6 Creative Ways to Show That You Care During COVID-19

6 Creative Ways to Show That You Care During COVID-19

The past few months have been extremely tough for everyone. With the world battling the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no secret that some people are having a hard time managing through the crisis. Apart from dealing with the health and economic ramifications of the virus, people around the world are also dealing with the psychological challenges it brought. Due to limited mobility and the lockdown rules imposed by the government, many are unable to be with their loved ones. Breadwinners in the metro or abroad cannot visit their relatives in their hometowns because public transportation needed to cease to mitigate the spread of the virus. Luckily enough, we live in a digital age, when we can bring those that are far away closer to us. Thanks to smartphones, laptops, and the advent of online communication platforms, you can stay in touch with anyone no matter where they are. Even though talking through a screen may not be as good as a face-to-face encounter, it can help you stay afloat … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Spice Up Your Routine During Self-Quarantine

10 Ways to Spice Up Your Routine During Self-Quarantine

  There’s no denying that public health crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have caused big changes to the people’s lifestyles. To minimize the risk of infection, everyone is highly encouraged to practice social distancing and to spend the majority of their waking hours inside their homes. However, even though many are staying in the comfort of their humble abodes, it’s no secret that spending countless days cooped up at home also comes with its own set of challenges. During this period, it’s incredibly easy to just go with the flow and embrace disorder. While a pandemic is a circumstance that is not under your control, you still have the power to make the quarantine period more pleasant and productive. The guide below will discuss several things you can do to spice up your routine during self-quarantine. 10 Ways to Spice Up Your Self-Quarantine Routine 1. Give structure to your day Being under lockdown doesn’t mean that you should stop following a routine. Even … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Christmas Cheat-Eater’s Healthy Survival Guide (Part 3)

The Ultimate Christmas Cheat-Eater’s Healthy Survival Guide

Cheat-eating has been commonplace ever since diets have been trending. By taking cheat-eating into something more simple; something that could let you enjoy the holidays in a healthier way, we have explored some ways on how to develop a habit and how to tame one’s appetite when temptations are nearly irresistible. As a complement, there are also cheat-spending habits for the holidays when the line between reasonable offers and hyped-ones is in a blur. By following through one’s habits, rewards are a great way of reinforcing one’s desired changes in behaviour especially if it’s for one’s health or finances. Here are some ways you could reward yourself for successfully cheat-eating or cheat-spending the holiday season (and perhaps get that New Year’s Resolution rolling). … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Christmas Cheat-Eater’s Healthy Survival Guide (Part 2)

The Ultimate Christmas Cheat-Eater’s Healthy Survival Guide

During the holidays, being caught up in the annual hype of losing one’s eating restrictions is a common guilty pleasure. In The Ultimate Christmas Cheat-Eater’s Healthy Survival Guide (Part 1), we have learned that over 50% of one’s annual weight gain is built up during the 6-week holiday season according to the Human Nutrition Research Centre in the US. However balancing your raw appetite and self-control might seem impossible, a compromise could still be achieved. Prevention of getting over 50% of that added annual weight would always be easier than working your way to lose it in the following months. … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Christmas Cheat-Eater’s Healthy Survival Guide (Part 1)

The Ultimate Christmas Cheat-Eater’s Healthy Survival Guide

  The holidays are in. Here you are, ready to welcome the festivities with open arms while partially clouded by the nightmare of gaining weight. It’s a looming war between your discipline and appetite. The barrage of invitations from friends, family, and colleagues are simply hard to combat. The ability to produce self-guilt is low and the arrays of food servings are stacked high on your plate. This is not an unusual story of fighting for your health and surrendering to the immense amount of great food in the end. In fact, more than 50% of annual weight gain is said to be acquired during the 6-week holiday season according to the Human Nutrition Research Centre in the US. … [Read more...]