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Friday, October 23, 2015

Herbalife Health Poll: 9 in 10 Filipinos ”highly concerned” about an Unhealthy Lifestyle

When we moved to Bacolod, it was our first step towards a healthier lifestyle. We plan to enjoy the cleaner air, away from the horrible pollution in Metro Manila. Val had been so worried about me getting very frequent asthma attacks and thus, for the sudden decision to relocate. 

According to the health poll conducted last September 2015 by the global nutrition company, Herbalife, 9 out 10 Filipinos are "highly concerned" about the potential diseases that an unhealthy lifestyle can cause us and simple changes to the things we got so used to can make a difference. Personally, I belive that lifestyle would include the food we eat, activities we do and the places we stay. 

A good number of respondents expressed the willingness to make a change however, I believe that most of the respondents including me is guilty of not having started it yet. Yes, we are willing but has a long list of excuses. 

There are several factors that hinder us from starting such the lack of time (75%) , lack of time to make proper nutrition choice (64%) and high cost of healthy food (62%). This is something that Herbalife understands and it gives them an idea where they are needed according to Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines, General Manager. 

 “The findings from the Herbalife survey clearly show that the majority of people in Asia Pacific that we questioned believe in the value of good nutrition and exercise as contributing to their overall well-being. We aim to play a greater role in providing practical tips and information to people to help them understand that the journey to a healthier, more active lifestyle is not difficult to achieve. With as little as 10 minutes a day, consumers can take positive steps to improve their nutrition and be more active, which will improve their overall well-being,” said William M. Rahn, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Herbalife Asia Pacific.

Now on its fourth year, the Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour aims to deepen people’s practical understanding of the various aspects of living a healthy active lifestyle. This year’s Wellness Tour will feature five members of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) visiting 14 markets and 21 cities across the Asia-Pacific in the month of October. They will share their expert views on how people can make use of the little time they have to make simple lifestyle changes that will enhance their well-being. 

The Herbalife NAB experts participating in this year’s Wellness Tour include global renowned doctors. Dr. David Heber, a leading expert in the field of nutrition and named as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and considered one of “The Best Doctors in America will be coming to Manila. 

Dr. Heber, who is the founding Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles, will be conducting a symposium for free to Filipino medical practitioners on October 23, 9am, at the Manila Hotel. The symposium will gather a group of 100 doctors, nurses, physical therapists and medical practitioners. The title of the symposium is “Obesity: More Than Just Being Overweight and Nutrition Forecast for 2020. The following day, Oct. 24, Dr. Heber will be holding seminars for thousands of Herbalife Independent Members in the same hotel. 

So, is this another reminder that we start and truly commit to a healthier lifestyle? Share your thought and pledges. 

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Herbalife is a 35-year-old global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 90 countries to and through a network of independent members. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. To learn more visit

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dreaming of being a Work-at-Home Professional? It's possible and easy.

It's almost 3 weeks since my last post and this is mainly because I have been busy working. After the long struggle of getting DSL installed in our home (which is an entirely different story), I am ready to start working from home again. 

I did not have any existing clients since I ended all my contracts and engagements before we left Manila. So, the day after we had internet installed, I started looking for an online job again. Good news is that my search was successful and that's the reason for my crazy schedule for the past few weeks. 

Now, let me share with you some tips and websites to check if you're planning to be a work-at-home professional too. 

1. LinkedIn

Though LinkedIn may not be that popular as facebook, it is very important that you create a profile. Most companies nowadays research on your professional background through LinkedIn. There you can also find job opportunities and groups that can aide in your career shift. 

2. Upwork

Upwork, formerly odesk is one of the largest hiring portals to find the best professionals. Both local and international clients post job openings in Upwork. They can either be on an hourly or fixed rate. You can go through the job posts and if you find one that interests you,  all you have to do is send out a proposal with a bid. 


I have been a member of the for a few months and had actually received quite a number of job invites. All you need to do is create a account and make sure to complete your profile. Prospective clients go through and review the profiles of the "raketeers" and if they feel you are a perfect fit, they would contact you via messaging/ email. Terms of employment can be discussed outside

4. 199jobs

This all about identifying what type of service can you offer worth Php 199. By creating a profile in 199jobs, you would be selling your services to prospective clients and constant marketing would also be needed. The good thing about 199jobs is that payment is guaranteed because all clients should first pay for their purchased service. One is not allowed to transact outside 199jobs. The only downside is that they have a minimum amount for payouts (more or less 3 jobs completed.) Honestly, I only had 1 job order and thus, never really got paid for it. 


I discovered in facebook because I was following their page. Generally, is like a "jobstreet" for online work and the process is very easy. Just create a profile and make sure to complete it to ensure that your ID proof is high. ID proof is essential since some jobs would require a certain score from their applicants. Normally, interview invitations are sent via email. 

Will share more sites on where to look for work next time. Some may respond really fast but on an average,  you would need 2-3 weeks to complete all interviews and get hired! 

Feel free to comment here if you have questions. Good luck in your job hunt.