Friday, December 23, 2016

NOVUHAIR CELEBRATES HOLIDAY AROUND THE GLOBE

It’s officially a few more days before we celebrate Christmas and New year. Around the globe, most people are trying to look their best, new clothes, new gadgets, and new shoes, but can these make up for looking best at what’s on top of our head, our hair!


Taking care of our mane should be on top of our list just as we go to spa to pamper our body, our hair needs pampering as well. Novuhair, Nature’s answer to hair loss has got you covered. 
As we bid adieu to 2016, throw away your difficulties on hair loss and scalp problems with Novuhair’s 19 natural ingredients. Made of herbal ingredients that include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint, Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching.

The brand has helped thousands of satisfied users here in the Philippines, thus merits its fifth consecutive year of being awarded by Watson’s as the leading Medicated Hair Care Brand in the country.

Good news to our kababayans abroad and their friends, with the brand’s aim to help assuage hair problems across the globe, Novuhair products are available in Kuwait, distributed by Bee Organic Import & Export Establishment, Kuwait.  For orders, you may contact landlines +96524343885 and +96524343866 or mobile numbers +96550380380, +96565559935 and +96560755122.  Bee Organic’s showroom is located at Arabia Mall, First Floor Showroom # 15 Egaila Area, Kuwait. 
Novuhair can also be purchased online through our service partner: www.regaloservice.com. Servicing USA, Canada, UAE , KSA and other Asian countries. 

Locally, Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, and follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH THIS SEASON WITH BEWELL-C

In our haste to come up with the best Christmas gift this season, we tend to forget that every person’s well-being will always be on top of the list, thus, a gift of wellness is something that will be well-received.


Around the globe, holidays means parties everywhere which also equates to frequent sleep deprivation not to mention increased alcohol intake for some and the bad effects of second hand smoke for others. All these factors contribute to lower immune system and this might not be a good match for the holidays.


Bewell-C has got your back covered as it contains all the vitamin C your body needs minus the acidity.  Bewell-C is a non-acidic vitamin C supplement that boosts the immune system to fight against various health conditions.

Great for kids
Bewell-C is made of encapsulated powder which can be extracted and mixed with juices. Most parents nowadays do this, especially in the event that their kids are suffering from weak immune system.

Sodium ascorbate is effective in alleviating coughs and colds in children and can be given 3x a day as opposed to the acidity of a regular vitamin C.

Excellent for adults
Sodium Ascorbate promotes healthy cell development which helps active individuals in terms of sports related injuries as it plays a major role in collagen synthesis and help form bonds between strands of collagen fibers. It is also helpful for those recovering from surgery.

For those who follow a beauty regimen, Sodium Ascorbate helps firm the skin tissues and works well in enhancing the efficiency of anti-aging supplements.

Sodium Ascorbate helps fight cancer as it produces a cytotoxic effect in malignant cell lines including melanoma cells, hence its anti-cancer property. Vitamin C in Sodium Ascorbate also help in lowering the risk of heart diseases and early death.

For those who requires a low-sodium diet, Bewell-C Plus Calcium is recommended.

Bewell-C and Bewell-C Plus Calcium is available in all leading drugstores nationwide. For more updates, Follow their FB: @bewellcsodiumascorbate.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

NOVUHAIR HEAD BAGS AGORA AWARD

President and CEO Wins in the Individual Category of the 37th Agora Awards


Quezon City, Philippines – Nutramedica, Inc. President and CEO Sheila Mae Velilla bagged the Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship – Medium Scale at the recently concluded 37th Agora Awards.  Nutramedica is a homegrown 100% wholly-owned Filipino enterprise that manufactures and distributes Novuhair, an acclaimed line of products that addresses hair loss.


Held last October 26 at PICC, CCP Complex, the Agora Awards recognizes individuals and organizations for exceptional marketing skills and strategies.  It is touted to be the premier marketing awards body in the country and sets the high standards of excellence in the industry.

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO BIG WINNER

Moving in an industry dominated by giant multinational pharmaceutical companies, Nutramedica’s tenacious rise from its humble beginnings as a microenterprise is one for the books.  Thanks largely to its creativity and innovation, it has become a major player with a well-established niche in the industry.

Founded in 2004 by Velilla, Nutramedica develops beauty and healthcare products out of natural and mostly indigenous ingredients.  It is one of the pioneers in the commercialization of virgin coconut oil (VCO) and gained wide success with its slogan “healthiest oil on earth,” which led to its acquisition by a big company. 


It continued to create more VCO-based skin care products and hit the jackpot with its latest, and now banner, product – Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss.  This breakthrough solution is made of 19 herbal ingredients and comes in topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo, and herbal conditioner that effectively battles the effects of hair loss and helps enhance and restore one’s crowning glory.

Launched in 2009, Novuhair enjoys tremendous success until today.  It is widely accepted not only here in the Philippines, but also in other countries.  It is set to enter the international market, starting with the United States (US), in December of this year.  Such bold, yet timely, move of the company to export Novuhair to the US and eventually the Middle East also opens the opportunity for proudly-made local products to penetrate the global arena.

Novuhair’s popularity and market leadership may be attributed to the company’s initial market study coupled with the right timing, as well as smart use of resources by coming up with an effective tri-media campaign best described as low-budget yet high-impact marketing.

Leveraging on its organic growth from a microenterprise to medium scale with over 30 employees in a span of 12 years, Nutramedica continues to further develop, market and distribute high-quality goods that could bring honor to the country.

The firm raises the bar in entrepreneurship with its faithful adherence to best business practices, such as provision of high quality products and excellent services, adaptability to market trends, constant innovation, diversification of trade, and giving back to society.

 “Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people”, Velilla quotes Steve Jobs when asked what’s her secret to success in this competitive business of beauty and healthcare. 

“We at Nutramedica also adhere to our core values of integrity, trust, fairness, discipline, humility, leadership, teamwork and faith in God.  That’s our winning formula,” Velilla further adds.


Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and regaloservice.com.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Get your money back with MediCard Select

Do you spend a huge amount of money for health and medical coverage but feel like it’s not worth paying for because you seldom get sick or go for a check-up? And yet getting rid of your HMO coverage is out of the question because, what if you get seriously sick?

MediCard, a leading HMO provider in the country, gives a breakthrough solution for you – MediCard Select.





The most flexible health care coverage
This product allows members of all ages to have flexible health care coverage for a minimal access and service fee and a fixed amount of fund. Also, with the new MediCard Select, members get the best value for their money because they can select for their coverage when needed – whether for maternity, pre-existing conditions, extreme sports, etc.

“We at MediCard do our best to bring quality healthcare services to Filipinos. The best part is, members of MediCard Select will get back their funds if unused,” says MediCard Vice President, Luis S. Montoya. 

Get your money back!
A breakthrough feature of MediCard Select is the revolving fund wherein the cost of health services utilized will be deducted from the amount that they paid, and the balance becomes a revolving fund that members can use again upon replenishment or can be returned to them. So no need to feel that the cost of health care coverage is not worth it – if you don’t get sick, not hospitalized nor availed yourself of any medical service, you get your money back!

Health benefits for all ages
Medicard Select offers a suite of benefits that give members of all ages the coverage they need. Qualified individuals, families or SMEs will receive coverage for hospitalization, outpatient and preventive healthcare that includes an Annual Physical Exam and the following 8 blood chemistries – Fasting Blood Sugar, Total Cholesterol, Uric Acid, Creatinine, BUN, HDL, LDL and Triglycerides, as well as emergency and dental care.

MediCard has more than 29 years of experience in providing quality health care across a range of individuals, families, and small and large corporations. It takes pride in its robust health care providers, which enables MediCard members to choose from its nationwide network of over 1,000 accredited hospitals and clinics backed by more than 40,000 accredited doctors.

Terms and conditions apply. For more information on MediCard Select, please call or email Randy Verde at 891-9629 or rverde@medicardphils.com, or Marie Joyce Reynoso at 884-9968 or mreynoso@medicardphils.com, or visit http://select.medicardphils.com/.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

HOTEL JEN MANILA EARNS 2016 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Hotel Jen Manila announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. 


 “We feel proud to be a recipient of the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. I share this recognition to the whole team which is the backbone of our success”, said Edward Kollmer, General Manager of Hotel Jen Manila. “The hotel cannot function or succeed without the support and hard work of our most valuable asset, which are our people’.


With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers. This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.


The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

About Hotel Jen

Catering to independent travellers, the Hotel Jen brand delivers quality, comfort and value with a playful twist and friendly service. Hotel Jen embraces the love for life and travel, helping travellers to leave boring behind through spontaneous experiences, unpublished insights and unconventional perspectives. Launched in 2014, Hotel Jen offers 10 vibrant hotels in some of the best locations across Asia Pacific, including Singapore; Hong Kong; Beijing and Shenyang in mainland China; Manila; Penang and Johor in Malaysia; and Malé, Maldives. New Hotel Jen properties have been announced for Beijing as well as Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, with development projects under consideration in gateway cities in Asia Pacific. For more information, visit www.hoteljen.com or join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sweeter holidays with Villa Del Conte


This Christmas season, make your holiday greetings even sweeter with Villa Del Conte’s Merry Christmas Box. Villa Del Conte Christmas Box comes with decadent praline balls with luscious cream fillings like hazelnut, macadamia, and salted caramel. These premium artisanal Italian chocolates which come in 200 gram boxes and are priced at P880 will surely make this Christmas the best one for your family, friends, and colleagues. Villa Del Conte also offers other celebration gift boxes such as the Happy Birthday and Congratulations boxes and the Villa Del Conte special red box. Grab a box today at Villa del Conte stores at Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Mall, Resorts World, Alabang Town Center, SM Megamall and Robinsons Magnolia to get one. For bulk orders, please contact 893-2575 or 621-6101. Go to http://www.villadelcontecioccolato.com/ to know more about Villa del Conte, or follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VillaDelContePh, Instagram: http://instagram.com/villadelconte and Twitter: https://twitter.com/VilladelConte.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Herbalife Nutrition At Work Survey Reveals Filipino Millennials Desire Healthy, Active Workplace Environment

While the survey conducted reveals that more Filipino millennials are engaging in regular physical activities outside work, they find it difficult to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle in the modern workplace.


PHILIPPINES, October 27, 2016 – Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, has released the findings from its Asia Pacific Millennials At Work Survey1, which revealed that Filipino millennials are adapting a healthy, active lifestyle, however, most believe their current workplace environment prevents them from doing so.


Millennials, or people born in between 1980 and 2000, are opting for a workplace that will encourage them to stay active, if only this will be embedded in every company culture.  About 83 percent or eight (8) in 10 millennials have agreed that they would like their company workplace to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle.

With the millennial generation expected to make up 50 percent of the global workforce by 2020, ensuring the wellbeing of millennials will be important to improving workplace productivity. “There are about 35 million millennials now in the Philippines, which is about one-third of the country’s entire population. Five years from now, millennials will be dominating the labor force. While most millennials want to lead healthy lives, they face real obstacles at work in doing so,”
said Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines General Manager. “At Herbalife Nutrition, we provide our employees with nutrition products at work, subsidize gym memberships, hold regular wellness programs related to nutrition and well-being, and encourage participation in outdoor activities and sports competitions.”

Additionally, the survey findings revealed the following:

·         Seven (7) out of 10 millennials strive to live healthy, active lives
·         However, the majority of millennials find it challenging to maintain an active lifestyle at work – eight (8) out of 10 millennials spend 6 to 13 hours at their work desk each day, and 64% of millennials get less than 30 minutes of physical activity - including standing, stretching and walking at work on an average work day.
·         Additionally, 64% of millennials cited the “lack of time” as the key obstacle to engaging in physical activity at work.


To provide tips on how millennials and their employers can integrate positive nutrition and life style habits at their workplaces, Herbalife Nutrition has organized a sixth Asia Pacific Wellness Tour, which builds upon the successes of the past five tours that welcomed over 100, 000  participants. Five experts from the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) are scheduled to tour 21 Asian cities from October 7 to 30, to hold a series of talks, workshops and medical symposia across the region.

“Through these efforts, we hope to equip organizations and employees with the right tools to collectively build a healthier work environment across Asia Pacific,” said Valenzuela.
 
Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, will be visiting Manila for the Asia Pacific Wellness Tour this October. Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D. will also be sharing expert advice on how millennials can adopt simple positive nutrition and lifestyle habits at work to improve their overall well-being in the long run.


Some of the tips to help foster a healthier millennial workforce include:

·         Nutrition

o   Dedicate a healthy eating day each week and get colleagues involved in making healthy choices for lunch on this day.
o   Boost water intake to help the body digest food, rid the body of toxins, and help deliver nutrients to the cells. Drink at least eight (8) glasses or two (2) liters of water a day.
o   Have a protein shake combined with non-fat milk and healthy fruit for breakfast. With 20-30 grams of protein and low-fat contents, it can provide the body with all the nutrition it needs to power through the day.

·         Active Living

o   Create a playlist that incorporates upbeat music and play with hourly intervals.
o   Use Running Apps to keep energized and on-pace during regular runs.
o   Set a goal to join running competitions to motivate self to sustain an active lifestyle.

1Herbalife’s Millennials At Work Survey was conducted in 2016, with 5,500 respondents aged 18 and above, from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.



 About Herbalife

Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2015. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of financial and other information about the company at http://ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Gardenia Launches New Products


Gardenia Bakeries continue to delight Filipinos with its delectable breads that evoke a distinct taste, softness, aroma, freshness and nutritive value. And now, Gardenia carries on that tradition by introducing more new and delicious breads that people will truly love.


The new Gardenia California Raisin Buns and the latest colourful bunch of your favourite Gardenia Twiggies will surely make your day truly special, whether at home, in school or at work.

Fantastic in its softness and gratifying in taste, Gardenia California Raisins Buns are wonderfully-soft, great-tasting buns studded with succulent California raisins that will surely delight your senses in every bite.

The new Gardenia California Raisin Buns are certified nutritious too. Each raisin bun is packed high with important vitamins like Vitamin (Thiamine) to help prevent fatigue and boost metabolism, plus high levels of Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) and a good source of Vitamin B3 (Niacin) for improved energy metabolism, and even Calcium to help support the development of strong bones and teeth as they grow up.

Wait, there’s more! Make snacking a colorful and enjoyable experience with the new flavors of Gardenia Twiggies! With the launch of the new exciting variants of Twiggies, Gardenia also communicates the importance of teaching the kids to channel and develop their emotions and characteristics that can help them live life to the fullest with a ‘Color your Day’ campaign. Each colourful and delectable Twiggies represents a feeling or experience.

The Twiggies Yellow cake is a perfect match for you while enjoying and sharing unforgettable moments with kids, as the vibrant color yellow signifies happiness! The new Gardenia Twiggies Yellow Cake is a soft and moist butter flavoured cake for a dose of joy and fun! Plus, it is a source of Iron and packed with Vitamin B1 which helps boost your energy.

Let kids explore places they’ve never been before, and don’t forget to bring the new Gardenia Choco-Brown cake – loaded with chocolatey goodness and packed with Vitamins B1, B2 and B3 that can make you more active for a fun day ahead! It also contains Iron and Vitamin A. The brown color of the Twiggies Choco-Brown cake transcends a strong impression and is associated with being brave.

And to add more color to kids’ daily activities, Gardenia Twiggies Pink Cake is here! It is jam-packed with Tutti Fruity flavor and also a good source of vitamins like Iron and Vitamin B3. Indeed, a perfect token of colorful love as the color pink also means being sweet, nice and playful.

Indulge in the new flavors of Twiggies and grab the newest Gardenia California Raisin Bun at your nearest supermarket, grocery, or convenience store.

For more information about Gardenia California Raisin Bun and Gardenia Twiggies, visit www.gardenia.com.ph



Thursday, September 15, 2016

Getting the most out of your cooking gas

Every homemaker knows that prices of daily essentials are always on the rise. Electricity, water, cable and internet bills, mortgage, rice and produce, transportation, and fuel costs, among so many other expenses, are items that continue to bloat our budget. As a recurring expense, cooking gas orLiquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), one of the most common fuels used for cooking, is one item you can closely monitor and conserve so you can chalk up savings that you can use for other household expenses. 


Solane, the country’s leading provider of safe and reliable cooking gas, gives tips on maximizing your LPG:

Use the right pot for your burner. To make the most of your LPG, use a pot or cookware that is suitable for your gas stove burner and vice versa.  If you’re cooking using a big pot, use the big burner and if it’s just soup for one in a tiny pot, then better use the smallest burner. This way, the amount of gas dispensed will be equal to the size of the burner. Using small cookware on a big burner will just be a waste of cooking gas.

Thaw frozen food before cooking.  For faster cooking, thaw frozen food before cooking. It lets you maximize your LPG as you save on the heat energy required to bring it down to room temperature. 

Invest in a pressure cooker. Cooking using a pressure cooker saves a lot of LPG. Compared to ordinary pans that cook food at around 100 Centigrade degrees only, pressure cookers cook at around 125 Centigrade degrees which means it helps get the food cooked quickly, thus reducing cooking time.

Check your gas flames.  Is your gas flame blue or yellow? Does it burn steadily or not? Blue gas and steady flames indicate that your burner is clean. If the flame is yellow or orange in color, your burner is chocked with soot, grease or food residue, causing it to not burn properly, and therefore waste fuel. To avoid this, clean the gas stove regularly.

Cover the pan while cooking. Placing the lid on your pan while cooking blocks the steam from escaping and makes your food cook faster. It also reduces cooking time since the heat energy is used more efficiently.

Check your LPG tank and gas stove. To ensure safety and to maximize your LPG, check the following regularly: regulator, pipes/hoses and burner for leaks. To avoid wastage, make sure that the regulator is switched off after cooking.

In addition to safety and saving money, it is important to get the most out of your LPG as every kilo counts and every peso that we save is an integral component in every household.


Discover more about LPG at http://www.solane.com.ph.


Monday, September 12, 2016

EXPERIENCE STAR CITY ADVENTURE WITH HOTEL JEN MANILA


What better way to spend your Ber-months and satisfy your adventurous spirit with Hotel Jen Manila and get complimentary tickets to Star City when you book from now until December 30, 2016.

For only PHP 4,800 per night, you can enjoy two (2) complimentary ride-all-you-can tickets at Star City valid until December 30, 2016, two (2) buffet breakfast at Latitude, free Wi-Fi and scheduled shuttle service to Star City.
This promotion is exclusive to Philippine residents and Balikbayans. Proof of residency is required upon check-in.

For inquiries and advance reservations, please call (632) 795 8888 or email food&beverage.hjm@hoteljen.com. Terms and conditions apply. Visit Hotel Jen Manila’s website at www.hoteljen.com/manila and facebook at www.facebook.com/hoteljenmanila for updates and promotions.

About Hotel Jen
Catering to a new generation of independent travellers, the Hotel Jen brand delivers quality, comfort and value with a playful twist and friendly service. Hotel Jen embraces the love for life and travel, helping adventurous souls explore and discover. Launched in 2014, Hotel Jen offers 10 vibrant hotels in some of the best locations across Asia Pacific, including Singapore; Hong Kong; Beijing and Shenyang in mainland China; Manila; Penang and Johor in Malaysia; and Malé, Maldives. New Hotel Jen properties have been announced for Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, with development projects under consideration in gateway cities in Asia Pacific. For more information, visit www.hoteljen.com or join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Losing Weight with A New Mindset

Can’t seem to lose weight despite your best intentions? Your mindset might be holding you back. In this day and age, when there’s a plethora of unhealthy food to consume and unhealthy lifestyle choices to make, it can be difficult to follow a diet program. But if you have the right attitude to lose weight and maintain your ideal weight, nothing is impossible.

Sheryl Ehmene Uy-Garcia and Francis Salazar, two Cohen’s Lifestyle Program graduates who have maintained their healthy weight for more than three years, can attest to the effectiveness of conditioning one’s mind to lose weight. Before adapting their new mindset, Uy-Garcia, an advertising sales unit head in her mid-30s, and Francis Salazar, a technology consultant, both suffered from asthma and obesity.

Sheryl Garcia, who weighed 152 lbs., reached her healthy weight of 112 lbs. 
in just six months.
They turned to the Cohen Lifestyle Program, a rapid weight-loss and wellness program through nutrition. Salazar started the program in 2011 weighing 325 lbs., and in eight months, he lost 153 lbs. Garcia, who weighed 152 lbs., reached her healthy weight of 112 lbs. in just six months.

Francis Salazar started the program in 2011 weighing 325 lbs., 
and in eight months, he lost 153 lbs.

Salazar and Garcia share the following “mental diet” tips that they learned from joining the program:

Assess your relationship with food. Before you can effectively lose weight, you have to understand and deal with the root cause of your problem first –your relationship with food. The two Cohen clients reveal that they were emotional eaters before trying the program. Salazar shares, “I ate when I was happy; I ate when I was sad.” It’s important to be aware of why you may overeat and to stop feeding your emotion in order to successfully maintain your ideal weight.

Always remember your weight-loss motivation. Losing weight can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be, especially when you focus on why you want to lose weight. “During one of my monthly ER visits, the doctor warned me that my asthma was fatal and I would expire early if I didn’t take care of myself. I enrolled in the Cohen’s Lifestyle Program because their approach is very personal. They made me focus on my ‘why’ – to live longer for my husband and kids,” shares Garcia. As for Salazar, his family’s medical history compelled him to finally say goodbye to obesity. “A couple of my uncles died due to diabetes and stroke, and my mom knows that my current situation is a ‘ticking time bomb.’”

Have a support system. There may have been times when you wanted to give up, but with the help and support of your family, you can push through with your weight-loss journey and reach your goal. Garcia and Salazar stayed committed to the Cohen Lifestyle Program with the help of their families. “A key factor that helped me stay committed to the program is my supportive husband who encouraged and cooked for me whenever he could,” shares Garcia. In addition to family support, it is also important to have the support of others who understand what you are going through and are supportive of your desire to lose weight and be healthier. Cohen Consultants often meet with their clients, such as Francis and Sheryl, to help them on their weight-loss journey.

Set realistic expectations. Weight loss doesn’t happen overnight. You have to work for it, including sacrificing some indulgences. “Before Cohen, I only ate pork, rice and soda, no vegetables and fruits, but now, my plate always has salad with protein,” Garcia shares. Salazar says, “It was okay to indulge once in a while, but not overindulge. It’s okay to enjoy food. We eat to live, not live to eat.”

Sometimes no matter how hard you try to stick to your diet program, set-backs happen which can slow down your weight-loss progress or even increase your weight. The most important thing is you do not completely let go of your goal and you get back on track with your weight-loss program as soon as possible. Before you know it, you can reach your goal. Salazar says, “Now that I no longer need to lose more weight, it is okay to indulge once in a while, but not overindulge. It’s okay to enjoy food. We eat to live, not live to eat.”

Change your perspective on food and diet. Your mindset on food and diet is an essential factor in losing and maintaining weight safely and effectively. Salazar shares, “I learned that food is not supposed to run my life. That food is there for nourishment, but not to control me. I learned to be a more moderate and responsible eater.” Garcia reveals, “It’s time to think of my family, not just my comfort. I eat to survive and only occasionally, eat to enjoy. Cohen teaches the discipline and the tools on how to make the right food choices, and I haven’t had any asthma attacks from the first day I started the program!”

To know more about Cohen’s Lifestyle Program, 
on Facebook and http://instagram.com/cohenlifestyleph on Instagram.


Friday, September 2, 2016

Technology made affordable by CD-R King

Technology is constantly coming up with new innovations way faster than we can save up for a particular gadget. Getting that new gear or an accessory that comes with it can be very daunting since it can be a thing of the past with a blink of an eye.



CD-R King, your one stop media provider understands this difficulty that’s why it strives to bring you affordable alternatives that won’t break your wallet.

Here are some items you might be interested to get your hands on.

In keeping up with being the selfie capital of Asia, get your smart phone an updated look with the new Selfie Stick casing.


USB Type C is fast becoming a standard when it comes to speed. Type C connector are faster in speed and most hardware nowadays are converting their regular USB Type A cable to Type C. Mac user are now benefiting from their single Type C slot, with the availability of adaptors, it is now easy to connect to other type of USB.

CD-R King USB 3.0 to USB Type C



 Micro USB to USB Type C


They even have USB Type C to Type C


Other cable connectors includes

USB Type A to Lightning 8-Pin


High Speed Data and charging cables includes USB type A to lightning 8-pin and USB Type A to Micro US.



CD-R King continuously appends the green living by its Solar-Powered gadgets, a new addition to the line is their Portable Solar LED Light. Sustainability and affordability at its best.


The recent house bill submitted in the congress requiring all PUV to have a dash cam installed on board might be enforced sooner than later. This law will put additional weight on procurement of PUV owners. CD-R King introduced its new and improved Black Dash-Cam. Black Dash-Cam combines affordability and quality.


All this and more are available from CD-R King branches nationwide. For more updates, Like/follow them on FB: /cdrkingph.





Thursday, September 1, 2016

#BHW2016 - Beauty, Health & Wellness 2016 by PMCM Events Management

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SUN LIFE’S #liveBrighter Campaign: Millenials For A Financially Prepared Generation

The new generation of workforce, the Millenials, wants to grow with a company that respects their individuality while being part of a noble cause. Such opportunity is possible when one becomes a Financial Advisor. This is a door that Sun Life (of Canada) Philippines, Inc. opens wider with a recruitment drive called #LiveBrighter. It aims to present the profession as a career choice for Millennials who wish to have the time and resources to pursue their passions as theyBrighter advocate financial foresight and planning.


 “Millennials are known to be slashers as they juggle a lot of things live travelling, blogging, and other passion projects on top of their regular 8-5 jobs. It sounds very aspirational but how can they sustain this in terms of time and resources?” said Sun life Recruitment Manager Fin Bernardo. “With that in mind, we see that the profession of a Financial Advisor is a perfect fit for their lifestyle,” added Bernardo.

After introducing the Financial Advisor in popular culture thru its engagement with Cinema One’s Single/Single, Sun Life dishes out the #LiveBrighter Sessions. This is a series of meet-ups to show how a Financial Advisor lives up to the demands and rewards of the profession. It aims to reach more Millennials and send them the message that their dream job is just here all along.

L-R (Arriane Serafico, Agnes Cuaso, Host)
Guided by the core values of a Sun Life Financial Advisor- caring, professional, inspiring, and winning - #LiveBrighter Sessions will give a taste of the benefits one can enjoy in choosing this particular career path. More than the chance to earn unlimited income, it also provides perks such as all-expense travel and the freedom to work with an unbridled schedule.

With more Filipinos keen on getting insurance and investment products, the possibilities for new Advisors are endless. “We need more Financial Advisors to educate Filipinos on the importance of preparing for unexpected life’s events and offer them solutions that let them have Money For Life,” explained Bernardo.

Choose to #LiveBrighter now. Register to the next #LiveBrighter Forum by visiting bit.ly/LiveBrighter.

About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies, a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2016, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $861 billion.


Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippines (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.