Despite the many challenges that 2020 has presented, Filipinos have managed to push forward. The new year is a sign for many to start anew, to improve, and to change. Improved health is least to say still and is on top of the many things that Filipinos hope for their loved ones. Now that the holidays are over, many are motivated than ever to start a healthier and much more active lifestyle.

It can be overwhelming to shift your current daily routine and adding activities that you have never done before. But as they say, it’s much better when you do it with others. So here are 3 activities that you can do to keep everyone in the family blood healthy.

Keep Stress Levels at a Minimum

Whether you’re stressed or not, maintaining a healthy way of dealing with stress can strengthen your body’s immunity and positive lifestyle changes. Practicing a healthy sleeping schedule is vital so the body can recharge.[1]  Spending a few minutes to meditate with your family can greatly help in balancing your emotions.[2] This can include breathing exercises and even yoga. Unwinding through conversations with your family can help keep your mind at ease as well.[3]  These are just some of the many activities that you and your family can do to keep the stress levels at a minimum for healthy blood.

Turn Up the Family Fun at Home

When exercising with your family, not only are you able to have everyone moving but you’re also spending quality time! Exercising may be in the form of following a workout routine, Zumba classes, or even easy-to-follow dance games. Team games like tag and hide-and-seek are perfect for families with members of different ages. Age shouldn’t be a limitation to get moving, so go ahead and get your fam’s hearts pumping and burn those holiday meal calories!

Eat Right for Proper Nutrition

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In keeping the family healthy, it’s an effort to serve nutritious meals. An overall balanced diet helps the body in maintaining enough energy to keep it functioning all day. Although preparing meals for family members of different ages, and health conditions can be a struggle, it is doable. By considering the required portions, needed nutrients, and providing a wide variety of nutritious food, your family can still enjoy good food without sacrificing blood health.[4]

Yet with age, some family members may need help to sustain their blood health that their diet may not be able to provide sufficiently.

Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+) is Your Blood Health Ally

Sangobion Iron+Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+) is an iron supplement with vitamins and minerals that helps to replenish iron stores and increases red blood cell levels in the body. It has ferrous gluconate, a type of iron salt that allows better absorption of iron in the body, Folic acid, and vitamin B12 which are vital for the production of red blood cells and during pregnancy. It also contains Vitamin C which helps improve iron absorption, and Copper sulfate and manganese sulfate that helps in the metabolic processes of blood cell production.[5]

Recommended intake is one to two capsules daily, during or after meals, or as prescribed by your doctor.

Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+) helps to treat iron-deficiency anemia that can lead to decreased immunity and increased susceptibility to infection. Iron deficiency anemia happens when the blood has a lower amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin than normal. This can cause the body to feel weak, tired, dizzy, look pale, and experience headaches.[6]

As Filipinos embrace the hope and change that the new year brings, keeping the family’s blood health in check should be of top priority. With these helpful tips and Multivitamins & Minerals (Sangobion IRON+), you can keep yourself and your family, blood healthy for 2021!

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

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[1] “How much sleep do we really need?” Sleep Foundation. sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need.

[2] “Managing stress to control high blood pressure.” American Heart Association. http://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/high-blood-pressure/changes-you-can-make-to-manage-high-blood-pressure/managing-stress-to-control-high-blood-pressure.

[3] “Transforming stress through awareness, education, and collaboration.” The American Institute of Stress. https://www.stress.org/hypertension.

[4] “Making Good Family Meals” Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. http://www.fao.org/3/y5740e/y5740e06.htm

[5] “About-Sangobion.” Sangobion, https://www.sangobion.sg/about-sangobion.

[6] “Iron-Deficiency Anemia.” National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/iron-deficiency-anemia.

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By Penny Tan

Penny wears many hats. She is an educator, writer, editor, blogger, social media manager, web developer, and enthusiastic home baker and cook. As an educator, she teaches multimedia and web development at both the senior high and college level. On the side, she writes and edits textbooks, writes AVP scripts, manages clients’ social media accounts, designs websites for clients, and writes on her lifestyle blogs about family, health, pets, and cooking. At home she is the resident “chef” and enjoys trying out simple to complicated recipes every day for her family to enjoy from available ingredients – baked, fried, steamed, stewed, grilled, broiled – she likes to do them all. Making dishes from scratch is something she loves to do. She also likes experimenting and creating new dishes by building on ready-to-eat dishes that can be bought at supermarkets and groceries.

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