fitness

Heal through Chakras Four-week Yoga series

Learn to heal through your chakras with Kundalini yoga to bring lasting balance to your life on March 9. 16, 23 and 30 at Yoga+Express Legazpi.

The chakras are energy centers that represent various parts of the physical body, including our emotions and perceptions. The word “chakra” is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “wheel”. As vortexes of energy, the chakras flow up and down the spine, from the top of the head to the base of the spine.

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What Can I Do To Optimize My Aesthetic Appeal?

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If you’re interested in looking as physically appealing as possible, now is the time to realize that there are multiple beauty techniques you can implement to realize your objective. Here are three of them:

1. Shop For Fashion Items Online.

Updating your wardrobe and accessories can take your look from average to incredible. Yet in many cases, people find the shopping process inconveniencing or irritating. If this is the case for you, it’s time to turn to the world of online shopping. This mode of finding fashion items will preclude you from waiting in long checkout lines, dealing with irate shoppers, and fighting off overly aggressive salespeople. (more…)

Fitness Feature: Laser Fit by Contours Review

I lost a total of 5.5 inches with Laser Fit by Contours Body Design Studio!

I just got to lay it straight away right there, I’m in utter disbelief until now. Because, for one, we all know what its like to line up resolutions year after year just to find ourselves dwindling away until we’re back to where we started – ground zero. It’s a matter of discipline, really. I know I’m not alone in this. It’s a struggle for a lot of us, at least for those who will own up to it.

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First off, What is LaserFit?

Laserfit is a holistic approach to weight loss and body contouring. This is a combination of non-invasive full body cold laser exposure to melt fat, 10-minute interval training to burn the melted fats, and added nutritional recommendations and diet guide that leads to a holistic lifestyle. This is a program which provides fast results that goes immediately visible as fast as after the second session.

How does it work?

Cold laser (Zerona) exposure releases fat from the body for 3 days. Daily 10 minute workouts are recommended to burn fats, trim down and lose weight. You don’t have to worry about all these as Contours will provide a fitness facilitator just for you. We will help you and guide you all throughout the process! (more…)

Women’s Health Feature: Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Pads

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Jeunesse Anion Pads – my healthier sanitary choice.

It’s been over two years now since I last used a regular commercial pad. If I were at all to use a disposable sanitary napkin, I’ve only since used Jeunesse Anion. It’s been that long too since I last experienced menstrual cramps.

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A photobooth shot on my recent attendance at the Jeunesse Zumba event. Now that I think about it, that pose might as well say, “I have overcome!”

A quick back story: Menstrual cramps or dysmenorrhea is something I’ve always had to deal with ever since menarche at age 11. I cannot remember the number of days and years I might as well be deemed paralyzed whenever I have my period. It’s the one thing that I so deeply dreaded EVERY.SINGLE.MONTH.

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With fellow-mommy bloggers, Nikole, Jing and Erica. 🙂

Menstrual Cramps

The U.S. National Library of Medicine have classified period pain into two different categories: Primary and Secondary.

Period pain is very common: most girls and women have pain of varying intensity at some point during their period. In 10 out of 100 women the pain is so bad that they are unable to carry out their usual daily activities on one to three days every month.

Moderate to severe primary dysmenorrhea is more common in women under the age of 20. The pain usually gets better or even goes away completely within a few years of their first period. Many women have milder period pain after the birth of their first child.

Secondary dysmenorrhea often first arises after a young woman has already been menstruating for several years. Here, women may also have pain at times of the month other than during menstruation.

I’ve proven this to be true, because at some point, cramps seem to have been non-existent a year or two after giving birth. But it came right back with a vengeance soon enough and I had to radically change the way I manage my period. In 2014, I decided that I’ve finally had it with period pains and altogether jettison the use of regular commercial pads. I’ve since started using bamboo charcoal pads when I’m at home. But because a lot of times, I have to leave the house, a washable pad, no matter how economical or non-trigger for cramps it is, isn’t able to hold heavy periods. Jeunesse Anion has been my period savior, and suffice it to say, I haven’t looked back.

The Grasyas for Jeunesse Anion

With my fellow-Grasyas mommy bloggers, Mauie, Camille and Iris. 🙂

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I love that Jeneusse Anion champions women towards being intentional in focusing on this basic need. I strongly believe that this is basic enough, since menses come in every month. Whether it’s clockwork like mine, for some, others – irregular. But it definitely is something women have to deal with for a very long time, battle with constantly, at least for most of us who’ve had to endure dysmenorrhea.

Jeunesse Anion recently partnered with Marriott Hotel Manila to freshen up those habits and stay motivated with an hour of Zumba and exciting demo of healthy one-pan meals, courtesy of Simply Cereal, Doña Elena Olive Oils, Clara Ole, and Al Dente Pasta.

Regine Tolentino Zumba Jeunesse Anion

Dancing is a surefire way of shaking excess calories and gain friends. Apart from ensuring a well-balanced meal, Jeunesse Anion campaigns for staying fit through active lifestyle, just like what multi-awarded celebrity host and performer Regine Tolentino does. It’s as if she never runs out of energy.

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She’s the country’s “Dance Diva,” and a strong influencer in the dance fitness industry who proves that it’s one of the best ways to recharge our batteries. Regine is a licensed Zumba® and U-Jam® Fitness instructor, and certified by the AFAA (Athletic and Fitness Association of America).

 

Exercising to music like doing Zumba has loads of physical and mental benefits including improved condition of heart and lungs, increased muscular strength and tone, while reduces risks of osteoporosis and heart attack. Attending Zumba classes not only develops healthier body, it also helps moms become socially active, increasing emotional power. Much more, we love its mood-boosting benefits as it favors the release of endorphins that helps us melt not only fats but also PMS symptoms like moodiness.

Chef Mom Len Santos-Ding on Guilt-Free and Easy-Peasy One-Pan Meals

Chef Mom Len Santos-Ding on Guilt-Free and Easy-Peasy One-Pan Meals

With the rise of technology, people have grown more pre-occupied of so many modern things, forgetting the basic and most important of all — healthy but good food. Because we’re too busy and have less time to stay in the kitchen, we’ve grown so accustomed of eating fast or fried food. Len Santos-Ding, our mom chef instructor believes that a deliciously healthy meal doesn’t have to be boring by incorporating real and whole ingredients that are not hard to prepare at all.

Jeunesse Anion  gets it. We moms have to juggle a million and different things. As a homeschooling mom who’s freelancing here and there as a social media manager and mommy blogger, with my own household chores to care for, to boot, it’s easy to get lost in the everyday grind and count out what we use for regular sanitary hygiene.

Why It Matters

The chemical make up of regular commercial pads contains toxic substances that make them ultra absorbent. Dr. Mercola discussed it further in his article, “Women Beware: Most Feminine Hygiene Products Contain Toxic Substances.” This has been highly linked to female reproductive issues like endometriosis and even Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).

When we take care of ourselves, it’s also like a gift to our family as well.

9 Reasons Why We Should Use Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins

1. Special Anion Chip

The anion (negative-ion) chip has a lot of health advantages, including: prevention of bacterial infection during menstruation, helps reduce feminine discomfort, and helps eliminate unwanted odors. Read more on the benefits of Anions.

2. Beneficial Ions

The anion chip in a Jeunesse pad releases negative ions upon contact with moisture.

3. Quick Absorption

4. Boost of Softness

5. Superior Liquid Retention

6. Breathable Freshness

7. Individually Sealed for Protection

8. Aluminum Resealable Packaging

9. Non-Toxic Glue

Jeunesse Anion is the first anion sanitary napkin available in the retail market with quick absorbing top sheet and breathable material made of virgin pulp cotton. Its non-liniment material helps fight vaginal infections or irritations that’s guaranteed safe for pregnant women and new moms.

Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin and Liners are currently available at Watsons, selected Mercury Drug outlets. SM department store’s health and beauty section, Robinson’s Supermarket, Shopwise, Rustan’s, Waltermart, Landmark Department store, UP Town Center’s Merkado Department Store, PCX stores, selected Metro Gaisano outlets, selected LCC Malls in Bicol, plus other stores nationwide. You may also purchase Jeunesse Anion online via www.lazada.com.ph. Check out www.jeunesseanion.com and follow Jeunesse Anion on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Nova Life Active Pass Program with Celebrity Brand Ambassadors Jasmine Curtis and Daniel Matsunaga #LiveTheNovaLife

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Jack ‘n Jill Nova introduces Jasmine Curtis and Daniel Matsunaga as brand ambassadors for Live the Nova Life campaign.

Everyone wants to have an active lifestyle, but pursuing a workout that you don’t enjoy can easily outweigh its health benefits. The key to staying active is to find the right activity that energizes you while letting you have fun without the stress of doing something you don’t like.

Jack ‘n Jill Nova, your favorite fiber-rich multigrain snack, invites everyone to kick-start the fit and active life that they’ve always wanted through the Nova Life Active Pass program – a six-month-long series of fun and interactive fitness classes for different lifestyles. (more…)

Slimming System Review: Vaser Shape Plus by #AlluraBody #BodyGoals

Staying in shape is something that I admittedly, for the most part, have taken for granted. These days, as opposed to how I used to find it a breeze to lose excess pounds, it’s not as easy anymore. It must have something to do with age. I try to do planks everyday, it used to be a minute in the morning and another at night, but as expected, I’m back to just once a day. I try to squeeze in some squats and dumbbell lifting but I haven’t been very religious about it. So they don’t really count, I guess.

When it comes to staying fit, I’d have to say that it does take discipline and commitment. While I’m not really hopeless that I’d be able to muster enough of both, I might as well test the waters of non-invasive helps like Allura’s Vaser Shape Plus.

Ms. Mari of Allura

First off, a free body consult with Allura‘s pretty and charming manager, Ms. Mari. I’d have say that I gained quite a bit more understanding of the metabolic functions of the body, the significant difference of men’s collagen from women’s, which got me really wide-eyed that it’s basically my take away from the few minutes I sat in her office. Regardless of age, a man’s collagen is naturally more dense than that of a woman’s. “No fair!” Was my initial reaction. This explains why men’s skin are tighter, if they expand at all, they don’t look as flabby as women who add the same weight. But it does make sense, God has designed our bodies like such to accommodate the growth of the baby inside our bodies. It’s amazing, really!

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This also explains why women age faster than women. Of course, that’s taking into account that men don’t usually use sunscreen as often as women. Which explains why the former statement sometimes go unnoticed. For one, men don’t use makeup and we do! Take off the makeup and the use of sunscreen, women will look more aged for sure and that’s because of the formation of the collagen inside our skin. (more…)

Allura: Shaping Lives #AlluraBody #BodyGoals

Losing weight is hard, but ALLURA makes it easy

We all want to be in our best shape. This is why we hit the gym and go on a diet. And we all know that getting rid of your fats does not happen overnight, which essentially means fitness should be a part of our lifestyle. But in the event that you decide to lose weight and want fast results, ALLURA just a consult away. It is is where we can find the latest and most economical way of losing weight and contouring your body.

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Everyone wants to have a beautiful mind and body

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Fitness First Platinum Club at Viridian, Greenhills

As we typically jump start the year with New Year’s resolutions, it is only but timely to get fitness on our priority list. Incidentally, I recently toured the newly launched plush Fitness First Platinum Club at Viridian, Greenhills. Allow me to take you on a virtual tour. 🙂

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Fitness First Platinum Club at Viridian is the 5th Platinum club of Fitness First. Located at the Viridian Tower, the newest and most prestigious residential condominium tower at the heart of the Greenhills Shopping Center along Connecticut and Missouri Streets in San Juan City. (more…)

Working out tips from Chris Sports

When working out, one does not simply lift weights and go about his routine. Before pumping up your muscles, you have to consider a few safety measures to make sure that you get the best results of the exercise.

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Chris Sports, one of the companies in the Philippines that offer premium exercise and fitness gear made by top-notch brands known for their superior quality, suggests effective work out tips for eager gym buff:

  1. Warm your body up before you start lifting weights. Stretching prevents muscles from pulling and tearing.
  2. One’s gym room must also be not too hot or too cold. This prevents you from getting dehydrated. Drink water at small amounts in short intervals. This keeps you from being bloated and at the same time keeps you rehydrated.
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Sexy Detox for a Healthier, Sexier You

The latest to hit the “healthy juicing” lifestyle is a sensual, sort of hot-and-ticklish brand named SEXY DETOX.

In November 2013, SEXY DETOX found its way onto social media networks, particularly Facebook and Instagram. After just four months it has gained a steady stream of over 4,000 followers.

SEXY DETOX is a partnership of Atty. Reginald Tayag and Jessica Arsolon. Encouraged by Ms. Arsolon, who lost ten pounds in two weeks by juicing, Atty. Tayag became a believer in the healthy benefits of juicing. He suffered from high blood pressure and alarmingly high cholesterol levels. After getting into the healthy habit of “juicing,” his blood pressure and cholesterol levels lowered significantly.

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Their great results prompted the two to conduct extensive research on “juicing”.  Atty. Tayag explains, “We need to go back to the basics of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Nowadays, we seldom eat or drink fresh. Most of the products that we buy in supermarkets have been processed in order to lengthen their shelf life. However, these processes kill the enzymes that are important in order for our bodies to digest and absorb food nutrients. Enzymes and phytochemicals are very important to our bodies.  Enzymes are the catalysts or starters for the chemical reactions of our cells – either to break up old cells or to form new ones.  Phytochemicals are important in order for our bodies to ward of sickness and to boost our immune systems. SEXY DETOX juices are rich in these live enzymes and phytochemicals.”

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