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Modern suburban living at the heart of Taytay

MySpace, a progressive property developer of residential communities is one with Megawide, the country’s leading construction and infrastructure developer, in engineering a first-world Philippines through a pioneer mixed-use development.

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With more than half of the country’s population residing in urban areas and urban population across the country expanding at a steady pace, the need for communities that provide modern urban conveniences without the stress of city life becomes even more apparent.

MySpace, a progressive property developer of residential communities is one with Megawide, the country’s leading construction and infrastructure developer, in engineering a first-world Philippines through a pioneer mixed-use development. Its maiden project, The Hive, is the first midrise condominium community in Taytay and is designed not only to raise the bar in suburban living but to allow mid-income Filipinos to have a place they can call their own.

Gigi Alcantara, vice president for sales and marketing of MySpace, said: “The Hive is a two-way ticket to the rural and urban life for the price of one. Like a beehive maintaining and sustaining the lives of bees, The Hive is a community providing beyond-the-basic amenities and generous spaces with conventional unit cuts for an uncluttered lifestyle the residents deserve.”

A Balanced Lifestyle is the Bee’s Knees

MySpace started as a low-key development in 2009 with a boutique charm catering to the sophisticated taste of the East of Metro Manila residents. With The Hive, MySpace gives residents the opportunity to live comfortably, travel to work conveniently and spend time with loved ones spontaneously any time of the week.

The live-work-play lifestyle that MySpace affords residents integrates a network of people, amenities and activities that is the answer to the increasing demand of city dwellers for a balanced life yet sacrifice it for easier access to transportation for work or business. MySpace helps address this demand for a balanced lifestyle by promoting the convergence of the city and the countryside, the fusion of provincial address and metropolitan convenience, and the blending of hassle-free transit and quiet nights with weekend amenities and destinations all at arm’s length.

Dream, Secure Spaces for Every Lifestyle 

The Hive is situated on a parcel of land with an area of about 2.1 hectares. It comprises four residential towers, three of which have 214 units each and the last having 336 units. The large unit cuts come with high-grade finishing and fittings – providing families with bigger living areas for greater comfort and privacy that suit any lifestyle.  

All towers are equipped with a reception and holding area where residents can receive guests, and spacious passengers and service elevators. Emergency power and CCTVs also ensure safe and worry-free nights for the residents. 

The parking areas are located at the lower ground of each building, allowing for more open spaces.

Buzzworthy Weekends Cap Off a Busy Week

The Hive offers its residents uncompromised spaces with an overlooking central park, clubhouse, swimming pools and a jogging path fronted with a Walter Mart commercial complex.

Savor the live-work-play lifestyle and seize family time every weekend. Let the kids swim in the kiddie pool, and the ates and kuyas in the lap pool while moms relax under the sun admiring premier landscaping and dads flex their biceps at the gym at The Hive’s clubhouse. The play field is designed to inspire residents to live a more active lifestyle while an events area can be used for family and other gatherings.

A Beeline to the City

Experience a hassle-free day every day when commuting to school, running errands, shopping for leisure or simply savoring quiet time with The Hive’s strategic location along Ortigas Avenue Extension at Brgy. San Isidro, Taytay Rizal. Universities, business centers, malls, hospitals and churches are all within a 2-kilometer radius.

The Hive can be reached from Metro Manila best by C-6 Road from Muntinlupa and Taguig on the south, Quezon Avenue from Angono on the west and Ortigas Avenue from Pasig City on the east.

One with Megawide

MySpace gives innovative and forward-looking family starters, entrepreneurs and empty nesters the power to choose a lifestyle that fits their needs without any compromise.

With the same energy and passion, MySpace and Megawide will strive to maintain the promise of a nurturing and sustaining community at The Hive.

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Men with sensory loss are more likely to be obese

The association between physical activity and obesity was higher in men with hearing loss, who were 2.319 times more likely to be obese than women who reported difficulty hearing. Obesity in those with sight loss was 1.556 times higher in inactive men than women.

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Men who suffer sensory loss, particularly hearing loss, are more likely to be physically inactive and obese than women, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Public Health.

Researchers analysed data from more than 23,000 Spanish adults, and examined associations with physical inactivity and obesity in people with vision and hearing loss, and explored differences between men and women.

Results suggest inactive people with hearing loss were 1.78 times more likely to be obese compared to those who did not have any hearing loss. In people who had difficulty seeing, the odds ratio is slightly smaller, with a likelihood of obesity being 1.375 times higher than those who did not report vision loss.

The association between physical activity and obesity was higher in men with hearing loss, who were 2.319 times more likely to be obese than women who reported difficulty hearing. Obesity in those with sight loss was 1.556 times higher in inactive men than women.

Those with combined seeing and hearing difficulties had the highest prevalence of physical inactivity (44.8%) and obesity (26.1%). Analysis showed a significant association between physical inactivity and obesity in men with vision or hearing loss, but not in women.

Around 62% of adults in Spain are overweight, with 26% reporting as obese. In the UK, the figures are broadly similar at around 64% and 28% respectively, suggesting strong similarities between the countries.

A total of 11.04% of the people surveyed self-reported vision loss, 6.96% reported hearing loss, and 3.93% reported suffering both vision and hearing loss.

Lead author Professor Shahina Pardhan, Director of the Vision and Eye Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University, said: “It is clear from our study that there are significant differences between genders.

“Although women were overall less physically active than men, we found an association between physical inactivity and obesity in men, but not in women. This indicates that, especially in people with vision and hearing losses, exercise and being active has a very important role in preventing obesity for men.

“Adults, especially those with sensory losses, should be encouraged to be as physically active as possible but there are obviously challenges, strongly suggesting that intervention and encouragement would play a very important role.

“An effective strategy to increase the levels of physical activity in this population group would be through targeted intervention programmes based on health awareness on the importance of physical activity.”

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Dad tips we take for granted but go a long way

With all the pressure that comes with responsibilities, dads also need to look after their own wellbeing too.

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There is no one-size-fits all way to being a father, but most working dads want to do the best to support their loved ones. With all the pressure that comes with these responsibilities, dads also need to look after their own wellbeing too. 

Donato Avellana is the Health and Wellbeing Lead for the Vibe Team at Canva Philippines, and as a father himself, he acknowledges the importance of work-life balance. He has helped build programs at Canva that empower employees to have a healthy work-life balance, with holistic programs for all domains of wellness. Taking his learnings from this, he shares some helpful and practical tips to help dads to develop healthy habits that can boost their happiness at work and at home. 

1. Rest and recover well

Rest and relaxation is crucial to improve our overall health. Try your best to get at least 7 hours of sleep, go to bed an hour before you go to sleep, and stay away from your TV or mobile phone, as several studies show that the blue light from screens can disrupt sleep. Sleep is often a neglected component of overall well-being, but this is where the body repairs itself to get ready for another day. Remember that you deserve to rest.

2. Start your day with a cold shower 

Showering can also offer more benefits than many realise.  By using water that is a little cold, you can improve blood circulation, with the lower temperature causing blood to run to the skin’s surface. Good blood circulation plays an important role in our health for proper nutrient distribution throughout our body.

This is also a good time for dads to have their ‘me’ time. Breathing exercises are a great way to start the day, by offering the opportunity to regroup and reflect. 

3. Move more, make it a habit

The health benefits of movement have been scientifically proven time and time again. Your body is connected to your brain and your movement habits can positively impact how you think and feel. Inactivity can make you feel sluggish and tired, making it hard to find motivation and deliver on responsibilities.

Add regular walks, stand often, or follow stretching routines that you can commit to during the day. Taking time for a short 10-15-minute walk is a great way to have a mental and physical break.

4. Eat smart: practice a mindful eating habit. 

We have been educated about what healthy eating is since we were kids. Eating intuitively on a regular schedule is very important. Eating with no structure creates mindless eating that can lead to poor nutrition choices. Think of nourishing your body with healthy fuel for efficient performance instead of just eating. Eat a variety of whole foods, have fruits and vegetables, and hydrate smartly.

5. It’s okay to ask for help

This shortlist might not be easy for everyone, so I encourage dads to seek help when they need it. You might want to start at home with your spouse, ask for help from co-workers, peers, fellow fathers, professionals such as your doctor.

Showing appreciation to your father

If you’re still looking for heart-felt gift ideas for your dad, you can browse through Canva for free design ideas and inspiration. 

Make your dad, grandfather or any other special figure feel loved and appreciated by designing personalized cards. A wide variety of photos, customizable templates, and full-color professional layouts are available. You can also find Filipino templates by changing the language settings to Tagalog and searching for the word ‘tatay’.

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Sun Life Philippines holds ‘Tiny Habits’ workshop

The interactive event carried a fitness theme and was conducted by certified Tiny Habits Coaches TJ Agulto and Claire Limof AHA! Behavorial Design.They shared tips on creating tiny habits in a continuous period of two weeks and also emphasized the importance of celebrating small wins.

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Members of Sun Life Philippines’ Bright Habit Starters community were recently treated to an exclusive workshop on Tiny Habits, the breakthrough method for building habits by world-renowned Behavior Scientist Dr. BJ Fogg.

The interactive event carried a fitness theme and was conducted by certified Tiny Habits Coaches TJ Agulto and Claire Limof AHA! Behavorial Design.They shared tips on creating tiny habits in a continuous period of two weeks and also emphasized the importance of celebrating small wins.

The event was followed by one-on-one coaching sessions to help the participants commit to their habits. This was supervised through the Bright Habits Chatbot, which prompted them to perform daily check-ins for two weeks. This led to the participants achieving 93% success rate in practicing their Bright Tiny Habits.

Following the launch, a second batch of participants is now undergoing the same program, this time with the goal of creating habits to improve their relationships.

The Tiny Habits workshop is just one of the many perks enjoyed by the Bright Habit Starter community. Members are also provided with helpful tips, exclusive promos, and other activities designed to create a sustained behavior change in the present so they can reach their goals in the future. Launched just last March as part of Sun Life’s Ito Ang Araw Mo campaign, the community now has over 3,000 members.

Those interested to be a part of the Bright Habit Starters Community simply have to join via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/itoangarawmo.

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