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Rappler's latest stories on Wellness


Yes you can! Fitness tips from outside the comfort zone

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Here are a few things that have helped this recovering couch potato get started on a healthy lifestyle

This dental clinic is enhancing smiles to enhance lives

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Being a dentist is tough, but it’s harder when you’re also running a business

MSG isn’t actually bad for you, studies say

Jan 22, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Activists say that calling MSG the culprit behind 'Chinese Restaurant Syndrome' is both misinformed and 'racist'

Ways to have a life outside of work

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Here are some activities you can try that won’t take the whole day

I’m fit and healthy. Do I really need to take multivitamins?

Dec 09, 2019 - 1:17 PM

Even if you lead a healthy lifestyle, you might still need to add vitamin supplements to your diet

Yes you can! How to start running, for those who can’t stand it

Dec 03, 2019 - 12:24 PM

We talk to a coach from Nike+ Run Club to figure out how we can finally get your running careers started

In U.S., plant-based diet easier than ever, even at Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2019 - 5:32 PM

There is an increasing number of Americans choosing a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle by adopting a 'plant-based' diet

Getting fit is no easy feat, but these Huawei wearables can help you achieve your goal

Nov 22, 2019 - 10:18 AM

Time to finally achieve those fitness goals for real!

If real estate developers cared for our mental health

Nov 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We have evolved with and in nature and thus need more than just Instagrammable brushes with it in order to live

Billy Crawford on weight loss: I took my health seriously

Nov 07, 2019 - 12:15 PM

'I'm not sick. I'm not a drug addict,' says Billy

With Wells not fully healthy, San Miguel mulling import change

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:31 PM

San Miguel head coach Leo Austria reveals the Beermen have backup imports ready to takes Dez Wells' place

WORKHORSE. Dez Wells has been a beast for San Miguel, averaging 37.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 4.8 assists. Photo from PBA Images

Traveling? You may need to get a polio vaccine certificate – here’s how

Nov 05, 2019 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) Several countries now require Filipino travelers to present proof that they’ve been vaccinated against the polio virus

FAST FACTS: What herbal medicines are being promoted by DOH?

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:10 AM

Since the establishment of the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Healthcare in 1997, the health department has endorsed only 10 scientifically validated herbal plants

Fast food calorie info only cuts intake temporarily – study

Oct 31, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Presenting the calorie count of fast food items leads to a short-term decrease in calories in the U.S. but only until a year, the study says

Austria feels Wells injury not serious, but wary of San Miguel struggle

Oct 27, 2019 - 11:48 PM

After San Miguel lost 3 of its last 4 games, coach Leo Austria admits he's trying to figure out what went wrong

BADLY BEATEN. Dez Wells and San Miguel absorb their worst loss in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

How simply washing your hands can make your loved ones happier

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:32 PM

Manila Water Foundation celebrates Global Handwashing Day to raise awareness on the importance of proper handwashing

Maine Mendoza tells all in interview with Boy Abunda

Oct 14, 2019 - 11:39 AM

Watch Maine and Boy team up to fight world germination

Busting myths about hair loss

Oct 07, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Going bald is tough, but some forms of hair loss are preventable through proper care

Salads, smoothies, and more: Juicery at BGC makes healthy eating easier

Oct 05, 2019 - 5:11 PM

For your daily dose of fresh fruits and veggies, juice check out Juicery by Chateau 1771, a new hub for the health-conscious

Why isn't my skincare routine working? Here are probable explanations

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:14 AM

It could be because of many reasons – and one of them is stress

Signs of hair loss you might not know about

Sep 24, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Nothing to lose – time to restore your crowning glory!

DOH, UNICEF launch animation contest for 'Goodbye, Dumi! Hello, Healthy!' campaign

Sep 20, 2019 - 6:50 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The campaign is composed of various communication tools and strategies focusing on the core messages of always using the toilet and washing hands with soap during critical times

Why you should add this veggie to your kids’ breakfast ASAP

Sep 16, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Beans are the new superfood

INFOGRAPHIC: A secret to productivity? Clean air

Sep 06, 2019 - 3:53 PM

An increasing number of studies are linking air pollution to lower cognition and poor concentration

How the way we travel has changed

Sep 04, 2019 - 7:50 PM

There’s an emphasis on enriching, immersive experiences

Not sure about the life path you’re on? Here are some things you need to know

Sep 03, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Choosing which way to go can be tough. To make things a little easier, read up on some life lessons from Bianca Gonzalez and Globe’s #PaanoBaToLive.

Globe's Paano ba 'To with Bianca Gonzales in Taguig City on August 16, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

No rice? No problem: 10 healthy alternatives to white rice

Sep 01, 2019 - 1:00 PM

For those quitting rice or simply looking for a healthier alternative, here are 10 options you can check out!

Building, burning, and storing: The truth about your body fat

Aug 23, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Body fat is not the enemy – unless you let it

Q and A: What are supplements and why do you need them?

Aug 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Here are the basics on supplements and why they matter

Paint relief: Singaporeans make messy art to de-stress

Aug 06, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Singapore's Splat Paint House lets guests paint onto walls and canvases using brushes, water guns, and syringes – no rules and no time limits

You can get dehydrated no matter the weather. Here’s what to do about it

Aug 01, 2019 - 10:05 AM

Many of your daily activities can cause your body to lose water

Meal prep your day in 60 minutes

Jul 30, 2019 - 2:39 PM

These recipes are so quick and easy to do, you’ll be done in 60 minutes!

Visit these cool spots to switch up your workout

Jul 30, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Because lifting weights and treadmills are not the only path to fitness

Oil is well: The beginner's guide to essential oils

Jul 20, 2019 - 2:30 PM

On the way to becoming a self-confessed oilbularyo? Here all the essentials you need!

Why driving can help clear and reenergize the mind

Jul 19, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Studies show that driving can actually be good for mental health

Here's how your fave Pinoy stars keep fit

Jul 06, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Want to be fit as your favorite star? Here's how.

This Filipina-made US beauty brand gives back to Philippine NGOs

Jul 01, 2019 - 6:30 PM

An international beauty line that uses Philippine products and gives back to Philippine advocacies? Yes please!

[OPINION] Detox retreats: The icing on your wellness cake

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:13 AM

'My taste buds felt brand new. Food was more delicious than I had ever sensed in my life, and for a few months, I lost my interest in junk food,' says Leticia Labre

Have you tried this new skin care secret?

Jun 13, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Several influencers are apparently vouching for this new product

16-year-old girl from Iloilo discovers a potential cure for diabetes

Jun 07, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Mindanao’s indigenous clothing goes international and free plants - here are some good things that happened this week

Iza Calzado pens powerful piece on body image, struggle towards body love

Jun 06, 2019 - 2:05 PM

'Perhaps the journey is far from over, and I have so many things I still need to address within myself to help me become a better version of myself,' says the actress

7 life-improving benefits of running

Jun 06, 2019 - 12:29 PM

If these reasons don't get you to start, nothing will


Obamacare led to better cancer outcomes – studies

Jun 02, 2019 - 8:48 PM

The findings come as the administration of President Donald Trump is renewing its efforts to strike down the Affordable Care Act signed into law by his predecessor Barack Obama

OBAMACARE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. File photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

5 reasons why you should never skip breakfast

May 24, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Alex Gonzaga also shares an easy way to eat breakfast on the go

Vinegar made from synthetic acetic acid has no adverse health effects – toxicologist

May 20, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The Department of Health, however, prohibits the use of synthetic acetic acid in vinegar which it deems 'adulterated'

NOT HARMFUL. As long as the synthetic acetic acid used for making vinegar is food-grade, consumers don't have to worry about contaminants harming their health, PNRI says. Photo from Shutterstock.

LED light can damage eyes, health authority warns

May 15, 2019 - 9:03 PM

New findings by ANSES confirm earlier concerns that 'exposure to an intense and powerful [LED] light is 'photo-toxic' and can lead to irreversible loss of retinal cells and diminished sharpness of vision'

Anger, worry, sadness increased worldwide in 2018, says Gallup report

Apr 29, 2019 - 2:28 PM

While overall stress levels have slightly dropped, other negative emotions have increased

GoodWork app aims to make you the master of your own home

Apr 25, 2019 - 8:20 AM

This app lets you book home and wellness service providers whenever you need it

Why you need to add seafood to your diet, asap

Apr 08, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Here’s how seafood contributes to a well-rounded diet!