Health and Fitness

Living in the Philippines – A Healthy-Unhealthy Lifestyle.

A Healthy Experiment? When we moved to the Philippines from North Mississippi in 2013, my biggest shock was food, or lack of choices thereof. Although I can eat just about anything, the absence of my most favorite foods was a shock to my system. The loss of eating processed foods everyday, not to mention the […]

A Visit to the ER in the Philippines

Always Be Careful. When working around the house and the yard, I have learned to be especially careful to take things safe and slow. Simple injuries like burns, scrapes, cuts, and even severe contusions, can be cause for concern. While living in the Philippines, westerners can be exposed to many foreign bacteria that our immune […]

I Live in the Philippines and I VLOG!

What To Do? Many times on this blog I have suggested that if anybody should come to the Philippines to live, they must have something in mind to keep them busy. Living a sedentary lifestyle in general is not very healthy. Living a sedentary lifestyle in the Philippines can be even more unhealthy and can […]

Are We Living in a Warped World?

It Just Don’t Seem Right! Last week when the news broke about Kanye West’s $53 million dollar debt problem, I though to myself, “What a fool! … he should have done better with his earnings and spending his money. I thought this guy really lacks frugality!”  And that is about all the thought I gave […]

Staying Fit While Living in the Philippines

How to Stay Fit When Retired  by Doug Sullivan, RN, CCM If you are getting to that time in your life when you can say ”I’m retired” that’s great. Now is the time when maintaining your health and cultivating healthy habits is even more critical for your retirement years.  First ask yourself, “Did I maintain […]

TRICARE for Retired U.S. Military in the Philippines

TRICARE Health Care Coverage Since arriving in the Philippines over two years ago, and aside from the normal “getting old” symptoms, I’ve been fortunate that my health remains good and that aside from some very minor things, I’ve never had to rely on the use of my TRICARE Overseas Program benefits. TRICARE is the health […]

Pretty Women of ZUMBA in Paradise

Good Looking Women and Paradise Seem to Go Together Well! I have no intentions of describing the beautiful women that live here in the Philippines, but for the sake of those who have never heard of Zumba, I will explain. Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program for all ages, women and men alike. It […]

ZUMBA and a Massage

  My wife asked me today if I wanted to go to town this evening and workout at “My Body” Fitness Center in Calbayog City. After working outside most of the day, I was pretty exhausted and suggested that I would drive her to her ZUMBA workout and I’ll get a P300 massage ($6.89) while […]

After 40 Years of Racquetball, Tennis Does Me In! Now What?

In 1974 I was attending the Navy’s Weather Observing School in Lakehurst, NJ. The official name given by the Navy to its Weather Guessers is Aerographers Mates. Navy installations back then were devoted to maintaining good morale and had an entire workforce of civilians and military workers assigned to the departments titled Morale, Welfare and Recreation […]