Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Home Quarantine Workout Routine, Fight Coronavirus!

Coronavirus has been the talk in all social media, online and even offline. Since its outbreak in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, the government of different countries all over the world had their own way of fighting the virus and one of them is social distancing and recommends citizens to stay at home or what we call "Home quarantine." All members of the family are at home. I work from home. Aside from this work, all I think is food and drinks. Do you feel the same? Are you guilty about it? Now, let me share with you my home quarantine workout routine just to ease the guilt and of course, for healthy living.



SPECIAL THANKS!
I would like to thank PLDT Home Fibr for a reliable internet while I am currently doing my Work From Home and blogging during break time. This is a BIG HELP to us!


Getting yourselves healthy and fit is one of the tools that you can do and help fight this Coronavirus. Of course, accompanied by eating healthy dishes such as veggies, fruits, and some fiber and vitamins rich food will suit our body for a healthier version of "us."



So, I woke up 11 in the morning. Turn the wifi on and start reading news regarding this virus. Then before I login to my laptop and start my work by 2:00 PM (Philippines Time), I try to do a 30-minute workout inside my room. Let me share with you my Home Quarantine Workout Routine.


WARM-UP: I start my routine with Toe-to-head warm-up. 8 Counts each then reverse.

Photo by orthoinfo.aaos.org


  • Ankle Rotation
  • Knee Rotation 
  • Hips Rotation 
  • Full Arms Circle
  • Head Rotation
  • Head Side


FIRST SET: - Do this 3-4 times before doing the next set.
JUMPING JACK  (100 counts ) + SQUAT (30 counts)  + RUNNING IN PLACE (30 secs)

Jumping Jack - Photo by cdn.thinglink.me


Squat - Photo by experiencelife.com.jpg


Running in PLace -Photo by pinterest


SECOND SET : - Do this 3-4 times before doing the next set.
CRUNCHES (30 counts) + LEG RAISE (30 counts) + LYING SIDE BEND (30 counts)

Crunches - Photo by Fitness19

Leg raise - Photo by livestrong

Lying Side Bend - Photo by spasifikmag


THIRD SET :- Do this 3-4 times before doing the next set.
PUSH-UP (30 counts) + 30 SECS PLANK

Push-up - Photo by vecteezy

Perfect Plank - Photo by Menshealth



COOL DOWN - same routine with our warm-up but this time, do it from head to toe.



PLUS ROUTINE : Now, since most of my Cebu Bloggers Society friends and social media contacts are working at home, here are some of their workout routines at home. You may check out the original posts.

POSTED BY NEIL SAVELLON


POSTED BY KERR QUEVEDO



POSTED BY URIEL PINEDA




POSTED BY NYM DAYDAY



POSTED BY GEENEZ TAPANGAN



Stay at home and do self-care! Let's all help stop spreading this Coronavirus and start a healthy lifestyle while at home! Take care netifriends!


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Slayed my First SM2SM Run, Thanks to Realme!

On February 16, I participated in my first SM2SM Funrun in a 12KM distance. I personally thank realme Philippines for sponsoring my race kit. I clocked in 1 hour and 35 minutes which is not bad for a comeback run. And oh, feasting in a breakfast buffet at Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown was heaven!

Post-run photoshoot taken by realme 5 pro



10TH EDITION SM2SM FUNRUN


The SM2SM run celebrated its 10th-year edition last February 16. The run started in SM City Cebu, turned at SM City Seaside Cebu and finished at SM City Cebu. The categories were 21K, 12K, 8K, and 4K. The 21K was released at 3:30 a.m., 12K at 4 a.m., 8K at 4:30 a.m. and 4K at 5 a.m. respectively.



Big Prizes are at stake! Aside from a total of PHP 600,000 in cash prizes to the winners, other prizes were given such as a brand new Chevrolet, gift certificates from hotels and other major sponsors, airline tickets from Cathay Pacific and RealMe phones.





REALME PHILIPPINES AS EVENT SPONSOR


Speaking of realme phones given to some winners, I was fortunate to be sponsored by realme Philippines for a slot on the race. Realme was one of the major sponsors of the event which made it more extravagant in its 10th-year edition. Aside from the Bloggers who ran last SM2SM run, chosen members of the realme Philippines photography community were also sponsored to run for the event. And oh, they just released the much-anticipated realme C3 smartphone last March 5, check out below for inquiries and orders.



The man! Photo by Eason De Guzman

The realme Philippines squad. Photo by Eason De Guzman


SOCIAL MEDIA and CONTACT DETAILS.

WEBSITE: www.realme.com/ph/
EMAIL: service.ph@realme.com AND pr.ph@realme.com
FACEBOOK: @realmePhilippines
INSTAGRAM: @realmephilippines




CHECKED IN AT SAVOY HOTEL MACTAN NEWTOWN


February 16 fell on a Sunday and thank God I was invited to a Valentine's Day accommodation on February 15 at Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown. It was indeed a good and fortunate time since, after the 12K run, I went directly back to the hotel to savor their sumptuous breakfast buffet. It was heaven! You can always book them in the contacts below.








SOCIAL MEDIA and CONTACT DETAILS.

WEBSITE: www.savoyhotelmactan.com.ph
EMAIL: reservations@savoyhotelmactan.com.ph
CONTACT NUMBER: Manila (02) 720 1886 AND Cebu (032) 494 4000

FACEBOOK: @savoymactannewtown
INSTAGRAM: @savoyhotelmactan



Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Saucony Holds Fitness Tour in Tactical Fitness Center Mandaue

Fitness is what everyone wanted gloriously. Fitness is a goal that every person spend a lot - effort, time and money. And personally, I hope all people spend practically! Earlier today, I just had this realization and I think I will achieve my fitness goal this year. With proper motivation, training and of course support - from peers, friends, family and definitely with the right kind of gear that will help you in doing your work out - then this is it, Dadbod no more - Body goals is up!



Speaking of Gear, it was my first time attending Saucony Fitness Tour in Cebu earlier. It was held at Tactical Fitness Center, a kind of gym that offers almost everything. From circuit training, boxing, Progressive resistance training (PRT), among others, Tactical Fitness Center will assist you further. Of course, this won't be possible without the star of the event, SAUCONY! This global running and lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering athletes and beginners alike. And I am so blessed to own a brand new Kineta Relay, one of the Kineta Series collections. It is designed to cover our light workout and active lifestyle, the Kineta Relay fuses a clean, modern aesthetic with performance technologies to bring all-day comfort and I just experienced it first hand!



Check out Tactical Fitness Center
Call 09214254953
Facebook: @TacticalFitnessCenter
Branches: Lahug and Mandaue City
Lahug Branch: 7AM to 9PM from Monday to Saturday

Mandaue branch: 6am-12noon and 3pm-9pm from Monday to Saturday





So, what we had in our Saucony Fitness Tour Cebu? We did a 6-part program at Tactical Fitness Center namely Warmup, Stretching, Circuit Training, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Core Workout and of course Cool Down. Thanks to Coach Alan Ricardo for the big help and push to our limit until we did everything properly. We did it well with a helpful Saucony Kineta Relay shoes. It is very light and I think I'm gonna use it not just for a workout but of course, during travels. I can pair it anything. It is also designed for lifestyle and fashion.




VERSAFOAM

But what's really is the highlight of the event? It is the introduction of VERSAFOAM in this year’s Saucony Fitness Tour.  Experience the comfort and responsiveness of the new Saucony VERSAFOAM technology now. Experience the comfort and responsiveness of the new Saucony VERSAFOAM technology available in the brand’s latest range of athletic kicks.

Versafoam Flame

Versafoam Flare

ULTIMATE COMFORT, ULTIMATE VERSATILITY

Sleek and stylish, the VERSAFOAM Flare is your go anywhere, do anything shoe. VERSAFOAM cushioning technology and the new REACT2U+ comfort insole provides flexible cushioning for a smooth, easy to wear feel while on the roads, at the gym, or wherever the day may bring you.



The Saucony VERSAFOAM Collection is now available in mens and womens at www.saucony.com.ph, major department stores across the country, Saucony Concept Stores in Glorietta 3 and Trinoma, Olympic World ATC, and Sports Central Megamall. Visit facebook.com/SauconyPhilippines and follow @sauconyph on Instagram.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Why do we need to be tested with HIV?

As reported by the Department of Health or DOH 7 last month, the state of HIV Cases in the Philippines most especially Central Visayas is alarming. Based on DOH 7 records, there were 8,104 people living with HIV in the region in 2018, and there is a seven percent increase in the first five months of 2019. If this trend continues, by 2022, there will be an estimated 10,279 people living with HIV in the region. (sunstar.com.ph) How can this be stopped? One thing can block the rise by knowing your HIV status. You can help by joining us on June 15, the National HIV testing day!




DEFINITION OF IMPORTANT TERMS

What is HIV?
According to HIV.gov, HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS, if not treated. Unlike some other viruses, the human body can’t get rid of HIV completely, even with treatment. So once you get HIV, you have it for life.

What Is AIDS? 
AIDS is the most severe phase of HIV infection. People with AIDS have such badly damaged immune systems that they get an increasing number of severe illnesses, called opportunistic infections.



WHY DO WE NEED TO BE TESTED WITH HIV?

1.  We can stop the increase in HIV cases. 

If we are tested positive in HIV, that means we can eliminate or lessen the risk of transferring the virus to another person with sexual acts. And this means we will be more careful and be a responsible individual starting on.

2. We don't know what to do if we are tested positive.

Actually, this is what I was thinking when I was drafting this article. I haven't had an HIV testing before but I encourage my inner me to do it this weekend. I heard if tested positive, there's a free drug and treatment from our government. Here in Central Visayas, there are 13 treatment Centers that offer free meds and consultancy. And if in doubt, we can always call DOH or any City Medical Center for inquiries or call Love Yourself White House at 0927 873 7575 for details.

3. If we are tested positive, what will people say?

Personally, I'm in the stage of my life that I really don't fucking care! My apology for the word but seriously, it's our health and not theirs. And the best thing when you get tested this Saturday is that results are between you and the health worker. It will be kept secret and confidential. In addition, all volunteers or health workers are obliged never to disclose this information.

4. I've been a blood donor ever since so I guess I don't need to be tested with HIV.

WRONG! When you donate blood, it is more on donating blood and not for HIV testing purposes. Did you know that health worker needs your consent or permission prior to testing your blood for HIV? That means, during your bloodletting time, your blood was not tested with HIV at all. So, it's not safe to say you are confident. It's best to be tested.

5. I am not active in SEX but when I do, I always use a condom. So I am safe?

Safe yes but sometimes we tend to forget. Adding HIV testing as part of your sexual health routine is recommended.

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach Official supports the #HotNursesOfPinas National HIV Testing Day! 
WHERE TO GET TESTED FOR HIV THIS JUNE 15? You can register here for free HIV testing or check out the following centers nationwide.

National Capital Region (NCR)
- Blumentritt, Manila at LoveYourself Welcome
- Gil-Puyat-Taft, Pasay City at LoveYourself Uni
- Libertad, Pasay City at Victoria by LoveYourself
- Mandaluyong City at LoveYourself Anglo
- Paranaque City at Lily by LoveYourself x Decent Image of South Signal Association
- SM Aura, Taguig City at Kalayaan Hall (8am to 4pm only)

LUZON
- Bacoor City, Cavite at Hero Community Center by Cavite Positive Action Group
- Cavite City at CPAG Community Center by Cavite Positive Action Group-The JCH Advocacy Inc.
- Imus City, Cavite by AVES Love and Light
- Mabalacat City, Pampanga at LAKAN Community Center by Juan Posi+ive Movement
- Puerto Princesa City, Palawan at Amos Tara by Project H4

VISAYAS
-Cebu City at LoveYourself White House
-Iloilo City at Rajah community center by Family Planning Organization of the Philippines - Iloilo Chapter.

MINDANAO
- Cagayan de Oro City at ORO PIA by Kagay-an Plus-Preserving Life, Uniting Society
- Davao City by Olympus Society of Davao
- Zamboanga City by Mujer-LGBT Organization


Monday, June 10, 2019

Shangri-La Mactan Celebrates Global Wellness Day 2019

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu said yes to healthy lifestyles by celebrating Global Wellness Day on June 8 with a series of healthy cuisines, fun fitness hustle, an exciting corporate social responsibility activity, and a unique chocolate spa treatment. Guests in the five-star resort had an array to choose from, whether inside the restaurants, at the beachfront or at the gardens — all of which are dedicated to positive and mindful living.




Fitness buffs enjoyed the sunrise cycling with GM RenĂ© D. Egle around Cordova area, morning jogging with RM Joost Folkers at the jogging trail, fitness boxing at Treasure Island, and circuit training at Adventure Zone garden. Dance enthusiasts were energized as they danced their way to fitness in Aqua Zumba at the Main Pool. CHI, The Spa’s skillful therapists held a special chocolate spa treatment at the Cacao Garden, and an aerial yoga instructor began and culminated with sunrise and sunset aerial and mat yoga at the scenic Paradise Island.








Healthy dining is also a highlight and the chefs are more than ecstatic to present their masterpieces. The beachfront breakfast at Breeze Bar featured healthy cuisines such as the potato tart, the taho (sweetened flavored tofu with pearls) and whole wheat spinach wrap among others. Tides proudly showcased recipes made using organic and sustainably-farmed ingredients, while Cowrie Cove prepared a fresh seafood feast.




One unique activity the resort included for this year’s celebration is the coral planting at the Marine Sanctuary. Led by our resident marine biologist, guests were coached about marine conservation and were taught how to plant corals at the beach. The planted corals were then placed at the Marine Sanctuary and will serve as a new home to our aquatic pals. Wellness also extends to looking after the well-being of our community and environment, and this is our simple way of bringing awareness about saving the ocean.



Indeed, one day can change your whole life. By participating in Global Wellness Day, everyone is invited to celebrate better lifestyles not just on June 8, but throughout the year.  All are encouraged to join in the growing community by tagging #ParadiseWithin and #GWD2019 when sharing inspirational stories online.



For inquiries on Global Wellness Day, interested guests may call Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu at (63 32) 231 0288. For other resort updates, they may log on to facebook.com/shangrilamactan or follow @ShangriLaMactan on Twitter and Instagram.



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