This Organic Soap Might Be Your Next Favorite Organic Essential Bath Buddy

Cleaning my body is one of my ways to calm myself and I make sure I use trusted products to cleanse my face and body.

Have you heard about Coco Cider Soap? Unique, huh? Well, it might be the next essential item that you need to include in your bathing essentials.

Coco Cider Soap from Bakku2Basik’s is the first of its kind in terms of combining Coco cider with Activated Bamboo Charcoal and Kojic Acid.

The Bakku2Basik’s Coco Cider Soap is also organic. If that’s not enough reason for you to use it, here are 3 more reasons.

1. Coco Cider Soap produces intense whitening. In a country obsessed with whitening, this is a benefit that is most welcomed by a lot of people.  

2. It is designed for all skin types. Dry skin, oily skin, and even combination skin can benefit from Coco Cider Soap

3. It’s safe for children 3 years old and above. If it’s safe for kid, you know that it’s made of the most gentle ingredients to ever touch your face. 

The Bakku2Basik’s Coco Cider Soap is made of natural, raw, and unfiltered Coco Cider Vinegar infused with Activated Bamboo Charcoal. Coco Cider helps in moisturizing the skin, preventing skin cancer, treating oily skin, and has antioxidants that slow down the aging process to provide a youthful skin.

The Activated Bamboo Charcoal fights acne, reduces pore size, tightens the skin, clears blemishes, and even treats psoriasis. Together, these two ingredients, contribute to the overall wellness of the skin which is the goal of anyone who is on the constant lookout for something to help them have clear, beautiful, healthy, glowing skin. 

You can buy Bakku2Basic’s Coco Cider Soap from A Happier Life with Jen.

How To Manage Stress In A Healthy Way?

Is it safe to say that most of the people right now are undergoing a stressful situation? Are you dealing with one right now? I know I am. Stress affects everyone; it’s a natural response for how our brains and bodies react to demands or stressors and learning how to manage stress is important to our overall well being.

According to the annual Stress in America report by the American Psychological Association, money and work continued to be a significant stressors in 2018. One interesting finding, however, was an increased tolerance for stress across all generations.

Did you know that not all stress is bad? It is said that stress is part of our evolutionary “fight or flight” response, a way to defend ourselves against sudden danger or threats. Our body’s reaction to stress helps us feel more alert, focused, and motivated.

The key is to manage stress efficiently. If left unchecked, chronic stress can take a toll on our minds and bodies.

Managing Stress Through Healthy Eating

Our immune systems require adequate amounts of sleep, exercise, and good nutrition. Unfortunately, long-term stress can lead to fatigue and negatively impact our moods, making it difficult to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Many people tend to overeat during times of stress, turning to foods that are quick and comforting but often loaded with fat, salt, and sugar. And if you’re overusing caffeine or having caffeine in the evening to boost your mood and energy, that can backfire by disrupting your sleep.

Being mindful of what you eat, especially during stressful circumstances, can help you manage stress levels and change the way you respond to it.

Here are a few reminders for healthy eating:

  • Avoid Mindless Snacking
    High-calorie comfort foods can stimulate the release of certain chemicals in the brain that make us feel rewarded, but only in the short term. They also make us want to keep eating, and in a vicious cycle, overeating can lead to weight gain, which increases psychological stress. Sugary treats like ice cream might also give you a temporary feel-good moment, but it’s always followed by a crash.

    If you feel the need to eat, reach for nutritious, hard, and crunchy foods that can help relieve stress by putting tight jaw muscles to work. Better alternative snacks include almonds, soy nuts or baby carrots.
  • Eat Regularly and Don’t Skip Meals
    When you’re stressed, it’s easy to put off meals or even skip them altogether. As a result, your mood and energy levels will suffer. Blood sugar levels can fall, leading to increased stress. If stress is an appetite-killer, try eating smaller amounts of food more often during the day.

    Also, remember to keep mealtimes pleasant and separate from work or other sources of stress. If you’re eating at a desk while you work, or paying bills while you eat dinner, something’s got to give. Take a little extra time to slow down and relax while you eat. That way, you’re likely to eat less and enjoy it more.
  • Managing Stress Through Physical Activity
    Whether you feel like it or not, exercise is a great stress reliever. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins that naturally make you feel good. For some people, gentler, low-intensity workouts such as yoga, Pilates, or a relaxing walk in the park are the best remedy for stress. Others prefer high-intensity workouts such as sprinting and running.

    Whatever exercise makes you feel good and accomplished, there is a good chance you can try it at home. Check our Herbalife Nutrition Fitness Portal for training routines for every fitness level! You can start by practicing these simple exercises:
  • Don’t Forget About Sleep
    When we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies release more cortisol than usual. Cortisol is a stress hormone, which in excess can have us looking tired and stressed out. Sleep helps our body go into repair mode, renewing our cells. This is vital for our entire body, and a good night’s rest can help relieve psychological stress.

    Collectively, nutrition, exercise, and sleep promote better health, and while they won’t take away the stressful situations, they can help you better manage stress levels and achieve a better overall well-being.

    There are actually 6 tips to follow to get a quality rest and you can read it here in this link.

Tips on How to Start a Home Business

Since the pandemic happened, a lot of people have lost their jobs and now struggling to find a way to get through each day without a stable income, and I am one of them. Days after loosing my clients, I’ve decided to learn new skills using what I already have at our house, which was the stove and oven toaster. I’m now teaching myself how to bake and sell it online.

Food business is now booming and many people have entered the same field, may it be online of offline.

As I have observed, many Filipinos have already started putting up their own little ventures by offering something that we all love—food. Ube pandesal and Baked sushi are two trending in the online food business since the month of June 2020 started. One of the trending snacks I’ve tried was the Palitaw with a Twist by Palitaw Queen.

Full of creative minds and determined souls have shown their resiliency and inventiveness through these food ventures.

If you are interested to start a home business of your own, here are some helpful tips from homemaker, Cherish Ong-Chua, Vice President, Finance and Marketing, at Hanabishi.

  1. Think about a product that you want to offer.
    Are you or someone in your family good in baking or cooking? Capitalize on your skill and passion in determining the product you want to offer.
  2. Know your target market.
    Ask yourself if the product you’d like to put out there has a market. Food, for one, can have an immediate market—your family, colleagues, and friends.
  3. Quality over quantity.
    Make your product worth your customers’ money. Of course it goes without saying that you have to ensure that the items you sell should satisfy your customers. Offer products that they will like so that they can tell their other friends and relatives about it. This way, more people will be interested in your products.
  4. Invest in good equipment.
    If you’re going to pursue a business in food, make sure that you have quality equipment. At Hanabishi, They have a range of products that can help you with your cooking and baking needs, such as broilers, grillers, fryers, and electric cookers. For those who are into baking, they have mixers, food processors, ovens, and more.
  5. Make purchasing convenient.
    Make it more convenient for customers to purchase your products. For example, most businesses have gone online these days and customers can easily buy the product of their choice and have it delivered safely and securely to their home.

    Make the customers easily place an order with just a few clicks and taps on their computers and mobile devices. Offer the option to have your products delivered or picked up from your house.
  6. Create a social media account.
    Most Filipinos are social media users and being on FB and IG makes you more visible to them. In fact, according to a recent Nielsen Homepanel Tack-on survey, 49 percent of Filipinos who shop groceries online prefer Facebook.

    In making your goods available through these social media apps, make sure that you take good photos. Food, most especially, need to look delicious and enticing to attract customers.
  7. Think and plan ahead.
    Expect challenges to come your way and make sure you keep up with consumers’ changing behavior. It’s not easy, but with hard work and foresight, success will come your way.

Kawit Celebrates Christmas with a Historical Touch

This years wonderful time of the year is coming and Filipinos are here to join yet another celebration of this festive season. Despite the hassle and the rush around the busy and traffic streets and establishments, everyone is checking their Christmas list not just twice but three times!

There are a few sights and sounds where we can feel the true spirit of a Filipino Christmas especially with our loved ones.

Christmas plays a huge part in the Filipino tradition and culture. Make the holidays better by visiting some of the most historic sites in the country with your friends and loved ones. Kawit in Cavite is one of the most sought-after historical sites in the country today and it is one that you should visit this Christmas Season.

Kawit, Cavite is home to some of the most historic sites in the Philippines. This is where the Aguinaldo Shrine is situated wherein the Philippine flag that we know of today was first waved publicly announcing our Independence by none other than the first Filipino President Emilio Aguinaldo. There’s also a lot to learn about our first president and how he has lived his life and times during the revolution era. Beyond the Shrine also are other sights to see including the “Museo ni Baldomero Aguinaldo” hailed towards the cousin of Emilio Aguinaldo and grandfather of Cesar Virata who as a prime minister in the 1980s.

Kawit also boasts rich crafts and delicacies including the Pandayan or the local blacksmithing shop. Blacksmithing is an endangered craft that needs to be promoted and preserved. The local Pandayan is still active and you can still buy handcrafted knives and bolos made the same way during the Revolutionary era. The Christmas specialty – Puto Bumbong or rice cake with shaved coconut and muscovado sugar is a staple food trip stop that shouldn’t be missed when visiting Kawit.

Kawit celebrates the Christmas season through a spectacular display of lights at the Aguinaldo Shrine and Freedom Park. The Christmas lighting event was held last December 14, 2019 and a number of distinguished guests and celebrities joined in celebration of the event. A fireworks display and lighting of the Christmas lights at the Freedom park was also held.

Make sure to visit Kawit Cavite this Christmas Season and enjoy the season filled with pride of our own heritage and historical sites in Kawit. The Municipality of Kawit welcomes everyone who wishes to visit Kawit during the Christmas season.

Top 7 Important Steps to do to Age Healthily and Young Looking

Dr. Zhen-Yu Chen, one of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board Members shared the steps we need to take and ways we need to do to achieve a healthy mind and body as we age.

More often than not, aging is a topic that we would rather avoid rather than discuss head-on, as our latter years are often associated with the loss of independence, sickness, loneliness and social isolation. With Asia Pacific being one of the fastest aging regions in the world today, it’s only a matter of time that we, as individuals, have to look at aging in the eye, and consider with care, what we can do to live a longer and more fulfilling life into our golden years.

By 2050, older persons aged 60 and above will make up 24 percent of the population in Asia. At the same time, the Korea population is aging faster than the rest of the world, and the country is on track to become the world’s most aged society by 2067. This means that many of those in their 20s and 30s today would also have moved into the ranks of the elderly by then as life expectancy continues to improve with better quality care.

Taking an advance reality check, how could we then put ourselves on the path towards healthy aging earlier on in life? According to Herbalife Nutrition’s 2018 Asia Pacific Healthy Aging Survey, 97 percent of Koreans believe that active steps can be taken to help them age healthily. 81 percent believe that by this can be achieved by making better nutrition choices, while 74 percent believe that this can be achieved by engaging in more regular physical activity.

While many of you may be still enjoying life in the pink of health now, it is never too early to take steps towards healthy aging as your actions have cumulative effects in the long run. To help you along, here are seven positive lifestyle habits to kickstart your healthy aging journey.

1. Keep a Healthy Digestive System

Our digestive tract contributes to our well-being by absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. . Unfortunately, many people suffer from abdominal discomfort and other digestive issues, and that may increase as we age.

To maintain a healthy digestive system, be conscious of what you eat. Supporting your digestive health with a variety of different kinds of dietary fiber can help. It also helps to take regular meals and probiotics to aid digestion. Probiotics have been shown to benefit the intestinal microbiota, which recent science has shown to be important in digestive and overall health. Exercising and drink plenty of water can help lower your risk too.

2. Prioritize Your Heart Health

Our heart is at the center of everything that gives our body life – from the transportation of oxygen to the success of the immune system, maintaining a healthy heart is vital for our well-being as we age.

Be good to your heart by eating a healthy diet, performing regular physical activity by engaging in cardio exercises at least three times a week, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoid smoking. It is important to keep your cardiovascular system in good shape as we age, and there is no better time than the present to start heart healthy practices including staying active and supporting a healthy diet with supplements that are beneficial to your heart.

3. Take Good Care of Your Bones

Our bone mass peaks in our 30s and 40s, before we start to lose calcium and other minerals. This is especially true for women after menopause, who will experience a rapid decline in bone mass in their later years.

Maintain healthy bones early by incorporating strength-training or weight-bearing exercises into your routine. You should also up your calcium intake by consuming high-calcium foods such as milk or soybeans, or a calcium supplement daily.

4. Preserve Your Joints

While age-related factors contribute to degenerative changes in our joints, taking active steps to preserve our joints can help maintain our mobility functions and joint comfort as we age.

Maintain healthy joints by incorporating flexibility and stretching exercises into your daily routine in the morning. You can also consume a glucosamine supplement for added joint support.

5. Protect Your Eyesight

One of the first signs of aging is the reduced ability to see things clearly up close – a condition called presbyopia. You may also find it difficult adjusting to glare or distinguishing some colors as you age.

One of the key nutrients responsible for healthy vision is lutein, which helps eye cells filter harmful ultraviolet (UV) light. Consume more lutein by incorporating foods such as spinach, kale, carrots or a lutein supplement into your diet. Protect your eyes from UV by wearing sunglasses and practice good eye habits by taking a break from your devices every 30 minutes.

6. Exercise Regularly

As metabolism slows with age, maintaining a healthy weight becomes a persistent challenge. Regular exercise can help to increase our body’s metabolism, build muscle mass and burn more calories.

Build a regular exercise plan with at least 30 minutes of moderate-intense physical activity each day. Incorporate exercises that you enjoy and reward yourself when you achieve your fitness goals to keep you motivated. For the time-strapped individuals, try sneaking in short walks throughout your day, park further away from the office or use a standing workstation to avoid being seated all day.

7. Keep Your Mind Active

Beyond preserving our physical health, maintaining our mental health is also vital in keeping dementia at bay while enabling a fulfilling life into our golden years.

Maintain an active mind by engaging in activities that you enjoy – spend time in nature, pursue a new hobby or take up music classes. It is also important to get enough sleep to improve focus, concentration and reduce stress.

No matter how young or old you are, it pays to start taking steps towards healthy aging now. By making simple changes to your lifestyle early with the goal of improving your long-term health, this will put you on the right track towards living a long, healthy and fulfilling life.

Are you ready to get sweaty, plan the right meals and get fit?

Are you ready to get sweaty, plan the right meals and get fit?

Anytime Fitness continues to provide us convenient gyms with friendly staff that helps the Filipino community to break the barriers to a healthy lifestyle since 2014. It has also been in the global fitness industry since 2004 (U.S.A; Australia, etc.).

With 24/7 access to thousands of our clubs around the globe, we make fitness easy by making Anytime Fitness members to workout in their own terms and in their own time. Currently, we have 4,000 gyms across the globe. While in the Philippines, we have 113 operating gyms and we’re still expanding.

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Anytime Fitness Grace Mall started its operation January of 2018 and is currently the home gym of 1000+ members. Our gym’s advocacy is to provide a convenient, personable and friendly atmosphere to all our members here in Taguig City. For an industry that is really booming right now, there will be nothing to compare for as almost all fitness facilities right now offers similar set of machines and equipment, relatively similar group classes and similar services are offered. Anytime Fitness Grace Mall Taguig offers more. Our club, including the staffs and the members, have this mantra of achieving a healthy lifestyle in a fun and cooperative approach, we call HAPPY HEALTHY HAPPEN! With numerous open branches across the country, we made ourselves distinct with this mind set.

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Anytime Fitness make it to a point that they provide their members and guests the best quality of services that they could offer. Anytime Fitness Grace Mall makes sure that they provide the support system that they need to motivate them and help them perform at their best. The diversity among the members are what makes them unique, even with this kind of community they were still able establish a strong bond among them all.

Aside from that, Anytime Fitness also provide the members a set of different challenges every month to keep them motivated in achieving their goals. They give focus on the activities that the members can do even if they are away from the gym. Anytime Fitness don’t only supplement the members’ motivation while they are inside, members also has the coaches support outside the facilities. Every month Anytime Fitness have a celebration of all our member’s successes and small achievements that they have accomplished. The joy and happiness that they feel during those celebrations are the rewards everyone aim for all the hard work and efforts every month.

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Anytime Fitness is breaking boundaries and barriers to a healthy lifestyle by establishing good relationship with their members and infect them with a HAPPY HEALTHY MINDSET!

A new Elegant, Modern and Classy Royal Fashion Accessory Brand is here

Have you been looking for an elegant, modern and classy accessories? Behold, Orange Duchess!

Orange Duchess is a Royal Fashion Accessory Brand for women who are elegant, modern and classy. Orange Duchess offers premium, high quality and affordable fashion bags and accessories fit for a royal!

It is established in 2018, Orange Duchess was fashioned out of the ideas and passion of Aiza Diuco and Rocky Sun for fashion and travel.

Armed with trendy and unique products they gathered through travelling, they brought it in the Philippines to test out the response of the market. With almost 4 months of conceptualization and preparation, Orange Duchess finally went into full operation on Sep. 26, 2018.

Orange Duchess’ first collection is inspired by glitters and glamour. Their products; jewelleries, bags, sunglasses etc has a shining, shimmering (& splendid) design. They want you, their Duchesses to feel glamorous and like a royalty when wearing their products.

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Orange Duchess’ products are all imported from Hong Kong since it is known as one of the Fashion Capitals of the world. The founders were able to gather product suppliers as they tour around the country.

Since then, OD has been selling through online platforms like Facebook Marketplace, Shopee and Lazada. OD has also been actively participating in bazaars and has a physical store at UP Town Center under the concept store The Park.

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Orange Duchess will continue to grow into a globally competitive brand that will bring Filipino recognition in the growing industry of fashion and lifestyle.

End October with a fashionable twist and welcome November with a fabulous bang with these new collection too perfect to a “tea”!

GET THIS SEASON’S “FIERCE FANTASY” TREND AND FASHION INSPIRATION FROM ZILINGO PHILIPPINES

 

This season, Zilingoa technology platform that is re-imagining the fashion industry – released their latest trends selection, boasting different cuts and highlighting textures, vintage hues and an arresting foray of silhouettes.

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The brand marries chic styles and dainty looks in this curated collection, featuring vintage silhouettes in Neutrals and Pastels like Salmon Pink, Cream and Beige. Fashion fans will also be thrilled with Zilingo’s take on feminine cuts and accents of laces, silks and furs matched with MOD take on the vintage sheet vibes that accentuate style and attitude.

Zilingo will provide customers with coveted pieces suitable for all occasions. “We are ecstatic about this season’s trends that combine style and comfort, and the best part is that these fashion essentials are available at the click of a button,” says Ryza Dipatuan-Razo, Marketing Director, Zilingo Philippines. 

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“This collection is a perfect fit for this season’s latest trend of vintage looking pieces matched with stylish pieces made from silk and lightweight fabrics, including but not limited to Slip dresses, Net dresses, Bias Skirts accentuated with Headbands, net tights, socks and heels.” says Edryan Lorenzo, Zilingo’s PR and Influencer Marketing Manager.

“Recognizing the continuous growth and potential of the online retail market, and the need to constantly provide its customers with new and exciting options, Zilingo aims to showcase a unique shopping experience to its customers and enable brands to expand their reach to fashion enthusiasts across the region.” Ryza added.

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Fashionistas across the country can purchase the collection anytime and anywhere via Zilingo’s website and app, and have them delivered to their doorstep at no extra charge, with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery.

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About Zilingo

Zilingo was founded in 2015 by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor with a vision to use technology to put responsible and efficient business within everyone’s reach. Up until now, the fashion industry has favoured a select few – if you had social, human and financial capital, you could get anything done. But we believe the future of fashion belongs to everyone. By using smart, technology-led solutions to bridge the gap between creators and producers, we’re re-imagining the fashion industry to make it fair, connected and transparent for all. 

Zilingo is available for download for free on the App Store and Google Play across Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.

For more information, please visit www.zilingo.com