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Quick, On Your Feet

December 21, 2018 Category :Fitness 0

Are daily errands running you to the ground, not to mention family commitments and deadlines? Do you want to find a better way to cope? Sometimes a busy schedule in the morning can give you stress and toxicities in your mind. Working continuously on the computer requires you to sit in the same position for a long time and gets you mentally stressed. Want a solution? Take a daily walk, and it will go a long way to keep you fit, healthy, and better able to take on life’s daily challenges.

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Promoting Filipino Healthy Lifestyle

November 25, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

More than a decade ago, Filipinos were unaware of a silent killer called obesity. They simply took having a round belly and a rotund physique lightly. Unfortunately, obesity could lead to a string of problems—from simple mobility problems to serious complications including diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Retinopathy Self-Care

August 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

As patients or relatives and friends of diabetics, we can do the following to help improve the chances against loss of vision due to diabetic retinopathy: » Continue Reading

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Deciphering the Lipid Profile

October 16, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

0ne day, you are a healthy young person at the top of the game of life. The next day, you are chasing your breath and getting weaker every passing second – signs that you might be having a sudden treacherous attack. » Continue Reading

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PHA inks tri-sectoral deal with Novartis, Robinsons, VLMP

October 4, 2017 Category :Healthy News 0

The Philippine Heart Association (PHA) Healthy Lifestyle (HL) Advocacy Campaign gained additional muscle with the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the PHA, pharmaceutical company Novartis Healthcare Philippines, Robinsons Supermarket and the Vice Mayors League of the Philippines (VMLP). The MOA signing, held last December 14, 2006 at the PHA Heart House office in Timog Avenue, Quezon City, sealed the partnership between the PHA and the three collaborators which pledged support to the HL campaigns of the PHA. » Continue Reading

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Obesity Prevention by DOH

July 12, 2015 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Over 10 million Filipino Adults are either overweight or obese. It is considered a silent killer because it a major cause of other deadly diseases yet is quietly plaguing the whole world. Obesity is the abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may lead to health consequences such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders and even cancer. Obesity is basically caused by increased intake of foods that are high in fat, salt, and sugars but are low in vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients as well as decreased physical activity due to the sedentary nature of many forms of work, changing modes of transportation and increasing urbanization.

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How to Quickly Lower Blood Pressure

May 31, 2015 Category :Health Watch 0

High blood pressure is quite a dangerous physiological event which could cause stroke or other chronic health diseases. This is usually characterized by the increase of blood pressure to a threshold of 140/90. Due to it being life threatening, it is imperative for an individual to decrease it to a benign or better yet, negligible level.

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Diabetes and Weak Muscles

February 28, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Muscle weakness is characterized by the inability of a muscle to perform what you want to do with it because of the perceptible reduction in the force or energy that the muscle can exert, however hard you try. This is muscle weakness can be due to tiredness or asthenia and fatigability, when a person overworks it.

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Teaching Kids about Diabetes

August 9, 2014 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Educating patients and their relatives about diabetes is critical for the effective management of the disease. However, children typically don’t respond to the same tactics used to persuade adults to make necessary dietary modifications. As such, it is important for nutrition professionals to adopt creative strategies to help teach young clients about diabetes. Here are some techniques that can help.

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Diabetes Management for Filipinos

March 23, 2014 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

One for every 25 Filipino adult is diabetic. Diabetes is a disease that many Filipinos suffer but is not given much attention. The rise of diabetes among Filipinos can be attributed to our food culture and lack of sense of urgency on the issue. For the former, rice is the staple food in the Philippines and eating pork has been part of our diet. Secondly, with the advent of many different processed foods from sodas, imported canned goods, chocolates and fast food, Filipinos have found a new way to indulge themselves to food. For the latter, most Filipino diabetics are not alarmed of the disease. Many Filipinos simply consider diabetes as a problem that goes with age.

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