People in our society nowadays are health conscious that’s why eatablishments like gym, healthy food delivery, restaurant and home grown veggies are so much in. Even retirees buy farm so they can have a place to retire and relax. But if you ask people most of them wants to lose weight not most people can exercise because of work and healthy food is a lot expensive than fastfood. Because of that, there are a lot of obese people in this generation and the baby boomer is into healthy living..
How to spot Obesity
Obesity is described as a medical condition in which your body fat has accumulated to the point that it may have an adverse effect on your health. Obesity is ruled when you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) higher than 25. A normal BMI should be from 18.5 to 24.9. Know your BMI by following the formula of weight divided by height
Philippine Obesity Scene
In a 2011 survey, it shows that 22.3% of Filipinos adults are overweight and 6.1% are obese. Philippines is on top of the list together with India as countries with the highest obese population according to a report from United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Another survey by Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) also shows that 3 out of 10 Filipinos are obese which shows an alarming statistics.
In trying to lose weight, we cannot rely on supplements alone. Choosing the right diet coupled with physical activities should be maintained to achieve your desired weight. Many are quick to blame inefficiency of a product due to their own lethargy, supplements are not magic potions which can transform your body without having to exert any effort.
Innogen Pharma brings to you two products that will help you with your Journey to Wellness. Innogen Pharma realizes the need to complement Filipino craving for High-Fat and High Carbo diet.
Cindy Patrimonio’s Weight Loss Story
Cindy Patrimonio, wife of celebrity cager Alvin Patrimonio was quick to admit being guilty of Yoyo dieting in her younger days. She would compensate eating her favourite food by spending time at the gym. Working out neutralizes her food intake thus she often rely on her physical activity to maintain her ideal weight.
Problem came when Cindy reached the age where metabolisms slows down drastically, she finds herself not being in control of her weight gain. Caught in harsh criticism of the public, Cindy couldn’t care less as she is only accountable for her own body. Realization only came at the time when she decided that she needs to be healthy for her own sake and her family. This was her turning point.
Cindy quips, I decided I needed to change and start to get healthy last year. I was feeling sluggish, feeling bad about how I looked. Being overweight for 16 years was long enough. I wanted to do it in a healthy and sturdy way. I was also feeling depressed mentally because of certain problems in life and I wanted to divert all that negative energy into something that would be a challenge for me.
Cindy’s biggest challenge was cutting back on her food intake as this is something new to her. She watched a lot of videos and research and soon as she got the hang of it, it was as easy as cooking pancakes according to Cindy.
Another challenge for weight lost is when you run into a plateau, this is common among women and having to level up one’s fitness activity level should be continuous. Lucky for Cindy, Alvin is all out in supporting her and would often find himself accompanying her every now and then during her work out sessions.
Marielle Mamaclay’s Journey to Weight Loss
Singing out to a lighter figure nowadays is World Videoke champion Marielle Mamaclay. Being a performer, one has to look presentable. Thus, when Marielle reached her heaviest weight and started to lose confidence, she felt ugly and cried a lot.
Marielle’s weight problem also took a toll on her health, she found herself getting sick almost every month. This was her wake up call. She still have big dreams for her family and could not let herself go down in spiral due to her weight problem.
She started a healthy diet and increased her physical activity. Weight loss would not be effective if you feel deprived. Thus, Marielle gives herself cheat days, giving in to her cravings of Pizza every once in a while.
Having cheat days are important in keeping up with weight loss struggles as it gives you the much needed balance. Both Cindy and Marielle credit their weight loss journey with the help of LesoFat and LesoCarb. It’s always better to #BeArmedwithLesofat and #ThinkLesocarb.
Lesofat (Orlistat) blocks 30% of your fat intake through pancreatic lipase inhibition, It is in pelletech capsule for a uniform distribution and is non-systemic and works only in the Gastro-Intestinal Tract (GIT).
LesoFat comes in two variant, 120mg that is suited for obese adults and 60mg for obese teenagers. Sold at Php33.00 (120mg) and Php29.75 (60mg) in box of 20’s. It is advised to take 1 capsule of LesoFat every high fat meal.
LesoCarb is an all-natural lifestyle supplement made out of white kidney bean, It reduces the absorption of carbohydrates from food intake up to 66%, It is also non-systemic and works only in the GIT.
Lesocarb inhibits the starch digesting enzyme alpha-amylase by interfering the conversion of starch into glucose, thus, it lessens calorie absorption to the body.
LesoCarb is available in 500mg capsule and sold at Php14.75/cap in box of 42’s. LesoCarb should be taken in 1-2 capsule dosage every high carbohydrate meal.
About InnoGen Pharmaceuticals Inc.
InnoGen Pharmaceuticals Inc., is a Company that makes a difference in the pharmaceutical industry through its thrust that is geared towards improving existing products into new forms making them acceptable drugs; that are cost-effective but of excellent quality, that will redound to the benefit and welfare of the end-users.
InnoGen Pharmaceuticals Inc., resulted from the fusion of nine Filipino-owned pharmaceutical companies which was initiated in June 2010. From the different therapeutic class of products; into it now only has the following areas of concentration: the Cardio-Metabolic Division, CNS and Gastro Division, and the Anti-infective and Respiratory Division. Ethical Marketing and Promotions are on a national coverage.
InnoGen Pharmaceuticals Inc., is guided by the following:
VISION to become the leader in the Philippine pharmaceutical market and be a globally competitive pharmaceutical company that would be known in technological innovations in the drug manufacturing field.
MISSION to develop and provide quality, innovative and affordable pharmaceutical products for the Filipinos and peoples around the globe.
VALUES to instill in each associate in the Company: Health and Wellness, Integrity, Customer Focus, Commitment, Unity, Respect, Entrepreneurial Excellence and Practicality
InnoGen Pharmaceuticals Inc., is simply characterized by the catchphrase “Innovating Generics,” and our battle cry is: “We Value Life.”
I started my September with a healthy lifestyle by going to the gym and lessen my intake of carbs. At the same time i am into a fishy ber diet which means less meat and more fish. Thank God for Sarangani Bay Premium Bangus.
The first time i tasted the Sarangani Bay Preium Bangus was thru our neighbor the mom of my piano student. The product was just the original boneless bangus since they are from Bacolod. I love the way they marinated the bangus since the taste lingers not only on the skin but also in the meat.
I’m glad that they already have assorted flavors to choose from and the quality is still the same. Try these new spicy belly flavor and the others , you’ll surely love and ask for more. This is the healthy food that tastes good even in you”re on diet. Since I always take fish oil everyday eatind fish is defferent. Read more about the healthy benefit fish.
“The premium quality Bangus that every Filipino loves: Sarangani Bay Premium Bangus”
• Seafood has always been a favorite to many especially the Filipinos due to having an abundant supply in the agricultural and fisheries sector.
• Why seafood? It provides various health benefits due to the vitamins and minerals it contains such as iron, zinc, iodine, vitamin B1, folic acid, and especially the omega-3 fatty acids that is known to prevent heart diseases.
• The fat in seafood is also combats other diseases such as
– Prostate tumors
– Breast cancer
Apart from the nutrients seafood offers, it also helps to easily achieve a healthy and fit lifestyle because it has less calories and fat compared to chicken, pork, and beef.
• Filipinos love “Bangus” (Milkfish), which is the country’s national fish. But now, it is difficult to find the fresh quality seafood due to issues of marine pollution and illegal fishing.
• It’s not true that “fresh” fish is always better than frozen fish. Seafood should be frozen as soon as possible after being caught but cost and logistics make this difficult for many fishermen. Often fresh fish is NOT fresh as it may have sat on insufficient ice for days before reaching the market.
• The best way to enjoy fresh frozen fish is to select brands sold by established seafood processors with a reputation for consistently excellent quality.
• Sarangani Bay is the most trusted and largest processor of premium quality bangus and other processed seafood products. It is also the country’s largest exporter of the said products.
• Synonymous to the brand name is Sarangani Bay, the marine sanctuary of the premium quality bangus and is located at Southern Mindanao. The clean and fresh water of Sarangani Bay is bred by the Alsons Aquaculture Corporation—the only integrated farm to market fish processing operations in the country.
• Commercially packaged frozen fish can taste as good as fresh caught harvests because they are carefully “fresh frozen” within a very short time after being caught, locking in freshness and flavor.
• Not only the most trusted and largest in the country, Sarangani Bay is also a favorite overseas:
– United States
• To maintain the freshness of the fish products, Sarangani Bay practices the cold chain management that is critical in maintaining the premium quality they offer compared to other fish processors.
• There are numerous options to choose from among Sarangani Bay’s products ranging from:
• One of the Sarangani Bay’s must try-products are the interesting yet delicious bangus sisig, boneless tocino, and boneless tapa.
To know more about Sarangani Bay, visithttp://www.saranganibay.com.ph.
It was a funfilled event at Kerry Sports Manila at Shangrila the Fort when Adidas had a futsquad event. We did a series of exercises that was has different approach which suits each individual. Woman Power waa shown from cardio, crossfit and yoga stretching was participated by lovely ladies.
My daughter enjoyed the crossfit exercise where the series of repititons was just short and is not boring.
But I enjoyed the yoga which was more on stretching and focus. So.I am looking forward for more yoga sessions.
Thank you adidas for inviting us. More power to you.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with Grendha Show your mom or the mother of your kids how much you really care by gifting her with an elegantly casual pair of Grendha sandals – perfect for daytime or for more sophisticated evening affairs!
Take your mom on a stroll around the city wearing Grendha’s classy pair of sandals or choose from its wide range of comfortable footwears that she can wear everyday. And for all husbands out there, treat the mother of your kids with a pair of chic wedges, a trending fashion statement fit for both homemakers and working moms. Grendha’s Mother’s Day collection even comes in different colors that women of all generations will definitely love. You can choose from classic colors of black, white or neutral or vibrant shades of red and blue.
What’s more, for every Php 2,000.00 worth of purchase in single receipt of any Grendha footwear, you can get a free and very stylish Grendha notebook by no less than Moleskine! With this elegant special edition Grendha Moleskine Notebook, moms & mother-to-be can keep a journal of their learnings, insights from readings and snippets of lessons from everyday life, allowing them to explore their inner creativity. So c’mon, and head over to all SM Department Stores & Bambu Stores nationwide from May 1 – June 15, 2016, with a redemption period until August 15, 2016.
OPPO F1 Plus wòrth 16MP front camera makes PH entry, available for pre-order nationwide
The OPPO F1 Plus – the ‘bigger, better Selfie Expert’
Manila, Philippines, April 16, 2016 – It’s official: OPPO’s camera phone with a 16-megapixel front camera has been finally launched in the Philippines. The F1 Plus, the second device after the F1 in the camera-centric F series, is being touted as the “bigger, better Selfie Expert.”
The global tech giant’s new device retails for P21,990 and is available for pre-order nationwide from April 16 to April 29. Down payment is just P1,000, and you get a free OPPO selfie stick along with the unit as soon as you pick it up starting April 30.
Great selfies whenever, wherever
The F1 Plus has a 16-megapixel front-facing Hi-Light Camera that captures clear, vivid photos in any lighting condition.
Four times more sensitive than standard cameras, the F1 Plus’ Hi-light Camera excels in low-light, back-lit, and night-time photography. The camera also offers twice the dynamic range of cameras without the Hi-Light technology, and captures photos with four times less noise.
“Selfies will always turn out bright and clear no matter the time of the day because of the F1 Plus’ unique sensor technology and wide f/2.0 aperture lens,” said Marton Barcza, OPPO’s product expert. “The F1 Plus also has the highest front camera resolution on the market.”
The OPPO F1 Plus features a custom-built Hi-light Camera that takes vibrant pictures in various lighting conditions.
The phone comes with the new Selfie Panorama and Beautify 4.0 features, and the front-facing Screen Flash. Its custom-built sensor arranges pixels in a unique pattern to create clear and bright photos that are strikingly rich in color.
Sarah Geronimo, OPPO Philippines’ brand ambassador, said all these camera features allow users to “get the perfect shot on the first snap, anywhere and anytime.”
OPPO has likewise upgraded its built-in selfie beautification app with Beautify 4.0. After six months of testing and 150 revisions, Beautify 4.0 is optimized to enhance one’s look in a snap.
By highlighting the user’s best facial features and minimizing flaws, Beautify 4.0 produces natural-looking photos. “You’ll never have to take bad selfies again thanks to Beautify 4.0, which serves like your own styling team,” Geronimo said.
With the Selfie Panorama feature, you can take extra-wide 120-degree shots, as the F1 Plus seamlessly combines three photos to ensure that everyone in the group is in the photo.
“I’m sure everyone will look good in every ‘groupie’ because of the F1 Plus’ easy-to-use Selfie Panorama,” Geronimo said.
Light, thin and comfortable
The smartphone has an elegant frame that’s fit for style-minded users. The F1 Plus has a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 4th Generation Gorilla Glass. But with ultra-thin 1.66-mm bezels, the F1 Plus looks like a smaller 5.2-inch phone.
“It doesn’t only take great selfies and groupies, it’s a fashion statement, too,” pointed out Geronimo.
The OPPO F1 Plus has ultra-thin 1.66 mm bezels.
“When we designed the F1 Plus, we wanted to create a light, thin, and comfortable device, so our O-Fans can effortlessly carry the smartphone and take photos anywhere they want,” Barcza said. “The frame went through 68 polishing processes before we finally attained what we believe is the perfect grip for a smartphone.”
“With its non-slippery metal surface, users won’t worry about this phone slipping from their hands,” he added.
The F1 Plus’ Comfort Grip helps keep the phone safe in users’ hands.
Fast, convenient, secure
Who says the F1 Plus is only good for taking selfies? With a 4GB RAM and an 8-core processor, this smartphone promises users a faster and smoother experience while gaming, browsing the Internet, or using resource-heavy apps.
The smartphone is fit for people on the go, with a VOOC Flash Charge feature that requires only 30 minutes of charging for its battery to reach 75 percent capacity. The battery also can last up to 14 hours and 5 minutes of constant use.
“‘Charge for five minutes, talk for two hours’ became an iconic slogan for OPPO in China last year. It convinced more than 18 million users so far to say goodbye to dead batteries,” Barcza said. “The F1 Plus is set to bring the convenience and safety of VOOC to even more users around the world.”
The new phone is the first to feature the all-new ColorOS 3.0. This software offers a tidy and refreshing new look, along with increased efficiency and speed.
The updated ColorOS 3.0 comes with a new, elegant look and faster system performance.
Overall system speed is now 25 percent faster when compared to ColorOS 2.1, with home screen loading speed increased by 35 percent, and app installation speed boosted by 41 percent.
You can likewise save time with the F1 Plus’ Touch Access technology, which makes unlocking the phone faster and easier. It is OPPO’s first phone to use front-facing fingerprint recognition.
Front-facing fingerprint recognition
The phone’s advanced ceramic material recognizes its owner’s fingerprint and unlocks the phone in just 0.2 seconds, one of the fastest in the industry.
“The F1 Plus not only captures moments in greater color resolution and detail than ever before, it also brings a smooth and enjoyable user experience,” said Barcza.
OPPO is a global electronics and technology service provider that provides customers with the latest and most exquisite electronic devices and mobile Internet service. OPPO delivers customers with the most delightful electronic experience that is full of surprises, through meticulous designs and smart technology. For more information, please visithttp://global.OPPO.com.