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Pocari Sweat Safe for Pregnancy?

March 12, 2013 Category :General Wellness 0

Pocari Sweat is a sports or energy drink from Japan since 1980 and is manufactured by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. This drink markets itself as an “ion supply drink” which contains electrolyte minerals such as Magnesium carbonate, Sodium chloride and sodium citrate, Potassium chloride and Calcium lactate, which essentially accounts for its unique aftertaste and flavor. Pocari Sweat claims that it is a better alternative to drinking water especially during perspiration while working out because it help replenish these aforementioned electrolytes which are not available in ordinary water and is therefore more effective in preventing dehydration. Pocari Sweat normally comes in bottles and cans. However, there is also a power version which needs to be mixed with water.

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Aid for Insomniacs

February 11, 2013 Category :General Wellness| Healthy Advocacy 0

It is so frustrating when you try so hard to sleep in order to ready yourself for another busy day but forces beyond your control prohibit you from sleeping. Such is the dilemma of insomniacs. Yet, the problem can be solved. Below are a few, simple things you can do to help you fall into deep, sound slumber and restore that glow in your eyes and skin, and that energy in your body.

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Keeping Fit for Life

February 6, 2013 Category :Fitness| General Wellness 0

Getting fit—and staying fit—isn’t an impossible dream! Aging is inevitable, but this does not mean you have to start leading a sedentary lifestyle. One of the best anti-aging activities you can do for your body is exercise. For years, it has been widely accepted that we start getting slower, weaker, and more fragile with age. But more recently, this has been proven otherwise by studies on the cellular process of aging and the impressive performances of older athletes.

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Plan Your Way to Success

December 10, 2012 Category :General Wellness 0

We’ve all needed to reach a goal at some point in our lives. Whether it’s about losing weight, quitting a habit, or keeping true to a New Year’s resolution, as long as it kept you looking forward to reaching an achievement in your life, you can call it a goal. It’s the drive to keep you moving right on track. Having a goal makes it clear for you to see where to concentrate your efforts and pushes you closer, inch by inch, to where you want to be.

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Little Miss Independent

December 8, 2012 Category :Emotional Wellness| General Wellness| Psychological Wellness 0

Situation: A mother, a father, the children, and their children’s children, all living under the same roof. This is a common Filipino household.

But in the digital age of touch screens and video calls, this concept of family tradition has experienced a shift as young adults are now daring to venture out into independent life—single and free—much like those in the western cultures and seen in the movies.

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Tradition and Technology

October 25, 2012 Category :General Wellness| Health Watch| People and Places 0

The wisdom of East healing traditions combined with technological advancements of Western medicine may be just the antidote for a sick world.

Most clinics offer water in the waiting area. If you’re lucky, you can choose between hot or cold water. When I noticed that water in this clinic was contained in red, yellow, and blue containers as part of “color therapy”, I knew I’d be in for a treat.

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At Home with Wellness

October 3, 2012 Category :Environmental Wellness| General Wellness 0

Suburban villages may look postcard-pretty with their fresh weather, sprawling lawns, and spacious, single-detached houses that fulfill the idea of a dream home for Filipinos, but with monstrous traffic jams on virtually every avenue leading to the city, going back and forth every day for work is simply too taxing, impractical, and a nightmare!

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