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Please be careful with my heart!


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February always makes me think of hearts. And not just because it’s the love month. My son, who was born with a congenital heart defect, was born in February. Today, as I write this, would have been his 20th birthday. My dad was only 49 when a heart attack claimed his life. I think of these two Miguels who were very dear to me. I think of love—the mother for her son, the daughter for her father.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Roxas does the Zumba for a healthy police force

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INTERIOR Secretary Mar Roxas dances the Zumba along with some 700 police officers in Saturday’s kickoff of the Philippine National Police health program called “Hataw Na.”   ALEXIS CORPUZ

“Isn’t getting fit all part of our New Year’s resolutions?” Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima raised this question as he got into the groove early Saturday, jogging with Interior Secretary Mar Roxas around the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame at the break of dawn to jump-start a healthy year for the country’s police force.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Avoid excesses; make it a green Christmas, DENR chief urges

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They’re dreaming of a green Christmas.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Bananas, pain killers do trick for world’s oldest man

Banana. AFP

A US drug company said Friday it was considering a banana-flavored version of its pain reliever after the world’s oldest man attributed his longevity to the fruit and the drug.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Retiring to a healthy life

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I WAS DRIVING one early morning on Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena, California, with my sister, who was visiting from the Philippines, when she suddenly said, “Look at her, Ate.”

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

You’ll work out like crazy

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INSANITY Workout uses the Maximum Interval Training technique for a more efficient fat-burning program.

Remember how curiosity killed the cat? Well, this workout may not kill you, but it sure can leave you feeling nauseous and vomiting if your heart is not strong enough. So before jumping on the latest “phenomenal” home-video workout bandwagon, know that the Insanity Workout is not for everybody.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

How my husband inspires me to stay fit and focused

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THE AUTHOR with husband Armando

Health and fitness professionals are now more focused on helping others find their happiness. With the new year, let us not only dwell on the material things we can give and receive, but also count our blessings and learn to appreciate the most important people in our lives, so we can realize true happiness and be more inspired to improve ourselves. And in that way, also give more.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Use ‘sin tax’ in health drive–solons

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Concerned over surveys that showed Filipinos were eating more meat and chicken and less fruit and vegetables, lawmakers have suggested that part of the revenue raised from “sin taxes” be used to boost a healthy lifestyle campaign.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

You are not doomed to your genetic fate


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Q: MY NAILS KEEP breaking. Help! A: The condition of your nails can tell a story. It also reveals your eating habits. It’s like bone health that depends on your diet. Nail health is the same.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

You are not doomed to your genetic fate


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Confusion rules the day if you read up on too many approaches to living the wellness lifestyle, especially if the topic is dieting. The result: information overload. There are no fast and easy answers. Regarding your wellness issues, here are answers to some of your questions.

Posted: November 19th, 2012 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated

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Health professionals are devising more ways to make it easier for people to adapt to healthy living. So if you are having doubts about making lifestyle changes because you assume that healthy living requires depriving yourself of delicious foods, counting calories, memorizing the food pyramid, or spending more time and money, now is the time [...]

Posted: July 26th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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