at least

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it’s easier to walk or to run

than to execute suryanamaskar  B

 warriors  2  in  motion:

 chaturanga, saluting the sun

(choose the motion that’s fun)

photo shows the ideal chaturanga mine isn’t one


(just get at least 30 minutes of continuous motion in your daily life —

     it should be a 30-minute non-stop continuous motion.

photo below shows bagong-kain

(had just swallowed a big meal),

hindi nag-workout, nag-selfie lang

(7th online selfie)

     Sitting is not motion…

    unless you’re lifting your body off the seat with your arms on armchair,  feet suspended in midair, continuously for 30 minutes.

    Being in bed is not motion…

    unless you’re on a sturdy bed executing plough pose, shoulderstand, then shoulder-raised deadbugs (at least 30 in 3 sets), crunches (at least 30 in 3 sets), planks (at least 1 min) to child’s pose to hero pose, continuously for 30 minutes.

   Yun lang. If you’re going to work or school everyday, this is fairly easy to incorporate in your life with walking and being in motion for at least 30 minutes. (losing weight is another matter: experts say the math there is: it is 70% decreasing the calories you are taking in. Bawasan o tanggalin ang kinakain na bad carbs tulad ng mga cake, starchy food like tinapay, suman, kanin (pwede ang brown rice at red rice) tanggalin matatamis na pagkain, matatamis na inumin tulad ng softdrinks, iced tea, etc. if you’re trying to lose weight or normalize your body mass index or bmi. Hindi kelangan maging payat, gawin lang normal ang bmi (for computation of bmi, type body mass index in my search bar on the search widget right side here)


(image credits: derived from a photo in PoserYoga, used here non-commercially for academic  purposes)


Serious ethical & legal breaches: 400,000 Filipino schoolchildren vaccinated w Dengvaxia b4 conclusion of clinical trials w/o informing them of risks

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Serious ethical & legal breaches: 400,000 Filipino schoolchildren vaccinated with Dengvaxia  before conclusion of clinical trials without informing them of risks

     400,000 Filipino schoolchildren, mostly in Grade 4, were vaccinated with Dengvaxia in 2016, and, if never exposed to dengue before the vaccination, are now rendered more vulnerable to more severe strains of dengue and other diseases. This disclosure was made by the drug manufacturer itself, Sanofi, after clinical trials this year.
For 3.5 billion pesos, the Philippine government purchased and administered Dengvaxia despite warnings from well-known medical experts that the clinical trials have not been concluded, thereby making the drug still experimental. (DOH today suspended the vaccination program but without any clear data on who among the 400,000 schoolchildren vaccinated are now in danger of acquiring more severe forms of diseases – and without any clear preemptive measure except “to monitor” — how do you monitor when you don’t know which of the 400,000 schoolchildren are in danger )
There are serious ethical and legal breaches here on the part of the then Department of Health officials when they administered the vaccine despite early research data of its risks (see early medical advice below).
If only Filipino families knew their rights, the 2016 Department of Health officials would now be inundated.
Here is a sample of the early, dire warnings from other medical experts issued against Dengvaxia last year:
From GMA News in April 2016: “Dr. Teodoro Herbosa, former DOH undersecretary, told GMA News Online (April 7, 2016) that using the dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, without a recommendation from the World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (WHO SAGE) may endanger children instead of saving them.
“With this haste, we are putting our children at risk because their data shows a waning of the vaccine effects after two years and exposing the child to ADE or Antibody Dependent Enhancement of the disease,” Herbosa explained.
“Meaning, children who will get dengue in the future may have more serious disease,” he continued.
Waiting for a recommendation from WHO SAGE, Herbosa claimed, is “prudent and wise” and is aligned with the decision of other countries waiting for more information on Dengvaxia.
“Twenty countries were offered the vaccine. Only 4 decided to register it: Mexico, Philippines, Brazil, and El Salvador. Many countries refused it and will wait for more Phase three data results,” he said. 
Dengvaxia is a tetravalent vaccine taken in three shots at six-month intervals and its administration is recommended for individuals aged between 9 and 45.
Herbosa claimed that post-marketing studies or surveillance is usually carried out in physician-supervised batches for three to five years to “catch and report adverse reactions.”
“When we implemented this school-based immunization, we lose that supervision by a physician. Several drugs in the past have been withdrawn even after safety studies in Phase Three,” he explained.
Herbosa claimed that some like-minded professionals are “seriously considering” on laying down charges against DOH officials for the dengue vaccination program.
“We can still wait for the WHO SAGE guidelines and proceed from there,” he said.
Health Secretary Janette Garin and spokesperson Lyndon Lee-Suy were reached for comments but have yet to respond as of posting time. — BAP, GMA News last April 7, 2016”     

(image by Pedro Coniconde, as stated in the archives, used here non-commercially for academic purposes)