health and fitness

Breath Easy! Get Rid avoid COPD

November 6, 2013

Had a very gloomy start of November this year as my aunt got this pulmonary disease due to smoking. Although, I know there is more to it than just that, my aunt is a street cleaner here in Cebu preferably the Mandaue City area. She was having cough for several days already and that she also acquired fever and several chills by night time. I was really afraid that she got infected with rabies since she was bitten by her pet kitten the time she took bath of her.

Fun Run Friday: My first ever Run!

October 31, 2013


Hi Momsies!

Today is my post for tomorrow. ^_^. An advanced post this is! 
Anyways, I will be incorporating my running documentation here in my blog. and i hope I do inspire some mommies out there as well. So, every Friday I will be posting fun run posts here on my blog. 
This will serve as mapping/tracking site for all of  my runs. 
The picture above was taken during the Annual Milo Marathon held here in Cebu last 2008. Venue was the Cebu City Sports Complex.
That girl in white is me. :D my first 5k run was fun and exhausting at the same time, since there were really LOTS of participants! the road was filled and it was hard to run. most of us were just walking. 

P.S. This run was initiated by our former college instructor for us to earn points in our course in electromagnetism :D based on the above photo, alam na! maraming die hard to pass... hehehe

Running is it! Top Excuses Not to Run - And How to Beat Them

How to stay motivated to run

By Christine Luff, About.com Guide
Sometimes we have the best intentions to run, but something gets in the way. Often it's our busy schedules or the weather that's the culprit; while other times it's just that we can't muster the motivation to get out there. Here are some of the most popular excuses for not running -- and how to make sure you don't fall victim to them.

1. "I Don't Have Time to Run."

Lack of time is one of the most popular excuses for skipping runs. But squeezing in your workouts may not be as impossible as you think. Instead of watching TV for 30 minutes, put on your running shoes and get moving. Or, divide your run up between the morning and evening -- your body still gets mostly the same benefits.

2. "I Get Bored Easily."

It's easy to get stuck in a running rut. We get comfortable running the same routes or it's easier to just jump on the treadmill. Shake up your running routine by mapping out some new routes using sites such as MapMyRun.com. Or, sign up for some local races -- it will force you to run someplace different and it'll help get you motivated.

3. "I'm Just Not Motivated to Run."

All runners go through some periods when they're lacking motivation. One smart way to get inspired to keep running is to find a running group. When you know other people are counting on you to be at a workout, you're more likely to show up. And the social interaction and competition that comes with group training also help boost your motivation.

4. "It's Too Cold (or Hot) Outside."

I always tell runners, "There's no such thing as bad weather -- just bad clothes." In other words, if you're dressed properly and prepared to deal with less-than-ideal running weather, you can still go for a run -- and actually enjoy it. Get tips and precautions to take for running in the cold, heat, and rain.

5. "I'm Busy with My Kids."


As a mother, I know how tough it can be to fit in a run when you're busy caring for your family. But it's important for you -- and your kids -- that you get a chance to do something you enjoy that makes you feel good. Try to make running more a priority in your life and be a little selfish. Schedule your runs and get your spouse on board so you get help with some of the child-care responsibilities. And get creative and take advantage of opportunities to run. For example, if you're watching your kid's soccer game, run some laps around the field before or even during the game. 

Stopping by to update more on the side of my health and fitness. As of today, I am over 130 lbs... My, I still have to gain my pre pregnancy weight and figure. Well, anyways, I am really trying my best though. I am also getting the chance up in joining finally! the yoga and dance classes in the office. 

I'll be posting updates soon! *wink!*

It's Pink October!

October 8, 2013

Hi Mommsies!!

Did you know? that the month of October has been made the official world-wide Breast Cancer Awareness Month since 1985.

Its aim was to promote Mammograms as a significant component of early detection and breast cancer survival.

Why Pink is the color associated with Breast Cancer?  It is because the occurrence of the disease is predominant among women. Hence, it also known as "PINK OCTOBER".







Speaking of tools and detection, Chong Hua Hospital and Hi-Precision Diagnostics are now offering BIG DISCOUNTS on Mammography just for this Month of October.

If you have a family member  or a friend who wants to avail of this promo, you can directly call them.
Early detection saves lives!

Detoxify!

October 1, 2013

Been having a lot of work lately. How ya doin momsies?
I hope you're doin great today.
Lately, I am into having a prob with my digestion. I am a person of slow metabolism, the reason for weight gain and hard to feed tummy often compels me to choose all sorts of food to eat and munch at just about anything. For Obvious reasons, I have bought the following items:





Wheat bread, Pineapple Juice, and mega Fiber!

Yes! Fiber Overload ang diet ko ngayon. =(

I badly need to detoxify. As for once, I have recently overheard from the radio propaganda the ill effects of high toxins in our body. And isa ako dun. Sa nakaka experience na ng symptons.

All over the world, people are becoming ill, sick or even dying because of toxins. Toxins pollute the human body, attack the healthy body and slowly destroy it. After years of storage, the toxins move into body cells and tissues. They ultimately produce such degenerative diseases as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and others.
The Symptoms: http://gdetoxplus.com/

Common symptoms of excess toxins in the body include: constipation, poor digestion, stomach bloat, insomnia, fatigue, frequent headaches, muscle or joint aches and pains, bad breath, poor memory, poor skin, itching, excess weight, chronic respiratory or sinus problems, coated tongue, depression, weakened immune system and an overall feeling of lethargy.
I swear talagang I AM ONE OF THOSE. so start ako sa journey ko today.
I'm hoping to get good results out of this one.

have you tried this products too?
If so, please let me know.

Fitness Pursuit: Tryin' to get rid of Rice

September 13, 2013

Been wanting to lose some weight for quite some time now. I've gained maybe 5-10 lbs (from a 120+ to 130+ lbs) after I gave birth last 2012. Mind you, it's really tempting to eat. My stomach shouts at almost anything *grin*, it's hard to go on a diet especially for me who is religiously breastfeeding Adi until now (been a year).

I don't skip my breakfast since that's the most important meal of the day for me. I don't want to get gutom (hungry) when I go to work as much as possible. The added energy that I need is from there so I eat and drink Milo. *wink* let's skip the milk for late nights.

For lunch, I skip rice and eat something else. This time it's bread with my favorite Calamares (fried buttered squid)

I pair it with my favorite mayo and the ever famous YAKULT! 



I might say, my stomach was filled though. Thank God! I thought I would not but I might as well get used to this. I'm happy that I am already a step closer to my goal.... to lose weight.

Well, hopefully this routine would go on as I please. Discipline is key here. *wink* So, the best of luck to me.

*I am also looking into eating potatoes, brown rice and oatmeal as my rice substitute.

That's it for me today!
See you in my next one....

Till then,

My Weight Loss Resolution for 2013

January 17, 2013

--> Hello everyone!
It is me having to blog about the New Year and the 2012 holidays that was. As for all the occasions tolling the year, Christmas and the New Year tops all of it all.

Top resolutions we all have and promised to take is to loose all the pounds we took in and added.
One can't deny the fact that good health is one of our top priorities especially when one is a Mom, like me who just recently gave birth last August. Mind you, I gained lots of unwanted fats especially on my belly area.

I would greatly admire if I would achieve my figure back again. I am on the search for those diet programs as well on the internet and looking out for the motivation to limit my food intake. I just had a baby and the urge to eat is sky rocketing! Most so if you are breastfeeding.. Moms out there can definitely relate to what I am blabbing about. =) While some out there abruptly lost all the fat, where did it all went? So jealous i am i know. Well maybe it is not us at all, It is just all in our metabolism.

Good thing, our friends from Sure Slim Wellness Centre



My New Pair of Eyeglasses

July 19, 2012

Finally got myself a new pair of glasses for the third time. I was really bragging about my eyes for a few weeks already. My eyes are going nuts and I cannot fully concentrate facing the computer at the office for hours. So, finally I decided to go get one at Ideal Vision Center at SM Cebu.

I was examined and the Doctor found out my eyes grade already went up a notch.
I always loved the glasses from Ideal Vision as well so that was my second time to head down there for an eye check-up. Glad to know they have this sale of up to 50% for the frames!

I was ecstatic, this is it! I'm going to get one now!
The frame I got was perfect fit and the glasses was as well. My eyes seemed refreshed every time I wear them. Plus, I only bought it for PHP2300.00. Our company insurance will have to reimburse us with it naman so no worries. I can avail up to PHP1500.00 for my medical plan. 

So, that was it. Just ranting about my new pair of glasses! Which I really adore.
Do love and take good care of your eyes guys!

Till then,


Amazing Moringga!

March 2, 2011

                                                                  
                                 Health benefits of Malunggay Leaves             

Living in a highly modernized community, man has tend to develop and incorporate 
old herbal medicines into modern ways.
Lots of medicinal benefits have been discovered by many of this small but 
terrible plant we often see just by our loans and backyards.
Malunggay, used by a government health agency as their Logo gave us that intricate 
knowledge and recognition to this plant. 
Simple as it may seem, It has been quitely found amongst famous Filipino Homemade dishes.

It has been used to heal for open wounds (Pangus) during my childhood days, 
and was believed to cure the wound and  
aid it to avoid from infection by extracting its juices by pounding the leaves 
and placed over the affected wounded parts.

Malunggay Leaves Scientific Name ( Moringa oelifera ) was once considered a 
"poor man's vegetables" but now it is known as 
a "miracle tree" or "nature's medicine cabinet" by scientists and health care workers 
from around the world because it is loaded with vitamins and minerals that can be 
an effective remedy against many kinds of ailments.

All parts of the malunggay tree are usable for nutritional and medicinal purposes - 
from the roots, trunk, and branches to the leaves, flowers, and seeds. 
The small, oval, dark-green leaves are famous vegetable ingredient in soup, fish and chicken dishes. 
The leaves can actually be eaten raw, but best added in meals due to its 
high concentration of nutrients.

So here are the known Health Benefits of the ever famous "low maintainance" 
plant Moringa oelifera:


• Malunggay leaves helps strengthens the immune system. 
• Malunggay can help restores skin condition, controls blood pressure, relieves headaches and migraines. 
• Malunggay tea can help strengthen the eye muscles. 
• Malunggay tea can help heal inflammation of the joints and tendons. 
• Malunggay tea can prevent intestinal worms. 
• Malunggay can help increase semen count. 
• Malunggay help normalize blood sugar level therefore preventing diabetes. 
• Malunggay has anti-cancer compounds (phytochemicals) that help stop the growth of cancer cells. 
• Malunggay helps relax and promotes good night sleep. 
• Malunggay tea is used to treat fever and asthma. 
• Malunggay help heals ulcers. 
• Malunggay is high in calcium (four times the calcium in milk), therefore lactating
 mothers are advised to consume malunggay leaves to produce more milk for their babies. 
The young malunggay leaves are also boiled and taken as tea. 
• Malunggay contains three times the potassium in bananas. 
• Malunggay contain four times the vitamin A in carrots. 
• An ounce of malunggay has the same Vitamin C content as seven oranges. 
• Malunggay leaves contain two times the protein in milk. 
• Malunggay seed is used to clean dirty or polluted water. 
 
Thank God for Malunggay!

XoXo 
♥GraZie♥

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