Category Archives: diet

NUTRILITE Celebrates 80th Anniversary with a Bang!

Wellness has always been Nutrilite’s advocacy since it was first introduced eight decades ago.  To encourage more people to value personal wellness, a series of runs will be staged in three key cities: Manila (February 22), Davao (March 1), and Cagayan de Oro (March 15).  The run already covered Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, and Singapore.

Nutrilite’s Race Shirt

Registration fee is only P 300 for all categories 3k, 5k, and 8k. Interested participants can register at all Amway Distribution Centers and via the Colourlife Facebook Fan Page.   To learn more about the event, here are the NHR Race Details.

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Press Release: Women’s Health Weight Loss Issue

Your Ideal Weight: Get There and Stay There with Women’s Health Ultimate Weight Loss Issue
For the ultimate weight loss issue, Women’s Health makes sure that every woman finds a bigger reason why they should lose the extra pounds. This September, Editor-in-Chief Lara Parpan asks, “Just how much do you love yourself?” as she devotes the issue on weight loss and how to keep a healthier lifestyle.
Be inspired by five real women who triumphed over their low-esteem and unhealthy habits. Learn about what made them embrace their now active lifestyle and what pushes them to stick to it. Women’s Health also introduces three women who took on the Women’s HealthWeight Loss Challenge. Find out what programs did they follow for four weeks, the diet they went through, the insights they gained after, and if the challenge can work for you, too.
Your start to your own weight loss journey also begins by knowing what to eat and what not to. In the issue, Women’s Health gives you the other (and unpopular) side of fat. According to Bonnie Taub-Dix, author of Read It Before You Eat It, “Fat in food is equated to fat on hips – but it’s not the same. Dietary fat is one nutrient that can help you lose stubborn pounds.” Read through fat’s larger purpose and integral role in balancing your nutritional needs and learn what kind of fat should remain as an enemy to your eyes and body. 

Cover girl, Angelica Panganiban also shares her own weight loss story. The self-confessed badminton lover told Women’s Health that she doesn’t really like going to the gym. She says, that when you find the right sport or exercise, you won’t even think of it as “working out.” “Mas gusto ko yung badminton, volleyball or table tennis.” The actress even shares that since she started playing badminton this January, her endurance and stamina has upped and all because she plays with her male friends. In losing weight, she adds “Do something you love and get people you love even more to do it with you.”
Learn more about how you can jumpstart to a healthier lifestyle with this month’s weight loss issue and find out more about how Angelica Panganiban continues to love her active lifestyle without any worries of restricting herself too much. 

The September issue of Women’s Health is available in newsstands and bookstores nationwide.  For more of Women’s Health online, become a fan on Facebook and follow them on Twitter

Run with Doctors, May 1

On May 1, 2011, some doctors from all over the country who will be in Manila for the annual convention of the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) will lead the Run with Doctors as a fundraising activity.  

There will be 3K (P500), 5K (600), and 10K (600) categories.  Registration period is ongoing until April 25, 2011.  You may also register online at or in any of the following registration centers: 

RUNNR, Bonifacion High Street
R.O.X., Bonifacio High Street
Toby’s Mall of Asia
Planet’s Sports Glorietta
Planet’s Sports Trinoma
The Athlete’s Foot Robinson’s Galleria
The Athelete’s Foot Alabang Town Center
PCP Office, Unit 2201-2203, 22/F, One San Miguel Avenue Building, San Miguel Avenue corner Shaw Boulevard, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Proceeds of the fun run will be used to support the Philippine College of Physicians Foundation’s various advocacies on public health such as the Health Education Reform Order (HERO), pharmacovigilance, and tobacco control. 
Taking action to control risk factors can help prevent or delay health risks caused by unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle, and smoking. One of the primary goals of PCP is to improve the healthcare and education system of the Filipino people through its HERO project in partnership with educators, government, legislators, physicians, the business sector and nongovernmental organizations. 
Pharmacovigilance is an advocacy on patient and medicine safety.  It is particularly concerned with adverse drug reactions; hazards associated with medicines and prevent harm to patients. 
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of death and diseases in the Philippines.   The number of Filipino children and adults getting addicted to nicotine and with the increasing frequency of smoking-caused diseases inflicting a number of Filipinos are quite alarming.  To help address this concern, PCP created the Tobacco Control Advocacy Committee whose task is to empower patients, decrease mortality and morbidity in the country, and ensure effective public health literacy.  

Being with the doctors outside the clinic and the hospital where they are just like everyone else is an occasion for fellowship and glee. Health assumes an equitable face: health as actually practiced in contrast to health as advised. The doctors may use the chance to compare with each other their levels of fitness; the public may want to see how they fare versus their doctors, or simply spend the time with them on a Sunday morning. 

The number of doctors who have taken up running not only as a form of exercise but as a lifestyle has increased tremendously over the last several months. They have joined a bandwagon of Filipinos who now apply science in the activity. 
 Run with Doctors launching.  In photo are runner bloggers, together with Dr. Dante Morales, the Philippine College of Physicians Foundation, and Runrio Team.
(Photo courtesy of Rene a.k.a. Jazzrunner)
The health benefits of running come with the right pair of shoes, the fit of the clothes, the proper way for the feet to hit the ground, the appropriate pacing, and the adequacy of hydration. When doctors learn the science, expect them to do it quickly and with confidence. Running gives a high that is good and healthy for both the doctors and their patients.

Register now and get a chance to Run with Doctors