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1.22.2015

Ten Ways to Stay Healthy

Staying healthy is one of the most essential ingredients of a happy life. Here are the ways and means on how to stay healthy.

1. Immunize
Immunizations are the best bargain in health care. When you immunize, you prevent illness for your family and help prevent epidemics in your community.

2. Keep Moving
Any way you define it, fitness is essential to good health. Even moderate exercise makes a huge difference both on how you feel and what illness you get. If you’re interested in swimming, learn to do it. There are many swimming instructors who are willing to teach you, especially in popular resorts such as Watercamp Resort inCavite. For those who live near the beach, enjoy regular swimming trips to the seashore for a healthy lifestyle.

3. Eat Right
Eating a well-balanced, low fat diet of wholesome foods will keep you energetic and free of many illnesses. Don’t forget to regularly eat fruits and vegetables. If you live near the farmer’s market, buy fresh produce to ensure that you have something healthy, fresh and tasty fruits and vegetables to eat at home.

4. Control Stress
Even with a hectic schedule or hurried life style, you can prevent stress from undermining your health. Go for a shopping spree once in a while. Enjoy a vacation with your family. Or try working with charitable institutions during feeding activities and distribution of relief goods for a meaning life.

5. Be Smoke Free
Smokers who quit gain tremendous health benefits. They will no longer place themselves of any risk of diseases due to smoking.



6. Avoid Drugs and Excess Alcohol
When you say “NO” to drugs and limit what you drink, you prevent accidents and illnesses and avoid a lot of problems for yourself and your family.

7. Put Safety First
Safety at home, at work, and at play, safe driving, firearm safety, will all keep you healthy. Avoid risky activities if you’re not sure of what you’re doing.

8. Pursue Healthy Pleasures
Take naps relax during meals, play with kids, care for a pet, they all can add to your health.

9. Think Well of Yourself
A good self-image is a foundation of good health. For those who love fashion and beauty, try learning trendy makeup and styling skills.

10. Promote Peace

Peace at earth begins at home. Seek nonviolent ways of resolving conflicts at home, at school, at work, and in your community. In most cases, the absence of peace results to more stressful lifestyle. It will affect your overall well-being, too.

1.13.2015

5 Things That I Miss in My Hometown

 Travel is a way to enjoy life that will allow you to learn many things. And for today, let e share with you about my hometown. Who knows? You're already going there for a visit or to stay there for good.

If you're a follower of my online footprints or you're a friend of mine, you'll notice that I don't usually talk about my hometown. Yes. I rarely do. But it doesn't mean that I forgot about the place that has been my home for years.

I realized that being one of the daughters of Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental is a blessing. Although my experiences there seemed to be more of a curse than a blessing - which I can explain if you ask me to - the tides of time changed when I let go of those bad memories and explore the other sides of the planet.


Anyway, let's get down to the 5 things that I miss in my hometown. For those who want to know where I live before, this is the time to dig deeper. Remember, I don't talk about this often.

1. My family

There's no debate about the importance of family for blood is thicker than water. For all the years that I've been there, I'm more patient and I persevere to the end. I was born poor, so unfortunate that I have to work out my own survival for years. The people who had helped me there are probably blessed tremendously because I have asked the heavens for it to happen. Definitely, I'm coming back to visit my family there.


2. Seafood and root crops

Seafood and rootcrops are my favorite anywhere in the world and I'm lucky because I was born in a place where I can have lots of it. Did you know that my top one favorite pastime is collecting seashells? And I've done it only in my hometown.




3. Kapayas Island and swimming

The island is heavenly. It's so captivating. I've only visited the place when I was younger but I'm still haunted by its beauty. Have you been to Kapayas Island? Then you know what I'm talking about.


4. My friends

I have so many friends there. I don't know if they still remember me but I can never forget about them. Of course. I'm coming back to meet and greet them again.


5. Farming

Don't wonder why I included farming in the list. I'm a daughter of parents who are farmers and I'm so grateful for that matter. I always miss planting, pruning and harvesting wherever I go. So when I bought y own place, you'll expect more plants, mostly fruits and vegetables.

Today, I'm grateful that I came from a wonderful hometown. Dear readers, let me know your thoughts. If you're also from Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental, let's talk about our place in the comments section.