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!
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!
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!