Friday, July 31, 2009

Change


According to the World Health Organization 65% of the deaths in the year 2005 were due to heart and lung diseases, cancer, and diabetes mellitus—health problems which are directly related to a person’s lifestyle. Physical inactivity, smoking, excessive alcohol intake, obesity, malnutrition and faulty diet have been enumerated as the major risk factors for these lifestyle diseases.

The National Nutrition Council’s theme for the 2009 Nutrition Month celebration—“Wastong Nutrisyon Kailangan, Lifestyle Diseases Iwasan,” clearly reminds me to evaluate my attitudes and habits towards the food I eat, the drink I take, and the activities I do. Today is the culmination of this month-long celebration, and I believe that it is the best time to check and CHANGE my lifestyle should I find it faulty or unhealthy.

No smoking and moderate alcohol intake... Less fat, less salt, less sugar, less stress... More fruits, more vegetables, more exercise! Easy!


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The island of Mindanao in the Philippines has been experiencing heavy and continuous rains for three weeks now. As a result, flash floods and landslides have affected almost 200,000 people in the villages in Cotabato City, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, South Cotabato and Sarangani. (Read more...)

An extreme weather event such as storms and flooding is a strong indication of Climate CHANGE. But meteorologists say that I can counteract the effects and subsequently save my planet if I check and CHANGE my activities that are directly related to the production of greenhouse gasses.

Stop illegal logging; plant more trees! No burning... limited use of fossil fuels (coals, oil and gas) and judicious use of home appliances.

More walking and more bicycling... Simple!


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July 30, 2009... At last, 'Pres. Arroyo meets President Obama' in the White House.

They have, actually, one thing in common. Obama said, "it’s about time for a CHANGE!"

Arroyo said, "we need Charter CHANGE!"





I would like to thank all my friends in the blogosphere who voted for my article ‘The Keynote...’- an official entry to the 2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards.

Mabuhay ang
PEBA!




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14 comments:

darkhorse said...

Doc yup I agree, we need to change things for betterment or betterer sabi nga nila...sa environment tlagang papunta lahat doon khit panahon at mundp naluluma din, kumbaga wear n tear...buti n lng transient lng tayo dito hehehehe...tc!

chico said...

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Victor Frankl

when we start from our selves, everything else will follow.

oplan dagdag timbang ako ngayun kasi anorexic na yata ako....

kelan ko lang nalaman, nag boob change pala si GMA! wala na kasi ako time manuod ng balita..

RJ said...

DARKHORSE
Oo nga, tama ang point mo, Darkhorse! Wear and tear... Whew! May pag-asa pa kaya? Kayang-kaya pa kaya ng mga apo natin sa tuhod na manirahan sa planet earth 60 years later?

Diyos lang ang nakakaalam.



CHICO
Wow! That's a very good point, bro! Nakalimutan ko 'yang boob size change ni GMA ah! Hahaha! o",)

Ayan masyado ka nang abala. Kumain ng maayos, at iwasan ang stress. Pumayat ka pala ngayon?! Sobra ka 'atang excited sa bagong trabaho mo. Nakakawala ng kapogihan 'pag ganyan... ('Asan na nga ba sina Kosa at Poging (Ilo)Cano? Sasang-ayon sa akin ang mga 'yon.)

Jepoy said...

Guilty ako dito! I need to stop smoking and kumain ng healthy food. Waaaaaa!

Ang sarap kasi ng Crispy Pata Versus Adobong Kangkong e lolz

mightydacz said...

thanks doc for ur post....Change ....love it....wala ng alak at baboy dahil bawal sa saudi lol

issshhh said...

Someone important died of cancer na naman. :-/ Pres. Cory passed away already. We really have to watch what we it if we want to live longer.

Grabe na talaga ng weather dito sa Pinas. HIndi mo alam kung uulan ba or aaraw. Last night lang may news na may gumugong lupa sa Antipolo due to heavy rain. Tapos flood news here and there. :-/

And of coooourse. GMA finally met Obama! I read and saw some pictures of those two online! Sabi nung iba, Gloria looked like she was sitting next to her crush or something. ;))

Chyng said...

kaya kahapon lahat ng gradeschool students nakacostume ng gulay! haha

Abaniko said...

It's rather cliched but it's true: the only constant is change.

Lord CM said...

Okey na sana eh, natawa lang ako sa bandang huli tungkol kay Obama at GMA lolzz

Kosa said...

changes
yan yung bagay na hindi natin mapipigilan.

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andami ngang mga pagbabagong nagaganap sa lipunan at mund ngayun...

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AGREE ako sa sinabi mo sa itaas parekoy. malamang sa malamang eh ganun din si Poging(ilo)cano.lols

A-Z-E-L said...

kawawa talaga sa Mindanao... flooded ang areas. Mother nature must be angry...

As for "the thing in common"... natawa ako. a charter change! WTH!!! lolz!

The Pope said...

Lahat tayo naghahangad ng tunay na pagbabago...

pagbabago sa ating pamumuhay upang magkaruon ng malusog na pangangatawn upang madugtungan ang ating buhay upang makapaghatid ng mas mahabang pagmamahal sa Panginoon, sa ating sarili, sa ating kapwa at pamilya, at sa ating bayan.

pagbabago mula sa mapangabuso nating kinagawian sa ating kalikasan na naging dahilan ng Global Warming.

pagbabago sa bawat Pilipino na maisabuhay natin ang diwa ng kalayaan at demokrasya, pagbabago sa ating pamahalaan upang na mapaglabanan ang kasakiman sa salapi at kapangyarihan upang makamtan ang tunay na pagbabago ng ating bansa.

purihin ka kaibigan sa paghahangad ng pagbabago.

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

dilang pampamilya pang healthy tips pa..bawas bawas narin ako sa yosi...pero pag taglamig talaga,napapalakas ang yosi ko.:)

homebodyhubby said...

Namumuro ako... Kahit wala akong bisyo at sagana kami sa gulay at prutas dito, hindi sapat ang trabaho sa physical exertion ko.