Health is Wealth: Successful tips

Health is wealth

We hear that all the time. It may have sound like a cliche but it does bare truth. How can one move productively if he’s not in a good condition? How can one be successful if he’s always bed ridden or suffering from illness?

Taking good care of your health is counterproductive with building wealth.

Often, health is being taken for granted not until one experience regret. Why wait? Here are few tips which you can incorporate everyday to ensure you won’t leave yourself behind from all these work load.


sleep like a babyBid adieu to feeling sluggish, foggy and heavy when you wake up in the morning by setting up a sleeping routine and logging seven to nine hours of quality sleep.

If you ever feel like having a hard time, you may try meditative apps you can listen to, turn off the lights, have your electronics away from you or go ahead read few pages from the book you picked up from the store.


veggie bike

Have  more greens, less of the junk and MSG. I’m pretty much sure that you do know you have to have more of these green little things yet often most choose pizza over salad.

Replace salad for lunch or dinner, start the day with a green juice smoothie or perhaps munch more carrots and celery than how much you consume french fries.

Eating these good stuff not will only help you cleanse your colon and fill you up with the right nutrients, it also keep you from feeling sluggish throughout the day and prevent you from having migraines.


exercise movement

Building a sleeping routine and working out goes hand in hand together with eating clean hence, as soon as you wake up in the morning – get that ass moving! EXERCISE!

Exercising doesn’t mean you’d have to head to the gym or spend on so much expensive memberships. You can just hit the floor and do some crunches, go for jumping jacks, jump rope or log on to youtube for some instructional exercise videos you may imitate.

Most importantly, stick to it.

BREAK THE FAST: Breakfast!

oatmeal with raisins

  • A good breakfast should have between 500-750 calories, where about half of them should come from carbohydrates, 25 percent from protein and the other 25 percent from fats. The foods that are best for carbohydrates are fruits, whole grain cereals such as oatmeal and whole wheat bread. Great sources of breakfast proteins, which also include fats, are eggs, nuts, seeds, peanut butter, milk, cheese, yogurt and meat.

Break the fast from having breakfast and give that metabolism of yours fired up! Yes, it’s true! Learn to love breakfast and you’ll thank yourself for being able to do so as you’ll crave less throughout the day and manage what you’ll have for lunch and dinner.

Drink Water

glasses of water

Did you know that drinking more water actually gets rid of your sugar cravings? Yes, that’s true.

Drinking a glass or two of water will help quench your thirst and help hydration; it’s crucial that you also drink up a glass or two upon waking up.  Throughout the day, if it’s available, squeeze some lemon or lime if you feel that you need a little flavor, it also helps your metabolism, too!

How many glasses of water does a person need in a day? have 8 glasses of water if you’re sedentary and gulp up as much as 3-5 liters if you’re often active.

Stay Positive!

positive Remember: Attitude is EVERYTHING.

People underestimate the power of optimism and how trying to always look at the brighter side of things can change everything. Associate yourself with those who believe in you, and mean well. This perpective would help you breathe through situations with less anxiety and stress. Isn’t that amazing?

Stay away from gossips!

If you encounter any disappointing situation, always weigh through the pros and cons and lean on towards how you can change or turn it around.  Don’t dwell on frustration but rather act on improvement.

Learning to stay positive, getting into a routine and keeping yourself accountable and cautious of your health not only can save you from tons of medical bills but also the hassle of encountering all other things that may hinder you from productivity.

I hope somehow, eventually, you’ll be able to mean the difference between your success and your failure in life. All these may sound easy but getting into a routine may take a while for one to live it.

Your health is your most valuable asset. Take care of it, invest on it and love it.

Enervon: Energive, Energuard

I’ve always been a fan of Enervon’s “More Energy, Mas happy” campaign plus I load myself with vitamin C everyday; When Enervon and GMA7 contacted me for this short segment, of course I gleefully said yes!

Now, if only they made me sing the tune.

After that diving experience in Davao, I will try my best to work through this year to get into more underwater adventures.

Special thanks to the following:

Apparel: Reebok (RSH Sporting House)
Make up: Snoe Beauty Inc
Fitness Studio: Sky Fitness
Photos: Dietrich Bautista
Others: Suncoast for Lightwater

Sapul sa Singko Active Mornings: Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness®

Proud to be Curves Philippines Ambassadress.

Get ready for the new Curves® Circuit with Zumba Fitness®. The only 30-minute class that mixes the moves of Zumba® with the proven strength of training of Curves for a wildly effective workout. You’ll tone up, burn hundreds of calories, and have so much fun you won’t even realize you’re working out! Classes are filling up quickly!

Have you tried Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness? We took Lia Cruz of Sapul sa Singko Active Mornings to join us in the party!

Segment:  6:58 –  8:18 for the introduction

Let’s do the Salsa Travel!

Segment: 00:21 – 02:25

You may view the entire July 15,2011 Sapul sa Singko news feature HERE . Thanks Lia! See you again, Soon! 🙂

2/f Serendra
Fort Bonifacio Global City

New Movement In Town

The Bikini ripped abs and chest, tan lines and flip flops; when the weather starts to prick your skin and makes you wear a stronger sun screen, you’d know the summer season is about to get in. What is a better way to welcome summer? Prepare for it and have that body ready to show off some skin!

Being In and Out of the Gym often times becomes boring. One day you’re excited to be working out, detoxify and secrete some sweat then by the following week you might not want to be entertaining the same old routine everyday. Why not get out of your comfort zone and try other ways to get fit.

A lot of exercise activities abroad have already reached Manila. Would you want to try it out? Here are 5 New 30-55 minutes Ways to Guaranteed weight loss, toning, ripping and fun!


A combination of high insanity and constant varied exercises; a workout which resembles to circuit training only finished in less than 30 minutes. From couch potatoes to seasoned athletes, the workout programs are scalable, participants whether you’re a newbie or elite, the workouts are performed by everyone and equally challenging. Imagine minutes of Cardio, Track & Field, Plyometrics, Rowing, Gymnastics, Kettlebell and Weightlifting – variation not routine. CrossFit workout promises “phenomenal fitness in and out of themselves or as a compliment to your sport-specific training regime.”

Magnitude Realty Estate (near Eastwood)
186 E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Quezon City
+63 917 5331787

Plana Forma
Sculpt those muffin tops; activate your thigh burning fighters. Plana Forma combines yoga, Pilates and dance in an intense 55-minute session and guarantees for every woman to lose those inches – Fast.
Based on the key principles and techniques of Physique 57 in New York City. The focused workout promise “to define those thighs, lifts seats, tones arms, and strengthen your abdominals to create a lean and sculpted physique that is strong and efficiently mobile.”

If you’re the type who has problems on your lung capacity, metabolic rate, back muscles, posture and stress management. Plana Forma is perfect for you.

6th Floor Jecoprime Building 20th drive
Mckinley Business Park Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
+63 917 8094392

TRX Suspension Training
More than just the most versatile piece of exercise equipment available; TRX Suspension Training is a complete training system which ensures your success by activating your entire body in every movement – No weight lifting, you work together with your own body weight and fitness level. With hundreds of exercises you can do virtually everywhere, each movement will help you build power, core strength, flexibility, balance and endurance, helping you conquer your fitness goals.
All you need is a door, an A-frame or anywhere you may hang the suspension trainer or the door anchor – then you’re set to move. It’s your entire gym in a mesh bag; A handy dandy tool for the traveler or the one who’s always on the go.

You will never miss a workout again.

Most TRX sessions are held within the comfort of your own home and schedule. If you live down south, you may call or message Kassy Pajarillo or Drop by Reema Chanco’s studio if you’re from the heart of the metro but if you’re from up north, you may enquire for other TRX Fitness Anywhere Certified Trainers through accredited popular fitness studios.

Kassy Pajarillo
+63 917 5540014

Reema Chanco

Kettle bells
Urban Fitness Philippine Kettlebell Club has just brought kettle bell training in the Metro; A traditional Russian Fitness tool that essentially looks like a cannon or bowling ball with an attached handle.
If you were the type who aims to enhance, strengthen and condition your fitness performance, this exercise would help you develop a strong foundation to movement. A functional movement that promises eliminating muscle imbalances and general fitness.

Swing, lift, Press and Pull the Kettlebell. A sure fire way to tone, firm, improve your metabolism and promote movement efficiency by building strength, power, endurance, agility, and mental toughness.
Be cautious though, before you buy your own Kettlebell, be sure you’re with a certified trainer, as you wouldn’t want to hurt that spine and backbone.

Nico D’Haenen
+63 926 6747598


Ditch the workout. Join the party!
An exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that blends red-hot international music which are downright addictive. It’s been a while but Zumba has finally arrived manila. Although often it has been mistaken as a woman’s class, Zumba was originated, conceptualized and programmed by a man.

The “Fitness-Party” sets a goal to let the music move you instead of counting repetitions over the music. Classes are available in certain areas in the metro. Don’t be fooled by non-certified Zumba Instructors.
Rowena Aquino Jose
+63 916 2990214

Vegetarian Kassy Pajarillo is a Certified TRX Fitness Anywhere Trainer,Occasional Surfer and Marathoner who runs for a cause