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With LifeWave’s wearable health solutions, you can patch your way to wellness

A company is gaining traction in the health and wellness industry because to its incredibly distinctive goods. LifeWave is a cutting-edge technological firm whose main goal is to enhance everyone’s health and wellbeing in the Philippines without the need of pharmaceuticals or chemicals. Wearable health patches from LifeWave increase cellular activity by using light.

David Schmidt, LifeWave’s Founder and CEO

David Schmidt, the founder and CEO of LifeWave, created this technology. In 2002, Schmidt established LifeWave as a research organization based on a recently patented method for improving health using a brand-new type of phototherapy he had created.

The United States Navy recognized Schmidt’s innovative work and invited him to join an elite research team that developed mini-subs or midget submarines. Schmidt attempted to help the crew of the mini-sub stay awake without the use of drugs. He investigated natural methods for increasing the body’s energy. Three years of research led to the creation of the Energy Enhancer Patch, the first LifeWave prototype.

LifeWave’s flagship product is X39®, a stem cell activator patch. “Stem cells are the foundation of health. If you have less stem cells, you will get sick. It is your primary source of defense. As we grow older, the number of stem cells in our body decreases,” said Dang Gilera, LifeWave Philippines General Manager.

She added that when you place a LifeWave X39® patch on the recommended acupressure points on your body, it will help grow your own stem cells. Most X39® product users attest that you feel the effects right away.

“What is nice about this product is that you wear it and you do not drink or take it. This is not a drug, not a pill, no chemicals added. It is a patented product,” Gilera said.

Immediate success

LifeWave was launched in August 2004 and was an immediate success, generating US$17 million in sales in its first year. Since then, LifeWave has grown into a multinational corporation with offices in the United States, Ireland, Taiwan and distribution in over 100 countires.

LifeWave made its way to the Philippines back in 2018 with a pre-launch in December. The grand launch happened in March 2019. However, the COVID-19 happened a year after and LifeWave’s plans had to be set aside.

The company’s top-selling product is LifeWave X39®. This cutting edge technology solution offers health benefits like instant pain relief, reduced inflammation, helps wound healing, energy and vitality, metal clarity, boosts athletic performance, faster recovery from exercise, and improved skin look.

In addition to X39®, Schmidt also created X49TM, Energy Enhancer®, IceWave®, Silent Nights®, Y-Age Aeon®, Y-Age® Glutathione, Y-Age® Carnosine, SP6® Complete, AcuLife, and AlavidaTM Regenerating Trio LifeWave’s skin care products.

Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

CELEBRATING TIBAY: Bear Brand Batang Matibay 2022 Winners show tenacity in the face of the toughest obstacles

Regardless of social background, the majority of Filipino families hold the belief that education is crucial to a person’s prosperity. For many parents and students, this year’s Balik Eskwela is special and more significant because of this. Bear Brand is making every effort to motivate and encourage kids to dream big and achieve a better future for themselves and their families as they adjust to the new normal after overcoming the uncertainties and challenges brought on by the epidemic.

Recognizing exceptional students in the Philippines

While every student throughout the previous year made sacrifices and encountered hurdles in their studies, some children endured more tough obstacles as a result of their daily living circumstances. They have nevertheless demonstrated their desire to study and deal with life’s challenges in spite of these difficulties. Since 2018, Bear Brand has recognized these young people’s fortitude and

Although every student made sacrifices and experienced difficulties in their studies over the past year, some kids faced harder challenges due to their everyday living situation. However, despite these obstacles, they have displayed their eagerness to learn and to overcome life’s adversities. Bear Brand has been honoring the strength and resilience of these young people since 2018 through the Batang Matibay Awards. Last October 27, the 2022 Batang Matibay Awards was held in Screening Room 1, Cinema Complex of Estancia Mall, Pasig.

In partnership with the Department of Education, Bear Brand started the Batang Matibay Awards to recognize students who exhibited “tibay” in learning both in school and in life. This means not only do they show excellence in academics, but also the community and their families. Every Year, Bear Brand and DepEd call for nationwide nominations of ten Batang Matibay public school students from grades 5-6 who can serve as role models and inspirations to their families, school, and community.

2022 Batang Matibay Awardees

Bear Brand continues its commitment to building a generation of Batang Matibay by announcing this year’s Batang Matibay awardees. All of the 10 Batang Matibay awardees showed exemplary courage and strength to thrive despite their struggles.

One of the awardees is Jerald Pelonita from Guihulngan, Negros Oriental. Despite being born without arms, he rose above his peers and was hailed as Champion for the Division level National Art Contest. He displayed commendable skill in drawing and painting using his foot.

Cryzon Jay Ambinang belongs to the Manobo tribe who lives in a secluded area in a mountainside in North Cotabato. He walks more than 2 hours to get to one of DepEd’s last mile schools. Despite his own personal struggles, he excels in school and extracurricular activities, which includes being Vice President of SPG in their school that leads several projects in their school. One of those is the distribution of modules in his community and organizing feeding program for the Manobos.


Mark John Alayon from Roxas, Capiz is a model student despite his financial difficulties. His mother is a cancer patient while his father works as a construction worker. Even though the everyday struggles torment his young heart, he excels in school and is consistently chosen as a homeroom officer in class. He also joins programs sponsored by his school or barangay Mark John does all these while also helping his father raise livestock, plant vegetables, do household chores, taking care of his mother, and studying.

The lifelong learnings that are instilled in each and every awardee from an early age is what unites them all. By rewarding their efforts, Bear Brand hopes to support their tibay ng isip, tibay ng katawan, and tibay ng kalooban and help them achieve a better future. Additionally, the recipients receive a holistic, Tibay Nutrition with each glass of Bear Brand Powdered Milk that will keep them steadfast as they face life’s hardships.




Profiles of the 10 Batang Matibay Awardees


Student Area Tibay Story
Jerald J. Pelonita REGION VII / Guihulingan / Mandi-I Elementary School Despite being born without arms, he was hailed as Champion for the Division level National Art Contest

because of this commendable skill in drawing and painting using his foot. He uses his talent and skills in drawing and painting to create harmonious moments

with others.


He advocates against bullying which he personally experiences to encourage and inspire children with or without disability to come out from their shells and radiate positivity in their hardest or saddest moment.


Jessca Solania REGION XII / North Cotabato / Renibon Elementary School
























Jessca is a student at a last mile school in North Cotabato. She walks 8km and crosses 8 rivers just to go to school. She once had to cross the river despite strong currents, and she was found crying by the teacher – not because she was scared, but because she lost the only pair of slippers she has and did not want to miss school because of it.


At her age she carries additional responsibilities to help their family because they don’t have her father by their side. Because of financial scarcity, there are days they would survive through boiled bananas for meal.


Despite these challenges, she shows resilience by exceling in school and extra curriculars.

Daryl Ashlei Teves REGION V / Catanduanes / Virac Pilot Elementary School


She is an inspiration to the school/community as a consistent honor student since she was in 1st grade –

excelling even in extra-curriculars (local/international math competitions).


In addition to the brunt of the pandemic, the onslaught of super typhoon Rolly has greatly affected the educational system in Catanduanes – houses were destroyed, including the residence of Ashlei’s

family. But no matter how many storms she encounters, she always faces it head on. In fact, despite her personal struggles brought by the typhoon, not only did she continue to excel in school, she even helped in a relief drive in an orphanage, and also helped to tutor kids who were having difficulties in modular learning in Math. One of her tutees said that after being taught by Ashlei, Math became their favorite subject


Isabelle Lara Miranda REGION IV-A / Laguna / San Pedro Central Elementary School


Isabelle does not allow her epilepsy to get the best of her. When she started schooling, she had difficulty writing as a side effect of phenobarbital, an antiseizure medication. To compensate for her slow writing and keep up with her classmates, she would usually skip lunch only to end up still being the last to finish. Some classmates bullied her, construing her feeble writing skills and occasional staring (seizure episode) as a sign of being inferior. However, she was relentless with her effort to prove herself. She remained positive until one day her hard work paid off, and she was finally recognized as one of the most outstanding students in class. She also became a champion of an oratorical contest despite going through an emotional crisis. Her terminally ill father was confined in a public hospital at the time, and eventually passed away days after the competition.


She is always eager to take challenges and new tasks each time she shows a firm resolve to succeed. She carries an unfaltering faith and strong determination to overcome obstacles.

Matt Jayrus Evangelista REGION IV-A / Batangas / Tibig Elementary School


He grew up without a father, so her mother has to work abroad to support the family. Whenever he wants to talk to her, he would need to climb a mountain to get signal.


He tries to help support their family by helping with little chores (creating broom sticks, collecting scraps as pig’s feed). While doing this, he still extends his help to his classmates who he helps with their studies.


He may have experienced some defeat in school competitions, but it doesn’t stop him from trying again. Rather it inspires him to be better “Sa susunod na pagkakataon, makakaya ko na yun.”

Cryzon Jay Ambinang REGION XII / North Cotabato / Renibon Elementary School Cryzon belongs to the Manobo tribe who lives in a secluded area in a mountainside in North Cotabato. He walks more than 2 hours to get to one of DepEd’s last mile schools. Despite his own personal struggles, he excels in school and extracurricular activities, which includes being Vice President of SPG in their

school that leads several projects in their school. One of those is the distribution of modules in his community and organizing feeding program for the



Sean Geralyn Mara




REGION III / Bulacan /

Muzon Elementary School

Sean Geralyn has an older brother with autism, she personally takes care of her Diko and even researches some tutorial on YouTube on how to handle autism spectrum disorder cases. Because of her love for her brother she tried to teach him how to read, write, draw, and other basic skills. She wanted her brother to feel that he is an important member of

their family.

Xoann Kyle Ocampo REGION IV-A / Laguna / Chrysanthemum Village Elementary School



His mother lost her job due to the pandemic which affected their state of life. Instead of being sad and despair, he came up with the idea of putting up their own snack bar to earn extra income. He’s been very involved throughout the process of building it – starting from brainstorming the menu, up to cooking and packing of orders. He himself created the design and logo of their snack bar. This micro business helpED them get back on their feet again. It also allowed Kyle to have his own computer that he uses on his study and journalism training/competition.


He can break barriers because he is approachable and friendly. He can make others see their talents and skills because he is not afraid that someone can be better than him.

Marchilyn Guinahon Region X / Misamis Oriental / Lantad Integrated School Marchilyn was infected with polio virus when she was little. Because of this, she is no longer able to walk. Her mother acts her feet in going to and from the school. Her struggles in life made her strong and

dream to finish her studies to lift her family from poverty. Her willingness to go to school every day despite her condition, during pre-pandemic is a testimony to how strong her determination is in

pursuing her education.


Her positive outlook in life despite her physical struggles is very commendable. She has written 2 poems entitled ” Sa Gabay ng Tanging Ina” and “Physical Disability Never Stops me from being

complete” depicting her life experiences.

Mark John Alayon REGION VI / Roxas / Pres Manuel A Roxas Memorial School North He is consistently chosen as a homeroom officer and fulfills his roles beyond satisfaction. He also joins programs that the barangay/school are sponsoring.


His mother is a cancer patient while his father is a construction worker. All his siblings want to attend school but few of them have the opportunity. Seeing everyday struggles torments his young heart but this inspires him to continue learning – finish his studies, and help his family in the future. He helps his father raise livestock, plant vegetables for sale and consumption, do household chores while attending healthcare of his mother, and studying.



Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

The correct foundation for a baby’s healthy start is promoted by Cetaphil Baby

Mom’s greatest accomplishment is raising a healthy child. As a mother, you’re concerned about your child’s growth all the time. You want them to experience new things, but you’re also afraid of what they might bring. Thankfully, mothers have the strong pillars to guide them while they rear their children and cope with motherhood. These pillars, which are interconnected, are essential for a baby’s early growth and ensure that they are all in place when mothers care for them.

The Four Healthy Pillars—Healthy Food, Healthy Play, Healthy Sleep, and Healthy Skin—are promoted by Cetaphil Baby. The skin is a crucial component of a baby’s overall health because it will protect them for the duration of their life. Each pillar is essential to a baby’s health and development.

Cetaphil Baby offers moms the best way to give babies the right foundation for healthy skin by supporting its development as it matures from its earliest stages onward. Moms can find peace and assurance that they can keep their baby’s skin protected now and in the future.

Cetaphil Baby products are clinically proven to respect, maintain & improve the structure of even the most sensitive skin, supporting baby skin’s natural development. It has been tested and approved by experts because of its gentle, hypoallergenic formulation that contains skin-barrier building ingredients like glycerin and panthenol, and other natural ingredients like chamomile, shea butter, almond oil, aloe vera, and calendula to keep baby’s skin soft, smooth and protected.

Cetaphil Baby offers even more gentle products suited for sensitive skin

Cetaphil Baby currently has two ranges: the Classic Line and the newly launched Calendula range. Included in the Classic Line are: the Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo, a tear-free 2-in-1 hair and body formula that gently cleanses your baby’s delicate skin and hair, leaving it soft and clean.

For those looking for moisturizing goodness, the Cetaphil Baby Moisturising Bath & Wash is enriched with ⅓ baby lotion to care for even the most delicate skin protecting it against dryness.

The Cetaphil Baby Shampoo is a gentle caring formula enriched with chamomile to restore natural skin protection for a healthy scalp, while the Cetaphil Baby Gentle Cleansing Bar is ideal for teaching babies about hygiene as moms give them independence and the responsibility of caring for themselves with simple tasks like handwashing.

The Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion is enriched with shea butter that soothes, nourishes, and keeps the baby’s skin hydrated for up to 24 hours.

The new Cetaphil Baby range contains calendula extract that has been used for many centuries due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and includes Cetaphil Baby Wash and Shampoo, 2-in-1 formula that smoothens, softens, and improves skin texture. It is specifically designed to be used from head to toe daily.

The Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion with Organic Calendula is especially helpful for the skin barrier of sensitive skin, providing 24 hours of skin moisturization.

Finally, for babies experiencing rough skin patches in cheeks, knees, elbow areas, or under those chubby folds, the best suited product is the Cetaphil Baby With Organic Calendula Advanced Protection Cream, which helps reduce the feeling of discomfort and irritation and provides long-lasting irritation for up to 24 hours.

Cetaphil Baby also unveiled a newest item, the Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wipes, to supplement the existing product lines. This brand-new item is composed entirely of fabric derived from plants and gently cleanses and moisturizes a baby’s sensitive skin. Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wipes are perfect for use on a baby’s sensitive skin on both the face and body since they are made from 100% plant derived fabric with natural components like aloe vera and Vitamin E, which help keep a baby’s skin from drying out.











Health and Wellness

Why it’s crucial to have a dependable everyday ally in your health

Being alive now is great since the economy is recovering and The Filipino people is lively. Face-to-face communication is resurfacing and becoming more and more commonplace. Although this is fantastic news for the nation, we still need to take care of our health and cleanliness.

Filipinos must continue the precautionary behaviors they have developed over the course of the pandemic to stay safe and healthy. The most crucial of these is constantly washing your hands with good soap to shield yourself from germs and aid in the suppression of infection.

Lifebuoy is your best daily hygiene ally in the battle to maintain your health when it comes to efficiently washing your hands. It has great antibacterial effects that keep you secure from infections and germs. Lifebuoy features an exclusive and effective germ-fighting component called Activ Silver+ Formula that kills 99.9% of germs and keeps consumers safe and secure.

As we celebrate Handwashing Month this October, Lifebuoy is advocating for more awareness and understanding of the importance of handwashing with the right soap to protect yourself. To raise awareness and understanding of good handwashing habits among Filipinos, especially the youth, it is launching fun activities promoting handwashing on the metaverse!

Participate in all the engaging activities in U-COINVille, Unilever Philippines’ first metaverse environment which offers an immersive experience of learning and fun with your favorite Unilever products. Here, you can go through everyday situations and be reminded to do regular and proper handwashing before doing any activity within the game.

Check out the U-ditorium, explore the U-Marketplace, check out the Baby Dove Real Moms Village Baby Care Center, visit Taste Town’s Food Plaza, or wander about Pond’s Summer Escape. Look for 5 Lifebuoy Ambassadors to win U-COIN points redeemable for real-world perks and raffle tickets! To play, just follow these steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Register with your mobile number or if you’re an existing U-COIN user, you can log in with your account.
  3. Start exploring to learn and earn rewards!

Sign up to become a Lifebuoy Ambassador if you want to encourage other Filipinos to practice healthy behaviors like handwashing. Each of the 5 lucky winners will receive 10,000 U-COIN points!

On or around the first of December, the raffle ends..

Keep in mind to regularly wash your hands and maintain decent hygiene. Let’s #DoTheLifebuoy together!








Health and Wellness

Avon’s fight against breast cancer enters its 30th year with the #NormalForMe campaign

In a woman’s lifetime, breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 of them. In 2019, Filipina women are even more at risk because the Philippines is thought to have the ninth-highest global prevalence of the disease and the Philippines has the highest prevalence of the disease in Asia. Breast cancer continued to rank among the top 2 most common among Filipino women the following year, with the majority of cases being discovered at an advanced stage.

Low health literacy and gendered sociocultural factors, such as the absence of formalized national screening programs, are the most likely causes of this alarming prevalence. Fortunately, patients have a 90% chance of survival because to early recognition of symptoms and prompt treatment and medicines.

This is why every year during October, the world observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage more people to know more about this indiscriminate disease and be more proactive in regular self-checks that can help detect preliminary symptoms.

Global beauty brand Avon has been one of the most prominent brands who supports this cause, now marking three decades of being at the forefront on the fight against the disease since launching the Breast Cancer Crusade in UK in 1992.

Through the support of over five million Representatives worldwide, associates, customers and the Avon Foundation for Women, the beauty brand has donated more than US$947 million to breast cancer-related causes, educated over 180 million people about the disease, and funded screenings for approximately 16.6 million women over the last three decades.


This year, Avon continues this worthy cause with a global campaign encouraging everyone to discover what’s #NormalForMe by asking themselves: what three words best describe their boobs?

The campaign invites women to know their normal by coming up with three words according to how their breasts usually look and feel and share those three words and the initiative to inspire others to also regularly check themselves. Knowing one’s normal can prevent potentially life-threatening changes that can lead to Breast Cancer.

In partnership with Philippine Cancer Society and to make sure this advocacy is internally practiced, Avon encourages their local Avon Representatives to avail the free clinical breast examinations at select branches—October 17 at Taft/San Fernando, October 21 at Shaw Blvd and Batangas, and October 31 at Cebu and Davao. Associates are also motivated to get free breast checkups at the Avon Head Office at Makati on October 19 and 20.

Finally, Avon extends this advocacy to a larger network and invites everyone to pink it up by supporting products and services from Avon and partner brands to raise awareness and raise funds on behalf of the Philippine Cancer Society.

Save lives by shopping dedicated fundraising products like the Self-Check Watch, Mariposa 2-in-1 Accessory Giftset, Avon Empower Non-Wire Mastectomy Bra, and the Avon Empower Bra Prosthesis. Purchase these items via or contact an Avon Representative.

The public may also donate any amount directly via GCash by scanning the QR.

Interested parties can also participate in the fundraiser through various partners:

“For the last 30 years, we’ve committed to this cause to raise funds and awareness to help more women to join the initiative to battle Breast Cancer not just for themselves, but also for their loved ones,” shares Avon Head of Communications for Philippines & APAC, Marion Limlengco. “This is why we’ll always push for everyone to know the signs, know the risks, and know how to take action because early detection will help save lives.”

The Philippine Cancer Society, Avon’s partner charity, will receive all proceeds and will also provide consultation services should you find a lump or require more assistance when screening your breasts and pecs.

Visit for more details about Avon’s #NormalForMe initiative. Shop your preferred Avon goods at or get in touch with your neighborhood Avon Representative. Like Avon Philippines on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.




Food, Health and Wellness

Scarcity of sugar? Use Stevia to sweeten your life!

For the past few months, there has been a shortage of sugar throughout the nation, driving up sugar prices. The increase in price of this household item has a negative impact on the purchasing power of Filipinos, who already struggle to keep up with inflation. Given that most foods contain sugar as a primary element, many people have fought to make their lives and food sweeter.

Fortunately, there is a nutritious substitute that might help Filipinos overcome their sugar problems. The leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant are used to make stevia, a natural sweetener. Despite having zero calories and being 300 times sweeter than sugar, it does not raise blood sugar levels. Because it has no aftertaste or potential health hazards, it is preferable than chemical-based artificial sweeteners.

With the help of this magical plant, you may enrich food while cooking, sweeten hot and cold beverages guilt-free, and bake. The beautiful thing about Stevia is that it naturally sweetens food and beverages, unlike sugar, which has been linked to diabetes and obesity. Additionally, Stevia is regarded as nonglycemic, which means it has no impact on blood pressure levels.

Given these health benefits, swapping Stevia with refined sugar can be a complete game changer for people who want to make healthier food and beverage choices and maintain a healthy weight range.

Understanding Stevia’s potential to address Filipinos’ sugary dilemma, Glorious Industrial & Development Corporation (GIDC), also known as the Stevia Company, launched a lineup of naturally-sweetened and healthy beverages. GIDC, the Stevia Company’s line-up of products under its Glorious brand, includes the Glorious 3in1 Premium Coffee and Glorious Iced Tea Mixes and the Sweet & Fit Stevia Tea.

“We understand how important sweetness is to Filipinos’ taste palette,” said Ms. Au De Leon, president, and CEO of GIDC, The Stevia Company. “By making Glorious available nationwide, we want to empower more Filipinos to discover a healthier way to make their lives sweeter.”

The company’s latest products are not only good for one’s body, but they taste great too. Hence, people don’t need to sacrifice flavor to care for their health. All Glorious beverages are sweetened with Stevia, and every teaspoon of Stevia is equivalent to three teaspoons of refined sugar.

Glorious Premium 3in1 Coffee Mix is a delicious coffee blend sweetened with Sweet & Fit Stevia. It is recommended for people with sugar-related concerns, weight watchers, and other health-conscious individuals. Sweet & Fit Stevia has zero calories, zero fat, zero sodium, zero carbohydrates, and zero cholesterol.

With Glorious Iced Tea Mixes, people who want to limit their intake of sugar may now make their favorite fruit teas and lives sweeter. Red Berries, Lemon, and Cucumber are the three flavors offered for this product. For a healthy little pick-me-up, Sweet & Fit Stevia Tea can be combined with non-dairy milk or fresh fruits to make different hot or cold beverages.

Visit and for more details on stevia.

Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Series offers three strategies to keep healthy

The saying “health is wealth” has undoubtedly appeared in everyone’s lives multiple times. However corny it may sound, the message is still quite strong, especially in this day and age. It is a proven truth that adopting a healthy lifestyle has numerous long-term physiological, mental, and emotional advantages. And if the pandemic has taught anyone anything, it is that we must put our health first right away.

It can take a lot of effort to stop bad behaviors and adopt good ones. Maintaining an active lifestyle can, however, be made a little easier with a dependable smart device that is simple to use and attractive. Having a specialized daily wellness companion pays off these days. And for just this reason, Samsung’s smartest and toughest watches to date—the Galaxy Watch5 Series—will appeal to fitness aficionados and wellness enthusiasts.

With the Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro’s updated and upgraded features, it’s easy and fun to start living healthy. Here are some ways the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Series makes it easy to stay healthy daily:

  1. Define health goals with its Advance BioActive Sensor

The Galaxy Watch5 Series is equipped with Samsung’s unique BioActive Sensor that monitors holistic health metrics such as body fat percentage, muscle mass, heart rate and rhythm, and blood oxygen levels. Based on the data it collects, the smartwatch acts like a personal trainer as it gives personalized tips and insights to help develop healthier habits.

Users set themselves up for success by identifying overall health goals and milestones with the smartwatch’s three powerful health sensors: Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Sensor (BIA), Electric Heart Signal, and Optical Heart Rate Sensor.

  1. Exercise regularly and track progress

There are many things that can stop a person from working out, especially in the beginning. Exhaustion and laziness can make it absolutely difficult to commit to a fitness routine and fight the urge to just lie down and rest.

With the Galaxy Watch5 Series’ Fitness Tracker, there’s always a form of exercise that fits different types of schedules and lifestyles. It can track over 90 workouts, including walking, running, elliptical, rowing, swimming, and dynamic high-movement activities. When you have a smartwatch that shows and monitors your steps, calorie intake, and routine completion, it’s easy to commit to being active, one goal at a time.

  1. Understand sleeping patterns and reset the body’s circadian rhythm

A properly-aligned circadian rhythm affects the body’s physical performance and cardiovascular activity. Having a healthy sleep-wake schedule allows people to function at their best, which consequently promotes positive mental well-being.

Luckily, the Galaxy Watch5 Series is now powered by an upgraded Sleep Tracking feature. It becomes a 24-hour health guard, helping people plan their bedtime, detect snoring, and track sleep stages. It also has eight animal sleep symbols that represent different sleep types. This helps people better understand patterns and make necessary behavioral changes.

Defining health milestones and achieving them is more satisfying with a smartwatch that literally knows every step taken towards wellness. That it carries a sophisticated design and is built with essential functional features is just a bonus.

All models of the Galaxy Watch5 Series boast a double titanium casing, a powerful Exynos W920 processor, and come with 16GB of storage. It also carries a long-lasting and fast-charging battery of up to 590mAh. Other features include compatibility with any 8.0 Android phone or higher, Wi-Fi support, and Bluetooth 5.2.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Series is now available to be everyone’s fitness companion at the following prices and colors:

What’s more, with every purchase of the Galaxy Watch5 or the Galaxy Watch5 Pro. Customers are entitled to 50% off on the latest Galaxy Buds2 Pro until October 31. Samsung is also offering discounts of up to 30% off on the Galaxy Watch5 Series when purchased with participating Samsung Galaxy products including the latest Galaxy Z Fold4 or Galaxy Z Flip4 as part of its cross-sell promotions.

To know more about the Watches That Know You Best, visit

Safe Samsung Shopping

Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers and employees safe. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has implemented the mandatory use of face masks, and performs frequent sanitation in all stores.

In order to encourage a secure and contactless contact tracing procedure, Samsung Experience Stores also include distinctive QR health declaration codes. To ensure that everyone is socially separated, product demonstrations are conducted side by side rather than face to face while maintaining the necessary safe distance of one (1) meter.

Visit to find the closest Samsung Experience Store.






Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

How to Stay Hydrated During the Ber Months in a Smart and Effective Way

We are once again in the ber months. The months of November and December herald the beginning of the Christmas season and all the enthusiasm that goes along with it, but they are also a time of irregular and severe weather, with powerful typhoons and heavy rains hitting nearly the whole country. One’s daily routine might be completely upset by these weather fluctuations, which can also lead to health problems including dry skin, diarrhea, the flu, and infections brought on by contaminated water.

Given the weather changes, the virus that is still present, and even the stress associated with the holiday season, staying well is essential to avoiding diseases throughout these wet winter months. Keeping hydrated is beneficial for maintaining good health.

It may seem a simple and easy thing to accomplish, but you’d be surprised how many of us find it hard to stay hydrated during the day. Here are several ways to make hydrating a habit.

Start your day with water

Hours of sleep deprive our body of water, and so drinking first thing in the morning starts the rehydration process right away. Drinking water in the morning also helps in cleansing the stomach and jumpstarting one’s metabolism.

Some prefer to take warm water upon waking up. Whatever your preference will do. What’s important is to start the day with water, hot, warm or cold.

Make sure to drink water throughout the day and not just during meals. Don’t wait to get thirsty to drink as that already indicates slight dehydration.

Monitor your water intake
On a daily basis, women should aim to consume 2.7 liters of fluids while men should go for 3.7 liters, according to the Institute of Medicine.

Dehydration can slow down a person’s physical and mental performance. It can eventually lead to chronic dehydration, which raises the risks of developing kidney stones, urinary tract infection, hypertension or a stroke.

As dehydration can happen whether outside or at home, one surefire way to get you to drink water more often is to always have a bottle of water next to you. If you’re heading out, carry a water tumbler with you wherever you go.

Make it a habit to track your water intake for the day. Some use large bottles that indicate volume content to measure how much they drink. The more tech-savvy ones turn to applications dedicated to tracking one’s water intake. Many of these are free online and will send you notifications throughout the day to remind you to drink.

Tracking your water intake will help you see what times of the day you are prone to drinking less and what causes this. More importantly, it helps you form the habit of drinking often, and once you’ve gotten more consistent on drinking the appropriate amount of water in a day, it will be easier to keep the habit going.

Hydrate with vegetables and fruits
Fruits and vegetables are great sources of water as well as vitamins and minerals. Adding water-rich foods to your daily meals will not only help keep you hydrated but also rid the body of toxins and make it stronger and healthier.

Some examples of water-rich fruits are watermelons, which contain 92 percent of water and is a great source of antioxidants; and cucumbers, which hold more than 90 percent of water and is rich in fiber, vitamin K and vitamin A. Oranges have 88 percent water content as well as vitamin C and potassium while apples are made up 86 percent water and are also a source of vitamins, antioxidants and fiber.

As for water-rich vegetables, lettuce, celery and cabbage are good for healthy hydration. Raw lettuce is made up mostly of water and strengthens bones, sharpens vision and helps you get better sleep. Celery, also made up mostly of water, can be beneficial when aiming for weight loss. Finally, cabbage has a water content of 92 percent and contains antioxidants that can help protect the body against certain types of cancer.

Minimize dehydration

When it’s too hot, try to stay indoors as much as possible to avoid getting dehydrated. Keep the fan or air condition on if necessary. If you have to go out, plan your activities with the weather in mind, and bring a bottle of water with you.

Wearing light and comfortable clothing when the weather is humid or warmer than usual also helps.

Trust only the safest source of water

Clean, safe and accessible water makes hydration easy, helping you and your family stay healthy and protected against illnesses such as flu, diarrhea and other diseases during rainy weather.

Waterlogic, the global leader in home and workplace hydration solutions, ensures you and your family are drinking clean and healthy water with its state-of-the-art water units that can filter out contaminants.

The Aqua SmartGuard (ASG) “cube” is a modern water filtration system that uses advanced technology to keep your drinking water free from bacteria and viruses, including the COVID-19 virus. It features a patented Firewall UVC technology that is tested and proven to remove 99.9999 percent of bacteria from the water. The Firewall also frees the water from bad tastes and smells while maintaining necessary minerals.

On the water unit’s outer shell, dispensing buttons, nozzles and tray is the BioCote, an antimicrobial additive that uses silver ion technology to keep microbial cells from growing and spreading on the dispenser’s surface. It helps decrease microbes in just 15 minutes and reduces 99.5 percent of bacteria in only 2 hours.

The Aqua SmartGuard is also a sustainable water source as it filters water right from the tap, helping reduce the use of plastic bottles. It offers four water temperatures: ambient, cold, hot and extra hot.

For an affordable fee of just Php1,490, the ASG Total Care Services is a maintenance service that includes unit installation, routine replacement of filters and UVC lamps, and even the maintenance of the entire unit, making things even simpler for people who wish to establish a healthy hydration habit. ASG recently announced a promotion that offered RCBC Bankard cardholders a free subscription as well as a 50% discount.

When customers set up their membership to be automatically charged to their credit card for 24 months, cardholders can take advantage of a free one-month subscription and a 50% discount on the installation fee. From September 5, 2022, through March 5, 2023, this promotion will be active. Visit to discover more about this promotion on RCBC’s website.





Health and Wellness

What’s in this dependable baby wash that soothes and moisturizes at the same time?

Do you need to update the skin game for your baby? Then raise your parenting game by providing your child with only the greatest skin care products, like Baby Dove, the brand that many devoted mothers trust and recommend. Nine out of ten mothers have vowed to switch to Baby Dove as their preferred baby wash. Mothers can rely on Baby Dove, a dependable and secure formula, for soft, moisturized, and calmed skin that their babies will adore. Your baby’s skin will always be healthy thanks to Baby Dove.

Now, giving your baby the best skin care has become easier. Note it down on your calendars: happening soon is a Baby Dove Baby Day Sale with Mommy & Me Bundles from October 15 to 26, 2022 at your favorite e-commerce stores!

There’s a Baby Dove for every mommy and baby out there. Take a look at what each one is made of to understand why Baby Dove really is the perfect choice for your baby’s moisturizing needs:

Baby Dove Soothing Moisture Hair-to-Toe Wash is made with warm milk and a calming chamomile scent that help soothe babies’ irritated skin. During the sale, you can get two (2) 885mL bottles of this variant for just ₱1,500!

Baby Dove Rich Moisture Hair-to-Toe Wash has a pH-neutral formula that goes beyond mild cleansing by helping replenish important nutrients which help retain the skin’s natural moisture. It also has a creamy lather which babies will surely love! The promo bundle will come with two (2) 1000mL bottles for ₱1,290.

Giving your infant the greatest skin care is now simpler than ever. Mark your calendars now because your favorite e-commerce companies will be having a Baby Dove Baby Day Sale with Mommy & Me Bundles from October 15 to 26, 2022!

Even better—a free 200mL bottle of Dove Body Wash in Lavender is included with every promotion bundle!

With the Baby Dove Baby Sale, switch over and take the first step toward supple, moisturized, and healthy baby skin. Soon accessible on Lazada and Shopee!




Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

On this World Lymphoma Awareness Day, let’s remember the soldiers

If the pandemic has taught the world anything, it is how important it is to value the gift of good health and live a free life. The fear of getting sick is now even more understandable because it has put everything into perspective. The world was indeed scared by the truth of COVID-19, but cancer fighters and survivors have actually experienced this reality for a much longer period of time.

On this year’s World Lymphoma Awareness Day, the neighborhood joins together to celebrate cancer survivors, fighters, and their families while also raising awareness of the disease. I’m so grateful to be invited and I have acquired so much knowledge about this disease, its symptoms and how it greatly affects the people that have this disease. I also admire our very dear warriors for overcoming this situation and their triumph in fighting Lymphoma.

Infection-fighting lymphocytes of the immune system are where lymphoma, a type of cancer, first appears. These cells are found in the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow, and other parts of the body. Lymphoma causes lymphocytes to alter and multiply uncontrollably. Common symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, chills, weight loss, and weariness. Since these symptoms are more likely to be brought on by other conditions, such as an infection, a doctor’s examination is crucial for a correct diagnosis.

It is one of the top 15 cancers in the Philippines, affecting around 11,000 Filipinos every year. Yet with lack of awareness, authorities estimate a larger number of patients that are left undiagnosed.

“Lymphoma exists”, Jeanne, a Lymphoma cancer survivor, stresses, “For someone who was diagnosed with Lymphoma and know nothing about the disease…if people knew more about this cancer that can actually affect even the younger ones, maybe we could have been more aware of our health (and) the symptoms that Lymphoma can do to our body.”

Such is the mission of Lymphoma Philippines, a non-profit organization for Lymphoma patients, survivors, and caregivers aiming to spread awareness on medically-approved Lymphoma-related campaigns in the country. The lack of information is what inspired cancer survivor Jheric Delos Angeles and his wife Anna Tapel-Delos Angeles to create a community of Filipino patients and their family members in order to educate more people and provide much needed support to those in need, including fighting for better healthcare.

Rhiz, a Lymphoma cancer patient, shares her experience living with the disease amidst the pandemic, “It’s very hard. The agony is double. During the pandemic, going to the hospital was difficult and scary for cancer patients like me. As it is, we cannot afford to get COVID.”

Christine, a Lymphoma patient caregiver, echoes Rhiz’s sentiments regarding hospital visits. On top of that, their income was cut off for a time during the lockdown and they had to rely on their savings to continue medication.

While Lymphoma is considered to be a curable cancer if diagnosed early, access to treatment is a challenge as costs related to the disease can range from one million pesos to three and a half million pesos depending on the hospital and treatment protocol.

Recognizing these challenges, Lymphoma Philippines hopes to continue spreading information and possibly save lives. As part of its efforts, the organization along with The Carewell Community Foundation, EPCALM, KAYA, and The Philippine Cancer Society, also in partnership with Takeda Healthcare Philippines, held a public online event to mark the World Lymphoma Awareness Day, and shared practical information beneficial to Filipino Lymphoma patients and their families. This includes:

  • Mental wellness advice for patients and their loved ones
  • A private Facebook group for patients and their loved ones where they can get information and support from each other
  • Patient navigation that helps patients in their journey from diagnosis to post-treatment and connects them with the right agencies and groups
  • Emotional support groups in partnership with Kanser sa Adolescents and Young Adults (KAYA) and The Carewell Community Foundation
  • Social work services that can assist patients in their journey

“It is an unimaginably difficult journey for patients and their loved ones living with cancer. Having gone through it myself, a strong support system is crucial in the journey and we at Lymphoma Philippines are committed to lending help however possible,” says Lymphoma Philippines co-founder Jheric Delos Angeles.

Visit Lymphoma Philippines’ website at or its Facebook page at for additional information.