Chips offers you the best deal for a healthy new year! Eating Soyami Soya Chips is like You will have no worries and no hesitations even if you have eaten that much. That is the reason why Soyami Soya Chips is tapping Fitness First for this great deal this new year because we want consumers to increase their health concerns. Customers who purchase Soyami Trial Pack will be given a three five-day gym trial pass. This is a great deal right!? Because Soyami Soya Chips is your healthy choice for healthy snacking!

 

Soyami Soya Chips is your healthier choice to snacking! It is made with Real Soya, No MSG, High in Protein and Calcium and O% transfat. Soyami Soya Chips, those healthy-goodness snacks that appear like nacho chips come in Original, White Cheddar and Pizza flavors, are now available in leading supermarkets and groceries and in convenience stores throughout Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao.

Start the year right with proper diet and proper choosing of foods. Because there’s nothing like the gift of good health this New Year. For more information about Soyami, like http://www.facebook.com/healthysoyami on Facebook,  follow @healthysoyami on Twitter, or visit www.amsoyami.com.

Miss Earth Chinese Taipei - Cherry Liu is Miss Photogenic! Spotted with Miss India and Miss Canada enjoying RAW! recipe book

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During the Miss Earth party last night at Intercon's ICON bar, Ms. Chinese Taipei - Cherry Liu won Miss Photogenic award.

It was a great night for Miss Earth candidates because the coronation night is near and will be held this December 3, at the University of the Philippines Theater in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

Lucky Ladies who also won special awards were:

Miss Switzerland is Miss Cute Face,

  • Miss Venezuela is Miss Natural Beauty and Best Hair.
    Miss Philippines  is Miss Stars Scene,

  • Miss Ukraine is Tarlac Tourism and

  • Miss Korea is Miss Fashion Week.


Speaking of Ms. Chinese Taipei - Cherry Liu, she was also spotted with Miss India and Miss Canada enjoying RAW! recipe book  at The Farm.

The three Miss Earth vegetarian candidates were awesome icons helping to educate pinoys on healthier food choices and the power of living foods cuisine! And  they stand out among other candidates.

 

So what is RAW! Healthful Recipes from The Farm at San Benito

Create award-winning cuisine in the comfort of your own kitchen! Brought to you by the talented living food chefs working at The Farm at San Benito, RAW! is packed with recipesthat are creative, super-nutritional, and supremely satisfying— from healthy appetizers, soups and salads to breakfasts, main courses and desserts. These recipes are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, phyto-nutrients, and anti-oxidants.

Located in the Philippines, this internationally acclaimed health resort has received numerous Best Cuisine awards from AsiaSpa and SpaAsia Crystal Awards.

Chefs, at-home cooks, nutritionists and people with an interest in holistic wellness have much to learn from the book. Switching to raw and living foods results in real benefits — increased energy, clearer skin, improved appearance, and stronger immune system with a whole new positive outlook on life.

The brainchild of Michael Di Lonardo, The Farm’s forward-looking General Manager, the book contains insightful texts by British author Kim Inglis and exceptional photographs by renowned Italian photographer Luca Tettoni.

RAW! is priced at PHP 1,600 (approximately US$ 38.00 excluding shipping and handling). Books can be ordered at info@thefarm.com.ph or purchased at The Farm’s Sales Office located at Shop 11, Ground Floor, The Peninsula hotel, corner Ayala and Makati Avenues, tel: (+632) 8848074 to 75.

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Do you like the taste of Soyami Soya Chips?

Soyami Soya Chips : An Appetite For Health
 
There’s a saying that goes, “If the food tastes good, it’s bad for you. If the food tastes bad, it’s actually good for you.” 
 
Healthy eating is proving to be quite a challenge due to the misconception about healthy foods being bland and tasteless. But in reality, eating nutritious food is not that difficult. In fact, it may surprise you to find it delicious.
 
There‘s a lot of food out there that don’t require any sacrifice and give up your favorite guilty food pleasure altogether. It’s just a matter of snacking smart and finding a better, nutritious alternative to your indulgences.
 
Take the unassuming soya, for example.
Super Soya
The soya bean is a type of legume just like beans, peas, and peanuts, which can provide twice as much protein as grains. Soybean products include soymilk, tofu, miso, tempeh, soya meal, soya sauce and bean paste among many others.
 
Soya is a good source of complete protein. A complete protein is one that contains a significant amount of all the essential amino acids needed by the human body for optimum health. Soy protein is the nutritional equivalent of meat, eggs and dairy, and can therefore replace animal-based protein.
 
Soy has been under the spotlight as a possible “superfood” that can reduce the risk of certain health problems. With an impressive nutrient profile that is high in dietary fiber and protein, cholesterol-free, and an excellent source of phytochemicals and minerals like phosphorus, potassium, calcium and iron, soy is by far, the best and most complete nutritional, beneficial plant food we can all take advantage and put to good use.
Amazingly, there are many types of food that we love which can be made or derived from soy. From ice cream to burgers, milk, breads, butter, cheese, nuts and yes, even chips!
Soyami Soya Chips not only tastes good, but it’s actually good for you, too. Made from 100% naturally grown soya, it is high in protein and fiber. It has no MSG, no trans fat and no added preservatives. No wonder it’s approved and highly recommended by The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition Fitness Nutritionist Chef, Nadine Tengco, as part of the meal plan. “Unlike animal products, soya is low in saturated fat which makes a good source of cholesterol-free and low fat protein. Soyami Soya Chips provides a healthier snack alternative to the contestants.

The Soyami range of snack products contains the right amount of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber, while having reduced amounts of fat and sodium.”
She also adds, “Mindless snacking contributes to the weight gain in most of the contestants. The high protein content of Soyami Soya Chips will significantly reduce the sugar spikes that often occur in high-carb, high-fat snacks. And because Soyami Soya Chips comes in properly portioned packaging, it gives the contestants just the right amount of calories per pack, which would not in any way, compromise them in their quest to lose weight.”
Plus, not only did Soyami Soya Chips pass with flying colors on nutritional and taste tests, she also gave it excellent marks on a snack versatility test, “Aside from just being a stand-alone snack, Soyami Soya Chips can be creatively used in preparing and cooking dishes. For instance, instead of using breadcrumbs, you can use crushed Soyami Soya Chips for that added crunch while increasing protein content of the dish.

You can also crush the chips coarsely and sprinkle on soups and salads as you would on croutons. And you can make nachos healthier with Soyami Soya Chips partnered with your favorite salsa dip.”
Start a good eating habit with Soyami Soya Chips. It’s for your own good!
Soyami Soya Chips is available in three exciting flavors – Original, White Cheddar and Pizza. Visit www.amsoyami.com for more information about soya. Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/healthysoyami and like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/healthysoyami.

A book about seeking your personal path to success

True seekers of truth seek God with their whole hearts.  And those who already have a true relationship with Christ can be those who want to start a relationship with God.

The Beatitudes
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10

HOW TO FIND YOUR PERSONAL PATH TO SUCCESS

Wondering what God wants you to do with your life? Chaddock offers step-by-step instructions and challenging questions to help you discover your primary passions and greatest strengths.


Is there more to life?


Do you sometimes question what you're doing? Do you wonder why you're here? Robin Chaddock draws on her extensive experience as a life coach to help you find the answer by providing step–by–step instructions to uncover your primary passions and greatest strengths, and then provides a framework for discovering how to use them to achieve satisfaction and fulfillment.


Each person has a God–created purpose in life—a “divine assignment” that will fulfill their deepest longings. Once you discovers this, you can...



  • nurture and improve your strengths



  • use your talents and gifts to improve the world



  • positively impact your sphere of influence



  • bring out the best in the people around you



  • develop a more intimate relationship with God






The informative, easy–to–read chapters include fun and challenging questions to help you explore your beliefs and clarify your goals. Knowing your personal path to success enables you to live confidently, experience happiness, encourage family and friends, and help others.


Published by Lifebooks, "How to Find Your Personal Path to Success" is now available in all branches of National Bookstore and Powerbooks nationwide! For more books to live by, like this Facebook Page and follow this Twitter Account.






Product Details


Title: How to Find Your Personal Path to Success
Subtitle: Keys to Living Out Your Purpose and Passion
Author: Robin Chaddock
Binding: Paperback
Size: 5 1/4? x 8 1/4?
No. of pages: 224
Language: English
ISBN-10: 971-0453-33-5
ISBN-13: 978-971-0453-33-7
SRP: P195.00/copy

Watsons and Unilab partners in stopping the spread of superbugs

After informing the public about the spread of Superbug last June, another set of press briefing was held at The Crowne plaza on Nov. 24 as Unilab and Watsons continues to educate the public about this alarming issue.

During the 33rd Annual Convention of the Philippine Society of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, the main focus to public health was informing about the threat of infectious superbug and more important is how this can be stopped.

Superbugs are antibiotic-resistant bacteria that pose a daily threat to humanity. For better understanding read my last post about Superbug.

Dr. Rontgene Solante, Lyle Joseph A. Morell and Dr. Maria Yvette Barez were present to give updates concerning the threat of Superbug.

"We should not self medicate. It is important that we always consult our doctor when we feel something about our health and do not buy antibiotics on our own, and we are guilty of this." Dr. Rontgene Solante PSMID president.

That is why Watsons launched a campaign to stop the threat of Superbug by means of Compliance Pack, packed in the right quantities that help consumers follow complete antibiotic treatment.

"They are based on the standard clinical practice of physicians, ensuring that patients have enough antibiotics supply" says Lyle Joseph A. Morell head of Business Unit of Watsons.

One of the greatest factor is quality. Make sure that they are from the top ten pharmaceutical company. Therefore you have to trust your doctor because he knows the right price and the right medicine for you.

"Kung ang price ng antibiotic ay piso lang I don't think it has quality" says Dr. Maria Yvette Barez, National Council Officer PSMID.

We should know the right and reputable pharmaceutical company.

In this connection we should be alarmed and know the common practices and misuse of antibiotics.

Do not Self Medicate
This happens when a patient buys antibiotics on his or her own without prior consultation with a doctor. Some of these patients borrow a used prescription; or follow the advice relatives and friends.

Do not skip a dose
Patients who miss a dose or several doses of antibiotic are allowing bacteria to recover from-and develop a resistance - to the antibiotic's effects . There's also a risk of infection resurgence.

Don't stop the use too early
Some patients don't finish the prescribed treatment course of the antibiotics prescribed to them. They stop taking the antibiotics once they feel better. Others are unable to buy all the antibiotics prescribed because they don't have enough money.

Don't use antibiotics like over the counter drugs
Antiobitics are powerful medications that must be used only under a doctor's supervision. Unfortunately, some patients mistakenly believe that antibiotics are used to relieve symptoms like fever, body pain, coughs and colds.

According to stuides 66% of anitobiotics in Manila were sold without a prescription.

This advocacy aims to help make a law about proper prescrition of antibiotics.

Afraid of surgical facial treatment? Try Botox Alternative

Exercise and diet are not enough to keep the wrinkles away.

But with Diana Stalder's Regenerin treatment you no longer have to watch your face on aging.

Now you will look younger, and feel better about your appearance.

Regenerin is Diana Stalder's Botox alternative. So if you're afraid of needles it's the best option.

A few days after the mall tour last Saturday. I had the chance to experience this 1500 Php worth of facial services and wow that's awesome. It feels so good after, very smooth effect on skin.

There is no need for you to wash your face because the first stage of this treatment is cleansing your face with cream and that's gonna remove all the dust and dirt. So it's so relaxing.

The most painful part is pricking because it has pressure and that's going to remove all your white heads including pimples which are about to grow.

But for Robbie (http://thecreativedork.com/) it was not that painful. We both had Regenerin treatment during the Sparty.

Most of Diana's client experience pain when they're getting pricked.

After that a mask will be applied to your face which has a very cool effect. It's so cold and it's gonna cover your eyes and lips so the only way you can breathe is thru your nose, and that's gonna take for 20 minutes.

A total of an hour treatment.

Common problems for men is having an oily skin so it is recommended to get a facial treatment every 2 weeks.

Robbie and I had a great time at the sparty. It was an additional confidence for us. Oh yeah!

Also try Diana's Diamond Peel, it's their best seling services.

Help Save Palawan

The Philippines’ Last Ecological Frontier: Saving the island of Palawan, one signature at a time


 


Falling in love with the beauty of Palawan is falling deeply in love with the immaculate splendor of Mother Nature.

 

One can only imagine how trip to this lovely destination, lying more than 500 kilometers southwest of Manila, can turn into the most unforgettable leisure experience ever. Known for its rich natural resource that have awed and captivated both Filipinos and foreigners alike, the island of Palawan has earned the distinction of being the most biodiverse island in the Philippines. It serves as home to 40% of the country’s remaining mangrove areas, 35% of the country’s coral reefs, 17 biodiversity areas, 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River Natural Park and the Tubbataha National Marine Park), and eight declared protected areas. It is also the provinces that houses one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

 

The variety of natural life found in this vast strip of greenery that is known as Palawan is unmatched anywhere in the Philippines. This is the reason why the National Geographic Traveler magazine hailed the province as the best island destination in the entire East and Southeast Asia, and the 13th best island in the world having “incredibly beautiful natural seascapes and landscapes” both in 2007.

 

Ten million signatures to save Palawan

Despite the presence of such a very rich and diverse natural culture, Palawan is also a very fragile piece of land, with a thin layer of topsoil that is prone to erosion and landslides. And with aggressive mining taking place in certain areas of Palawan, it will only be a matter of time before the whole island sinks into the sea and be forgotten as a once proud and pristine natural treasure.

 

If the Philippines were to lose Palawan, the country will not only lose a valuable and irreplaceable treasure. More significantly, it will lose one of the Earth’s most precious and beautiful legacy to the next generation.

This is the advocacy being championed by the “Save Palawan Movement” as it encourages Filipinos to help stop mining in Palawan and other key biodiversity areas in the country by joining the march towards 10 million signatures aimed at saving the Philippines’ last ecological frontier.

 

“Currently, there are about 15 ongoing mining operations in Palawan, according to the Palawan NGO Network Inc. (PNNI). An even more shocking and outrageous fact is the number of pending mining applications in Palawan, which now stands at more than 100 as we speak,” says Gina Lopez, Managing Director of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. “We have to note that contrary to what mining companies claim, the local mining industry only accounts for 1.3% of the country’s gross domestic product.”

 

In fact, a recent study conducted by UP School of Economics Dean Dr. Arsenio Balisacan reveals that of all the identified sectors, only mining had an increase in poverty incidence in a span of more than one decade from 27.84% in 1988 to 48.71% in 2009. This gives it the highest poverty incidence rating in 2009, followed by agriculture (47.92%).

 

This is just one of the recent details and researches that are set to be shared with campaign partners during the Save Palawan Movement General Assembly on November 21, 2011.

 

Also set to impart their knowledge and expertise during the said gathering are esteemed environmental scientists and researchers from Ateneo de Naga University and Ateneo de Manila University, led by Dr. Tony La Vina the head of the Ateneo School of governance, Dr. Boying Bautista and Atty. Gerthie Anda, who will be discussing the impact of mining to the economy;  Atty. Jean Feliciano on the livelihood of Indigenous People in Brooke’s Point in Palawan; and freelance documentary producer and director Bernie Lopez on the largest mining venture in the country that is threatening Mindanao provinces with a potential mega disaster and other environmental and tribal issues.

 

“This very important gathering not only aims to renew our commitments for Palawan’s cause but also to increase awareness and share the vision preserving the natural beauty of Palawan and all the other key biodiversity areas here in the Philippines,” shares Lopez.

 

“With the help of more Filipinos, we hope to be able to save Palawan by asking both the local and the national governments to say no to mining so that we can protect one of our last remaining treasures and give the future generations a more beautiful and livable environment.”

 

Daiana Menezes' Beauty Secret

Diana Stalder Face and Body Skin Care Center, the nation's pioneer in Facial and Skin Care Centers celebrated it's 15th year in the business and as part of their celebration a mall tour at Tutuban Center Mall was held last Nov. 19.[gallery orderby="rand"]

Started in 1996, Diana Stalder currently has 25 branches and counting, all strategically located nationwide: seven corporate and 18 franchise branches. Diana Stalder also exports to countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, Bangladesh, and South Korea.

Four almost 4 years Diana Stalder trusts Eat Bulaga's Daiana Menezes as their official celebrity endorser. "Parehong nagbebenefit ang company at ang endorser" said Mrs. Dina Stalder(owner/CEO) during the mall tour.

The company takes care of her skin health, in return Daiana is giving the company a lot of media exposure. Daiana is truly a lucky charm to the business.

Her appeal coincides with the company's vision to be recognized leader
in the skin care and beauty industry, with Diana Stalder emerging as a world renowed brand.


"Malaki ang naitulong ng Diana Stalder sa akin, lalo na sa skin ko at sa weight management kaya ako slim, kaya 1-2 x a week I make sure na pupunta ako sa Diana Stalder...pati mga spa services nagpaptreat din ako" says Daiana.

During the mall tour Daiana entertained a lot of people as she danced and sing and made us laugh out loud. It was fun to see her dancing, she did a great job entertaining the whole Tutuban Center Mall. After the show she had an autograph signing with her fans.

She is a down to earth person, very wholesome and dedicated to her profession, she epitomizes the values fostered by Diana Stalder Face Body and Skin Care Center: Integrity, Professionalism, and Commitment to Customer Service.



This great partnership makes Diana Stalder on it's way to becoming a global leader in the beauty and skin care industry.

Cocina Verde Cafe in Legazpi City

Here's our Featured Vegetarian Restaurant : Cocina Verde Cafe in Legazpi City

Cocina Verde Cafe is the in-house vegetarian restaurant of the quaint and exotic Casa de Abuela Bed and Breakfast in Legazpi City that serves and sells malunggay pandesal,  vegetarian pizza and pasta,  home-made coco ice-cream and other nutrilicious vegetarian cuisine such as veggie barbecue, adobo and kare-kare.

Location:
18 Vinzons St., Old Albay, Legazpi City

Tel Nos:  63-52- 4804066     63-52- 437-2643

Mobile Nos.:  0915-9198121     0948-5426228

Owner: Maria Lourdes "Leela" Aseneta

Soyami-Fitness first for a winning start on 2012!

The Christmas holiday period is traditionally a time for celebration, time to enjoy the festivities – festivities of lots of foods. However, the festive season often brings many detrimental health effects because of the foods that are usually prepared for the season. There are lots of factors that contribute to making Christmas a busy and potentially very stressful time of year. These include pressures of shopping, time, financial concerns and social demands, as well as fatigue, general overindulgence and lack of physical exercise.

After Christmas is the start of New Year! The start of a new year brings new possibilities and new beginnings. This is also the time of year when people are trying to commit to start a new fitness or health regime. Completely overhauling their lifestyle for the better or at least to shed some pounds or get back in shape. There are the resolutions made every year to exercise, eat right, and get personal finances in order.

Eating Soyami Soya Chips is like You will have no worries and no hesitations even if you have eaten that much. Because Soyami Soya Chips is your healthy choice for healthy snacking!

Soyami Soya Chips is your healthier choice to snacking! It is made with Real Soya, No MSG, High in Protein and Calcium and O% transfat. Soyami Soya Chips, those healthy-goodness snacks that appear like nacho chips come in Original, White Cheddar and Pizza flavors, are now available in leading supermarkets and groceries and in convenience stores throughout Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao.

That is why Soyami Soya Chips is tapping into consumers' increased health concerns via a tie-up with Fitness First. Customers who purchase Soyami Trial Pack will be given a three five-day gym trial pass. This is a great deal right!?

Start the year right with proper diet and proper choosing of foods. Because there’s nothing like the gift of good health this New Year. For more information about Soyami, like http://www.facebook.com/healthysoyami on Facebook,  follow @healthysoyami on Twitter, or visit www.amsoyami.com.

Featured Gym: Fitness First Alabang

Fitness First Alabang now a Platinum Club

Good news to all the fitness enthusiasts out there! Fitness First, the world’s largest health and fitness group has upgraded its Alabang club to a Platinum Club that offers no less than truly world-class fitness club experience. The new and improved Fitness First Platinum Alabang was launched to the media on October 26, 2011.

Touring the elite Fitness First Platinum Club nestled in the vibrant retail area of Westgate Alabang was a treat. Encased in glass windows and three-storey high, the gym provided a relaxing view of the Emerald City of the Philippines. Members of the media got acquainted with its high-end Technogym equipment and upgraded Cycling Studio.

All geared up!

Media guests were treated to Fitness First’s Freestyle Workout – the newest Personal Training program composed of workouts such as S-X or Suspension Exercise, ViPR, and Kettlebell. Alabang Platinum is the first among all Fitness First clubs to offer these exciting programs.

Developed by a former US marine in the absence of conventional workout equipment in the field, the suspension trainer helps develop core body strength while reducing the chance of injury. It allows users to use their own body weight in performing exercises for improving strength, balance, cardiovascular coordination, core stability, and flexibility.

ViPR stands for (Vi)tality, (P)erformance, (R)econditioning. It is a workout that uses evolved training tools to foster purposeful motion and blend strength training with functional training and movement. This pipe-like tool is used for whole body workout and is more effective than traditional weight training.

Resembling a cannonball with a handle, the Kettlebell used to be a part of the conditioning training of the Russian military. It combines cardiovascular, flexibility and strength training as it enhances body awareness. It is also excellent for wrist strength and stabilization and is unique for the swing series.

Aside from these intensive programs, guests were also given the opportunity to try Hot Flow yoga. Practiced in a 37 degree heated room, Hot Flow is an exhilarating workout which builds physical coordination and mental focus. Ideal for those ready to challenge their fitness level, this popular group exercise class is perfect for those seeking strength and flexibility not only for the body, but the mind and spirit as well.

Find out for yourself!

Fitness First Platinum Club gives its members the total first-class workout experience. They can now expect more intense, more focused and more personal training using the newest workout equipment and guided by the finest Fitness First instructors.

Mark Ellis, Fitness First Country Manager said, “Only certified instructors are allowed to teach at Fitness First Platinum to ensure professionalism and high quality instruction in the group exercise classes. What sets a Platinum Club member apart from a regular club member is the premium service and first-class facilities,” he added.

“Our goal is to provide comfort and convenience to our members whenever they go to our clubs. To do this, we offer readily available workout clothes and hand and bath towels to our members. Various personal toiletries are also provided in the locker room,” explains Derren Saunders, Fitness First Alabang Platinum Club General Manager.

A better you!

On top of these, Fitness First boasts of dedicated trainers, nutritionists and staff who have a passion for wellness. Fitness First Alabang as a pioneer branch celebrating its 9th year anniversary certainly illustrates that.

Pioneer staff Anle Maderazo-Almeida, 30, Learning & Development Manager, Fitness First Philippines shared, “At Fitness First, you get to customize your experience. If you do more than what is expected of you, you get rewarded. It’s a place where you can find who you want to be.” She narrated that the supportive and dynamic workplace atmosphere made her to stay with the company for over nine years. “The management genuinely listens to its people, and implemented an open door policy that made me feel free to express myself. We were constantly innovating for efficiency and for keeping up with the new industry trends and for serving our clients better.”

Rency Magsino-Caga-anan, 31, has been serving as Nutritionist for Fitness First Alabang since 2003. She said that she met her closest friends in Fitness First Alabang, and the branch would always have a special place in her heart.

Aside from encouraging a family feel within the company, Fitness First also enhances the relationships of its members who mostly sign up with their friends and family. Most of them include a trip to the gym as part of their bonding activity.

Jomar Visda, 34, pioneer fitness instructor said that it was amazing to see the transformation of his clients. “Alberto, a ‘Fitness First New You Achievement Award’ contender, changed from being a reserved person to a handsome superman look-alike,” he shared.

Even Magsino-Caga-anan agreed that it was inspiring to witness members coming to Fitness First and seemingly blooming into a different person. Happy to be a part of that transformation, she left the following reminder, “As we say here in Fitness First, be yourself - only better!”

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The benefits of Yoga Exercise

Vegetarianism is a Yoga Lifestyle.

Yoga exercise builds muscle strength and endurance.

Yoga is a way to discipline the mind and body. It is an effective method of exercising and staying in shape.

The practice of yoga presents many mental benefits as well as physical.

Traditionally, yoga practitioners relied on the exercise to help attain a type of spiritual and mental enlightenment.

The benefits of Yoga? flexibility, strength, muscle tone, pain prevention and better breathing.

Requirements: the body should support its own weight for long periods of time.

Results of Yoga practice: increased strength in the abdominal, leg, back, chest and arm muscles. Yoga helps shape long and lean muscles, resulting in visible muscle tone, promotes better breathing habits, resulting in deeper breathing that strengthens the lungs, aids in pain prevention in the back and better health.



 





The Importance of Emergency Preparedness

Life support is so important. It can save you and others. By following these safety tips, you will do yourself and those with you a big favor.

1. Don't Panic
2. Call Emergency Hotlines and INFORM DISPATCHER:

The nature of the emergency
Your name
Phone number from which you are calling
Your location


Do not hang up until you are sure no further information is required, unless there is an immediate threat to your safety.

After notifying emergency personnel, notify building occupants. Wait for the arrival of emergency personnel in a safe location.

3. Emergency preparedness is everyone's responsibility.

4. In the event of a fire on campus, building occupants should remain calm. In the case of a small fire trained personnel may use a fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire.

5. In case of FIRE, Evacuate immediately.
Know your two nearest exits from your regular work area
Evacuate the building when:
The alarms are sounding
Instructed to do so by emergency response personnel
There is imminent danger to life

Close all doors behind you
Leave quickly by the nearest safe exit, walk don't run.

6. Proceed to the Evacuation Assembly Point
Provide pertinent information to Floor Wardens and/or the Building Coordinator
Remain with the evacuation group and await further instructions
Do not talk to the media. Media should be referred to Media Relations x3227
Do not re-enter the building until instructed to do so by emergency response personnel.

Sustaining a Vegetarian Lifestyle

What: Learn more about sustaining a vegetarian lifestyle

When: Sunday, December 4, 2011 10:00am until 11:30am

Where: Mabuhay Temple, 656 P. Ocampo St. (former Vito Cruz), Malate, Philippines

How can a vegetarian maintain a balanced diet? What are our sources of protein that are low in uric acid? How do we deal with the difficulty of finding vegetarian food when eating out? Learn more about sustaining a vegetarian lifestyle with Nanay Nona (Nona D. Andaya-Castillo, IBCLC), a vegetarian for more than 20 years, and a renowned resource speaker on nutrition, ranging from indigenous vegetarianism, natural healing using food, prepared childbirth, breastfeeding and natural family planning. The talk would also be a good introduction about the benefits of a no-meat diet to those interested or trying to practice vegetarianism, with tips on how to keep us healthy and happy. The talk, from 10-11:30am, is open to the public with free admission. It will precede the country’s biggest vegetarian event, the annual Mabuhay Temple Vegetarian Food Fair which starts at 12 noon, and with tickets at P500. We welcome you all to Mabuhay Temple and its Waterdrop Teahouse, located at Vito Cruz (656 P. Ocampo St., Malate, Manila). Bring your family and friends to a fun new way of life!

RSVP Dave Albao at 0917-8124424. Wishing you health and happiness!

To know more about Nanay Nona, please visit http://goo.gl/iymk9 To know more about the Mabuhay Temple, please visit www.fgsphilippines.org

NO FEAR! SOYAMI SOYA CHIPS!

Eating snacks without the guilt

I am sick and tired of trying to look and investigate the ingredients of snack foods available on the racks of groceries or convenient stores. I always wanted to be sure that I will not be a victim of another new COMMERCIAL JUNK FOOD that is out there on the market that will make the consumer’s life more miserable after consuming the addictive poisonous snacks. I have always said to myself that I will not be a victim of paid media hype selling toxic products
clothe as a healthy food. Most of the time they use celebrities to sell the venomous nibblers.

No, I am not paranoid. I just wanted to stay healthy. I want my internal organs and blood pressure to remain normal after ingesting something that will satisfy my hunger.

One day, while digging among the gamut of snacks available that will go with my fruit juices, Lo and Behold, something fell on my head from the top rack like manna from heaven! A Soyami Soya Chips Pizza flavored! I’ve searched where it came from and found two more flavors; the White Cheddar and the Original flavor. It is made with Real Soya, no MSG, High in Protein and Calcium, O% transfat, 0% in Cholesterol and Sodium, too. It was a priceless find, a treasure among the trashes that is being sold everywhere. Isn’t that
just wonderful?!

Now, I can enjoy and eat my snacks without fear and being guilty. I am contended with
the three flavors to choose from. But I hope that they will add more varieties soon. Now, what flavor is my juice today? Apple, cherry…


 

Feel the Natural Ingredients for Skin Care

I love plant based food because of its natural taste. And my love for these kind of foods extends to what I put on to my skin, specially to my face. In fact I love rubbing an orange peel to my face because it gives a cool relaxing feeling. And this is just one of the natural ingredients that I think is very beneficial and good for our skin.

When I went to the grand opening of Nature Republic (Korea's most popular beauty shop) at SM Fairview I discovered a lot og great natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera. Nature has provided a veritable and endless supply of amazing natural ingredients that have a wide array of uses. Aloe Vera, Beeswax, Burdock, Calendula, Chamomile, Coconut, Ginger, Grapefruit, Guava and Grapefruit are just a few naturally grown wonder plants that is good for the skin.

Skin is a protective outer layer of the body that helps in keeping the internal organs safe and healthy.

Using natural skin care products protects us from any harmful effects and chemicals.

True to its slogan "Feel the nature", Nature Republic uses some of its precious ingredients  from earth; medicinal plants and healing flowers, seawater from around the world, used as prescriptions from ancient times based on natural concepts and as mother nature intended, processed and formulated through modern technology.

Blue Lagoon water from Polynesia; Glacial Water from the Alps; Deep Sea Water from Greenland; Ocean Area Pine Tree from France; Hawaiian Hibiscus; Madagascar Butdelria; Morocco Monoi; gold Caviar; North American Kawai; are the ingredients that they use to make sure that it is all natural and safe to our skin.

Now I tried some of their products to know how it feels.

 



Aloe Vera Soothing Gel is their best seller. It has many ways of use. Instant moisturizing pack for dry skin, base make up for luminuos face, after shave, body care for soft and misturizing skin, hair treatment for shiny hair, relax swollen eyes, lip treatment to make baby lips, nail care essence and as mask pack.

I regret I did not buy this when I was there.



I also tried using the Mist, it moisturizes and refreshes the face. It gives light and cool feeling.

This is something that I recommend if you don't want your face to look so hagard. Spray this to your face and will give you a fresh look.



I enjoyed putting some Aqua Fluid to my face. After putting I feel like I just had a bath.

It is very useful as make up remover.

For a limited supply, Nature republic  gives you free BB Cream and Facial Wash at P500 minimum purchase with more freebies like, the masks and toner, Facial Wash, Snail Therapy lotion and other exciting stuff. They'd also give you free Membership Card at a minimum purchase of P1K.

Visit their branches at Ground Level, Main Building of SM Fairview and SM North EDSA, The Block.

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RACE FOR LIFE 2011 : PUTTING THE FUN BACK IN THE RUN

Running has been a real passion because throughout life you get rid all kinds of stresses in your life.
Once you get out there and you start doing it, you just kind of pay attention to it.

It helps you get away from everything. All the stress seems to disappear and all your worries goes away.
You may see the type of nature, like maybe a squirrel running around, or just someone walking there baby in a carriage, and then all your worries just go away and then you just keep going and going and going.
You start pushing yourself harder and harder, and before you know it you are getting better and better.
It all works out because it helps you stay in great shape. It takes off the extra weight that you don't want.
It gives extra energy throughout the day.
Running reduces stress level , It gives you the energy to complete things throughout the day and life seems so much better.

Grab your running shoes... and get ready to put the "FUN"
back in "RUN"!!!


 

The Race for LIFE 2011 will be held on Saturday, November 12 in the Fort. There will be a 3K, 5K, & 10K race as well as an "Amazing Race" Big & Small team category wherein one adult and one child (5-10 years old) will run, skip, hop & much more to the finish line!

 

Registration opens on October 9 at Victory Fort Bonifacio. Race packs will also be available from Oct 10 onwards at:

  • Chris Sports (SM Megamall)

  • Nike Park (Bonifacio High Street branch), and



  • G/F Bookstore Every Nation Bldg., 32nd St. cor. University Pkwy, Bonifacio Global City


Please take note of the following important details:

  • Starting point: Grounds in front of Every Nation Building (32nd St cor University Pkwy, Bonifacio Global City).



  • 10km race kicks off at6 AM

  • 5km, 3km, & Amazing Race "Big & Small" races start from 6:15 AM onwards



  • Registration available in Nike Park Bonifacio High Street branch & Chris Sports Megamall branch during regular store hours and at the G/F Bookstore of the Every Nation Building in The Fort from Tuesday-Friday, 10am - 7pm (except for 1-2pm lunch break).



  • Registration is  P500 for 3K; P600 for 5K;  P700 for the 10K category; and  P800 for Big & Small Team of 2, which includes race kit, finisher t-shirt, and a donation to Real LIFE Foundation.



  • Late registration fee: P1,000 (All registrations on race day, Nov 12).

Buy Soyami Soya Chips and Get Free 3 Day Pass at Fitness First

A New Year… A New You… Start the year right with Soyami!

Soyami Soya Chips should be your healthy alternative to snacking! It is made with Real Soya, No MSG, High in Protein and Calcium and O% transfat.

Soyami Soya Chips come in 3 flavors (Original, White Cheddar and Pizza)

Start the New Year right with a proper diet and proper selection of healthy foods. Live and enjoy a healthy lifestyle! Make this “new year,” a ”new you”!

Because there’s nothing like the gift of good health this coming year so we present to you a special limited offer – with every purchase of a trial pack of Soyami Soya Chips from us, you’ll receive a 3 day FREE pass from the top fitness gym in the Philippines – Fitness First.

So hurry and grab your Soyami Soya Chips Trial Pack now and start snacking healthy.

Make the right choice with Fitness First and Soyami!

Limited stocks only!



  • Promo will soon be available also in leading supermarkets and groceries and in convenience stores throughout Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao

  • Fitness First vouchers can be used in 15 branches nationwide


Eating at Impressca is Caring for the Environment

Impressca is an  Italian word that means "freshly served".  When you dine at Impressca, it is guaranteed that you will be eating pure organic food.

Organic food is produced and processed without using any synthetic ingredients or chemical substances which can disrupt the balance of nature and they are produced by farmers to sustain  renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations.

Above all it is the best thing for our health and environment. Prevention is better than cure so it is already our investment to a healthier life in the future.



A Brief History of Impressca

Miss Beth first opened the restaurant in Legazpi City in 1994 when she was still in college.
2006, it closed down.
When God paved the way to reopen her business in 2008 she took advantage of a better way to revive the business by bringing it to the metro and educate the people living in the city  - enjoying life's pleasure with healthy choices while taking care of our Mother Earth.

We only have one planet to live and it's going to give up if we're not going to take care of it.



Healthy Food at Impressca

Impressca's specialty is "Create Your Own Salad"  – For only P99, diners can create their own mix of green veggies.
When Wendys has stopped serving customized salad, Impressca has continued it's trend and it has become their best seller in all branches.



Another healthy food served is the 5 Herbs Marinara Pasta – consist of oregano, taragon, black pepper, basil and cumin. The most beneficial herbs are in this meal.



Eating at Impressca is  Caring for the Environment

For every P200 worth of purchase from Impressca, a customer contributes to planting a tree – a personal support to the livelihood of local farmers.

Miss Beth herself encourages the practice of urban gardening. It is one of the simplest ways to reduce the effects of pollution is to Plant more Trees, shrubs, herb garden, houseplants, vegetable crops, decorative flowers

They reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the air, they increase oxygen, and they help eliminate toxins. Not only do they provide nourishment for the entire food chain as well as the earth itself, but they are a safe and effective solution to some of our biggest environmental problems, improving both outdoor and indoor environments.

Ingredients used by Impressca are harvested from their own garden.



Benefits of patronizing Organic Food to Farmers

Local farmers has lower capital investment, and has the ability to achieve higher premium in the market, and the ability to use traditional knowledge. When you eat at Impressca you support our local organic farming. It is the kind of farming that does not involve usage of chemicals such as chemical fertilizers and chemical pesticides.
Impressca also adheres to R.A. 9003. They separate biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes. They compost their biodegradable wastes and recycle and reuse the non-biodegradable ones. I hope you can visit Impressca to learn more about taking care of our health and helping out the environment at the same time.


Branches:

  • SM City San Lazaro
    Lower Ground Floor
    Sta. Cruz, Manila

  • Cyberzone SM Araneta Center
    Lower Ground Floor
    Cubao, Quezon City

  • Food Plaza – UP Faculty Medical Arts Bldg. – PGH
    UP Manila Taft Ave., Manila

  • Mother Ignacia Place
    139 Mother Ignacia Ave.
    South Triangle, Quezon City

  • The Block (Opening Soon)


Have a Healthy Lifestyle!

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Fitness First Day 4

15 minutes treadmill 

0 % gradient, 172 kcal, 8.5 km/hr

total distance 3k

Abdominal Machines 12 reps 3 sets each

  • Abdominal Crunch

  • Rotary Torsa

  • Total Abdominal


 

adidas crowns the King of the Road this 2011

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The most anticipated marathon event happened on Oct. 23, 2011. It was well attended by runners specially from other Asian Countries. Yours truly was there to cover the event.

The adidas King of the Road (KOTR) came to a vibrant and colorful close at the Bonifacio Global City grounds as thousands of participants fought to the finish as they vied for the ‘adidas Southeast Asia King of the Road 2011’ crown.

Exemplifying the brand’s exceptional commitment to sport, the adidas KOTR has unified runners from all around Asia – with participants from Thailand, then Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The race then culminated here in its first ever host country, making Philippines the ultimate race destination. Represented through the variety of different coloured adidas singlets, the multi-colour showcase is meant to demonstrate the vibrancy of the sports scene across Southeast Asia.

The adidas KOTR was a testament to the keen and enthusiastic participants overflowing with energy as early as three in the morning as they prepare for the very first gunstart at 5AM. With three different categories varying from 5K, to 16.8K and 21K, the routes make for an enjoyable and pleasant race day. adidas definitely delivered the race of a lifetime, creating an experience where runners not only challenged themselves but also achieved personal breakthroughs. Celebrities who made personal breakthroughs in this race are Robi Domingo, Rich Hardin, and Karylle . Even Iza Calzado, Will DeVaughn, Kim Atienza, and Rovilson Fernandez went all in with at the adidas King of the Road race.

The 16.8K category is the most distinctive signature distance this year as winners from the previous legs in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia were flown in to represent their countries. Taking home the King of the Road 2011 crowns are I Gusti Gede Karang Asem with a running time of 57:58 and Mary Joy Tabal with a runnning time of 1:04:44 for our 16.8K Southeast Asian  winners, David Mutai with a running time of 54:41 and Esthar Karimi with a running time of 1:02:07 for the 16.8K Open Category; John Philip Duenas with a running time of 54:41 for the 16.8K Closed Category; Kimbert Sarmiento  with a running time of 15:59 for the 5K Category; and Frederick Mwingirwa Mathiu with a running time of 1:10:12 for the 21K Category.

With the availability of premium running products and training platforms, adidas provides runners with the tools needed for a better run—whether it’s finishing the first marathon or breaking a personal best.

From the adiNation of Runners, a running community formed to help motivate and train running enthusiasts to train together on a weekly basis; to the launch of the adidas miCoach virtual training system, nothing else gets a runner more prepared for a race than adidas. Race analysis and photos will be made available 3 weeks after the race day at www.runrio.com. For more information and updates, participants may continuously check www.adidaskingoftheroad.com or visit www.facebook.com/adidasPhilippines

Department of Health November Events



Cancer Pain Awareness Month
Filariasis Awareness Month
Malaria Awareness Month
Traditional and Alternative Health Care Month

1-5 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Week
7 National Food Fortification Day
2nd Week National Skin Disease Detection and Prevention Week
8-12 Deaf Awareness Week
14 World Diabetes Day
15-19 Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week
22-26 Population and Development Week

Fitness First Day 3

The best thing about Exercise is because it has many benefits, and that includes improving fitness.

When you work on your muscular endurance you can increase stamina. When you achieve this goal , It can reduce the risk of heart disease, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

To help regulate body weight you must Improve your confidence by means of exercise.

I learned these things today in my third day at Fitness First

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And here are what I accomplished so far:

30 minute treadmill

Weight 130 lbs.

172 kcal burned

3.32 km/hr

 

 

Soyami Soya Chips Blog Contest: Snacking without the guilt

We all like to snack right?

But we felt some guilt when we snack. For it has been drilled into us that snacking can lead to extra pounds and that it is not the most healthy of habits. But, here's good news! There are actually advantages to having snacks between meals as long as they are good for you foods and you don't have too much.

With Soyami Chips, we can always  have a Good Soy. Good Taste. Good Health. NOW THAT'S A GOOD CHIP!

Finally its now out in the market!

You can now enjoy the tasty, crunchy and naturally delicious chips as it is nutritious to your health!

SOYAMI Soya Chips in 3 yummy flavors : Original, White Cheddar and Pizza.

Healthy Snacking!

SOYAMI Soya Chips - healthier choice to snacking! It is made with Real Soya, No MSG, High in Protein and O% transfat. 

Mechanics of the blog contest:

        1. This contest is open to all BLOGGERS who have at least 6 months of blogging and are permanent residents of the Philippines.

        2. Bloggers will make a blog entry about the experience of “eating snacks without the guilt”. Please share your experience eating “Soyami Soya Chips.” Soyami Soya Chips is your healthier choice to snacking! It is made with Real Soya, no MSG, High in Protein and Calcium and O% transfat. It is available in 3 flavors: Original, Pizza and White Cheddar. It is now out in the market.

        3. Also include in your entry the links below. It is also a requirement that you like Soyami on Facebook and follow on Soyami Twitter.

        4. Post your entry at our Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/HealthySoyami with your name, email address, and location. Also tweet and mention us @HealthySoyami on Twitter.

Criteria for judging:

25% – Creativity (way of writing where thoughts and feelings are expressed in a unique and imaginative way)

25% – Originality (content submitted must be original and should not be copied from other works)

50% – Relevance to the theme (must be about the experience of eating the snack without any hesitations of eating the snack)

Contest Period:  October 24, 2011 – November 16, 2011

Submission of Entries Deadline: 5:00pm of November 16, 2011

November 19, 2011 - Announcement of Winners (This will be an event. The venue - TBA)

Prizes:
Grand Winner - Php 10,000.00 + 3 months supply of Soyami Soya Chips
1st Prize - Php 5,000.00 + 2 months supply of Soyami Soya Chips
2nd Prize - Php 3,000.00 + 1 month supply of Soyami Soya Chips
For more information, please 'Like" the Soyami FB fan page.

Fitness First Day 2

My Fitness First Day 2

10:30 am
Accomplishment:

20 min. treadmill

2.07 km, 102 cal, 1.7 % gradient, 5.7 km/hr

Upper Back Work Out: 21 reps 3 set each

  • Lateral Pull Down

  • Pulley

  • Hammer Strike

  • Low Back Extension


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Day 1 at Fitness First



Nov. 1 - Day 1 at Fitness First SM The Block using my Free 1 month membership, thanks to NIVEA FOR MEN Philippines.



Accomplishement:

Endurance

15 minute treadmill, 2.7 gradient , 5.7 km/hr

Abdomen

Abdominal Crunch

Rotary Torso

Total Abdominal



It was really a sweaty day for me because it was hot and sunny outside. In this kind of season Nivea deodorant is the one that works best. Roll-ons are sticky but with this one it's not.



Using Nivea Silver Protect; the deodorant and the roll-on, you feel fresh after!

Compared to the previous brand that I used, Nivea is amazing it's the most effective and long-lasting.


With Nivea, I am able to go to the gym and work out without worrying about my underarm odor. It goes on very smooth, fights odor all day, all without any aluminum or heavy fragrances

 

 

The Multiply Marketplace: Your Online Convenience Store

Multiply marketplace

It  was designed to be a way to showcase items that a person may want to pass on to contacts or to search for an item that a user's contacts may have.

If you want a safe, convenient and hassle-free online transaction, then Multiply works best for you.

Multiply connects virtual shoppers to 88,000 online stores.

There is nothing more you need to do because with just a click away, Multiply has officially become the country’s largest digital mall that offers everything from today’s hottest fashion finds, gadgets, mobile phones to the latest in beauty, mommy and baby products.

Brief History

A few years ago it started as a social networking site where millions of people went to share photos and videos, Multiply has evolved to become a fully functioning e-commerce site that not only connects shopping success for virtual shoppers but also real-life business success for its merchants.

Payment Options

Multiply also offers a secure, easy-to-follow payment scheme through its partnerships with BDO Virtual Card, BPI, Paypal and G-Cash. To lessen purchasing disputes, Multiply also has a Buyer Protection Program for merchants that protects their customer’s purchases.

Now, I would like to share my experience buying at Multiply marketplace

Multiply has a listing of its 17 product categories:  Beauty and Fragrances, Baby and Toddler, Clothing, Shoes and Accessories, Collectibles, Computers, Electronics, Food, Flowers and Gifts, Health and Personal Care, Home and Garden, Jewelry and Watches, Movies, Music and Books, Professional Services, Sports and Outdoors, Toys and Hobbies, Video Games and Everything Else.



 

Now I choose to buy a brand new Hanford brief because my old brief looks like bacon now. I need to get a new one.  So I went to marketplace and searched for Hanford briefs for sale. When I found a Hanford Boys Fun Auto Collection at Handford Ph’s store I immediately clicked Proceed to Checkout button.


Entered my address and selected Paypal as my payment option, then clicked place your order



 Tip: *Remember to fill out the form completely




 

 

After entering my complete information, my address is now posted and I'm ready to pay my order



I payed my order using PayPal




 

Payment is now complete. I am so excited to have my new Handford brief.




 

See ! It’s so convenient to buy a brief online using Multiply marketplace.


Now this made me think why don’t I also sell products online or might as well promote my services, besides putting up an online store at Multiply does not cost anything. So I think I will be I will be turning my Multiply account into an online store as well.

What do you suggest I should sell online?  Feel free to leave a comment and add me on multiply.

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Herbal Medicine for Loosing Weight

In 1527, the Swiss thinker Paracelsus demonstrates that only a small part of the plant has an effect upon the human body (1g per 20 kg of plant), which is what we now call active substance. Later on, scientists have developed methods to isolate these substances.

However, the first complete categorization of all known medicinal plants was printed in a book called Theatrum Botanicum by John Parkinson in 1640 AD. In 1649 Nicholas Culpeper published A Physical Directory, which is considered one of the best herbal pharmacopoeia manuals still quoted today.

The world of today is a world of progress, no one doubts about that.

We have managed to do in 200 years of continuous industrial revolution, what we couldn’t do in thousands and thousands of tumultuous history.

And yet, with all these technological breakdowns and synthetic substances, artificial food, not to mention the reign of King Plastic, some people still find the power and the wisdom to ask themselves how people in the past remained healthy and fit without nutritional supplements, drugs, even antibiotics.

Their secret was that that they used what Mother Nature gave them: the plants to cure themselves. Fortunately, this knowledge hasn’t been forgotten; even if they’re not so widely used, plants have found their place in our civilization.

The story begins thousands of years ago, before the recorded history, when man didn’t know how to write or read, but knew how to follow their instincts.

They discovered that certain herbs could alleviate their pains, others could make a wound disappear and others could even kill them.

In the course of time, societies developed and with them appeared the means to transmit their knowledge other than orally.

5000 years ago, in Ancient China, people used rhubarb (Rheune palmatum) as a purgative without knowing anything about the actual active substances they contained.

Also, they used Ephedra to treat asthma, even though the substance called ephedrine was discovered much later, in 1887 AD.

All oriental ancient civilizations had their insights into the fascinating world of botany, as plants were one of the few elements to which they could resort to heal themselves. The famous king Hammurabi of Babylon (18th century BC) recommended mint to cure constipation and other digestive disorders.

Mesopotamian doctors considered that the best time to take a herbal medicine was at night or early in the morning, a principle which is confirmed nowadays by modern studies.

The Indians had an entire system of rules, prescriptions, remedies and practices, called Ayurveda, many of which involved the use of plants. They also had strict rules about when, by whom and from where the plants should be collected

People in Ancient Egypt knew and used the castor-oil plant, wormwood, saffron and oregano to heal and disinfect wounds; they also put coriander in their tombs so that the spirit will remain healthy in his afterlife.

There are written records of their use of garlic (especially for the workmen who built the pyramids), indigo, mint and opium. The Greek and Roman civilizations have made a major contribution to the medical science.

Although much of their studies stemmed from other cultures (Mesopotamian, Egyptian), they added precious information and, in time, they became more and more concerned about the diseases and cures as natural and realistic processes, rather than spiritual or magical.

Physicians like Hippocrates, Dioscoride and others have recorded their discoveries; their works would enlighten the pre-medieval civilizations for many centuries after their death. Dioscorides wrote De Materia Medica (1st century AD), which contained a list of hundreds of medicinal plants, along with their description and curative qualities.

The Dark Ages met with a lack of any further recorded herbal studies; the knowledge was probably transmitted from generation to generation – parents taught children, monks, even herbalist taught apprentices.

However, there lived a great Persian physician by the name of Avicenna (Abu Ali al-Husayn ibn Abd Allah Ibn Sina) who wrote one of the most famous books in the history of medical science: The Canon, which also contained information about how plants should be used and their properties.

 

As chemistry as a science developed, physicians started to use more and more widely synthetic medicines, such as aspirin, which proved to have side effects. Yet all pharmacists and drug producers confirm the fact that, unlike artificially synthesized substances, medicines extracted from plants are more accessible to the metabolism and friendlier with the human body.

Jet Peel Technology for real smoother skin

Jet Peel is great because it's non invasive. You will see the difference after the great results of this treatment. It is available at 6F Aesthetic and Anti Aging Clinic located at 14th floor Medical Plaza Makati.

It prevents the spread of acne, skin damage and skin problems. It contains glycolic acid that is deeply hosed to your skin pores.

How much?

1500/session

For more details:



MEDICAL PLAZA MAKATI
Unit 1411
Amorsolo corner dela Rosa Sts.
Makati City, Philippines
www.6Faesthetics.com
Telefax: (632) 752-2087 / 8875941
Monday to Saturday
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If your feet smells bad, your girlfriend wont sleep with you

Yes she knows! You are romantic now she allows you to sleep with her. But only to find out that your feet smells hell bad, then your dream becomes your worst nightmare because she does not want to sleep with you anymore.

  • Don't let this be the reason. Do something about it. Take care of your feet.

  • Foot odor is caused by bacteria which stays on moisture.

  • Know the right shoes and socks for you.

  • Dont wear the same shoes the whole day.

  • Wash your shoes often, dry it under the sun to kill the bacteria.

  • Wash your feet in a daily dasis

  • Soak your feet or have a foot spa.

  • Drink lots of water to avoid stink causing food.


Keeping your feet away from odor will make you stay longer with her.

 

Take care of your health specially this Halloween(Undas)

Before planning to spend your halloween, here are some tips for you to keep safe:

1. Eat Breakfast. It is the most important meal. Having bread, rice, milk and fruits during breakfast gives the energy that we need for the day.

2. Going to cemetery? Don't eat too much. Take enough rest as well.

3. Handwashing with soap keeps you protected from germs.

4. Have someone with you, don't be a loner. No man is an island.

5. Be extra careful when going to crowded places such as cemetery, don't bring expensive gadgets, it will attract snatchers.

6. Drink plenty of water. You should keep yourself hydrated to avoid exhaustion.

7. Smile. Laughter is the best medicine.

8. Avoid people who are drunk or under the influence of drugs. Keep away from possible danger.

9. Health is wealth, have a stress free day!

10. Don't play with candles and matches to avoid fire.

11. Be nice to everyone.  Live Positively!

Have a Happy Long Weekend!

Impressca's all-natural, fresh and local ingredients

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Healthy choices, healthy pleasures! This is the good side about Impressca. It's good for your health and you also help save the environment.

It is a restaurant that offers great healthy food specially salads, wonderful paninis and teas.

It has  all-natural, fresh, local ingredients sourced from mother nature, at their very own backyard.

It is not a pure vegetarian restaurant but the good thing is it has options for non meat eaters like me.

The nearest branch at my location is the one in front of ABS CBN. Good news is they will soon have a branch at SM North Edsa. woot!
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Hot Flow Yoga in Alabang Fitness First

After we did Fitness First Freestyle Workout, we had Hot Flow Yoga as cool down. It was hot inside the room. I was sweating in hell, I feel like taking off my clothes. But there's hot mommas around so I behaved.

It was my hottest day, imagine being locked inside a 37 degree heated room and we are already exhilirating doing the hot flow yoga.

What is the difference to other yoga?

Hot Flow Yoga is executed starting from one pose then proceeding to another pose to another is sequenced manner.

This exercise is perfect for those seeking strength and flexibilty not only for the body, but the mind and spirit as well.

I lost weight after doing hot flow yoga, almost 1 lb.

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What type of oil is good for your heart?

Love your fish oil

Eating fish has always been championed as one of the ways to achieve optimum health. But apparently, fishes contain a more potent, health-giving benefit and that is fish oil, which contains omega-3 fatty acids, a type of polyunsaturated ‘good’ fat that is important to our health.
According to experts at the recently launched Omega-3 Academy, fish oil contains eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are examples of omega-3 fatty acids.

These play a crucial role in achieving optimum health and protection from certain diseases. Moreover, DHA is considered the building blocks of the brain and nervous system while EPA promotes good blood flow, thereby protecting the heart. EPA is also anti-inflammatory so it helps ease the effects of arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
Established by a multi-disciplinary panel of professionals from fields like clinical nutrition, cardiology, family health and diabetology, the Omega-3 Academy Asia is comprised of expert panel of medical professionals from across Asia, who have come together to increase understanding and education on the role and use of omega-3.

 

Sponsored by sanofi-aventis Consumer Health, the Omega-3 Academy Asia is an Asia-specific organization chaired by Professor Andrew Sinclair from Deakin University in Australia, with members from Korea, Thailand and the Philippines’ Dr. Tommy Ty-Willing, an endocrinologist and Dr. Eugene Reyes, a cardiologist.

The Omega-3 Academy Asia is committed to increasing awareness and understanding of omega-3 fish oil by undertaking a number of initiatives to highlight the impact of decreased omega-3 intake in current Asian diets and convey the associated health benefits of increasing omega-3 consumption.

Good for your heart
Many studies since the early 70s have shown a link between high consumption of oily fish and reduced mortality rates associated with heart disease. For example, a study of Japanese people living in Japan or Brazil showed people who ate fish more often had reduced risk factors for heart disease like obesity, elevated blood pressure and blood sugar imbalances.
These findings, together with the earlier observational studies on Greenland Eskimos, form the basis of the theory that consumption of omega-3 fish oil could prevent artherosclerosis (thickening of the arteries), thrombosis (formation of blood clots inside vessels) and their associated diseases.

Helps increase brain power

In 1972, evidence was published showing that certain omega-3 fatty acids mainly, DHA, was involved with brain growth and development, with research first carried out in rats. Subsequent studies in chickens, primates and eventually humans showed that omega-3 fish oil is essential

for brain development and function. Furthermore, DHA is essential for vision, thought processes and the control of brain function.

Moreover, DHA is also crucial for an unborn child’s brain and is considered critical for brain development, maintenance and intelligence. Other studies have also shown that elderly people with low levels of DHA in the blood are more likely to develop age-related cognitive decline, memory loss and poor concentration than those with higher DHA levels. Furthermore, increased consumption of fish oil has been linked to reduced levels of mild depression, memory loss as well as mood and anxiety disorders.

Fish oil keeps you going

In autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, increased levels of omega-3 (especially EPA), have been shown to limit the multiplication of abnormal cells. Dietary fish oil has been shown to have a positive effect on suppressing chronic and acute inflammation in the joints.
At least 13 clinical trials have been undertaken using fish oil in rheumatoid arthritis, all in patients with late disease who’ve had the disease for at least 10 years. The most consistent benefits have been reduced morning stiffness and decreased tenderness of joints.
One form of inflammation that is effectively addressed by EPA is arthritis. EPA’s anti-inflammatory properties have also been proven to be effective in warding off other inflammatory diseases such as atherosclerosis, etc.

See clearly
Omega-3 fatty acids DHA & EPA found in fish also have eye-protective effects. Recent research has shown that regularly eating fish could help reduce vision impairment such as macular degeneration in old age. People with intermediate or advanced age-related visual impairment are encouraged to consider increasing their omega-3 consumption.
To help you get your omega-3 requirement, there’s Cenovis Fish Oil, an all-natural fish oil supplement that contains optimal amounts of omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. An Australian brand, Cenovis Fish Oil is a health supplement that has many health benefits.
International guidelines recommend that an adult should consume 500 milligrams of fish oil per day. This can be achieved by eating 2-3 servings of oily fish per week. For people with heart disease, double this amount is recommended (1,000 milligrams of fish oil per day). There are reports on the side effects of fish oil: diarrhea and skin rash. However, test results find these inconclusive and not directly attributable to fish oils.

Costing less than P10 per capsule, Cenovis Fish Oil comes from Peruvian waters, one of the world’s cleanest seas. Unlike other fish oil that come from shark, cod and other big fish, Cenovis Fish Oil comes from 3 kinds of small fish: anchovies, mackerel and sardines. These are small deep sea fish that reproduce easily, thus, no worries of extinction. Additionally, these fishes have a short lifespan making them less exposed to pollutants and contamination in the seas.

Individually packed for freshness, the fish oil extraction of Cenovis is done in a highly-advanced and sanitary process in Norway, which makes it odorless and with no fishy aftertaste. Cenovis Fish Oil is available in all Mercury Drug outlets and other leading drugstores nationwide.

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