Saturday, December 25, 2021

Be Healthy in 2022

Be healthy in 2022. That is one of my goals for the new year.

Months after I gave birth, I had loss weight. But after I had my period (menstruation) back a month ago, I felt I gained weight again. so I decided to do the intermittent fasting again, which help me lose weight before I got pregnant last year.

Being overweight can lead to many health problems like high blood pressure and heart diseases. However, trying to lose weight is not easy. Depriving yourself with food may lead to more cravings so you must guard yourself closely, haha. Kidding aside, start with calculating how much you will need to change your diet to achieve your weight goal. Here's a weight loss calculator I found at Culinary

Weight Loss Calculator

By entering your height, age, weight and activity level, you will get your weight class, BMI, how many weeks to goal amongst other.

This weight loss calculator will also provide the nutrition and calories your will need to consume daily to achieve your weight goal.

Aside from being a basic weight loss calculator, this calculator has more helpful advanced features like setting goals, choosing basal metabolic rate, and getting the  total daily energy expenditure. You can save the results and then enter your email address to send the report.

Getting and maintaining your ideal weigh has great benefits. It affects your physical and mental health to improve the quality of your life. Having your ideal weight can help you feel better and raise your energy levels.

It is also important to know your body fat. You can use a body fat calculator to quickly estimate your body fat.

Body Fat Calculator

By using this body fat calculator you can also get your lean body mass (LBM), fat body mass (FBM), body fat percent and body classification.

Once you know weight loss goals, daily calories requirements and your body fats, it is also essential to know how much exercise you need to do. You can choose over 200 different exercises recommended in this workout calculator.

Workout Calculator

Just  enter your height, weight, gender, age, what exercises you did, and how long you worked out for.

Trying to lose weight is not easy. Just the thought of dieting and exercising is already difficult. Even if you really want to lose weight, sometimes being busy and unmotivated may hinder your goal. And if you are a food-lover, losing weight is definitely hard to do.

But just think of much you will gain when you start eating right and doing exercises. Living an unhealthy life can lead to serious medical illness. And as you get older, you will realize that having a healthy lifestyle will keep your body in good health condition.

So be healthy in 2022. Especially that this health pandemic is not yet over. We need to stay healthy to fight this deadly virus.

What's your health goal for 2022?

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Fight malnutrition with Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo! Program

Guys let me share that Ajinomoto and Municipality of Cainta partner to fight malnutrition with Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo! Program.

From the Press Release Kit:

Fight malnutrition with Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo! Program

The Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) Group and the Municipality of Cainta held a hybrid ceremonial contract signing event last December 3, 2021 to mark their commitment to  strengthen  the Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo! (MPPT) program in a bid to address malnutrition in the country. The event was held in Banquet Hall East, Filinvest East, Cainta and broadcasted in a virtual meeting.

MPPT, a program launched by APC Group in 2018, aims to promote the practice of Pinggang Pinoy®, an easy-to-understand healthy food plate guide for Filipinos developed by the Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Research Institute.

“This program embodies our Nutrition Commitment towards extending the healthy life expectancy of Filipinos. We also recognize the importance of our collaboration with the local government unit of Cainta. Together, we will create an ecosystem that would make the MPPT program effective and sustainable,” said APC Group President Tsutomu Nara during the event.

The Ajinomoto Group’s Nutrition Commitment is to help extend the healthy life expectancy of 1 billion people by 2030 utilizing its expertise in Amino Science. This allows the company to support delicious salt reduction using umami, provide products to contribute to people's wellness and provide health and nutrition improvement information as well as easy recipes/menus.

Joining APC President Nara in representing the company is Mr. Hironori Aoki, Director, Marketing, Sales and Public Relations. Meanwhile, the Municipality of Cainta was represented by Hon. Mayor Johnielle Keith “Kit” Nieto and its Municipal Health Officer Dr. Edgardo Gonzaga. Also in attendance were representatives of MPPT partners and supporters: UPLB-MPPT Project Team led by Dr. Angelina DR. Felix of the Institute of Human Nutrition and Food- College of Human Ecology, UPLB; Dr. Pauline Jean Rossel-Ubial, former Secretary of Health; and Ms. Sarah Coe, Redscope Communications CEO.

“Thank you Ajinomoto for this opportunity, for having decided to give back, and for your willingness and your generosity in providing us everything we need. There is actually a lot more to do for us just to make sure that the people are always healthy.” said Hon. Mayor Johnielle Keith “Kit” Nieto in his address to the company and all the people that make MPPT possible.

The APC Group, Cainta, and its MPPT advocates are determined to combat malnutrition especially amid the ongoing pandemic where food systems have been disrupted and have continued to affect vulnerable groups like children. In line with this, the drafted MPPT program in Cainta consists of the following: (1) online capacity building of community health workers, (2) online nutrition education of homemakers, and (3) one-meal dietary supplementation among identified undernourished children for 120 days.

“This is truly one of the most important projects of the APC Group,” said Hironori Aoki, APC Group Director of Marketing, Sales and Public Relations. “Ajinomoto is not only a food company but a solution providing company guided by the Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value (ASV) with a mission to help resolve emerging social issues such as malnutrition through thoughtful initiatives.”

For more information about the MPPT program, visit today.

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5 Steps to Publishing Your First Children's Book

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Seeing your book in print can be a thrilling experience. After taking months, if not longer, to create your story, holding your final copy in your hands is incredibly rewarding. While publishing a book can sound daunting, but the process might be smoother than you'd think. If you have aspirations of becoming a children's book author, you're in luck. Here are five steps you can take to publish your first book.

Study Similar Books

The best way to learn how to craft a story is by studying authors who write in the same area as you. Analyzing the works of others can help you understand the content readers are looking for. It will also help you determine what type of illustrations you want your book to have. From there, you can decide if you're going to illustrate your own story or hire an illustration artist to do it for you.

Create Your Story

There are two parts to creating a story: the plot and the characters.


If you use a storyboard to sketch out your plot, you might have an easier time once it comes time to sit down and write. 


Some of the most beloved characters in children's books are the ones with the most personality. Take time to create characters who are relatable and fun for your readers.

Ask For Feedback

Once your story is written and you've chosen your artwork, it's time to ask for feedback. Feedback from others can help you identify aspects of your story that might need to be tweaked a bit.

Choose a Style

Before you press that "publish" button, decide what type of book you want. You can choose from hardback, paperback, and ebook. Which you choose will depend on your audience.


If you want to self-publish, there are several options to doing so. Or, if you're going to publish traditionally, there are resources available to show you how.

Publishing a book might sound scary, but it doesn't have to be. With the proper guidance, knowledge, and plan, you can have your book in readers' hands in no time.

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Why Your Child Must See the Dentist

Why Your Child Must See the Dentist
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The fact that children's teeth are not permanent and will eventually be replaced by their adult teeth may lead some people to the incorrect assumption that taking care of them is not important. However, instilling good dental hygiene habits in your children from a young age is very important. Otherwise, they will carry bad dental hygiene habits into adulthood and also ruin their adult teeth, among other issues.

Good Dental Hygiene

One very important part of your children having good dental hygiene is taking them to pediatric dentistry Santa Monica CA professionals. Just like adults, children should see their dentist every six months. They can provide them with the in-depth cleaning of their teeth and gums that is necessary to prevent tooth decay and disease.

When they are not visiting the dentist, your children should practice good dental hygiene at home. They should floss once a day or more. They should brush their teeth twice a day, for at least two minutes at a time. An easy way to help them keep track of how long they brush is to play a two-minute-long song for them as they brush! This can also encourage them to brush their teeth by making the experience a little more fun.

Bad Dental Hygiene

If your children do not floss, brush and visit the dentist as recommended, they are likely to experience some very negative side effects. Their teeth are likely to decay, become painful and fall out prematurely. It is even possible for them to start suffering from gum disease. The early stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, is more common in children than the later stage, called periodontitis.

In order to avoid your children suffering from these painful problems, it is important for you to instill good dental hygiene habits in them from a young age.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

How to Get Started on Your Genealogy Project

How to Get Started on Your Genealogy Project
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Tracing your family history by taking on a genealogy project is a fun pastime that can help you feel more connected to your loved ones and the past. There are many tools available to help with genealogy projects. Here are some things you can do when you get started.

Talk With Your Living Relatives

Your living family members are great resources, and talking with them can be a starting point for any family history or genealogy investigation. You might be surprised to learn about old stories and bits of family history you never knew. Furthermore, your older relatives might have family photos, newspapers and letters that provide valuable information. Discussing genealogy and history is an excellent way to connect with the older generation.

Look in Genetic Genealogy

Modern technology has made genealogy more advanced than ever before. You can use genetic genealogy Hebron KY to fill in the blanks in your family history. These techniques may even help you locate relatives. If you or a loved one was adopted, genetic genealogy might also be able to assist you in discovering your family tree.

Check Out Census Records

The United States census is rich with information going back centuries. These records are easily accessible and can be a great basis for building your family tree. Start with either the name of an ancestor you'd like to know more about or a location where you know your family resided. You can learn the age, location, marital status and even the occupation of people living in the United States from 1790 until today. In addition, the information you gain from the census records could lead you to military records and immigration documents that open up new lines of inquiry.

Digging into your family's history can be a worthwhile pursuit. Use a variety of tools and resources to get your genealogy project started.

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Activities To Do With Kids On A Budget


Finding inexpensive, yet memorable activities for the kids can be a challenge. You'll find activities that will keep your child engaged while also teaching them new skills. From cooking together to exploring nature and local attractions, these are the perfect family-friendly activities. You can have a memorable experience without spending a fortune.

Explore Free Museums and Attractions

There may be many local museums and attractions that are free or very low cost, or allow children for free. Your local library may also have a calendar of events and activities for children of all ages. Your county or city website also may have a list of these attractions and events.

Camp in the Backyard

If you want to stay closer to home, pitch a tent in your backyard and play camp for a few days. Make s’mores or other camp meals over a fire or grill. Tell stories and play outdoor games. You could treat all the activities about your backyard camp like a theme week, which is what a day care center Poway CA would do to create learning connections in children. 

Make Crafts from Nature

Whether or not you choose to make a backyard camp, you can make use of many free craft materials right in your backyard to make easy crafts. Use collected leaves or flowers to make collages on paper. Paint flat rocks and return them to your yard or a local park. Coat pinecones in peanut butter and sunflower seeds to hang for the birds and other small animals. 

When you have kids, it can be hard to find something new to do, especially when most of the options seem expensive or too far away. You don't have to break your budget or spend a lot of time looking for something fun for your family. There may be many activities available around you for free which you and your family can explore.

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Baby Clothing Brand St. Patrick opens its flagship store

Expecting moms and moms with newborn, the Baby Clothing Brand St. Patrick opens its flagship store at Cedarhills Garden Center in Quezon City!

Baby Clothing Brand St. Patrick opens its flagship store

Yesterday, December 10, 2021, we are invited to the St. Patrick’s Grand Store Opening via Zoom. 

After 36 years since its inception, St. Patrick, a local premium baby clothing brand, launched its first official flagship store at Cedarhills Garden Center, Quezon City.

Established in 1985, St. Patrick is one of the pioneers of infant garments in the Philippines. It used to be known as the brand for baptismal lines during the '80s until the '90s. But the brand shifted its gears during the 2000s and focused instead on layettes and basic newborn wears.

"As we are grateful for the continuous support, confidence, and trust in our products that we are receiving throughout the years, we are launching our first flagship store to cater to the needs of parents who are based in Quezon City and nearby places. We are forever grateful serving parents with excellence for years to come," said Gerald Sioco, CEO of St. Patrick.

Designed and created by a mother, St. Patrick brings warmth, comfort, and care to baby's wear. It started when its founder wanted to find clothes for her baby boy but could not find any easy to put on and made of 100% cotton. Back then, most infant garments were made from synthetic content like polyester, which can be hard and itchy for baby’s sensitive skin. Considering this, she decided to start her own company that can offer baby clothing with soft and luxe fabrics made of 100% organic and 100% USA cotton.

Made from certified organic cotton, grown and harvested without the use of harmful chemicals, St. Patrick's infant garments are soft on our baby's skin and gentle on our planet.

"St. Patrick truly understands the needs of newborns. Its softness calms our delicate babies, and its design-fit makes them feel all cuddled up and warm," Sioco shared. 

St. Patrick's baby clothing is also easy to wear and diaper-friendly as it provides an opening design at the bottom part area to make it easier for moms to change their baby's diaper. It also uses Flam Seam Technology, so there is enough room for diapers when worn without having the fabric stretched too much. And it does not easily stretch even after so many wears.

It also provides complete protection for the baby against insect bites and colic pain. It is made of see-through screen fabric that is very breathable and comfortable on babies' skin using Air Flow Technology. It also uses Waterproof Backing Technology to protect the baby's skin and clothes from unwanted liquid stains and wetness.

Aside from its physical store at Cedarhills Garden Center, St. Patrick baby clothes are available in all department stores’ baby section of SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia, SM Makati, SM Aura, SM Pampanga, SM Southmall, Landmark Makati, KCC Mall Zamboanga city and Landmark Trinoma.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

What Are The Must-Haves For A New House?


Is your family about to move into a new house? If so, you might wonder what exactly you need for this additional space. Whether it’s just you and your spouse or your whole extended family, there are some basic things that every home needs. This article compiles a list of the essential must-haves for those starting in a new place.


If you’re moving into a brand-new house, the first thing you want to take care of is that kitchen. If the space is small, your new housemates might end up with one room to themselves. You’ll need plenty of counter space to prepare your meals and enough room for everyone to move around comfortably. The kitchen must have a working refrigerator, stove, and microwave so that you can cook your meal. That makes the kitchen worth checking out.


If you have a small family, you might not need much in the way of bathroom upgrades. While some families need upgrades to their bathrooms, others get all they need with a single or even just a few minor upgrades. However, if your bathroom is small, you need to make sure you have all the basics. It’s smart to invest in a good quality shower head, high-quality tub, and high-quality towels and make sure your water pressure is good.

If you are considering an addition to your bathroom, Breeden Building will serve you well. It might also be wise to invest in a body sprayer as well. Having a relaxing or relaxing bath is one of the best ways to relax.

Living Room

Lots of people say they prefer living spaces to be dark, but that’s not always true. If you have a bright living room, you and your family can enjoy it as much as possible. But if the living room is too light or has a lot of windows, it can also be bright. So a dimmer setting or a nice ceiling will liven up the room.
The lighting is the least of your worries about the furniture for a living room, but you will want to add a rug. This rug will tie the living room together and allow you to move around in any area of the room.

Moving to a new house is one of the most exciting times of your life, so use it as an opportunity to create a home for your family that you’re proud of. If you’re moving with your whole family, it’s easy to get caught up in how quickly things are moving, which can detract from the enjoyment of the process.
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tips for Creating a Functional Home Office

Tips for Creating a Functional Home Office
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Working from home can be a real blessing. It means less time spent in white-knuckle commutes and more time for family or hobbies. However, in order to maximize your work efficiency at home, having a functional home office is crucial. See the tips below and get started on creating an office space in your house.

1. Be Thrifty

Creating a home office doesn't have to break the bank. You can scour the Internet for used items, such as pre owned desks or chairs, and get pieces in good condition. Additionally, some companies may offer stipends to employees for the purchase of home office equipment, so check with your human resources department to find out if yours does.
2. Get Creative

Many employees with growing families find it difficult to carve out a space to work from home. If this is the case for you, you may need to get a little creative. Is there a spot in your basement where you can fit a desk? Do you have a sunporch or other enclosed area that you could add heat or air conditioning to for a comfortable office space? Even if you wind up with a small spot in your master bedroom, you can make it your own.
3. Channel Tranquility

No matter where you set up your office, you must be able to focus in that spot. Keep your desktop neat and organized, have pen and paper within reach and keep any other items essential to your work in or on your desk. You don't want to be scrambling for the essentials every time you get a phone call from your boss. 

The ability to work from home is a privilege, so create a space for yourself that will allow you to efficiently operate outside of your formal work setting. Remember, you can find a place to work in almost any home, so be creative if necessary.

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