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How to get some sleep during a pandemic

May 30, 2020 - 6:53 PM

Here are some tips from an expert on how to fix our messed up body clocks

Filipino farmers, fisherfolk most vulnerable to heat-related illnesses due to climate change

May 23, 2020 - 8:03 AM

An expert says prolonged heat exposure increases the vulnerability of farmers and fisherfolk to 'climate-sensitive' illnesses, such as heat stress and heat stroke

A DAY'S WORK. Fisherfolk dock a fishing boat along the shore of Barangay Paltic in Dingalan, Aurora. Photo by Kathleen Lei Limayo

[PODCAST] I've Got An Opinion: Fat is not a bad word

May 20, 2020 - 8:00 PM

For many, to be fat means to be unattractive, undesirable, unhealthy, and lazy. But some people want to turn that around.

LIST: Where to buy gym equipment for your home

May 17, 2020 - 4:25 PM

Check out these online stores that may just provide what you need for your workout program

5 practices to help athletes cultivate mindfulness

May 14, 2020 - 1:57 PM

Here are 5 ways athletes can practice and develop mindfulness amid the coronavirus pandemic

How to find happiness in a pandemic

May 11, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Dr. Laurie Santos, creator of the 'Psychology and the Good Life' class at Yale University, shares her tips

Detours from home: Learning to take it easy even during a pandemic

May 05, 2020 - 11:43 AM

It’s okay if you can’t cross off all of the items in your quarantine to-do list

Get Olympics-ready with Hidilyn Diaz's quarantine workout

Apr 28, 2020 - 6:48 PM

Check out how Hidilyn Diaz continues her Olympic preparations under quarantine in Malaysia

How to make your weekends from home still feel like weekends

Apr 25, 2020 - 12:21 PM

Make the most of your days off, even under quarantine

Get ready with me: From my home to yours

Apr 22, 2020 - 3:52 PM

We’re all making adjustments during quarantine. Let yours be a move for the better.

Healthy-ish meals without a stove: a quarantine food diary

Apr 19, 2020 - 7:00 PM

No stove? No problem.

Anxious about coronavirus? Ways to protect your mental health

Apr 16, 2020 - 3:03 PM

It may not be easy but there’s something you can do to cope with the crisis

WATCH: Yes you can! A week’s worth of workouts at home

Apr 13, 2020 - 11:05 AM

We know, a home workout is not the gym – but for those of us staying at home, it can have a massive effect on our wellbeing

After 1 month of lockdown, who lost and gained weight?

Apr 11, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Let’s look at some lockdown habits that resulted in higher or lower numbers on the scale

How to take care of mild coronavirus symptoms at home

Apr 08, 2020 - 3:55 PM

Doctors say you should never self-medicate, and always seek the advice of a doctor if you think you have COVID-19

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Work out to Martie Bautista's home football routine

Apr 05, 2020 - 6:45 PM

Philippine women's football team striker Martie Bautista shares her home football workout

Not enough room? Do these exercises for tight spaces

Apr 05, 2020 - 10:39 AM

Nothing – not even a tight space – should stop you from working out!

Living alone and in need of a hug during global lockdown

Apr 04, 2020 - 5:17 PM

Isolated people around the world are mourning the loss of daily physical contact like hugs and handshakes, which scientists say are 'vital' to one's well-being

How to stop the virus making us all fatter

Apr 03, 2020 - 6:35 PM

'I don't know if we are going to come out of this experience stronger, but we will have gotten fatter,' warns nutritionist Beatrice de Reynal

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Hong Kongers embrace confined space workouts during pandemic

Apr 02, 2020 - 3:00 PM

With gyms and fitness clubs closed due to the coronavirus, people are turning to online classes to get fit

In this picture taken on March 26, 2020, personal trainer Kristen Handford, 33, records a fitness class for her clients in Discovery Bay, on the outlying Lantau Island in Hong Kong. - More than 3.4 billion people have been called on or forced by authorities to stay at home, around 44 percent of the world population, according to a count based on an AFP database. Many are wondering how they can stay healthy during the weeks -- and possibly months -- of self-isolation that lie ahead. Hong Kongers, who live in some of the world's smallest apartments, say it can be done. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP) / TO GO WITH HongKong-health-virus-fitness,FOCUS by Jerome TAYLOR

After a long day of lockdown, how 'essential' is an alcoholic drink?

Apr 02, 2020 - 1:00 PM

During the coronavirus pandemic, some countries have banned alcohol while some say liquor shops are 'essential' and that a glass of wine may help 'cope with the stress'

Fitness challenges to do with friends under quarantine

Apr 01, 2020 - 9:58 PM

Make working out more exciting with these fitness challenges you can do with your friends

5 hygiene points to remember this quarantine

Apr 01, 2020 - 2:24 PM

Here’s how you can do your part in minimizing this pandemic

Diseases are in the air, here’s how to avoid them according to a respiratory specialist

Mar 31, 2020 - 3:38 PM

Wear face masks but don't forget to wash your hands and strengthen your immune system

WATCH: Agatha Wong's tips for self-empowerment

Mar 31, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Wushu wonder Agatha Wong shares her tips to people struggling with discrimination, body image, bashers, and failure

7 exercises you can do with household items

Mar 29, 2020 - 6:06 PM

Turn these household items into gym equipment for your home workouts!

Adulting 101: How to set up a home gym

Mar 25, 2020 - 8:21 PM

Don't have time to head to a local gym? Set one up for yourself at home!

Why washing hands is so important

Mar 24, 2020 - 4:32 PM

Here’s how to help stop the spread of the invisible virus

Beyond canned goods: How to eat healthy during a quarantine

Mar 18, 2020 - 3:00 PM

We've got a list of other grocery essentials for your next trip – pantry staples like grains, pasta, frozen food, and beans!

1 in 2 Filipinos have high cholesterol. Here’s what you can do about it

Mar 13, 2020 - 6:27 PM

Give your heart a healthy diet

Yes you can! Work out at home with these YouTube channels and apps

Mar 13, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Can't head to the gym? We got you, fam

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These 5 foods are staining your teeth and you might not know it

Mar 13, 2020 - 2:12 PM

You might want to want to cut down on coffee and curry

A saggy diaper due to “babad” is giving your baby more than just discomfort

Mar 06, 2020 - 8:37 PM

Prolonged exposure to wetness can affect your baby’s sensitive skin

After U.S. scandal, JUUL develops new market in the Philippines

Feb 27, 2020 - 9:20 PM

Part 2: Amid a crackdown in its home market, leading e-cigarette company JUUL treads carefully with ‘transparency' efforts as it sets up shop in the Philippines

Will e-cigarettes help you quit smoking?

Feb 26, 2020 - 7:11 PM

Part 1: Doctors say it's just like taking poison in smaller amounts

Violinist plays during brain op as surgeons test her dexterity

Feb 21, 2020 - 8:21 AM

Video footage of the operation shows Turner playing the violin as doctors monitored her movements on screens

PERFORMANCE. Musician Dagmar Turner plays the violin during brain surgery at King's College Hospital in London. Photo by King's College Hospital/AFP

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

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!

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

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

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