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We all have our values, the code of ethics that we want to live our lives by, whether consciously or unconsciously. For those who want to live in a way as close to natural as possible, reducing their environmental footprint, it can sometimes be tough to ensure your good health at the same time, when so many health and fitness products make such widespread use of synthetics, or unsustainable practices. Here, we’re going to look at a few tips that can help you stay green, natural, and healthy.

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Get used to clean eating

Nowadays, we are so readily surrounded by foods that are at least in some part processed, and delivered in convenient, branded packaging, that it can be easy to forget that clean eating exists in the first place. Even if you’re not a vegan or a vegetarian, it still greatly benefits you to switch to a clean eating diet. That said, most of us can afford to eat less meat. But we can also take the time to visit local butchers and greengrocers, taking a little longer during our grocery shopping to make sure that we’re cutting out refined sugars, processed fats, preservatives, and other non-natural and non-nutritional additives in our foods.

Doing your diet research

For those who are looking to avoid processed foods, as well as meats, a lot more research has to be done into the kind of diet that meets your nutritional needs. There are alternatives out there that can help you reach your goals, you just have to know what those goals are and look for the foods that specifically help you towards them. For instance, weight loss on a vegan diet is certainly possible and might even be easier than for those eating meats or fatty animal products. Strength training and muscle building can be a little more difficult, but there are foods like lentils, chickpeas, hummus, and the like that can help you meet your protein needs.

Fueling up for your workout needs

Of course, if you’re talking about protein, then it’s important to keep in mind the pre-workout shakes that so many of us use to ensure that we get the best possible results of our workout, and to help our body repair itself better and recover faster after the fact. Although the selection is by no means as wide, there is a steadily growing market of vegan protein shakes that is well worth looking into. That said, you do not want to make your protein powder the only source of protein that you rely on throughout the day. It should be used to support your workouts and help top you up, not to entirely replace animal protein sources. You should look into other vegan protein foods to ensure a varied diet.

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Making exercise more natural

This isn’t an attempt to undermine the benefits of using modern exercise machinery and equipment. Exercise technology has come a long way in helping us care for every part of our body through vigorous work. However, it is worth it to get out of the gym once in a while, perhaps once a week if possible. Exercising in nature brings a whole host of even more benefits, as WebMD shows. In particular, it can really enhance the mental health side of exercise’s benefits, improving our mood, our tolerance for the aches of exercising, as well as our ability to keep going for longer without getting tired. Plus, it can be good to get out of the social pressure that can come with the gym, once in a while, too.

Take a natural approach to healthcare, too

Fitness and diet can certainly benefit from the natural approach, but so too can how take care of your healthcare needs. There is a rising market of plant-based medication, such as those from PLNTD, that are being developed to help with all manner of issues, from sleep health and mental health to chronic pain and inflammation. Of course, a lot of people might be extra tentative about changing their approach to medication, and your doctor should always be involved in the conversation. But it is good to know that there are alternatives on the market that can help you stick to principles of clean living and natural health, and plant-based treatment can be the superior option depending on your needs.

Embrace an approach of comprehensive wellness

If you’re looking to take care of yourself naturally and completely, then you want to make sure that you’re not just adopting this more mindful approach when it comes to your diet and your exercise, but rather, how you

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EXCLUSIVE: Bianca Umali on Winning an International Award and Working With Nora Aunor

One look at Bianca Umali and you know that she is all about Pinoy pride. From flaunting her morena skin to donning Filipino-made pieces, she does not shy away from representing her race and culture. Of course, you can also count on her own craft as part of Filipino excellence. At 2024 Jinseo International Film Festival, the Kapuso star took the honor of the Best Dramatic Performance award for the film Mananambal. In an exclusive interview with MEGA Entertainment, Bianca gives us a lookback on her movie experience, her Best Actress outfit, and her bright future with her next project, Sang’gre

RELATED: Bianca Umali Teaches Us How to Pose and Post on Instagram

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Bianca Umali at the Jinseo Arigato Film Festival

A Shared Victory

“It was an overwhelming feeling of mixed emotions. As an actor, this means the world to me,” the actress begins. “While filming, I just dedicated myself to give more than good justice to my role and make the most out of the working experience with Ms. Nora. Bonus na lang na may makapansin at pumuri sa efforts ko.”

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Bianca with National Artist and Best Actress Nora Aunor for Mananambal

Even in her Gen Z status, the actress is already hoping that her win will inspire the next generations who would like to pursue the same craft as hers. “I dedicate this award to the younger generation of actors as well, especially to the aspiring ones who may face obstacles along the way. I want them to know that their dreams are valid, and with passion, perseverance and the right amount of love and respect for yourself and what you do, anything and everything is possible,” she offers.

A Role of a Lifetime

Perhaps it is Bianca’s consistent and persistent willingness to refine her craft that takes her to greater heights, with recognition just a prefix to her grit. For Mananambal in particular, the actress not only had to play the part but actually look and be it.

Sharing her process, she recounts, “I prepared for it mentally by doing my research about what the life and ways of a true mananambal is. Emotionally, I did personal workshops to build the character and study my scenes. Of course, physically, by growing my hair longer and enhancing my morena skin more for the look of the role.”

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Stylist John Paul Dizon worked with Bianca for her looks

During the festival, the actress also exerted her effort for her looks. She reveals to MEGA that throughout their Japan trip, it was only her and her stylist, John Paul Dizon, who collaborated with her ensembles. “He was in charge of my clothing and I was in charge of my hair and make-up,” she shares. “In all the years that JP and I have been working together, what we value the most in our team up is collaboration.”

The Next Bianca on Camera

After the Jinseo Arigato Film Festival, Mananambal has yet to make its Filipino cinema debut. “Iniikot pa sa iba’t ibang film festivals internationally. Pero definitely ay magkakaroon kami ng theatrical release dito sa Pilipinas. Hopefully, by the end of this year,” the Kapuso star says.

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The actress plays the daughter of Danaya, known as Terra, in the upcoming series, Sang’gre

Hopping from one project to the next, Bianca is also top billing the next Encantadia series Sang’gre. With fans of the past and today surely on their toes for the series, the actress shares the excitement of the audience. “We have been in the process of creation and taping since November last year. It is a project na pinaglalaanan namin ng napakaraming oras at paghahanda para mapaganda. Hindi na rin ako makapaghintay na makita ng mga tao ito.


Photos and Featured Image: BIANCA UMALI (via Instagram)

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EXCLUSIVE: Bianca Umali on Winning a Best Actress Award and Working With Nora Aunor

One look at Bianca Umali and you know that she is all about Pinoy pride. From flaunting her morena skin to donning Filipino-made pieces, she does not shy away from representing her race and culture. Of course, you can also count on her own craft as part of Filipino excellence. At 2024 Jinseo Arigato Awards, the Kapuso star took the honor of the Best Actress award for the film Mananambal. In an exclusive interview with MEGA Entertainment, Bianca gives us a lookback on her movie experience, her Best Actress outfit, and her bright future with her next project, Sang’gre.

RELATED: Bianca Umali Teaches Us How to Pose and Post on Instagram

Bianca Umali Jinseo Arigato Festival Best Actress Mananambal
Bianca Umali at the Jinseo Arigato Film Festival

A Shared Victory

“It was an overwhelming feeling of mixed emotions. As an actor, this means the world to me,” the actress begins. “While filming, I just dedicated myself to give more than good justice to my role and make the most out of the working experience with Ms. Nora. Bonus na lang na may makapansin at pumuri sa efforts ko.”

Bianca Umali Jinseo Arigato Festival Best Actress Mananambal Nora Aunor
Bianca with National Artist and Best Actress Nora Aunor for Mananambal

Even in her Gen Z status, the actress is already hoping that her win will inspire the next generations who would like to pursue the same craft as hers. “I dedicate this award to the younger generation of actors as well, especially to the aspiring ones who may face obstacles along the way. I want them to know that their dreams are valid, and with passion, perseverance and the right amount of love and respect for yourself and what you do, anything and everything is possible,” she offers.

A Role of a Lifetime

Perhaps it is Bianca’s consistent and persistent willingness to refine her craft that takes her to greater heights, with recognition just a prefix to her grit. For Mananambal in particular, the actress not only had to play the part but actually look and be it.

Sharing her process, she recounts, “I prepared for it mentally by doing my research about what the life and ways of a true mananambal is. Emotionally, I did personal workshops to build the character and study my scenes. Of course, physically, by growing my hair longer and enhancing my morena skin more for the look of the role.”

Bianca Umali Jinseo Arigato Festival Best Actress Mananambal
Stylist John Paul Dizon worked with Bianca for her looks

During the festival, the actress also exerted her effort for her looks. She reveals to MEGA that throughout their Japan trip, it was only her and her stylist, John Paul Dizon, who collaborated with her ensembles. “He was in charge of my clothing and I was in charge of my hair and make-up,” she shares. “In all the years that JP and I have been working together, what we value the most in our team up is collaboration.”

The Next Bianca on Camera

After the Jinseo Arigato Film Festival, Mananambal has yet to make its Filipino cinema debut. “Iniikot pa sa iba’t ibang film festivals internationally. Pero definitely ay magkakaroon kami ng theatrical release dito sa Pilipinas. Hopefully, by the end of this year,” the Kapuso star says.

Sang'gre Encantadia
The actress plays the daughter of Danaya, known as Terra, in the upcoming series, Sang’gre

Hopping from one project to the next, Bianca is also top billing the next Encantadia series Sang’gre. With fans of the past and today surely on their toes for the series, the actress shares the excitement of the audience. “We have been in the process of creation and taping since November last year. It is a project na pinaglalaanan namin ng napakaraming oras at paghahanda para mapaganda. Hindi na rin ako makapaghintay na makita ng mga tao ito.


Photos and Featured Image: BIANCA UMALI (via Instagram)

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Charlie Dizon Ties the Knot With Carlo Aquino After Her First Gawad Urian Win

Charlie Dizon is thriving in life and love as she brings home both an award and a man home with her Best Actress win and her new role as Mrs. Carlo Aquino

Congratulations are definitely in order for Charlie Dizon whose weekend is definitely a double celebration! Last night, the actress won her first Best Actress accolade at the Gawad Urian Awards 2024 for her performance on Third World Romance. But earlier today, she and fellow actor, Carlo Aquino, also finally tied the knot. 

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Charlie and Carlo tie the knot in an intimate celebration; Photo: MYIO OKAMOTO (via Instagram)

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In her acceptance speech, Dizon thanked her now-husband whom she called her “partner and lucky charm.” Aquino also starred in the Dwein Baltazar film. The announcement of their wedding surprised many of their fans and supporters, with a number of them still high on Charlie’s victorious moment the night before.

In an Instagram post shared by Star Magic, a number of celebrity guests also attended the wedding. Actors Belle Mariano, Kaila Estrada, Alexa Ilacad, Loisa Andalio, and Elisse Joson, Adrian Lindayag, and Ketchup Eusebio posed with the couple as part of the entourage.

Charlie Dizon Carlo Aquino wedding marriage Silang Cavite Gawad Urian win Third World Romance

Meanwhile, Sue Ramirez also graced the occasion as Charlie’s Maid of Honor, while their principal sponsors include Maricel Soriano, Vilma Santos-Recto, Sylvia Sanchez, Olivia Lamasan, Lauren Dyogi, Carlo Katigbak, Cory Vidanes, and Charo Santos-Concio. “May your marriage be filled with endless love and happiness. Cheers to a wonderful life together!” Santos-Concio wrote in her caption, greeting the couple for their new chapter.

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Charo Santos at Charlie and Carlo’s wedding; Photo: CHARO SANTOS-CONCIO (via Instagram)

In her back-to-back celebration, the actress sported a sleek bun that showcased her bespoke attires for the respective events. At the 47th Gawad Urian Awards, she wore a baby pink terno with bowed iterations by Jro Alarcio. For her big day in her newest role to date as a wife, she donned an embellished v-neck wedding dress designed by Steph Tan.

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Charlie wears an ensemble by Steph Tan; Photo: MYIO OKAMOTO (via Instagram)

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Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 01:16:56 +0000

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