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How to Shed Those Extra Pounds

December 31, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Overweight and obesity remains a great public health concern that needs to be addressed by both the private and government sectors. According to the 2003 National Nutrition and Health Survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute, 19.6 percent of adult Filipinos are overweight, while 4.9 percent are obese.

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Psyching Up On Weight Loss

December 30, 2011 Category :Fitness 0

Ours is a figure-conscious world. We see models sashaying down a ramp wearing clothes that show off their flat tummies and flabfree arms, and we turn green with envy. The message—”Lean is in, skinny is beautiful”—is trumpeted everywhere, in billboards, on TV, and in print ads that feature celebrity endorsers flaunting their perfect, to-die-for bodes.

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AACE-Philippine Chapter: Empowering Filipino Endocrinologists and Patients

December 29, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Healthcare may be foremost among people’s concerns. A person’s knowledge of his overall health and risk factors for certain diseases can go a long way in preventing illness. But if one doesn’t have access to information or to people who can help him gain awareness, will he live healthily ever after?

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A Love Affair with Pilates

December 28, 2011 Category :Fitness| People and Places 0

Her name rings a bell in a number of fields—acting, modeling, hosting, even politics. She belongs, after all, to an illustrious political clan and was for a time involved in show business. These twin connections have thrust her into the limelight, something she has reaped immeasurable benefits from.

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Resolute About Resolutions

December 27, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

New Year’s resolutions are like reading through the user’s manual of the laptop you just got for Christmas – you know it’s good for you, but halfway through you can’t even remember why you started reading it in the first place when all you wanted to do was update your Facebook.

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Obesity: A Precursor to Diabetes and Much More

December 25, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

We could maybe blame it on technology and the modern conveniences of life; or probably, to the continuous “westernization” of societies all over the world. But with all the advantages that modern society brings, there is one truth that cannot be denied: people have become more sedentary.

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Compassion Fatigue

December 24, 2011 Category :Health Watch 0

It is an affliction rapidly and rabidly growing in number each day. A virulent and infective pathology silently spreading among the populace, gnawing their system little by little and slowly but steadily, attacking the core of their existence: humanity.

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Low Carbohydrate or Low Fat?

December 23, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Woe is the obese individual. Not only is he surrounded with deliciously unhealthy and delectably fattening food, he is also, ironically, bombarded with fad diet programs, back-breaking exercise machines, and costly weight loss medications. The lightest on the pocket but most mind-twisting would probably be diet management. Zone? Atkins? South Beach? Confused? Well, so am I. The evolution of fad diets is as fast as the rise in my blood pressure when another new diet is introduced into the market!

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Metabolic Syndrome: What’s NEW?

December 22, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

It has been called Syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, dysmetabolic syndrome, hypertriglyceridemic waist, obesity syndrome. But what does it really mean when your doctor tells you that you have the “Metabolic Syndrome?”

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Pills for the Fats

December 21, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Obesity is now a growing concern, for the young and old alike. It is the harbinger of other diseases like diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart attack and peripheral vascular diseases. Genetic factors play an important role but cultural, socioeconomic, behavioral and situational factors play a greater role in carving the modern Venus of Willendorf (she was the obese model during the prehistoric era).

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