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Basic Care Planning For Aging Grandparents

They bounced you on their knee when you were little. They give you pocket money every time you come over to their house. They wouldn’t be satisfied until you had a full stomach. Grandparents are a blessing in anyone’s life. They bring so much joy and comfort and yet they don’t ask for anything in return. When you see they are having trouble taking care of themselves, it's time to step in and perform some basic care planning. On the face of it, it doesn’t seem like a big issue but this is a major lifestyle change for you and your grandparents. The little things matter a lot when you’re old, if even the small things go wrong it can greatly impact your mood and health.

Making sure they eat
Dieting properly is a big concern for the elderly. The simple fact of the matter is, people in their late 60s and over, have a slow metabolism rate. Anything they eat will be energy they don’t use or use very little of it. It's common for appetites to recede to the point that elderly people starve themselves without knowing it. You can feel drained and at a major loss for energy. If this carries on for too long, it can cause health concerns like exhaustion, fainting, joint and muscle pain. If you want to give your grandparents basic care, make sure you check on them to see if they’ve eaten a meal today. It should be part of your regular phone call conversations. Call them every other day and ask what kind of meal they had. If they indicate they’re struggling to eat proper meals, you could cook them a whole week of meals and store them in the refrigerator.

A Fresh Start for Fruitas and Taal

Leading food and beverage kiosk operator, Fruitas Holdings, Inc. (FHI), listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange under the symbol FRUIT, has donated Php100,000 cash and Php100,000 worth of goods including water and juices to the municipality of Taal. The residents of Taal were affected by the major ashfall brought about the Taal volcano eruption. 

“It has been always our mission to give back to the community and help our countrymen in times of need” said FHI President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lester Yu. “Since our listing on the PSE, we are more empowered to provide meaningful service to Filipinos” he added.

The mayor of the heritage town of Taal, Hon. Pong Mercado, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Fruitas for generously contributing towards the repair of rehabilitation of the community. 

Fruitas had also donated 200 boxes of Fruitas bottled water last January 14 and 15 for the displaced individuals and families from the volcanic disaster. Bottled water was disseminated through the help of ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya and GMA Kapuso Foundation, the company’s partners for this endeavour.

These latest initiatives form part of the Touched by Fruitas program, which also community feeding, scholarship grants, basketball clinics, and local community support. The growth of the company has enhanced its ability to extend service and give back to Filipinos.

The Tastiest Ways To Get More Protein Into Your Diet

It's vital that we get more protein into our diet. We have to remember that whether we're trying to get stronger or maintain our physique getting enough protein is crucial. The recommended daily intake is 50 grams per day but there are researchers that say you should be eating more than that. But when we're trying to eat healthier and focus more on vegetables and greenery, we may not necessarily get enough protein into our diet. There is still some protein in vegetables but you've got to make sure you're getting enough in other ways. And besides, we need to make it tasty! What are the best ways to do this?

Add Eggs To Everything
Even if you don't like an egg as it is, it is a vital ingredient to meals like pancakes. In fact, this homemade pancake recipe can be altered to add a scoop of whey protein. Many people are now putting whey protein into their pancakes to fill them up so they don't feast on carbs. Adding eggs to everything isn't just a great way to get protein; it's full of choline and B vitamins. When in doubt, get some eggs! They're also very diverse. You can make little egg cups in the oven to eat while you are on the go.

Is Your Teen Just A Snore, Or Is There Something Seriously Wrong?

Teens and sleep go together like chalk and cheese. In fact, by the time your kids reach 14+, they may well start to sleep for ten or more hours a night. There’s nothing unusual about that, and it’s mostly to do with hormonal swings, circadian rhythms, and all that growing. What many parents fail to realize is that there can be such a thing as too much sleep, even where grumpy teens are concerned. 

Sadly, sleep can be as much a sign of something wrong as it is a healthy indicator of a growing child. Of course, reasons for excessive snooze times vary depending on a teen’s personality, weekly workload, and more. But, some of the more worrying reasons they might be keeping those curtains closed include - 

Believe it or not, a seeming excess of laziness can be a warning sign that your teen is taking on too much, especially if it centers around weekends. Remember that those teen years involve significant educational pressure and stress. Your teen may have taken on too many after school clubs, or be up all hours with essays and assignments. This could lead them to levels of exhaustion you can only imagine. Luckily, this is an easy enough issue to diagnose, as you’ll likely see your teen working themselves to the bone first-hand. In this instance, encouraging them to drop unnecessary additional credits or even going over their timetable with their teachers could be best. 

Smart" Or Not So Smart: Should We Get Our Kids A Cell Phone?

We all want our kids to be better people. This means that we have to become the blueprint for our children. And when there are so many modern comforts we can realize that we are setting our children up for bad habits. The most obvious example in the modern day is using a smartphone. We think nothing of it when we are walking around the house checking social media. And when our children are at those crucial ages of development, they will see us on our phones and think that they need one. And we can either give in and provide them with a smartphone, which can have negative consequences, or we can dig our heels in. But there are many pros and cons to getting our children a smartphone? What are the main ones we should take note of?