By: Beatrice Lim
The current state of our world has caused a global pause, and people have no choice but to carry out their daily activities at home. While this may be a good thing for some, some struggle to find balance in their everyday schedule, especially those who were suddenly thrust into a work-from-home situation. However, despite all the busyness, health must stay as a priority.
Through a span of almost seven months, Filipinos, especially students, haven’t gone outside due to the quarantine measures. This means spending a lot of time, if not all, at home. It’s easy to lie down and stare blankly at our phones, sleep all day, or stay up late binge watching Netflix shows. Although these activities may be “enjoyable” or “relaxing,” they shouldn’t become a daily habit.
Health is an important aspect in each of our lives. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to do the things that are also of equal importance. Good health allows us to carry out our daily schedules in a productive and optimistic manner. Most people would simply attribute the term “health” to exercising everyday. Yes, they are correct, but being healthy isn’t just based on the physical aspect. True health is so much more than that.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health is a state of complete “physical, mental and social well-being” and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity. A lot of people tend to think that when you are healthy, the chances of getting sick are nonexistent. In actuality, being healthy concerns one’s overall state and not just the visual aspect of being healthy. We should begin to consider the other facets of health such as mental, emotional, spiritual, and social health.
While under quarantine, it’s easy to neglect our health due to constant distractions. But we should keep in mind that finding balance in everything we do is essential. Some suggestions to boost overall health include getting enough sleep, regulating gadget use, eating right, socializing online, journaling your thoughts and feelings, drinking enough water, and many more. These activities are simple enough that being healthy is attainable for everyone. Instead of complaining about the things we can’t control, let’s use this quarantine as an opportunity to focus on what we can do to live a healthier and better life.
BREAKING NEWS: MGCNLCA Going Full Face-to-Face for S.Y. 2023-2024,
By Erin Kimberly L. Co, Zion-HUMSS
MGC New Life Christian Academy (MGCNLCA) will return next school year with a full face-to-face setup and an increase in tuition fees.
During the Parent Consultation held at the auditorium this morning, Villanueva announced that the school will resume hosting in-person classes five days a week, alongside the resumption of clubs and other extracurricular activities.
Mga Piyesta sa Pilipinas na Kailangan Mong Maranasan
Isinulat ni Jillian Lauren N. Sy, Patmos B
Kung pagdiriwang ng kapistahan ang pag-uusapan, hindi pahuhuli ang Pilipinas. Malaking bahagi ng oras at panahon ang inilalaan ng mga Pilipino sa preparasyon ng pagdiriwang ng kapistahan. Pagbibigay parangal sa pinaniniwalaang patron ang mga selebrasyong ito. Ito rin ay pagpapasalamat sa mga biyayang ibinigay diumano ng kanilang patron. Sa pagdiriwang ng iba’t ibang kapistahan, napapanatili at naipapahayag nito ang mayamang kultura ng ating bansa, mga kulturang pamana pa ng ating mga ninuno.
Kakanin: Meryendang Pinoy
Isinulat nina Juliana Simone O. Sy,
Patmos B at Peach Oribelle T. Diño, Damascus A
Gusto mo bang kumain ng meryendang matamis na gawa sa kanin? Iyong sa bawat kagat ay talagang kikiligin ka dahil tunay na pagkasarap-sarap at pagkatamis-tamis. Huwag nang mag-isip pa, tikman na ang iba’t ibang kakaning-Pinoy!
Mga Sikat na Love Trope sa Pilipinas
Isinulat ni Bianca Sy, Damascus B
Nararamdaman ba ninyo ‘yong kilig moments sa mga napapanood ninyo? Marahil, naranasan mo na rin ito tuwing naiisip mo ang crush mo. Pamilyar ka ba sa salitang “love trope?” Ano nga ba ito? Ayon sa Google, ito ay “(in a romantic novel) a plot, theme, device or character used so often that it has become a convention within the genre.”