I have a confession to make: Even I realize that sometimes, I tend to do so much. Part of the destructiveness of being someone who does too much is that I don't take time to do things that stir the blood and give strength to the spirit. Simply put, I don't take time to unwind. And even when I do, I usually do it like I do the rest of my life- rushing, pressured and frantic. Indulgence and tranquility mean a change of pace, a gentleness with ourselves, a time of rest and renewal, and a time to stretch ourselves and encounter new ways and new options. The very newness opens the possibility of expanding our spirits and flushing out the stagnant particles in our life.
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These days eating healthy is becoming more and more difficult. So many restaurants are cropping up in every street corner and though we have no doubt that most of them offer delicious food, it is highly unlikely that they are healthy. Though most of us strive to be healthy, life usually gets in the way. We have schedules to keep, deadlines to meet and we don't have time to shop for organic fruits and vegetables for juicing. Liquid Sunshine juices offer delicious, freshly pressed and most importantly, organic fruit and vegetable juices served in eco-friendly bottles.
Healthy? Check. Delicious? Check. Convenient? Check. Affordable? Check. No more excuses, Let's all drink to great health!
Dental Health is an important aspect to overall health and a lot of people tend to overlook this. In many cases people may suffer from dental diseases due to sheer laziness and lack of knowledge towards proper dental care. They fail to realize that healthy teeth and gums are essential in becoming a healthy individual. Fortunately, I have discovered K Dental Studio, which has completely wiped out my previous misgivings about going to the dentist. So, whether you need to come in for a regular cleaning procedure or have an aesthetic or dental procedure done, you’re in the best hands at K Dental Studio.
Movement Dance Studio is undoubtedly the premiere dance and fitness studio in the Philippines. Dance transcends all ages, shapes and sizes and with the variety of dance classes to choose from, there really is something for everyone. Personally as well, I think dancing is such a healthy, fun and exciting way to keep your body fit and your confidence level up. So if you’re tired of the usual work-out, get your heart pumping and endorphins skyrocketing with no less than the best, Movement Dance Studio!
Last week, me and my long time BFF, Janthina Fong, spent our saturday afternoon getting ourselves pampered. And for someone who doesn't particularly enjoy nail spas, I definitely had the best time in MANOS NAIL LOUNGE when I went to visit. Let me walk you through my experience by sharing with you why this has become one of my favorite places in the city!
Health is something to take seriously. Definitely. Along with being healthy comes in wellness, which equally must not be taken for granted. However, fear of hospitals (I actually know a lot of people who dread hospital visits... not myself though) and the hassle of going out of the way for a checkup makes people less interested in their health and postpone their checkup, which is essential to have at least once a year. My Health Clinic solves this problem. As the premiere non-hospital based healthcare center, My Health Clinic offers a wide array of services all to cater to a patient's specific health needs. More so, it has a lot of branches which makes it easy, convenient and accessible as it is located in easy to find places. For my visit, I got to visit the Shangri-la Plaza branch which was one of its biggest.
I love pampering myself. I am definitely one of those massage addicted people who spend as much time primping and pampering myself as working. It's definitely a great release and a great way to unwind especially after a hard and grueling day. It's never wrong to spoil oneself every now and then now, right?
I believe I am not alone in this whole spa trend as a lot of spa services have been opening up and the choices are limitless. I love the variety available now in the market of beauty and wellness services. Among the brands I have by far seen, the ultra chic and ultra glamorous CHIC NAILS and SPA is definitely one that stands out.
With the availability of many Yoga studios in the metro, we all know that we have to be careful in selecting where to practice. Based on my vast experience in the many different yoga studios, I would have to say, so far, Urban Ashram Manila, has been one of my best. With the largest studio in the country, best in-class facilities (not to mention complete equipment available to your use), highly qualified Yoga Alliance-registered teachers and an accessible and convenient location in the Metro, the Ashram center is definitely the premier center for the practice of yoga in the Philippines.
If anyone were to ask me what I enjoy the most during my down time, I would have to say it would be the few times I could let loose and give in to life's guilt-free pleasures and indulgences: pampering myself. I love getting massages and spa treatments which is why being the expert I am, I was quite familiar with Celebrity Nails Manila, which is the one of the best home spa and nail services in the Metro. Trust me...when I say that... as I have gone through the whole block of new at home beauty services, I come to see myself always coming back to Celebrity Nails and in the past 2 years, trusted them with my nails spa treatments and massages.
At SPAHOLICS, they believe that YOU deserve to be pampered by finding the right balance for your mind, body and spirit. They offer the best spa services from a luxurious Manicure/Pedicure and Body Scrubs to their sensational Hot Stone Foot Spa and Ventosa Cupping with massage. Just imagine…Peace within the comforts of your home.
When I first heard about Power Plate, I was instantly psyched to know I was to try it. After hearing raves and Hollywood reviews about it, I definitely wanted to get a taste of how stars kept their bodies in shape. Celebrity A-listers who have tried, tested and purchased the machine include Madonna, Donatella Versace, Natalie Imbruglia, Danii Minogue, Clint Eastwood, George Clooney and Claudia Schiffer. I invited my fellow fashion blogger, Lissa Kahayon for the session and I got all the more excited to learn that it was to be with celebrity trainer and the one responsible for some of the country’s hottest bodies, Reema Chanco.
At this day and age, fit and fabulous is all the rage. Call it a war against what is artificial, but more and more, people are becoming more into what is organic, natural, and pure. I do not quite know what caused such turn (perhaps the countless documentaries such as Fast Food Nation, Food Inc. etc. that highlighted the evil behind the mass food production industry), but suddenly, society has been made aware that putting “junk” in one’s body just doesn’t quote fit the status quo anymore.
We've gone through the whole anti-aging boom of products in the market but what the concept of anti-aging products have failed to explain is the importance of hydration in ensuring skin remains radiant and tight. This is why I am quite honored to have been chosen to be one of the bloggers to represent Neutrogena as a brandvocate as they introduce a new product which maintains skin properly hydrated with Neutrogena Hydroboost, a product that guarantees to increase hydration levels in one's skin to up to 200% with its breakthrough 12- Hour Progressive Release System.
I have to confess: I’m a recent health and fitness convert. Yes, I have joined the whole fitness revolution bandwagon, as cliché as it sounds, I am a health buff. While I always maintained a normal weight range, I was probably the ultimate anti-exercise person in the world. I believed and lived on diets and self deprivation (of yummy treats) to shed some unwanted pounds but it was only recently that I was enlightened and found that exercise is actually a great experience and this is probably because I found the right one for me.
I once enrolled to a gym which might have traumatized me from all physical activity, since I have difficulty doing cardio (due to my irregularly high heart rate). I did fad diets and as most of you would know, yo-yo diets are called that, exactly, because they keep your weight down while you’re at it and bring it back up when you’re off it. It was quite frustrating really and while I was able to maintain a generally slim physique since I made my diet my lifestyle, I felt that I wasn’t really in the level of well-being I wanted to be in…thus the beginning of my journey and love affair with yoga (and ballet).
This is it. You’ve finally taken that first step of enrolling yourself in a gym. Your motivation levels are through the roof and you’re bound to achieve your fitness goals. As you accomplish your workouts day by day, you come to the realization that sprinting in the treadmill or lifting heavy weights isn’t enough. Your body hits a plateau. Your body lacks proper nutrition and supplementation.
The sports nutrition market is currently saturated with different products and brands that promise to give your results in the shortest amount of time possible. While most of these supplement companies do engage in deceptive advertising, a number of credible supplement brands out there do exist. While brand preference is common among bodybuilders and health enthusiasts, what matters is that one gets the adequate supply of these key ingredients in order to lose weight and to build muscle.
Summer is looming and with it comes a quest for the perfect bikini body. Some might deny themselves all the good and yummy treats we’ve indulged in the past season while others are slaving away and working out hardcore at the gym. However, for those who want faster results minus the mortification of a diet or the rigorous demands of a gym membership, there is a perfect solution. Pioneered and introduced by Beverly Hills 6750 is the latest technology for slimming which is literally as simple and as easy as 1,2 and 3.
Beach season is finally here! After those long, chilly winter nights, the sun is up and it’s time for some sand, sea and surf! While a number of us have been able to maintain our desirable body weights courtesy of habitual workouts and sports/recreational activities, majority of us still want to be in tip-top shape when we head to the beach. Here are some ways for you to be bikini and board shorts ready this summer
The 8th SuperSale Bazaar: Summer Edition — over 100 brands are holding their Season Sale during the Peak of Summer. The most tropical venue in Manila is housing this shopping event showcasing not only sun-infused styles and swimwear but also sizzling hot finds for toddlers and kids, luxury bags, designer jewelry and cocktail dresses.
Summer's just around the corner and it's time to do some shopping before your vacations begin...
Summer, as we know, has arrived and with that comes, beach season which can probably be the most pressure a girl can take in amidst having to beat the heat. But as you all know, the reality is, there are really very few perfect bodies out there. So unless, you're a Victoria's Secret Angel, there are areas to camouflage and address. Practically everyone has something to address.