Breath in, Breath out! A Strong Woman Deserve Stronger Lungs

March is a month dedicated to celebrating women’s history and honoring every woman’s accomplishments, experiences, and contributions to society. We celebrate the women who speak out and share their stories, making them trailblazers in our society and inspiring future generations.

Every woman needs a healthy body and mind to perform at her best and boost her self-esteem. After all, if she doesn’t take care of her body and avoids activities that make her feel mentally and physically good, her self-esteem and productivity will suffer.

When it comes to health, the importance of lung health cannot be overstated. There is mounting evidence that several pulmonary diseases affect women differently and more severely than men. The number of women diagnosed with lung diseases is increasing, making lung disease a major concern for women’s health. Lung disease encompasses a variety of conditions ranging from simple airway inflammation to lung cancer with the possibility of death. Lung disease is a term used to describe problems with the lungs, which are the organs that allow us to breathe. Women are especially concerned about lung disease because more women are dying from it. Three of the most common lung diseases in women are asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung cancer.

People who have asthma have inflamed (swollen) airway walls that are oversensitive. The airways overreact because of smoke, air pollution, mold, and a variety of chemical sprays. Women are more likely than men to suffer from asthma and die because of it.

Meanwhile, COPD is distinguished by persistent inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which transport air into and out of the lungs. This irritation encourages the growth of mucus-producing cells. Excess mucus causes coughing. The irritation causes the walls of the airways to thicken and scar over time. The airways may thicken to the point where airflow to and from the lungs is restricted. Chronic bronchitis now affects more than twice as many women as men. In recent years, the rate of emphysema in women has increased by 5% while it has decreased in men. Since 2000, women have outnumbered men in COPD deaths.

On the other hand, lung cancer is a disease that causes abnormal (malignant) lung cells to multiply and grow uncontrollably. These cancerous cells can infiltrate nearby tissues, spread to other parts of the body, or both.

But what causes lung disease and how can a woman avoid it? Because of the wide variety of lung diseases, it is difficult to identify all the potential causes. However, genetics, infections, and smoking are all common factors. Viruses or bacteria can also cause some lung diseases, such as the flu. Exposure to harmful substances such as smoke, air pollution, asbestos, or radon is a common cause of other lung diseases. Any of these increases your risk of developing lung disease if you are exposed to them for an extended period.

It is just as important to protect and safeguard the health of our lungs as it is to have a healthy mind and body. Every woman should protect her lungs and increase her lung immunity against pollution and viral infections in the air. Supplements are an important part of every woman’s life today, and they should be used in conjunction with a healthy, well-balanced diet. Taking supplements can help boost lung immunity. LUNGUARD® is a daily lung immunity vitamin that contains the award-winning US-patented Snow Pear young fruit extract, as well as 9 other natural herbs and botanicals that improve lung immunity, lung function, and breathing.

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Jollibee Group, Manila LGU partner anew to offer jobs for senior citizens, PWDs

Fostering Inclusivity and Diversity at Work. Jollibee Group and Manila LGU officials convened anew for the signing of a new memorandum of agreement that will create employment opportunities for senior citizens and persons with disabilities in Jollibee-owned stores across Manila City. MANILA, Philippines. The Jollibee Group recently announced the resumption of its inclusive employment program to hire senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWD) in Manila after renewing its partnership with the city government of Manila.

The partnership is consistent with Jollibee Group’s commitment to provide equal employment opportunities to different sectors, while promoting and practicing inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. Jollibee Group will hire 28 senior citizens and 17 PWDs as customer relations staff across the Manila branches of Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, and Burger King through the city’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO). Manila PESO will screen and determine qualified candidates before endorsing them to the company.

Applicants must also secure a medical clearance from the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center, the accredited hospital for this program. “We started this program in 2019 with the Manila LGU. Working on this program in the past few years have allowed us to see how our elderly and differently abled individuals have appreciated the opportunity find gainful employment. The Jollibee Group continues to support this initiative of the Manila LGU, and we have been very fortunate to have a partner that shares the same desire and passion as the company in looking after the interest of our elderly and PWDs,” said Ruth Angeles,

Jollibee Group Vice President and Head for Human Resources-Philippines and Global Organization, Leadership & Culture. “We look forward to forging more partnerships with other LGUs so we can improve more lives and find reliable staff who can join us in our mission to share the joy of eating with everyone,” Angeles added. The signing of the new memorandum of agreement held last January 31 was attended by Manila City Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan, Vice Mayor Yul Servo Nieto, and Secretary to the Mayor Atty. Marlon Lacson, as well as officials from Jollibee Group represented by Public Affairs AVP Atty. Raul Academia and Philippine Region Human Resources Director Anna Prado.

Interested applicants can get more information on this employment program from the Manila Department of Social Welfare and the Office of Senior Citizen’s Affairs. Back in 2019, Jollibee Group was the first restaurant company in the Philippines to partner with the Manila LGU in providing jobs to over a hundred qualified senior citizens and PWDs in the combined 39 branches of Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Greenwich in Manila. Besides Manila, Jollibee Group also partnered with the LGUs of Antipolo and Pasay in 2019 to implement the same inclusive employment program.

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