Category Archives: Health

Benefits of Drinking Water in the Morning

Drinking water in empty stomach in the morning can be immensely beneficial for the body

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We tend to complicate things when it comes to taking care of our health. A few simple steps can go a long way in taking care of our health, and one easy way of ensuring it is by drinking sufficient water in empty stomach first thing in the morning. Not only does it clear your stomach, it goes a long way in reducing the risk of a number of diseases.

Firstly, it purifies the colon and it improves the stomach’s chances to absorb nutrients properly. A better digestive system automatically takes care of a lot of other things. It is also one of the secrets behind a glowing skin, as water removes the toxins from the blood. Drinking water also improves the creation of new blood cells as well as muscle cells, and helps you in losing weight.

Also, make sure not to eat anything for a while after you drink water in the morning. This water treatment therapy has no side effects and boosts your metabolism greatly. About 8 glasses of lukewarm water (two liters) on an average daily would be great. If it feels too much in the beginning, you can start off slowly and then gradually increase the intake.

Credit to Dr. Gary Sy Facebook Health Page for the health information.

Low Maintenance Plants for You

Have you been thinking of collecting plants just like your friends but too lazy to care for one? Fret not. There are plants that suit your personality, plants that do not need much care and attention.

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Plant experts identified snake plants and arrowhead plants as low maintenance. They only need minimal water and moderate light exposure to survive.

Snake plants and arrowhead plants are good to grow inside your house. In fact, these two belongs to the list of most popular indoor plants among growers and plant hobbyists or enthusiasts.

Besides beautifying the home there are also benefits to growing plants. Plants soothe the tired eyes and make you feel happy especially if you have flowering plants. Plants also purify the air we breathe as they trap various toxins in the air.

I really love to have a neat garden to make our house look nice and homey. Snake and arrowhead plants will definitely be on top of my list when I start my journey to plant growing.

2020 is ‘Year of Filipino Health Workers’

We have so many things to thank for our frontliners. They have done and sacrificed so much including their own safety in order to fulfill their duties to their patients.

This year, the government is recognizing the heroism and self-compassion of medical workers in the country amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid19) pandemic by declaring 2020 as the “Year of Filipino Health Workers” through Proclamation 976 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Duterte signed Proclamation 976 on July 6, as he noted that the Covid-19 crisis has posed a daunting challenge to the country’s health sector.

“There is a need to commemorate the immeasurable acts of heroism and selfless compassion of nurses, midwives, and all health workers, and give due honor to those who sacrificed their lives in the line of service, especially during this extraordinary time,” he said in the proclamation.

Under the presidential proclamation, the Department of Health (DOH) is tasked to lead, coordinate, and supervise the nationwide observance of the Year of Filipino Health Workers.

All other government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned or -controlled corporations and state universities and colleges, are directed to assist DOH in implementing Proclamation 976.

All local government units, business communities, relevant civil society groups, and professional organizations are likewise enjoined to participate and support the DOH to ensure the effective implementation of the proclamation.

Proclamation 976 also encourages all national and local publications, television networks, and radio stations to promote awareness and generate public support for the programs and activities relative to the celebration of the Year of Filipino Health Workers.

“The State recognizes the invaluable contributions of nurses, midwives, and all other health workers, as the backbone of the country’s health system, whether in promoting health consciousness, performing essential medical and health services, or responding to health crises in various situations,” the order read.

“Thousands of Filipino health workers, who comprise a major component of the nation’s labor force, selflessly and tirelessly provide essential, quality, and critical care to individuals, families, and groups, even in the face of great peril, fear, uncertainty, and vulnerability,” it added.

As of today (October 17, 2020), the Philippines has recorded 352,000 Covid19 infections, with 295,000 recoveries and 6,531 deaths.