Friday, January 18, 2019

How to stay healthy this season

‘Tis the season to be overweight? Though it can be quite a struggle to resist temptations to overeat with all the festivities going on, you can still have a good time and get through the holiday season without expanding your waistline. Here are some ways to stay in shape and in the pink of health.

Prioritize sleep. Lack of sleep may result in not just fatigue but also poor decisions, such as going for bad food choices and cancelling workout plans. Take a 20-minute nap when you can to help clear your mind. Try to get at least seven to nine hours of sleep each night even with all the celebrations you may have to attend.

Hydrate. Try drinking at least two glasses of water before each holiday meal to avoid overeating. Carry a reusable water bottle with you and refill it often throughout the day. Keep in mind that alcohol dehydrates the body, so if you are having a few alcoholic drinks, have some water in between.

Exercise when you can. Make small changes to your daily routine, like parking your car a comfortable distance from your destination or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, to burn the excess calories from all those holiday goodies.

Take a breather. Running errands and attending holiday parties and family gatherings can be quite stressful. Do your best to limit your stress, whether it is by slowing down or saying no to some invitations. If you are hosting lunch or dinner at home, delegate the tasks.

Give yourself the gift of health protection. Set your health goals early and live them ASAP. Go the extra mile for your well-being with health insurance, like AXA Philippines’ Global Health Access. This health plan provides coverage of up to P100 million and world-class medical service in the Philippines or abroad. This comprehensive worldwide health solution takes care of your medical needs by giving you access to the very best health options available, because you deserve no less.

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Reshape your mindset, reshape the future

Raise future-ready kids in this ever-evolving world

Failure is life's greatest teacher but few parents want their children to experience its pains. In today's increasingly complex world, raising children can be a challenge for parents, most of who would not want to see their children difficulties.

Massive technological changes, changing worldviews, and constant disruptions have made the world much more complex, but these have also created ample opportunities for learning and growth. Amidst uncertainties and continous change, parents have to ensure that their children learn and grow from the challenges that they will inevitably encounter in their growing-up years. By developing an optimal growth mindset and adapting an optimal diet and lifestyle, parents can help set their kids up for the future.

Recognizing that parents need support in reshaping the future of their children, Nestle NANKID utilizes expertise with advocacy, to help reshape the future for the next generation, with Parentology+.

Achieving an optimal growth mindset begins with optimal nutrition. And this year, Nestle NANKID is giving parents the opportunity to be able to foster a holistic and continual growth of a child in all aspects - emotional, nutritional, physical, physiological, and social development, through Parentology+: The Reshape Effect Forum.

The forum, held last January 15 at Whitespace Makati, aimed to help parents better understand their role in reshaping the future of their children. Hosted by the Philippines' premier talk show host, Boy Abunda, the event was joined by well-known parenting experts from the international and local scenes.

Among them were Melissa Benaroya, LISCW, a renowned parent, coach, and speaker from Costa Rica whose extensively studied the Growth Mindset movement. In addition, Melissa aims to be able to share unique strategies on raising children; Didi Manahan, MSEd, a progressive learning advocate and co-founder of Keys School Manila, where she serves as head directress, and Dr. Josephine Sunga, MD, FPPS, MSc, pediatrician and epidemiologist who champions nutrition as a key ingredient toward children's optimal development through her research.

Parents and guests of the forum were also able to participate in activities that allowed them to learn practical tips and lessons on how they can nurture an optimal growth mindset within themselves and their families, thereby creating an environment that will nurture their child's minds and hearts.

Some of the activities were "Reshaping Your Language", where participants learned that adults have the power over how our language can affect kids. Phrasing statements to curiosity questions can help the kids get a feeling of being included in the decision-making.

In "As Easy As Riding A Bike", guests were asked to reminisce their first time riding a bike, and its process. Melissa retells the story, but instead of biking, she likens the experience to parenting - the joy of seeing others' kids, the challenge once you've had your own child, the constant toil of new developments, the parental instinct imbined in you once you've experienced it after a long time.

Nutrition plays a vital role in the development of a child. Without providing proper action, a child's diet may greatly affect his or her overall growth. However, despite the potential health risks children may face due to the environment or because of genetics, there are ways parents can prevent these from happening and help ensure their children are not restricted to achieve their full potential for the futute.

"Nestle understands that children and their parents face a complex reality, which is why parents should have the tools that will help them pave the way toward their children's optimal growth and development. Nestle NANKID provides the optimal nutrition which is essential to growing children's needs. Coupled with supportive care from parents who allow their children to learn from every opportunity, Nestle aims to let parents reshape the future, today. " said Ms. Jean Espino, Vice President for Marketing, Nestle Premium Milks.

Furthering the Optimal Growth Movement

With its aim to promote the Growth Mindset movement, and how this can be applied in school, Nestle NANKID also worked with SMILE Group (Specializing in Modern Interactive Learning Experiences), an advocate of STEM and STEAM Methodology committed to help Filipino children develop a growth mindset and 21st century skills, to host a learning symposium entitled "Childproof Teaching: Applying the Growth Mindset in School" with Melissa Benaroya, LICSW, held in Miriam College on the 16th of January; where she imparted hee knowledge of child development, empathy, and 21st century skills among students and children that can prepare them for life's hardships. The event was attended by educators from the Philippines' progressive schools.

Indeed, embracing challenges and opening up possibilities are child's greatest teacher, and with an optimal growth mindset, backed by optimal nutrition, parents can help reshape their children's future so they can become the best version of themselves.

Don't miss the opportunity to learn how to foster optimal development through optimal nutrition and an optimal growth mindset. Help #ReShapeTheFuture today. Check out Parentology+ at Trinoma Mall on February 2 and 3. Visit for more details.


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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Landers Superstore offers early membership renewal promo

Landers Superstore, a leading membership shopping establishment in the country, welcomes the new year with an exciting offer. Members with cards expiring from January 1 to December 31, 2019 can renew their membership as early as now to get 50 percent off of the renewal fee. The Php400 renewal fee is applicable to walk-in members only. Promo runs until January 31, 2019.

Members can renew at any Landers Superstore branch in Landers Alabang West – Daang Hari Road, Almanza Dos, Las PiƱas City; Landers ArcoVia City – 99 Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Ave, Pasig City; Landers Balintawak – 1240 EDSA Balintawak, Apolonio Samson, Quezon City; Landers Otis – 1890 Paz Guazon St., Paco, Manila; or Landers Cebu – 23 Minore Park, Cardinal Rosales Ave. cor. Pope John Paul II Ave., Cebu. For more information, visit


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