The Blog

Managing my Atopic Dermatitis

For the past two years, I have been living and working in Tokyo, Japan. But in March 2022, I returned to the Philippines, and for the past six months I have resided here, the heat, humidity and dusty environment has triggered my atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema). Not to mention the water quality of…

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What is pre-exercise health screening?

“Pre-exercise health screening is a process of identifying people who may have health-related conditions which increase the risk of an adverse event during exercise” (Norton, Eston & Taylor 2018). An adverse event occurs as a consequence of an exercise session resulting in physical harm, ill health, or death to an individual like a sudden cardiac…

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From barbells to Beauty Queen

In 2019, a high school student named, Lexi, reached out to me about my barbell strength training program services. The customised training program consisted of a progressive overload of the 3 main lifts which are the squat, press, and deadlift. It was special witness her journey from postural improvements, strength and mobility development, but also,…

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Book Review: Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon

In a previous article, I introduced the concept and value of our evoling brain as being neuroplastic and as a refresher, neuroplasticity simply means our brain has the ability to adapt and change. Essentially, the brain is a muscle where you either 1) train to enhance it, or 2) waste it and lose it. This…

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Breaking down barriers as a modern day Filipina

We are each born beautiful with our unique features, figure and finesse but the experience we have in life allow us to shine bright. Join my lecture to learn how to embrace your flaws, develop self-confidence and unleash your truest power!

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Book Review: How to Become a Straight-A Student

If you are anything like me, where you are constantly searching for the most effective methods to advance your study skills, test-taking techniques, and have a study-and-work-life balance, then look no further! Another book I would like to recommend to you by Cal Newport is ‘How to Become a Straight-A Student‘. This 214-page book is…

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Beautiful Brains

The brain has been called everything from an enchanted loom, to an electrical storm, to a three-pound blob. It is the symbol of intelligence, the contrast to mind, the commanding organ of our bodies. The brain is oh-so many things, both culturally and biologically. Our brain is a mysterious and complex core where who we…

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Sūryanamaskāra (Sun Salutation) 5-minute Morning Yoga

Start your morning with a salute to the sun through the Sūryanamaskāra, सूर्यनमस्कार, an ashtanga yoga flow sequence fit for five minutes of your morning. According to the Shastras (Epics), the practise of the Suryanamaskara is important for spiritual development. It helps keep the physical body fit and strong, maintain a good level of health,…

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