Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Indoor Bike Challenge by San Marino at Robinsons Starmills Supermarket

Popular San Marino corned tuna by Foodsphere Inc. local manufacturer and distributor of popular brands like CDO, Bibbo hot dogs, Highlands corn beef , Holiday Cheese dogs . San Marino was launched in 2009 and the brand has come along way. San Marino offers delicious taste with health benefits of tuna loaded with Omega-3 DHA.

Indoor Bike Challange

San Marino and Robinson’s Mall started last year an advocacy to help improve the lives of the shoppers , thus they launched an Indoor Bike Challenge at Robinson’s Magnolia. This year , There are 3 legs of the Indoor Challenge, One held last June 3 at Nuvali , Laguna , June 24 at Robinson Starmills , San Fernando, province of Pampanga, and July 8 at Santa Lucia East Grand Mall , Cainta, Rizal province.

Robinsons Starmills , San Fernando , Pampanga

Prizes

The Indoor Bike Challenge now on its second year with the theme “Live Healthy Love More“.  Robinson’s Supermarket gift certificate worth Php 30,000 was at stake for the fastest racer in this year race. The second place got Php 20,000 and Php 10,000 for the third place. Aside from these prizes, The participants also got a singlet shirt ,plastic tumbler, certificate of participation and free gift certificate from Elorde Fight Camp , San Fernando ,Pampanga ( Free 10 session boxing )

Booths

There was a registration area, Before any person would be allowed to participate , It is Free , simple personal information.

Then a stub would be given for where one must complete 5 or 6 tasked , The first one is a free sample of San Marino with cracker ,  BMI , BP check, and Diet Consultation, Kinect , WII , a Photo Booth and Elorde Fight Camp booth ( Pampanga branch)  where there was a special promo of 50% for those who wanted to enroll at their Muay Thai and Boxing Sessions.

Elorde Fight Camp

There was  a selling area, where one can buy San Marino products and there are some extra freebies like pouch bag, plastic tumbler.

Exercise Bike Challenge

After the completion of the stub. We are allowed to participate at the Exercise Bike Challenge. Since the indoor bike units are limited – ( 20 participants per batch) The Exercise Bike Challenge was divided into 3 group.

The first batch started their exercise challenge for a total of 20 minutes at around past 2:15 pm , Our batch started the exercise challenge around past 2:40 pm ( second batch)  and the last batch started around past 3:20 pm. This is some sort of warm-up for those who are first timers.

Competition

The actual competition started with a short warm-up exercise and audio-video presentation.  It took about 10 to 15 minutes before the actual competition took place. ( 20 minutes ) the one who had the most pedaled distance in 20 minutes are declared the winners. (  There were 3 batches ). When the winners were finally announced, There are from first , second and third batch who won the first , second and third place.

It was a wonderful experience for all of us who participated at the challenge. I have not participated at the actual competition since i am not a competitive biker and it was observed by some participants and visitors that organizers should not have lumped -up those participants who are not biker by re-classifying the competition into ( amateur and professional ). Some of the participants have experiences in mountain and in outdoor biking.

Photo credits: Ms. Vance Madrid , San Marino FB page and Robinsons Starmills 

Note: The organizers of the indoor bike challenge must be conscious with time management since our batch was initially booked for the 1:50 pm  but was moved to the second batch since only 20 bikers can be accommodated per batch. I also wrote at the comment and suggestion slip at the venue area. ( survey conducted by the organizers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time To Fly Manila : Runnr Brings Hoka One One Innovative Shoes to the Country

 

Time to Fly and Experience the ultimate running shoes that is making waves all over the world.

Runnr – The country’s leading and innovative specialty store marks another milestone with the arrival of Hoka One One , the multi-award winning running shoe brand that is making waves in global market with its maximalist sole design.

Mr. Jeffrey Hidalgo along with several runners, athletes, coaches were on hand to lend support.

Ms. Tessa Prieto Valdes

Ms. Tessa Prieto Valdes (Fashion icon , columnist , event host ) bought 3 pairs of running shoes .

History 

HOKA ONE ONE started in 2009 when Ultra Marathon champion Nico Mermoud realized he needed shoes to help him run downhill faster while reducing the shock that took a toll on his legs. Mermoud then partnered with fellow athlete Jean-Luc Diard in engineering a shoe that had double the shock absorbing material than traditional running shoes and uniquely carved geometry that encouraged an efficient foot strike – thus the revolutionary lightweight running shoe brand was born.

“We are excited to be the official distributor of HOKA ONE ONE in the Philippines. The arrival of this amazing shoe brand in the country has long been anticipated by our local roster of triathletes, ultra-distance runners and marathoners,” said Toby Claudio, President of Quorum International Inc. and Founder of RUNNR. “As the leader in the local sports retail industry, we continue to support the growing Filipino running community by bringing in the best global brands.”

The event started past 5:00pm at the open area near Runnr outlet , The place was jam-packed with eager crowd waiting for their turns to buy the latest running gear. An audio video presentation showcases the different running shoes.

Ms. Bubbles Paraiso 

There were also on-the spot raffles and trivia questions and promo sale during the launch. .

winner of 1 pair hoka one one shoes

Designs

Bondi 5 is designed for running on hard surface and named after a famous beach in Australia

 Clifton is  breathable upper was lauded by many because it allowed air to easily keep their feet ventilated . The curved arch was able to keep the mid-foot area well-supported, and it gave many of the testers the incentive to run farther with sureness and ease.

Challenger ATR 3-A significant number of runners mentioned that they liked the cushioning of the Hoka One One Challenger 3 ATR

Arahi-  This had simple yet eye-catching design, as well as its comfortable cushioning. Neutral runners were happy that it was able to allow them to move naturally without compromising the cushioning. The lightweight nature of this road shoe also received positive recognition.

Hupana-consumers appreciated the lightweight nature of the Hoka One One Hupana, stating that it did not drag their feet down.

Gaviota features superior qushioning

Speed Goat inspired by Karl Meizter, who hold the record for most 100 miles trail and this design is also ideal for outdoor activities like mountain climbing and trek.

Tracer 2 This is built for speed and agility.

Runnr had Branches at the following Malls Nationwide

Runnr Trinoma ,Level 2 SM Trinoma EDSA corner North Avenue , 1105, Quezon City

 Runnr Cebu -Level 2 SM Cebu ,Cebu Business Park ,6000 Cebu CIty 

Runnr Bonifacio High Street , Level 1 B 3 Bonifacio High Street , Taguig City ,1634

Runnr Alabang Town Center -Level 2, Alabang Town Center , The Garden , Muntinlupa City , 1799

 

World Sleep Day 2017 and the Value of Using Nice Uratex Pillow

World Sleep Day will be celebrated on March 17 , 2017 and This year’s theme ” Sleep Soundly , Nurture Life” . The event will be celebrated by more than 100 countries and territories across the globe.

Composed of a group of sleep order specialists, this field arrived in the Philippines in 1992.
celebrate World Sleep Day by reconsidering your lifestyle and prioritizing your health and wellness.

Uratex , the country’s leading mattress, bed and pillow manufacturer had partnered with the World Sleep Day organizers in the Philippines for several years.

Having a good night sleep means to have a comfortable sleeping bed, mattress and pillow.

Technological advancements, according to the study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, have “afforded modern society with 24-hour work operations, trans meridian travel and exposure to a myriad of electronic devices.”

Mrs. Natividad Cheng of Uratex 

As the country’s Sleep Specialist, Uratex brings premium and technology rich products that can equip the comfort that you desire. The company helps in raising awareness on the value of good sleep despite our busy lifestyles.

 

Mr. Alvin Patrimonio is a Filipino celebrity  that value the need to have a good sleep with the use of nice bed mattress, Uratex premium pillows and at least 7 to 8 hours of quality good sleeping time.

Being a former basketball player , athlete, coach and celebrity, Mr. Alvin Patrimonio knows best that we all need regular sound sleep to nurture life. It is importance of having a nice quality time and value of sleep in his performance and get the comfort of health and beyond .

Using Uratex Premium Quality sleeping pillows , mattress – He have a good night sleep from the Sleep Specialist .

So come join Uratex and celebrate the value of good sleep. #SleepSoundlyWithUratex

  Customer Hotline at (02) 888-6800

For orders and inquiries , do not hesitate to visit Uratex and https://www.facebook.com/UratexPhilippines/ page .

Website: https://worldsleepday.org/https://worldsleepday.org/

 

Sports Barbers : A Stylish Destination to Groom

There is a stylish urban destination for those who are always busy and on the go, There is a new barbershop destination in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

Sports Barbers is not your typical barbershop but it is a place to deliver the best cuts for clients, inspired by traditional hairstyles and the most stylish men. The brand’s crop of barber-stylists, a term derived from the fusion of Vidal Sassoon trained cutting and styling mixed with the efficient sensibilities of old-school barbers, mean clients can confidently step into any branch and emerge looking as dapper as they can be. This is also a perfect place to hang-out with your co-office employees .

This gave way to a new breed of barbershops—one that delivers the kind of service that they expect that essentially gives a modern take on an old classic. And while there have been a few cropping up here and there, none have been more accessible or as successful in providing the stylish sense that today’s grooming generation seeks than Sports Barbers.

Teenage boys , men , sports enthusiasts and office employee can perfectly trimmed beards and facial hair making an appearance…it’s safe to say that male grooming is finally getting the attention it deserves.

Unlike the more traditional barbershop , this is more secluded and have a more personalized service.

Most women like being whisked away to a secluded world of pampering for their beauty treatments; most men will expect an efficient and clear-cut service—but not at the expense of style,” explained Mr. Ramon De Ubago III, CEO of Sports Barbers.

Ambiance and Service Oriented 

Its ambiance and service, strongly anchored on its team’s ability to provide everything from on-trend cuts to classic styles, is a compelling reminder of inherent masculine values—adventure, straightforwardness, humor and at the end of the day, natural good looks (as opposed to self-conscious preening).

“The idea is to create a go-to destination for men where they can expect the reliable, time-honored techniques of traditional barbering and yet know they are in the hand of people who will be able to tell the difference between a short sides with brush top versus buzz crop or a pompadour versus a slick back,” ends De Ubago.

Branches in Metro Manila and Provinces

With 12 branches nationwide, it recently unveiled another milestone as it opened its 12th branch in SM North Edsa last December 2016. This place recreates the traditional concept of your go-to neighborhood barbershop and offers a destination.

Try to Visit Sports Barbers Barbershop at UP Town Center, SM Clark, Ayala Fairview Terraces, SM Mall of Asia, SM Bacoor, SM Bicutan, SM Southmall, SM Cebu, SM Bacolod, Eastwood Citywalk, SM San Pablo, SM San Lazaro and SM North Edsa.

You may also like Facebook.com/sportsbarbersph and follow Twitter.com/sbbarbershop and Instagram.com/sbbarbershop.

Holiday Madness with Novuhair

Holiday can be a bit messy and a little bit mad with all the shopping spree, traffic jams , crazy midnight sale and 2016 is about to end and as we bid adieu to 2016, throw away your difficulties on hair loss and scalp problems with Novuhair’s 19 natural ingredients. Made of herbal ingredients that include moringa oleifera ( malunggay ) , panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint, Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching.

Holiday rush might be over and It’s officially a New Year. Around the globe, most people are trying get back to their old figure after binging on holiday fares and sporting new clothes, new gadgets, and new shoes, but can these make up for looking best at what’s on top of our head, our hair!

Taking care of our mane should be on top of our list just as we go to spa to pamper our body, our hair needs pampering as well. Novuhair, Nature’s answer to hair loss has got you covered.

Good news to our kababayans abroad and their friends, with the brand’s aim to help assuage hair problems across the globe, Novuhair products are available in Kuwait, distributed by Bee Organic Import & Export Establishment, Kuwait.  For orders, you may contact landlines +96524343885 and +96524343866 or mobile numbers +96550380380, +96565559935 and +96560755122.  Bee Organic’s showroom is located at Arabia Mall, First Floor Showroom # 15 Egaila Area, Kuwait.

Novuhair can also be purchased online through our service partner: http://www.regaloservice.com. Servicing USA, Canada, UAE , KSA and other Asian countries.

Locally, Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, and follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada.

Active Life Chicago PT by Dr. Ronald Samaniego

.Good News to all  !Those who like to experience the technological advances in physical therapy.

Dr. Ronald Samaniego is a doctor of physical therapy who have over 10 years of experience. He also went through one of the most painful things that can happen to your muscle which is an ACL and so he knows what it is like to be on the other side of the fence.  He realized this predicament and decided after over a decade of gaining experience and knowledge in Seattle that the Philippines is where he wants to practice what he has mastered when it comes to physical therapy.

The country  has always been lagging in a lot of things. Fashion, infrastructure, and medicinal breakthrough. This is the main reason why a lot of rich people go abroad to have their pains and illness taken cared of. We don’t have the latest technology nor do we have an advanced know how on what really works and what doesn’t.

Active Life Chicago PT- Dr. Samaniego together with his staffs 

This is why Active Life Chicago PT was put up. Dr. Ronald Samaniego believes that even when you are going through physical therapy, one can maintain an active lifestyle. He encourages movement and not just letting your muscles rot. He also believes that with the right program, almost anyone can recover from pain and bring back muscles that may have atrophied.

Active Life Chicago PT currently has over 10 clinics all over the metro which makes them easy to access for commuters. It can be quite challenging for the regular people who simply commute when specialty clinics are located in areas that are hard to get to without a car. This is one of the considerations that Active Life Chicago PT kept in mind and so they put up clinics in Mandaluyong, Quezon Avenue, Caloocan, Alabang, Nuvali, Bulacan, Binondo, Fairview, Makati, BGC, Antipolo, Pasay-Buendia, and Pampanga.

The good news for HMO holders (Cocolife, Maxicare, Medicard, PhilCare and ValuCare (subject to insurance approval) is that Active Life Chicago PT accepts them. However, they need to abide by the rules and regulations of the specified HMO. Active Life does not use hot packs, TENS, or ultrasound therapy. These are traditional methods that do not bring out results. Active Life is all about results and they want to see it within 3 sessions. As such, they only accept stroke patients within 6 months of the stroke because the longer it takes, the more impossible it is to be treated.

Active Life is not a miracle worker. They simply apply the latest technology and listen to what the patients complain of. They have video proofs on their Facebook accounts, client testimonials, and paying celebrities who believe in them. For those who are experiencing pain, chronic or otherwise, call call (02) 997-5704 or (0977) 292 2215 for a location near you, and for cost inquiries.

FB –  https://www.facebook.com/ActiveLifeChicagoPT/

IG –  https://www.instagram.com/activelife_chicago_pt/

 

6 Practical Anti-Aging Tips by Dr. Juan Paolo Bellosillo

Dr. Juan Paolo Bellosillo, International Fellow of Integrative Medicine and American Association of Integrative Medicine, sat down with us one rainy afternoon to discuss and talk about one of the biggest concern of beauty lovers. AGING.

Doc Pao as he is fondly called was kind enough to give us 6 tips on how we can age gracefully or if possible, stop time from showing on our skin.

  1. LIFESTYLE CHECK. Since aging is a process we all have to face as we grow old, we must ensure that we start from within: our being. Beauty is definitely not just skin deep. It emanate from within to out and the stress we encounter daily will show up in eyebags, dark spots, wrinkles, and what not. To ensure that this can be avoided, do a lifestyle check. Your lifestyle choices will reflect on your wellness, spirituality, psychological, physiological, and social wellness. No amount of moisturizer can ever beat clean living and a peaceful mind. Anti-aging should start at the biological unit, our cells.
  2. BE REALISTIC. There is nothing in this world that can really stop your skin from aging. It will happen. However, you can delay it with the right skin care and the right ways of living.
  3. YOUR HEART. The one thing a lot of people overlook when they yearn for anti-aging is their heart. Your heart is the one solely responsible for pumping blood into your body and if it’s not healthy, you will definitely see the results on your skin. We only have one heart. Once it stops beating, we are gone. This is a saying that I often remember and it reminds me that on top of everything, my heart is the first one I need to take care of the most.
  4. Every time you allow stress to impact you, it actually becomes a threat to your life and this could even lead to death. When someone is stressed, it shows on their skin. When someone is stressed, it will show on their hair, eyes, lips, everything. Never allow stress to make an impact on you. Learn to control and let go.
  5. NON INVASIVE TREATMENT. With Doc Pao, you can get photoplethysmography, a method that determines the age of the artery which has been impacted by lifestyle and exposed to many stressors. This will allow you to truly gauge what changes you need to make and what maintenance you need to follow.
  6. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT AND WHAT YOU DRINK. The food and drinks we take in affect our body. There are many foods that yield good vitamins and these are the things we should eat more of. Berries, salmon, almond, walnuts, spirulina, and green leafy veggies are a must if you want to achieve that youthful glow. All the food mentioned here also have anti-inflammatory properties that will help reverse the ageing of the artery. Acai drinks that come with banana and spirulina have high anti-oxidant and free radical battling properties that can actually reduce the inflammation or stiffening causing factors or thrombus formation in arteries.

In this day and age where everyone is obsessed with looking young, always remember that to look young on the outside, one must feel young on the inside. Be wise. Live a legacy before you leave a legacy. When you take care of your heart, you take care of everything else from within and this will always give you the youthful flow you desire.