health

What Causes Depression in College Students?

Monday, August 02, 2021

     Students and people from the scientific world are more likely to suffer from mental disorders. Every year, universities spend millions on maintaining mental health among students and staff. And parents and researchers periodically ask the question: does education harm a healthy state of mind?

     Almost always, experiences affect the physical state of the body: depression is accompanied by loss of appetite, weakness, inhibition in actions, reactions, and speech, problems with sleep and concentration. Some people have impaired bowel function and sexual needs, headaches, heart or stomach aches, and skin diseases.

What Causes Depression in College Students?

Watsons' Most Loved are the Products YOU Picked

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

     Watsons is back with its Most Loved products for the second year. These are the items that Watsons has recognized as the top brands shoppers picked & recommended from their counters and shelves. With over 800 physical stores nationwide and a mobile app, Watsons is available to many Filipinos anytime, anywhere, who was very definite about their health, beauty and wellness find.

     The Most Loved line-up includes Best of Health & Beauty, People's Choice, and New Favorites. While we're used to shopping at Watsons, only to be overwhelmed by the number of choices (all of them good), take a look at the best brands this year.

Watsons' Most Loved are the Products YOU Picked

Product Review: Emma Sleep "The Emma Original Mattress" Philippines

Sunday, July 25, 2021

     In a random conversation with my husband months ago, we reminisced our childhood days. We talked about the things that we missed the most and the things that we somewhat regret not doing those days. It's funny that we both missed our favorite foods, the things we do in school during our extra-curricular activities, and the daily routines from day til night. FUN FACT: We're classmates from Grade 2 to Fourth Year High School that's why we can relate and agree on trending or cringing topics from way back. Fast forward today, there's one thing that we somewhat regret not doing the most and that is having long hours of sleep when we entered junior high school. Yes, we were told that sleeping seven to nine hours a day is important, but teens like us in their growing up years kind of ignored it. 

     Now that we're in our late 30's, we are experiencing sleep problems and it's affecting our mind and body. There are many factors why an individual may experience an insufficient amount of sleep, it can be their lifestyle, age, current health condition, and stress. In my case, I'm a self-confessed coffee addict that's why when I drink coffee at night, chances are I'll be up until the wee hours of the morning. I also love chocolates and eating them after dinner has an impact too in my sleeping pattern. I've tried different ways on how to get quality sleep like listening to sleep music or watching those calming videos, drinking melatonin, applying lavender oil in temples, and turning off the lights but I still find it hard to fall asleep soundly at night. I've read in an article that having a comfortable bed, mattress, and pillow can also affect sleep that's why when Emma Sleep invited me to try their mattress, I accepted it even if there are things that I have to consider because I really want to experience quality sleep that my body is longing for years now. So without further ado, here's my honest-to-goodness review of Emma Sleep after sleeping on The Emma Original Mattress in Queen Size for three weeks.

Product Review: Emma Sleep "The Emma Original Mattress" Philippines

Can Diet Boost Your Immune System and Provide Better Health?

Friday, July 23, 2021

     Your immune system is responsible for fighting off diseases and infections that threaten your well-being. And with the coronavirus still posing a threat, many have thought of different ways to boost their immune system and prepare it to fight this virus in case they ever get exposed. However, this system is a complex one with different cells, receptors, organs, and antibodies that work as a team to protect the body from diseases and infections.

     But sometimes, our immune system fails and can’t seem to protect us from threats, so we fall ill – which makes us wonder,” how can we boost our immunity well enough to avoid sickness?”

Can Diet Boost Your Immune System and Provide Better Health?
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Smart and Healthy Snacking with Gullón

Thursday, July 15, 2021

     Did you know that one of the secrets to healthy eating is to eat frequent small meals throughout the day rather than indulge in one or two big meals? Snacking provides energy boosts in-between meals and helps curb your appetite so that you are less likely to overeat when mealtime comes. 

     No, don't go for junk foods, sugary and salty options during snack time because you can also enjoy snacking the healthy way. Smart and healthy snacking are great for managing blood sugar levels, after-exercise meals, and a better mood. Be smart about your snacks and they will even help you lose or maintain your weight and give you nutrients for a fitter, healthier you!

Smart and Healthy Snacking with Gullón

Comparing Your Long Island IV Therapy Options

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

     As New York inches closer to community immunity, many Long Islanders are looking to resume their pre-pandemic health routines, including IV therapy. But which option would work best for life in the New Normal? Read on to learn more about your Long Island IV therapy options.

Comparing Your Long Island IV Therapy Options
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Watsons Makes Health and Wellness Accessible

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

     In a perfect world, people would eat six servings of fruits and vegetables every day, their diet would not include red and/or processed meat and they'd exercise regularly. But the realities of our lives do not make it possible for us to do all that and we do need to supplement our diet with vitamins.

     Taking vitamins not only gives us the energy to help us get through the day, but it also helps boost the immune system and improve our memory and mood. Even during quarantines and lockdowns, Watsons has given Filipinos access to vitamins, supplements, OTC medications, and personal products through its 800+ stores nationwide and its online channels. Good health is just a click or a tap away if you're unable to go to a Watsons store!

Watsons Makes Health and Wellness Accessible

Watsons Vitamins Super Saver Sale

Monday, June 07, 2021

     Make sure your reminder is set for the Watsons Vitamins Super Saver Sale on June 10-13 as the health and beauty retailer stages the second run of this exciting shopping event with huge discounts and special offers! Some of your favorite vitamins and supplements will be at 50% off if you buy 100 capsules or tablets. This offer is good while supplies last and for a limited time only! This is your chance to stock up at super low prices!

     Included in the sale are Watsons Ascorbic Acid Tablet, Berocca, Conzace, Watsons Carbonate Tablet, Watsons Multivitamin With Iron Capsule, Puritan's Pride Melatonin Tablets, Watsons Biotin Gummies with Amino Acid and Lecithin for Adults, Propan TLC Syrup and many others. Even during quarantines and lockdowns, Watsons has given Filipinos access to vitamins, supplements, OTC medications and personal products through its 800+ stores nationwide and its online channels.

Watsons Vitamins Super Saver Sale 

Herbalife Nutrition E-Wellness Tour on Inner and Outer Nutrition

Saturday, May 29, 2021

     Have you ever wondered why you easily get tired as the years go by? I think it's common for both men and women in their late 30's to experience changes in the biological functions of the body. When I was in my 20's I feel so energized even if I only have less than six hours of sleep. I can think normally and don't feel exhausted doing hour chores from day til night. Fast forward today, I'll be turning 40 soon and even if I have a restful sleep at night, my body tells me to take a nap mid-afternoon or when it's dinner time. I also noticed that my appetite goes up and down depending on my hormonal cycle.

     As the body ages, it undergoes many changes and so does the nutrition it needs. While a balanced diet and an active lifestyle are important at any age, there are challenges specific for each age that need to be addressed. In the most recent Herbalife Nutrition E-Wellness Tour, Susan Bowerman, Senior Director, Worldwide Nutrition, Education and Training of Herbalife Nutrition, and Laura Chacon-Garbato, Chairwoman of the Outer Nutrition Advisory Board of Herbalife Nutrition, shared how eating habits and lifestyle choices can affect our body and skin. Sharing some highlights of the event that you need to know and understand after the jump!

Herbalife Nutrition E-Wellness Tour on Inner and Outer Nutrition

Get as much as 50% OFF on your vitamins from Watsons 3-Day Vitamin Super Saver Sale

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

     Get your shopping carts ready as top health and wellness retailer Watsons holds its first-ever Vitamin Super Saver Sale from April 30 to May 2. Get as much as 50% off on vitamins from the biggest brands like Watsons, Potencee, Enervon, Centrum, Conzace, Pedzinc, Neurobion, and more!

     With savings of up to 50% on these brands and more, you and your family can bring home the most sought after, highly-rated, or your most preferred vitamins without having to pay full price.

Get as much as 50% OFF on your vitamins from Watsons 3-Day Vitamin Super Saver Sale

How to Handle Vaccine Anxiety

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

     All across the country, and the world, more people are able to get the vaccines. This means that the end of the pandemic is in sight. The problem is that, if you are not yet vaccinated, you may have some anxiety over it. There’s been a lot of talk over whether or not the vaccine is safe. You may have heard the news of vaccines such as the J&J vaccine getting recalled due to severe side effects. Here’s how you can handle it, and what you can do if you still feel anxious.

How to Handle Vaccine Anxiety
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Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy the Herbalife Way!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

     Our brain, like the rest of our body, needs to be checked regularly. When I say check, it's like evaluating if one or all of the key components of mind health is present like strong memory, ability to think and reason, steady mood, and agreeable personality. With the recent events and the uncertainties happening, our mental health may not be in good shape. I presume that some of you have experienced signs of stress, anxiety attacks, and sleep disturbances because of our current situation. 

     It is very timely that Dr. Small, who is a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, talked about “Healthy Aging: Brain Fitness for Healthy Adults” at the most recent Virtual Wellness Tour hosted by Herbalife Nutrition Philippines. As part of the discussion, he shared his views on effective ways to improve memory and help maintain cognitive functions. He also provided relevant information on how balanced nutrition, sustained physical activity, and sound lifestyle practices will safeguard our ability to perform mental processes. Sharing the highlights of this online event below :)

Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy the Herbalife Way!

How Has the Pandemic Affected People Mentally? Surprising Statistics!

Thursday, April 15, 2021

     The pandemic has had a mental toll on everyone, even if you weren’t as affected as others. In fact, there have been some shocking statistics from Mental Health America that reveal just how much the pandemic has affected people in the US. We’re taking a look at some of the more interesting findings and offering our thoughts.

How Has the Pandemic Affected People Mentally? Surprising Statistics!
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Common Mental Health Issues Due to the Pandemic

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

     It’s been over a year since the pandemic, and many of us have various mental health issues we are trying to cope with. For some, the mental health effects are less than others. Maybe you are someone whose lifestyle hasn’t changed much. For example, if you were always a hermit who worked from home, the pandemic didn’t change much. But if you aren’t, here are some common issues.

Common Mental Health Issues Due to the Pandemic
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Feature: Sekaya Botanic Infusion Now in Teabags

Thursday, April 08, 2021

     I'm a self-confessed tea addict. I find drinking tea relaxing and comforting especially upon waking up in the morning or before going to bed at night. I've tried different kinds of tea already and according to research, drinking tea has health benefits for the mind and body. From black, green, oolong, and red, there's a lot of variety to choose from. It's also available in forms like loose-leaf, powdered, and teabags. 

     Heads up, tea fanatics! Sekaya Botanic Infusion is making it easier for everyone to enjoy a cup of its botanical blends any time of the day. The curated range of infusions, originally introduced in loose-leaf format, now comes in eco-friendly teabags, so you can conveniently steep and sip to enhance your health and assist the body’s self-healing functions. Scroll down to know more about Sekaya Botanic Infusion and types of tea that are currently available in the market :)

Feature: Sekaya Botanic Infusion Now in Teabags
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Should You Continue Working From Home After COVID? Consider the Following

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

     Working from home. When the idea was thrust onto us after COVID, many of us were skeptical. A year later, and some of us are still working from home. Maybe you’re waiting for your vaccine, or you’re waiting for everyone else. Alternatively, perhaps your workplace is still from home right now. Alternatively, maybe you haven’t worked from home yet and are considering it. Either way, let’s talk about it if you should.

Should You Continue Working From Home After COVID? Consider the Following
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Feature: Stevia Brands in the Philippines

Monday, April 05, 2021

     It has been two years since the day that I decided to commit to a healthy lifestyle and to be able to do this, there are so many factors that I needed to consider. One of the most important things is to have a healthy relationship with food. I believe in the saying that "You are what you eat" and in order for me to stay on what is considered a healthy, proper, and nutritious diet, I have to lessen or drop one thing- SUGAR!!!

     It's really, genuinely so hard especially for someone who has been indulging in cakes, pastries, chocolates, coffees, milk teas, and other treats loaded with sugar since the time of his or her existence. Another reason why sugar is a big part of my diet because we are a family of bakers. I was born and raised by bakery owners. From the time I opened my eyes, all the yummy and sweet treats were already in sight. Who can say no to the smell of freshly baked bread from day until night?! So yes, growing up eating slices of bread, cakes, pastries, and other foods with sugar or high sugar content is really hard to avoid. Too much sugar in my diet has negative effects so finding an alternative or a substitute is a must and this is where I discovered STEVIA. Know more about Stevia and the brands you can find in Philippine supermarkets and groceries after the jump.

Feature: Stevia Brands in the Philippines

Why It’s Okay to Take a Break From Social Media During a Pandemic

Friday, April 02, 2021

     We are still facing off against the pandemic, and it’s taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. Many of us have mental health problems from anxiety over the virus, or because it has affected us economically. 

     However, there’s one culprit that may be even worse for your health: social media. Social media stress and anxiety are real, and it’s important for you to realize that it’s okay to step back. Here are some reasons why social media can be bad for your mental health.

Why It’s Okay to Take a Break From Social Media During a Pandemic
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Neucell Essence of Mushroom: Helping You See the Benefits of Yun-zhi

Thursday, March 11, 2021

     One of my favorite comfort food is mushrooms. I love it in my soup, together with tasty gravy, or with lots of stir-fried garlic. These fleshy and edible fungi are packed rich in B Vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid. The combination is good for cardiovascular health, digestive system and maintaining healthy skin. Several centuries have passed and the mushroom, even up to this day, has become a staple ingredient not just in food but also for treatment due to its renowned medicinal benefits, especially in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

     There were many mushroom varieties that have sprouted, and claims about its wondrous benefits have become legendary. However, it was only probably in the 1970s that mushrooms’ properties were studied up close. Animal testing saw success in slowing down cancer cell growth and improve mortality, but the real test was when it involved humans. During clinical trials, mushroom compounds proved effective in reducing cancer mortality while improving response to cancer treatments. Since its introduction decades ago, mushroom extracts have been used as medicine in Japan and as an adjunct to cancer treatment. Read more about Yun-zhi and its benefits after the jump!

Neucell Essence of Mushroom: Helping You See the Benefits of Yun-zhi

Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy and COVID-19

Monday, March 08, 2021

     The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench into the plans of expecting mothers all over the world. The regulations, policies, and approaches surrounding pregnancy significantly changed in a few months, making several would-be mothers feel troubled and confused.

     But don’t worry. There are guidelines in place that will help you manage your pregnancy and ensure that you and your baby are kept safe. If you’re an expecting mother or knows someone who is, here’s a quick rundown of the key things you need to know about pregnancy and COVID-19.

Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy and COVID-19
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