Five Daily Habits to follow for a Healthy Life

Many of us are now mindful of having a healthy lifestyle to obtain physical, mental, and emotional health. I admit that I'm one of the many who once encountered challenges in achieving our goal to a healthy living, and there are still a greater number who are struggling.

To get across, take it slow to knit changes into your life. Once you get used to it, it will become a healthy habit to preserve a healthy lifestyle that will become a part of your routine which will benefit your well-being. Here are five daily habits from Santé that you can fuse in to your daily life.

Get moving

Daily physical activities are essential to maintaining a healthy body and reducing the major risk factors for chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, non-coronary heart disease, hypertension, among others.

Exercising is not only good for the body, but also for the mind. According to FNRI-DOST, exercise helps enhance psychological well-being, improve self-esteem, and maintain motivation.

Simple activities like walking, running, biking, or even stretching, can help maintain weight loss. committing to regular exercise may be challenging at first, but overtime, as you continue doing it, you will start see the benefits it can provide to your body.

Get more sleep

Sleep, just like exercise and a healthy diet, plays an important role in health and well-being. Loss of quality sleep not only impacts your mood and performance, but can also result to health problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.

Getting enough sleep – seven to eight hours – poses tremendous benefitsto achieve both mental and physical wellness, so you can be at your best every day.

Manage distress

There are many factors in our lives that can lead to distress, such as work, school, traffic congestion, and relationship problems. Distress is a natural reaction and, is the body's ways of responding to the mental or emotional strain or tension from adverse or demanding circumstances. However, chronic or long-term distress can be a persecutor to issues such as depression, anxiety, and even memory loss.

Thankfully, distress is something that can be managed. One good way to deal with it is through a balanced schedule. Try to find time for yourself in between work and social life. This allows you to have a new perspective, so you feel less overwhelmed. Having a social support where you can share your concerns can also help relieve distress. 

However, it is important to note that everyone is different. Thus, it is essential to experiment and find out what best works for you.

Avoid smoking

It is no secret that tobacco has negative impacts on health. In fact, smoke remains as one of the leading causes of death nationwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco kills more than seven million people each year. More than six million of these deaths are the result of direct tobcco use while around 890,000 are caused by second-hand smoking.

By refraining from smoking tobacco, you get to reduce the risk of getting illnesses, such as lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, asthma, among others. In addition, you also get to protect other people you love from the dangerous second-hand smoke.

Make better food choices

We've all heard it before, but it's true—eating healthy is good for you. By making smart, healthy food choices, you help your body get the nutrients it needs every day and lowers your risk to health problems.

The key to eating well is to enjoy a variety of nutritious foods from the five food groups namely:
  1. vegetables and legumes/beans
  2. fruit
  3. grain (cereal) foods
  4. lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds and legumes/beans
  5. milk, yogurt, cheese and/or alternatives, mostly reduced fat
Consuming foods from every food group help support optimal health and prevent diseases.

To complete your balanced diet, consider drinking natural and organic Santé Barley – available in powder form or in vegetable capsules.  sourced from Santé's New Zealand farm, Santé Barley is a good source of niacin (vitamin B) that provides numerous benefits to the cardiovascular system. Niacin can help reduce bad cholesterol, lipoprotein (a), and free radical. It also reduces the risk of blood clots. And since it is high in fiber, it can help promote bowel movement for optimal health.

Leading a healthy life may be difficult at first, but if you establish a simple daily practices now, then the end result will definitely worth it. Integrating these five daily habits in your life not only makes you feel great about yourself but can also help manage your daily life better. Thus, allowing you to be more productive, so you get to live more and do more.

To know more about Santé Barley and other exciting natural products from Santé, visit their website at

Equilibrio Introduces New Line of Super-Premium Dog and Cat Food in the Philippines

As a pet owner/lover, I always check the brand and quality of food that we feed to our pets. It is important to know the quality of food that our beloved pets eats—palatability, stool odor, good for the skin and fur, and good nutrition. Our pets are our best friends and we all want wants the best for them. They are our responsibility, members of our family. 

I'm grateful that I'm part of the many people who was invited at the launching of Equilibrio last November 13. There was the inroduction of the products and how to take care of our pets.

Equilibrio is a super-premium brand of pet foods formulated with high-quality raw materials and selected ingredients, providing better digestibility and flavor for the satisfaction of  and feeding of cats and dogs. With it's updated and modern formula, Equilibrio products are compatible with the highest nutritional concepts. 

"Here in the Philippines, we consider our pets as members of our family. As such, we always want only the best for our cats and dogs, especially when it comes to the food that they eat," said Johanna Emata, Marketing Manager of Neovia Philippines. "At Equilibrio, we believe that our pets deserve the the right food for their own unique needs."

Each of Equilibrio's recipes and snacks has high nutrient assimilation, which helps in the reduction in stool volume. They are also specially manufactured with nutraceuticals, such as:
  • Yucca schidegera that reduces stool odor
  • Prebiotics and probiotics that improve bowel transit time
"We are very excited to finally launch Equilibrio, which is known globally as a brand that provides Excellence Nutrition to pets," said Daniel Olivo, Marketing Director, Neovia Philippines. "We also made sure that Equilibrio's formulation is scientifically proven to help in improving the quality and longevity of their life."

Dog food offerings:
  • Small Breed
  • All Breed
  • Large Breed Puppies
  • Adult dogs

Cat food offerings:
  • Kittens
  • Adult Cats
Equilibrio products are now available in the Philippines at selected credible pet food stores and veterinary clinics. Neovia, makers of Equilibrio products, is a leading player in animal nutrition and health that operates in seven business lines such as complete feed, aquaculture, pet care, premix/firm services, additives & ingredients, animal health, and analysis laboratories. 

For more information about Equilibrio, log on to Neovia Philippines' website at

HealthyMealsPh: Eat Right, Live Right

I've been conscious with what I'm eating for the past seven months now, and it wasn't that easy for me to eat the right food that will fit my lifestyle especially when I'm used to tasty food. Getting the right amount of food that is palatable and healthy can sometimes be stressful when you don't know if what you're eating has the right amount of calories and nutrition that you need daily. I don't like a diet that will deprive me of the food that I like and doesn't suit my taste.

Recently, HealthyMealsPh was introduced to me. They serve ketogenic meals, one of the famous meals worldwide to emit excess weight and improves health. They have complete meal that will not deprive you of the food that you want and need daily—no starvation, sweet treats that you can indulge in without the guilty feeling.

At first, I was honestly in doubt if their food tastes good. Well, I know for a fact that all are healthy, but I have to try if they will satisfy my taste buds. I was surprised that they are really delicious and I felt full. No sugar coating. My favorite is their pizza – instead of the usual crust they used chicken.  If you like sweet treats after meal, try the yummy cupcakes. can you just imagine how savory it is! 

HealthyMealsPh helps us feel great, have more energy for the day, improve our health, help us with our aim to be physically fit, and makes us feel happy and healthy throughout the day. They deliver as far as Caloocan to Quezon City, Pasig, Valenzuela, Makati, Marikina, Navotas and more places! For as low as ₱2,000 to ₱2,400 (depending on the calories) per week, you will enjoy the goodness and freshness of food delivered your in your door step, that you can also bring anywhere you go.

HealthyMealsPh is highly recommended by people on the go—a lot of celebrities, social media influencers, health enthusiasts, athletes, young professionals and business owners. In a matter of less than 60 days they experienced total transformation. Despite the hectic schedule, HealthyMealsPh keep them healthy, young, vibrant and full of energy. Remember, replace your unhealthy diet with the real healthy food and focus on how you feel after eating.You must feel great and this is what HealthyMealsPh is all about!

Mr. Rad Pelayo and Chef Angelo Abaca
"Healthy food is meant to be enjoyed by everyone that's why we do not only deliver, we also open our doors to catering services for parties, special occasions or gathering that will truly enjoy from main course to dessert and soon our first store will be opened to cater to those who are on the go and if you want to have your own business, we are franchising HealhtyMealsPh very very soon, we will definitely keep you posted! Eat right and live right, that's our goal for HealthyMealsP," said Rad Pelayo, owner & founder of HealthyMealsPh. "We are thrilled to share our mission of promoting a holistic lifestyle by serving complete and balanced meals, prepared fresh daily by our seasoned chefs," added Mr. Pelayo.

HealthyMealsPh was officially launched on November 8, 2018 at The Ark by Unionbank in ayala Avenue, Makati City with special celebrity guest singers Lance Edward and Moira Lacambra who are HealthyMealsPh ambassadors as well.

HappyMealsPh are launching catering services particularly now that Holiday Season is near, to ensure that you eat healthy in parties. The first HealthyMealsPh store was recently launched at April St., Congressional Village, Quezon City.

For inquiries on food delivery, catering services, and food franchising, call 0917 542 4015 or message on Facebook

The press launch was organized by PMCM Events Management. Thank you The Ark for the venue!

Sweet Illusions of Candy-Inspired Christmas Installations Comes to Life at Estancia

Award winning sweet illusions of candy-inspired Christmas installation comes to life at Estancia by Ortigas & Company last November 12. A fascinating candy land theme that will indeed give joy to all mall-goers. 

In addition to the company's candy land this year, there's more that everyone will look forward to, the Sweet Illusion Chambers — luscious rooms with light installations that makes you think of your candies and desserts cravings particularly during the holiday season. These instagrammable and interactive rooms are accessible during mall hours and will course until January 6, 2019.

There are four secret rooms that everyone will enjoy to see and experience, located strategically across Capitol Commons—at the mall and the park—with each beholding a fun surprise for those who venture inside.

Tutti Fruti (Prism Room)
For those who want to let their true colors shine

Sweet Rush (Laser Room)
For those who want to feel quicker than a ray of light
Candy Blast (Shadow Light Room)
For those who seek a sweet escape

Special Dark (Dark Light Room)
For those who want a taste of the dark side
 Last year's Vast Imaginarium was inspired by famous contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror Rooms—a four-room art installation that served as a magical journey for the imagination—recently bagged two Silver Stevie Award for Marketing Campaign of the Year - Retail and Brand Experience of the Year - Consumer for helping cement Estancia's reputation as a lifestyle space that promotes the arts.

"Ortigas & Company has always valued providing accessible art to the public, through Estancia's Vast Imaginarium rooms as well as this year's Ortigas Art Festival; We want to continue this effort for the holidays, so we are bringing back our renowned rooms now called Sweet Illusion Chambers. Estancia has become Ortigas' art hub that fosters creativity in the middle of the metro, and what better way to celebrate that than to launch it this season," says Arch. Renee C. Bacani, VP of Ortigas & Company. 

Events that you shouldn't miss:
  • Keto Workshop - November 30 to December 2, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.(ground floor South Wing entrance)
  • Holiday Feasts with Treats, in cooperation with Mastercard - November 15 to January 15, 2019 (participating restaurants)
  • MIIS Kids Can! Bazaar - December 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.(2F Bridgeway
  • A Magic The Gathering Tournament (Day 1) Tekken Tournament - December 15 to 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (2F Bridgeway)
There will also be a Meet and Greet Santa for the kids and young at heart on all Saturdays of December at the 2F Bridgeway from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and then watch a spectacular fireworks show at 7 p.m. And finally, for churchgoers, a Simbang Gabi will also take place at the 2F Bridgeway from December 15 to 23 at 6 p.m.

Visitors can enjoy these holiday activities while exploring the newly-opened stores in Estancia:
  • Motorino
  • Brow Lounge
  • Power Station
  • Anna Pashmina
  • Vivere Salon
  • Shi Lin
Soon to open:
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Scout's Honor
  • Alba
  • Tim Horton's
  • Haruta
  • and more!
For more information and updates, please visit and follow Greenhills on Facebook and Instagram, use the hashtag #2018OrtigasMallsChristmas when posting.

5 Beauty Secrets in Keeping Your Skin Light and Fresh

Many of us are conscious of our skin and wants to know the right and effective way to keep it light and fresh. Anyone would to have a smooth & bright skin, will try and experiment on something that is most effective. 
Are you worried that your skin will turn darker, drier, and duller because of heat, pollution, and stress? Are you scared to lose your glowing and beautiful skin?

Well, you can stop worrying about your skin deterioration because we're giving you 5 secrets you can start doing today, so you can maintain your beautiful and glowing skin.

1. Drinking 10 glasses of water. Drinking enough water keeps your skin looking tight and fresh because it helps your body get rid of toxins that cause damage to your skin and your body. So, make sure you get at least 10 glasses of water every day!

2. Get sweaty. Exercising gives you a natural and healthy glow by releasing happy hormones (endorphins) that lighten your mood and help battle stress. It also helps your body eliminate toxins in your body.

3. Drink a powerful skin supplement. If you really want to have a lighter and fresher-looking skin, you need to start taking a potent, yet safe skin supplement. A great skin supplement you can take is Crystal White AO+

Crystal White AO+ lightens and refreshes your skin using an amino acid-based whitening mix and an advanced anti-oxidant blend unique to Crystal White AO+. This is an FDA approved skin technology was discovered and perfected in Japan, where Crystal White AO+ is also formulated and produced.

4. Choose your skin products well. Choosing the wrong skin care product might do more harm than good to your skin. So, make sure you check the label and the ingredients before you buy. And if you can, choose products that are made from natural ingredients. 

5. Take a chill pill. Stressing too much makes you look 15 years older. So, just take it easy and don't let life stress you out too much. Just smile and enjoy the little things in life.

If you want to know more about Crystal White AO+, visit And because we want to help you keep your skin light and fresh, we're giving you a 10% discount in any Dermcare and Belle La Peau outlets nationwide just by showing this article.

A Circuit Holiday Night Market: 6 Reasons Why You Need to Drop by the Biggest Entertainment District this November

It's the dawning of Christmas at Circuit Makati.

It's the time of year when we celebrate a long holiday season and it's never too early especially when Makati's premier go-to entertainment district is starting to get into a festive mood. a great idea to commence the season of giving by getting started early with your holiday shopping and feasting in the Metro's biggest entertainment district at Circuit Makati, a special three-day sale that brings the limelight on top brands with homegrown and handcrafted items.

6 Reasons why you need to drop by

Shop Unique Finds at the Celebrity District
If you've ever wanted to dress and eat like a celebrity, the Celebrity District is a great place to start! Your favorite local celebs will have their personally curated pre-loved items for sale and their culinary skills will be put on display with their personally baked and home-cooked fare. Charities such as Purple Centers Foundation, Hineleban Foundation and Glenn's Cookies will also be a part of this district, giving you more reasons to drop by!

Get Great Discounts at the Lifestyle District
For the first time this year, SSI will delight all Mastercard holders with an exclusive raffle when they use their Madtercard in the Lifestyle District. Every ₱1,000 worth of receipts (single or accumulated) from the Lifestyle District entitles the shopper to one (1) raffle coupon for the A Circuit Holiday Night Market Raffle Promo. Get a chance to win as you shop among the best brands like High Sierra, Cache Cache, Oka-B, Joe Fresh, Marks & Spencer's and Gap!

Support Young Entrepreneurs at the Student District
The youth are the future, and the future looks bright, especially in the Student District led by The UP Organization of Business Economics Majors (UP OBEM). Through its commitment to provide its members with the exposure to the business and economic environment, UP OBEM frequently holds business conventions and lifestyle bazaars for small to medium-scale concessionaires.

The Student District offers a wide selection of booths that feature one-of-a-kind homemade finds and craft items that showcase the creativity of the nest generation. Support these budding entrepreneurs and get unique gifts for your loved ones!

Put the Spotlight on Local Items at the Artisan District
Explore thoughtfully curated items in the Artisan District organized by The Common Good Market! There are gifts and products for everyone on your list, may it be for the youngsters or the oldies. Spend a little time and you'll be surprised at what you'll find with the wide range of options to take home and gift to loved ones this holiday season.

Indulge in gastronomic treats at the Cuisine District
Famed dining destination, Mercato Centrale and online foodie website Zomato, tram up to create an extensive and mouthwatering selection of gastronomic treats at the Cuisine District. Browse through dry food items and a wide selection of baked and packed goods that are perect for the holidays. And take a break from all that shopping with up to 50 amazing food booths!

Get your hands dirty (but in a good ways!) at the Green District
For the first time ever, Circuit Makati will be holding a Landscape Festival to brighten everyone's home. Whether you're starting to appreciate those succulents, or an avid gardener, the Green District will have everything you need to get started or keep going!

"It's a great way to spend time with the family and to start the Christmas gift shopping season right especially before the rush gets too overwhelming. This year is very special because we've also emphasized on supporting local, with more booths  supporting local made products and young entrepreneurs,"says Shiella Aguilar, Makati Project Development Head for Ayala Land.

With all the unique and diverse Districts styled and lighted by Firefly you will surely find what you're looking for may it be for yourself or anyone this holiday season. To make the celebration  more meaningful, circuit Makati will again light up the tallest christmas Tree in the city, bringing light to the Makati community and its guests.

Other events to look forward:
  • The Manila Hip-hop Festival - November 30
  • OpenAir Cinema One: Music By Day, Movies by Night - DEcember 15
  • Playground 3.0 - December 22
Create fun and exciting memories this Yuletide season, crop by #ACircuitHolidayNightMarket co-presented by Mastercard on November 16, 17, and 18 from 5PM to 12MN.

Entrance fee: ₱100
Discounted rate: ₱50 (for students, Senior Citizens, PED, and pregnant women. 
Mastercard users enter for free when they show their card at the entrance.

See you in #CircuitMakati in the place where Christmas comes alive, #MakeItMakati

DREAMAGINATION: A Magical Holiday Spectacle at SM Megamall

There's nothing more magical than unicorns, rainbows and candy-colored dreams as SM Megamall delighted shoppers with dreamy and magical #ChristmasSMoments at the launch of its Dreamagination: A Magical Holiday Spectacle  celebration last November 8, held at the Mega Fashion Hall.

"Every year we challenge ourselves to come up with a theme that surpasses the grandness of the previous year. We are very excited with this holiday season because we know our customers would love this year's colorful and magical theme," said Christian Mathay, SM Supermalls Assistant Vice President for Mall Operations.

At the media launch hosted by Tim Yap and Karla Aguas, the mall unveiled its 45-foot Christmas Centerpiece, adorned with candy-colored jeweles, rainbows, and iconic unicorn and toy soldier dolls. SM Megamall welcomed the holidays with whimsical performances by local and international acrobats, such as the Twin Ballerinas Annika and Tisha, Eric Aranas as Toy Soldier and parkour stunts by members of Ninja Academy as Elf Jumpers; the awe-inspiring acts by global Vertical and Trapeze Dancers; and spiral pole and rope dancers Kristel De Catalina of Pilipinas Got Talent season 6.

More exciting events await shoppers exclusively at SM Megamall this season! Mallgoers are invited to visit the DC Justice League Christmas Capers for a chance to play fun, interactive games. You can grab latest Justice League merchandise at DC pop up stores at The Event Center, Mega A anf The SM Store, Mega B at the Event Center from November 16 to January 14, 2019.

Share dreamy and magical #ChristmasSMoments with friends and family at #MegaChristmas2018 holiday spectacle. Merry Christmas!

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