HEART PROBLEMS: NO LONGER OLD MAN’S DISEASE

Solon, advocates push for Trans Fat Free Philippines Law to ‘protect Pinoy heart’

A group of doctors, lawyers and a lawmaker on Thursday expressed alarm over the rising incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) among younger Filipinos. In a press conference to commemorate World Heart Day, the Philippine Heart Association (PHA) said that Filipinos who suffer from stroke and other heart conditions are getting younger. 

“Heart problems are no longer just old man’s disease,” said Dr. Luigi Segundo, Director of PHA. “There is an alarming trend of Filipinos in their thirties having premature heart attack and stroke,” he added.

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PHA linked CVDs to the high intake of trans fatty acids and a sedentary lifestyle, among other factors. Industrially-produced trans fatty acids or iTFAs are a toxic compound added by food manufacturers to their products to prolong their shelf life. Margarine, baked goods, and instant coffee are just some of the food items known to have high traces of iTFA. 

Heart disease kills 345 Filipinos every day

Citing data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Atty. Ma-anne Rosales-Sto. Domingo of public interest law group ImagineLaw said that CVDs like coronary heart disease and stroke remain to be the top killer in the Philippines. “Every day, 345 Filipinos are killed by heart disease,” she said. “Eliminating trans fat in the Philippine food supply should be a priority to break this deadly chain and improve Filipinos’ heart health,” Atty. Rosales-Sto. Domingo added. 

Dr. John Juliard Go, National Professional Officer of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Philippines, said that iTFA causes heart disease and deaths, and has no known health benefit. Trans fat elimination will save lives and prevent CVDs, according to the WHO. 

“Trans fat elimination is a multi-sectoral work, and we encourage all stakeholders to support and work together to reduce premature deaths from cardiovascular diseases,” Dr. Go urged. 

Trans Fat Free Philippines Law pushed

Early this year, Laguna 1st District Rep. Ann Matibag filed House Bill No. 1485 or the Trans Fat Free Philippines Bill that will prohibit the manufacture, importation, distribution, and sale of processed and prepackaged foods with high trans fat content. 

“The bill will also provide for training for food manufacturers to allow them to switch to healthier fats and oils, and for research on other healthy alternatives,” said Rep. Matibag. 

Counterpart measures were also filed in the Senate by Senators Nancy Binay, Risa Hontiveros, Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla, Jr., and Joel Villanueva. Four other similar measures were filed in the House of Representatives. All bills are pending in their respective Committees on Health.

ImagineLaw urged the House and Senate leadership to act on the said measures. “We urge the health committees of both chambers to set the hearing for the trans fat elimination bills, as soon as possible,” Atty. Rosales-Sto. Domingo said.

“The time to act is now – by removing trans fatty acids from the food [Filipinos] will eat, the risk of them contracting heart disease will be significantly reduced,” Rep. Matibag concluded.

Best Shopping This Week – Plus Size Shapewear

Plus size shapewear comes in a variety of styles made specifically for plus-size ladies. Comfortable plus-size shapewear will make you feel more confident the moment you put it on. When faced with so many possibilities, even the most eager buyer may become overwhelmed, so we’ve collected a list of helpful shapewears buying ideas and ways to help you get the results you want. Plus size shapewear is the perfect answer for plus size women who want to get in shape quickly.

Keep in Mind Body Specific Requirements

You might be looking for waist slimming shapewear or worried about your thighs and hips. Understanding specific needs is crucial because it will aid in making the proper decision of selecting the best shapewear for tummy and waist. Knowing your exact needs will make purchase easier, as many shapewear garments handle multiple issues in one smart design. Improve and smooth your shape with the best shaper for larger sizes that fits your body type correctly.

Check On Your Measurements

Don’t rely on guessing to get your exact size because different firms have different sizing guides. To acquire the correct fit, you must take the proper measurements. For the best fit, check the sizing information on each garment. If you don’t obtain the appropriate size, you won’t be able to wear your shapewear comfortably all day.

Knowing About Shapewear Alternatives

There are numerous options available in the world of shapewear. You can select from a variety of body shapewear. Multiple style variations can be intimidating when you’re not sure what each design is capable of or which component is ideal for your unique goals. However, choosing the one that produces the best outcomes is critical. Shapellx has a selection of plus size body shapewear patterns available. On our website, you can find a variety of figure-shaping solutions such as waist-cinchers, post-surgical garments, and butt lifters to address individual demands. So, go ahead and acquire the ideal shapewear for you that meets your requirements.

Buying Shapewear Of Appropriate Size

Many individuals feel that wearing more form-fitting clothing will make you look even smaller. It may look and feel amazing for a short while, but it cannot be worn for long periods of time. In reality, ill-fitting shapers will not fit properly and will bunch or roll down, resulting in an unpleasant appearance. In such shapewear, you would always feel uneasy. Buying the correct size for your proportions can save you time and work. To get the most out of your body shapewear, always choose the appropriate size for your physique. If you are plus size woman and require a plus size shapewear, then you can purchase it. If you are thinner with an hourglass figure, you can opt for an ultra-firm shapewear.

Make no compromises

Look for soft fabrics like microfiber and cotton for a shaping option that is both effective and comfy. The body shaping garment should be made of breathable fabric. Shapellx has a large selection of trendy shapewear clothing styles to help you create your form and wardrobe. Browse our body shaper collection to find the perfect piece for you.

Look For Compression Levels

Thong shapewear bodysuit are available in a variety of compression settings, which decide how much pressure is applied to the body. The compression level should be mild and should not cause discomfort even if you wear your body shapewear for extended periods of time. Most shapewear companies provide four compression levels: mild, medium or moderate, firm, and extra-firm. You can select the one that best fits your body type. But make sure you pick the right one so you can wear your body shapewear comfortably.

Light compression shapewear is intended to soften the lines of the body without drastically slimming it down. However, due to the low compression level of this garment, this form of body shapewear would only produce a moderate level of slimming. Moderate compression begins to shape the body slightly, whereas firm and extra-firm exert significant pressure to sculpt the body to the desired shape. However, if you like lighter compression and don’t mind stretching your curves, then shapewear with a light compression level is the perfect option for you. Furthermore, you can always keep an extra pair of body shapewear with a medium or high compression level on hand for special events where the shaping garment will only be on your body for a few hours. However, for extended periods of time, a compression level that is suitable for your body form is almost required.

Most fashion experts recommend beginning with light compression shapewear if you’re new to shapewear. Because that is the best solution in this case. If you begin with a high level of compression, you may experience discomfort. As a result, it is recommended that beginners begin with a light compression level. After you’ve gotten used to it, you can experiment with moderate compression shapewear. To begin, you must become accustomed to the sensation of wearing a body shaping garment. Firm and extra-firm compression are generally not recommended unless you’ve become accustomed to wearing shaping garments on a daily basis. Once you’re at ease, you can wear any type of figure shaping garment with ease.

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A coffee flavor for every mood.

Hubby got this bag full of flavorful coffee mix from his boss. Of the five flavors, I’m only familiar with the Black Roast. The other five flavors are all new to my palate.

Besides the Black Roast, my new favorites are the Mocha Latte and Double Latte. These are perfect for coffee lovers.

I’m enjoying the stash (until supplies last) while waiting for my Almond milk order to arrive.

Nescafe Cafe Creations comes with this dainty straw bag.