March was Women’s Month

I feel bad for not being able to blog as often. This month was (was! It’s almost over!) Women’s Month and I was not able to write a single blog post about it. Boohoo.

But the Health and Wellness team of writers (all of them beautiful women) at the poc.net worked hard all month to make the March publication full of interesting and eye-opening informative articles. Most articles were about women – women’s leading diseases, fitness, as well as emotional well-being.

Being at the forefront of almost everything –  whether managing the home, a company or, heck, a country -, women have the tendency to put the needs of others ahead of their own. But reading all the articles on this month’s publication opened my eyes to my vulnerability as a woman to various conditions.

Heart disease is always thought to be a male disease, but in fact it is the leading cause of death of women in the Philippines. Diabetes, stroke, HIV – these are diseases that affect women especially. Prevention and awareness of the early signs are key to keeping clear of these “women” diseases.

And then there’s the issue of abuse. Since the enactment of RA 9262 or the Anti-Violence against Women and Their Children Act in 2004, more and more cases of abuse have been reported. While this is a good sign that shows growing awareness and empowerment among women, there are still many women who suffer in silence, letting themselves be treated like door mats and punching bags. These women need to know that there is life outside an abusive relationship, and feel empowered enough to take that step to freedom.

Knowing, knowledge. That is the key. Through writing informative articles, we hope to spread awareness and somehow make a dent on the lives of our readers, women and men alike.

Just as I am inspired to live healthier while reading these articles, I hope you are too.

So go, click na. Now na! 😛

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