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Here's how you can be nudged to eat healthier, recycle, and make better decisions every day

Dec 27, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Nudging can work via many mechanisms, some conscious and some not. Typically you don’t recognize you’re being nudged.

CHOICES. Were you subtly encouraged to make that menu choice? Supavadee butradee/

Mexico pays overweight police officers to slim down

Dec 13, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Two dozen officers grimace through their workout on the pavement of the station house yard – most with round bellies bulging beneath their drenched T-shirts

Police physical trainer Javier Ramirez (R) works with police officers at a police unit in Mexico City on December 11, 2019. 1,000 Mexico City police officers have joined a program to lose weight, improve their health and do their work more efficiently, in a country where 75% of the adults are overweight or obese. RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP

Lentils with a side of rice: the save-the-world diet?

Jan 17, 2019 - 11:11 PM

This meal plan could rein in climate change: porridge for breakfast, rice for lunch, a dinner of lentils and vegetables, and a single hamburger every few weeks, as a treat

SAVE THE WORLD. A bowl of lentils is an ideal  mea, says a new study. Photo from Shutterstock

Why snacking could be damaging your health

Dec 08, 2018 - 8:00 AM

These days, people are eating more frequently than they ever have before – and often outside of meal times.


#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 6, 2018

Mar 06, 2018 - 11:18 AM

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A person watches northern lights (Aurora borealis) on March 3, 2018 in Unstad, in the arctic circle in northern Norway. / AFP PHOTO / Olivier MORIN

Senate OKs bill ensuring health of mothers, children in first 1,000 days

Mar 05, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The bill seeks to fight malnutrition of children during the first 1,000 days, starting from the first day of the mother’s pregnancy. The House version was approved in 2017.

FIRST 1,000 DAYS. Congress approves a bill ensuring the health of mothers and children during the first 1,000 days of a child starting from day1 of pregnancy. File photo

5 quick and easy ways to jumpstart your healthy lifestyle

Feb 22, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Ina Raymundo, Paulo Avelino, Sunshine Cruz, and Alice Dixson give us advice on how to live at our healthiest

5 mason jar salads you can prep for a healthy lunch

Feb 15, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Eating clean made easy!

Sexy Chef Salads

Tick off these items on your personal hygiene checklist

Jan 30, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Finding it difficult to follow through with your New Year’s resolutions? Start with these simple but important habits

What's new on the menu at Green Pastures

Jan 24, 2018 - 3:16 PM

Chef Robby Goco takes on Filipino food and makes it healthier

FILIPINO FAVORITES. Green Pastures' new menu includes healthy takes on Filipino and Southeast Asian favorites, such as this bagoong cauliflower rice with grass-fed beef tapa. All photos courtesy of Green Pastures

#WhatsNext: How to start living healthy

Nov 22, 2017 - 9:07 AM

Join our hands-on workshop on farm-to-table cooking in partnership with Holy Carabao on December 9, 9 am to 3 pm, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

ASEAN leaders urged to act on malnutrition, drug-resistant superbugs

Nov 11, 2017 - 6:08 PM

Health officials in the region have endorsed several proposed declarations to ASEAN leaders that they hope would be made by the end of the Manila Summit

HEALTH DECLARATIONS. DOH Assistant Secretary Lyndon Lee-Suy gives a press briefing on November 11, 2017 on the different health declarations that ASEAN leaders hope to achieve by the end of the 31st ASEAN Summit.

A healthy habit for a happy Christmas

Oct 13, 2017 - 10:00 AM

There’s a simple way to prevent germs from spreading to your loved ones this holiday season

Alice Dixson, Sunshine Cruz, Ina Raymundo prove 40 is the new 20

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The ladies share their thoughts on eating right and getting active

How I lost almost 85 pounds in 5 months

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM

JP Peñol lost 83 8 pounds in 5 months after letting go of bad habits and embracing a healthier lifestyle

HEALTHIER YOU. JP Peñol started to live a healthier lifestyle after he almost suffered from mild stroke. After 5 months, his size dropped from XXL to Medium. Photos from Peñol's Facebook page
TOTAL TRANSFORMATION. From XXL, JP Peñol's shirt size dropped down to Medium. Photo courtesy of Peñol

How you can move with purpose

May 10, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Stay healthy and productive while pursuing your passions

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:08 AM

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New menu for school canteens? Here's what DepEd wants kids to eat

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:45 PM

A department order lists strategies that will promote healthy diets and positive eating behaviors in public schools as well as DepEd offices nationwide

FOOD. Processed food like hotdogs are sold at the Pangantucan Central Elementary School. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

How food ‘innovations’ lead to a better you

Jan 18, 2017 - 1:37 PM

New products like Quorn are helping us rethink food – how we find it make it and eat it

INNOVATION. Enjoy your favorite meat dishes the healthy way without compromising taste.

The health benefits of chicharon

Dec 27, 2016 - 8:49 AM

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet no matter how well written or scientific sounding Do fact checks and scout for second opinions consult your doctor

Your toilet and personal health: What’s the connection?

Dec 19, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Germs stay in your bathroom after you shower or use the toilet These can lead to illnesses

How to stick with a health plan: Follow your body, not the pack

Mar 07, 2016 - 11:31 AM

Too often we impose a generic approach using what has worked for others

DILEMMA. Make sure to choose the activities that will be best for your health

Sex toys for beginners: 8 practical tips

Feb 14, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Sexual health advocate Ana Santos gives advice on where to get sex toys the best ones for first timers and more

Science says: Here's how your friends affect your health

Jan 27, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Think about your 5 closest friends What do they care about? Do they love the gym? Friends can have a big influence on your health

Science says: Cheat days aren't good for you

Jan 22, 2016 - 2:08 PM

Those who are strict with their diet during the week may have all that good work undone by hitting the junk food over the weekend

4 common myths about exercise and weight loss

Jan 13, 2016 - 5:12 PM

There are some common misconceptions about exercise and weight loss that need to be addressed

INFOGRAPHIC: Holiday health tips for your 30s and beyond

Dec 23, 2015 - 12:11 PM

Whether you’re in your 30s 40s or 50s staying healthy during the holidays helps to spread the cheer

How’s your heart this Christmas?

Dec 16, 2015 - 3:01 PM

Doctors’ group warns: More people suffer heart attack stroke at Christmastime – and they are more likely to die at this time than at any other time of the year

Jodi Sta Maria: Lessons from a woman on the move

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:00 AM

She shares tips on keeping up with a mobile lifestyle

6 tasty things to try at Salad Stop!, where veggies take center stage

Sep 22, 2015 - 12:59 PM

Try different combinations including toppings like edemame avocado and seared tuna or pick a salad or wrap from the veggie heavy menu

PINOY FAVORITE. Salad Stop!'s Singaporen Chilli Crab salad, Oh Crab Lah!, is a favorite in the Philippines. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/

Economic role of women boosted by APEC health toolkit launch

Sep 16, 2015 - 6:45 PM

The APEC Healthy Women Healthy Economy Policy Toolkit will be pilot tested in the Philippines for 6 months

BREAKING BARRIERS. APEC, the local government, and the private sector came together to produce the toolkit being shown off by representatives. (From left) DOH Undersectary Kenneth Hartigan-Go; ABAC chairperson Doris Magsaysay-Ho; US ambassador-at-large Catherine Russell; DTI Undersecretary Nora Tarredo; DOH's Dr. Paulyn Jean B Rosell-Ubial; and Merck Healthcare CEO Dr. Belen Garijo. Photo by Chris Schnabel / Rappler

Life is too short to be unhealthy

Sep 05, 2015 - 12:01 PM

The fact is – if we are not mindful of how we treat our bodies if we continue to abuse it we will miss out

Gwyneth Paltrow comes to Washington in push for GMO labeling

Aug 06, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Gwyneth appears at Capitol Hill with Democratic senators opposed to the so called Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

6 healthy habits for busy people

Aug 01, 2015 - 9:59 AM

At the launch of their new cookbook Rachel Alejandro and Chef Barni Alejandro Rennebeck spoke to Rappler about how to stay healthy when you re constantly on your feet

Get up, stand up: stand up for your waist!

Jul 31, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Studies find that a just a few hours of standing instead of sitting results in lower blood sugar levels and even a smaller waist

STAND UP. Research finds that standing, instead of sitting, for a few hours a day results in a smaller waist

Brown rice recipes to try at home

Jun 27, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Recipes that will convince your family to eat brown rice

#PugadBaboy: Fat science punchline 2

Jun 20, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Fat science

Jun 20, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Fat science punchline 3

Jun 20, 2015 - 5:00 AM

How to make your family and friends eat healthy

Jun 12, 2015 - 12:13 PM

A Cornell University study finds that people eat more healthy if they have an environment that supports it

Superwoman tricks of the trade

May 08, 2015 - 7:21 PM

Juggling different roles and tasks is no easy thing Pick up a few pointers from these super ladies who seem to have it all figured out

Indigenous vegetables and the Filipino diet

Apr 30, 2015 - 12:18 AM

The decreasing number of Filipinos consuming vegetables is alarming and might lead to bigger problems related to malnutrition

[Executive Edge] Popularizing superfoods in the Philippines

Apr 27, 2015 - 6:44 PM

Although not the first in the country The Superfood Grocer believes it is successful because it also educates Filipinos who want to become healthier

Superfoods, Pizza-Flavored Kale-Malunggay Chips, Gluten-Free Flour, Vegan Dark Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, and other healthy goodies at The Superfood Grocer booth Superfoods, Pizza-Flavored Kale-Malunggay Chips, Gluten-Free Flour, Vegan Dark Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, and other healthy goodies at The Superfood Grocer booth

Beat the heat: How to protect yourself with fruits this summer

Mar 31, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Fresh fruits can help you stay healthy in spite of the intense summer heat

Eating out? 10 delicious meatless dishes to order

Mar 07, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Not sure what to order when you ve sworn off meat? Here are a few savory guilt free dishes to enjoy

Bahay Kubo Organics: Bringing farming to the city

Feb 28, 2015 - 10:39 PM

The goal of the group is to bring aquaponics to places that need it most: places where you thought it was impossible to grow anything in

MUTUAL BENEFIT. The fish waste gives nutrients to the plants and the plants filter out the water for the fish to swim in. Photo by Dindin Reyes

WATCH: Simple way to live a complete life

Feb 19, 2015 - 9:42 AM

Taking risks and accepting change are part of the journey

Are you a fitness 'resolutioner'?

Jan 22, 2015 - 8:25 AM

Resolutioners put their money where their mouth is They pay expensive gym fees and purchase gear and equipment to make them follow through with their commitment

Art by Kanako Shimura.

#PugadBaboy: Juicer punchline 2

Jan 02, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Juicer

Jan 02, 2015 - 5:00 AM