Thursday, July 21, 2022

What does technology have to do to help you achieve a well-balanced lifestyle

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Here's how OPPO smart wearables can assist you in maintaining overall fitness and health


The ongoing pandemic has made us feel unsafe and worried about our health. That is why we tried maintaining our healthy lifestyle during the lockdowns, even though we mostly did everything indoors. But now that we are more receptive to what our everyday lives would be, more and more people, especially the young ones, try to get hold of their overall fitness and strive to have or regain a well-balanced lifestyle.

Fortunately, keeping our overall health has never been easier. With the help of exciting devices like the global smart device brand OPPO’s smart wearables, it can aid us in ensuring that we can be back on track to leading a healthy lifestyle.


Get fit, healthy with OPPO Watch Free

As we slowly return to normal, more people are trying to become active through various outdoor activities, such as running, jumping or skipping ropes, and other workout routines and fun ways to break a sweat.

To achieve your health goals, OPPO Watch Free can come in handy. It has a 1.64-inch AMOLED HD screen and supports professional sports modes, such as running courses, so it is easy for you to reach your fitness and fat-burning goals. It has more than 100 exercise modes to help you with your everyday workout needs.

On top of that, OPPO Watch Free leverages an algorithm that instantly recognizes and records four different exercises so you won’t forget your daily workout routine. The device is also built with a 24-hour heart rate monitor that constantly tracks your heart rate and notifies you when it detects irregularities in your heartbeat.

To further assist you in maintaining your health, the smartwatch provides reminders so you can regularly drink water and stand up from time to time. In addition, OPPO Watch Free features OSleep that can aid you in identifying and improving your sleep problems.

Retailing at Php 5,499, the device is available in Vanilla and Black variations in all OPPO Brand Stores, partner dealers, and e-commerce platforms, such as Shopee and Lazada.


Entertainment at its finest with OPPO Enco Air2

After long hours at work, nothing beats a good rest and some “me time.” Whether you are a binge-watcher or casual gamer, you can surely appreciate good sound quality during your chill hours.

The good thing is that the global smart device brand has OPPO Enco Air2, which provides a smooth and extraordinary sound quality that can help you enjoy your favorite shows or action-packed games.

With its 13.4mm composite titanized diaphragm driver, you can expect nothing but an excellent listening experience. It is integrated with two Enco Live Sound Effects, such as Bass Boost for stronger and deeper bass and Clear Vocals for precise and richer vocals in your sounds.

Supporting Bluetooth connectivity, it boasts an ergonomic design while weighing 3.5g for a more comfortable feel. It retails at Php 3,499 in all OPPO Brand Stores, authorized dealers, and e-commerce shops, like Shopee and Lazada.

Indeed, these OPPO smart wearables are the perfect duo to help you achieve a well-balanced lifestyle. What's more, they also feature long battery life as you can utilize the OPPO Watch Free for 14 days while the OPPO Enco Air2 for 24 hours of listening time. That’s why do not miss out on the opportunity to get your hands on these excellent devices. Get it now!

To know more about the OPPO Watch Free and OPPO Enco Air2, visit OPPO Philippines' official website at or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

DOH, FDA, groups to Food Companies: Comply with June 2023 Deadline to Eliminate Industrially-produced Trans Fat

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The Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday reminded food companies to reformulate and remove industrially-produced trans fatty acids (iTFA) from their products by June 18, 2023, in compliance with DOH Administrative Order 2021-0039 and FDA Circular 2021-028.

“The DOH, together with the FDA and the National Nutrition Council (NNC), works to ensure that iTFA-free policies are fully implemented. We expect no less than the food industry’s full compliance to protect Filipinos’ heart health,” OIC Usec. Beverly Ho of the DOH’s Public Health Services Team said during the press conference in Quezon City that was also joined by health and nutrition groups. “Pilipinas in 2023 will be iTFA-free,” Dr. Ho added.

iTFA, a toxic fat, increases the risk of developing comorbidities and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), according to DOH. After the deadline, pre-packaged and processed food with iTFA will be banned from sale to consumers. Food products with high iTFA that need to be reformulated include margarine and instant coffee.

“After June 18, 2023, all product formulations and labels of pre-packaged processed food containing industrially-produced TFA shall be fully compliant with these guidelines, immediately thereafter, any establishment found to be in violation of any provision of the DOH Administrative Order 2021-0039 and FDA Circular 2021-028 shall be ground for disapproval and suspension or cancellation of CPR,” warned Dir. Pilar Marilyn Pagayunan of the FDA Center for Food Regulation and Research.

PBBM urged to certify Trans Fat Free Law as urgent

A week before his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., or PBBM, was also urged to effectively address heart disease in the Philippines by supporting legislation that will ban iTFA in the country’s food supply.

“Building back better means creating an environment that promotes healthy choices for Filipinos,” said Atty. Sophia San Luis, Executive Director of public interest law group ImagineLaw. “Heart disease is not only the leading cause of death for Filipinos, it also leads to more severe COVID-19 outcomes. By eliminating iTFA, we are one step closer to building a healthy and resilient Philippines”, she added

“As we strive to adapt to the new normal, President Marcos must protect the Filipinos’ health by ensuring that the Philippines becomes TFA-free,'' urged Dr. Zenaida Velasco of the Nutritionist-Dietitians Association of the Philippines (NDAP). “This coming SONA, we urge PBBM to include iTFA elimination as part of his priority health agenda,” she added.

A Healthy Diet for Muscle Gain, Weight Loss & Better Performance

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If you're looking to improve your muscle mass, lose weight or just perform better in general, a healthy diet is key. So whether you're a bodybuilder or just trying to get into shape, read on for the best advice on how to fuel your body.

There are three main macronutrients that our bodies need in order to function properly: carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Each of these nutrients plays an important role in muscle gain, weight loss, and performance.


Carbohydrates are an important macronutrient for athletes and active people. They are the body’s preferred source of fuel during exercise and play a vital role in muscle growth, weight loss and overall performance.

There are two main types of carbohydrates – simple and complex. Simple carbs are made up of single sugar molecules and are found in foods like candy, cookies and soda. Complex carbs are made up of multiple sugar molecules and include foods like starchy vegetables, legumes and whole grains.

Both types of carbs can be part of a healthy diet, but complex carbs are generally considered to be healthier because they contain more fiber and nutrients. Complex carbs also take longer to digest, which means they provide a slow and steady source of energy.

Simple carbs are generally considered to be less healthy because they can cause blood sugar spikes and provide little in the way of nutrients. However, simple carbs can be a part of a healthy diet if they are consumed in moderation.

The best way to get the health benefits of carbohydrates is to eat a variety of whole grain bread, cereals, rice, pasta, and fruits. These foods contain complex carbs that will give you sustained energy and help you reach your fitness goals.

Athletes and active people need more carbs than sedentary people. The exact amount will depend on your activity level, but most experts recommend consuming at least 3-5 grams of carbs per pound of body weight.

If you are trying to lose weight, you may need to consume fewer carbs. However, it’s important to get enough carbs to support your exercise routine. If you don’t eat enough carbs, you may feel tired and sluggish during your workouts.

The best time to eat carbs is before and after exercise. This will help you perform at your best and recover quickly after your workout.


Protein is an essential macronutrient that plays a key role in muscle growth, weight loss and performance.

There are many different types of protein, but the two most important for athletes are whey and casein.

Whey protein is digested and absorbed quickly, making it ideal for post-workout recovery. Casein protein is digested more slowly, making it ideal for taking before bedtime or during periods of extended fasting (like sleep).

Both whey and casein proteins contain all the essential amino acids your body needs to build muscle, so they are both excellent choices for athletes.

If you are looking to build muscle or lose weight, then you should aim to consume 1-2 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day. For example, a 200-pound person would need 200-400 grams of protein per day.

If you are looking to improve your performance, then you should aim to consume 0.5-1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day.

There are many different ways to get enough protein in your diet, including eating meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, nuts and seeds, legumes, and soy products. You can also get protein from supplementation with whey or casein powder. Read more information about the best times to drink protein shakes on Welltech.


One of the most common questions asked by those looking to improve their physical performance or lose weight is whether it is better to consume fat or carbs before exercise. The answer, of course, depends on the type of activity being performed and the individual's unique physiology, but there are some general guidelines that can be followed.

In general, consuming fats before exercise is more beneficial for endurance activities, while carbs are better for short, high-intensity activities. This is because fats provide a slow and steady source of energy, while carbs are quickly metabolized and can lead to spikes in blood sugar levels.

For example, if you are going for a long run or bike ride, you will likely perform better if you eat a fat-rich meal or snack beforehand. This will give your body time to digest the fat and use it for fuel during your activity. On the other hand, if you are going to the gym for a strenuous weight-lifting session, you may want to eat a carb-rich meal or snack beforehand. This will help to replenish your glycogen stores and give you quick energy for your workout.

Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, and some people may find that they perform better with a different macronutrient ratio before exercise. The best way to figure out what works best for you is to experiment with different foods and see how your body responds. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition, so find what works best for you and stick with it.

In general, fats are a more efficient source of energy than carbs and are essential for many bodily functions. However, carbs are still an important part of a healthy diet and should not be completely avoided. When it comes to exercise, the best approach is to experiment with different foods and see what works best for you. There is no one-size-fits-all answer, so find what works best for you and stick with it.

When creating a healthy diet plan, it's important to make sure that you're including all three of these macronutrients in your meals. A good way to do this is by filling half of your plate with fruits and vegetables at every meal, and the other half with protein and carbs. By following these guidelines, you'll be well on your way to reaching your fitness goals!

In addition to eating a balanced diet, it's also important to stay hydrated. The recommended daily water intake is eight glasses per day, but you may need more if you're active or live in a hot climate. Drinking plenty of water will help keep your muscles properly hydrated and prevent cramping during exercise.

Creating a healthy diet that works for you takes some trial and error, but it's worth it when you see the results. By following these tips, you'll be well on your way to achieving your fitness goals!
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