When it comes to my family’s health, safety, and well-being, I leave no stones unturned. Since storms and heavy raining are common occurences in the Philippines, the cases of weather related diseases such as dengue fever, a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus is prevalent. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles. Children are especially susceptible to this disease that is why I try my best to protect my daughter by applying mosquito repellent lotion and by using insecticides.
Being healthy is more than just being physically fit and free from sickness. There’s actually more to it than what we think and this is something that some Filipinos are hardly aware of. Since we love ourselves and our family, we should know how important overall wellness (being healthy in body and mind) is and strive to attain this.
Did you know that weight is very important when you are trying to get pregnant? Most women do not realize what a big factor weight is when it comes to fertility. Being overweight and being underweight can both hurt your chances of getting pregnant. For women who are overweight, losing as little as five to ten pounds can sometimes give their fertility the boost it needs to help them get pregnant.
I love summer because I’m able to spend quality time with my family, going to beaches, enjoying the sea’s breeze, and basking in all the sun’s glory. This we don’t get to do often since all of us, including my daughter, are always busy. Other families, I’m sure, are on the same boat and spend most of their time indoors. Thus, sun exposure is very limited. (more…)