Monday, November 30, 2015

Tutuban Center honors Gat Andres Bonifacio on his 152nd birthday

Tutuban Center honored one of the country’s most recognized heroes, Gat Andres Bonifacio, via a solemn wreath-laying ceremony held today at the Bonifacio marker site fronting Tutuban’s main building to commemorate the celebrated hero. 

(From L-R) Engr. Ted Mosquito, AVP for Safety & Compliance, Tutuban Properties, Inc.; Sylvia Tecson, VP for Leasing & Marketing, Tutuban Properties, Inc.; Carminda Arevalo, Deputy Executive Director for Administration, National Historical Commission of the Philippines and Obet Asilo, Councilor of 1st District of Manila. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Mederma supports the 2015 POGS Run for Mom

The Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) successfully held the 2015 POGS Run for Moms at Camp Aguinaldo last Saturday. The theme of the event is "Going the extra mile for maternity care.

Hundreds of runners participated in the 100 meters, 3K, 5k and 10k event.

One of the sponsors of the event is Mederma, a brand that belives that every mother deserves only the greatest care. It is for this reason that Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy has established MederMom – an advocacy campaign that aims to build a community in support of moms. MederMom encourages mothers to support and care for other mothers who may have limited access to maternal care.

Mederma held a media roundtable activity after the POGS run where officers of the brand discussed their ongoing and future initiatives and activities.
Expectant mothers are facing challenging situations. No matter the challenges of pregnancy though, they will always put the care of their families first. In turn, MederMom can give them the care that they need during this delicate period in order to make their journey towards motherhood a Belly Beautiful one.

As part of this advocacy, Mederma® Stretch Marks Therapy, together with Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS), dedicated a special run for MederMoms last November 21 at Camp Aguinaldo. Mederma® and POGS will continue to work hand in hand in introducing workshops and programs that will support access to maternal care in the country.

Mederma® has taken expectant moms all over the world to a belly beautiful journey. Carefully formulated with Onion Extract, Centella Asiatica and Hyaluronic Acid, it’s clinically proven to have a triple restore action that softens, smoothens and replenishes skin in as early as two weeks of regular use.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

The benefits of taking a shower with warm water

Having a warm shower after a long day is one of life’s simplest luxuries. There is something calming about taking your time standing under the flow of warm water.

But did you know that there is more to showers than just washing away impurities and relaxing tired muscles? Other than being a regular part of our daily hygiene, taking warm showers can actually be considered a healthy routine. Here are four health benefits that will convince you to stay longer in the bathroom.

1. They are effective pick-me-uppers - Studies have proven that there is a science behind the calming qualities of warm showers. Showering with warm water helps with the production of oxytocin in the body, which is also dubbed as the love or bliss hormone due to its calming effect on behavior. So the next time you need fast relief from stress, run yourself a warm shower.

2. They help detoxify the body - Warm showers offer more than just stress relief. Evidence shows that this simple routine can help detoxify the body as well. The steam from hot showers opens pores and induces sweating, which then triggers the release of toxins.

3. They are an instant solution to a cold - Need instant relief for a cold? Hot showers are also an easy solution. Steam aids in moisturizing nasal passages which help with decongestion.

4. They give you better zzz’s - Warm showers also induce better sleep. Not only are they a treat in cold weather, they also trigger body temperature changes that promote better rest. Taking a shower with warm water before bedtime raises the body’s temperature, after which it will gradually lower once exposed to cooler air. This shift triggers the body to produce melatonin, which then cues the body to feel sleepy.

Taking warm showers are definitely a quick and easy option to enjoy these health benefits. For some though, the challenge lies in the very simple act of heating water. This shouldn’t be the case, especially with modern home technology taking the need for manual water heating out of the picture.

Global home appliance manufacturer Midea makes this easy with its line of water heaters that promise quick and safe heating without ballooning electric bills. Available in four models (Basic Single Point, Single Point with Pump, Single Point without Pump and Multi Point), this home necessity answers all the common water heating problems of households.

Midea’s Water Heaters are equipped with safety sensors to ensure that they do not overheat, cause scalding and accidental electric shocks. They are also designed to be energy efficient, with a 10-minute shower costing a very affordable 8php in your power bill.

The Midea Water Heaters also promise instant and accurate heating performance through its advanced heating technology. No need for clueless estimates and long waiting times for the water to warm up; these units provide instant relief in seconds.

As simple as this daily routine is, it does provide grand benefits for the health and overall well-being. Just find the right home partner that can help you get the best out of your usual home showers.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Keeping your voice healthythe easy way

Here's a good news to fellow moms who looks for alternative ways to get the health benefits of ginger or salabat. Read on to know more.

In many Filipino households, ginger has long been used as a remedy all for a number of ailments. Its root, when taken either as a tea or chewed like a candy, offers numerous health benefits like improved digestion and reduced intestinal disorders, relieved pain and reduced inflammation associated with arthritis, a preventive for nausea and motion sickness, and even as a therapy to lower cholesterol levels.

Did you know that ginger contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols that relieve pain throughout the body? In fact, these are the same compounds that relieve inflammation of the mucous membranes, which makes one susceptible to colds, sore throats and coughing. Nearly every culture in the world has been using ginger specifically for vocal and respiratory complaints.

Truth is, Filipinos associate ginger with salabat, the local herbal infusion to treat colds, coughs, fevers, and sore throats. In fact, many popular singers attest to the power of salabat in taking care of their voices, citing it as one of the secrets in protecting their main asset in performing and ultimately making a living.

Salabat is also a constant companion of professionals who use their voices in their line of work, from professional speakers, teachers and even call center agents. Having to talk constantly can put a strain on the throat and could have an adverse effect on one’s voice. They use salabat to ease the throat due to excessive speaking

Making a cup of salabat is not a complicated one. All you need is some fresh ginger and hot water. Many find its spicy herbal taste soothing to the throat, while a cup of warm ginger tea is a great way to relax during a busy day.

Wouldn’t it be great if you can enjoy the benefits of ginger any time of the day? It might be inconvenient to be carrying around your own stash of fresh ginger to steep a cup of warm herbal tea.

If you want to enjoy the advantages of ginger, here’s a convenient way to enjoy its health benefits. Gingerbon is the first chewy candy that is made from fresh ginger available in the Philippine market. Produced by Kapal Api

Group, one of Indonesia’s biggest companies, Gingerbon has been received positively around Asia and even as far away as Russia and South Africa.

Gingerbon is made from real ginger that has been formed into candy. The touch of sugar softens the herbal flavor of ginger, making it enjoyable to chew up any time of the day.

Gingerbon comes in two variants: regular, with the warm, ginger flavor you can expect from a cup of salabat, and extra strong, for those who prefer a more potent taste.

It comes in two different pack sizes. The 20-gram pack is handy, making it easy to carry in your bag, while the larger 125-gram pack has enough candy to fill a jar and store on at home or the office.

Gingerbon is distributed locally by ADP Industries Corp. It is available in leading drugstores, supermarkets, and groceries nationwide.