Tuesday, January 26, 2021

ZOI Lifestyle App, conveniently connects you to your go-to salons, spas, and skincare clinics

Zoi Lifestyle App

Meet Zoi Lifestyle, the app that conveniently connects you to your go-to salons, spas, and skincare clinics. If you’ve tried setting up appointments with salons, spas, or even skincare clinics, you probably know how frustratingly difficult it can get. Phone calls are not picked up, text messages go unanswered, direct messages on social media are seen-zoned but ignored. Thankfully, all that is a thing of the past with the Zoi Lifestyle app.
Although trips to our go-to salons, barbershops, spas, or wellness clinics were not prioritized as much due to safety protocols, we can all agree that practicing self-care is also necessary especially at a time when mental and physical wellness is very important. This need is what led to the development of the Zoi Lifestyle App. Zoi Lifestyle is a new online mobile application that allows users to book appointments hassle-free with their favorite go-to salons, spas, skincare clinics, and the like. 

For clients, Zoi offers them the conveniences of online booking and cashless transactions, while ensuring they get the services they want. Through the app, you will be notified that your booking has been accepted or rejected. Once accepted, you can visit the salon or clinic on your chosen date and time to have your service. 
With Zoi's mobile application, anyone can now book appointments with salons, spas, and skincare clinics alike. As of today, Zoi has partnered with Cut by Encarnacion, Danna's Beauty Salon and Spa, Skinnovate Skin Care, Salon De Laurel, Royal Aesthetics, Lush, and Luxe Nail Lounge, and Dr. Claudine Ramos Dermatology. 

Mr. Patrick Victoria, Founder & CEO of Zoi Lifestyle App
Zoi Lifestyle App
Zoi Lifestyle App
Zoi Lifestyle App
Zoi Lifestyle App
Zoi Lifestyle App
“Because of the pandemic, many Filipinos, including myself, had no choice but to book appointments to get a haircut, a facial, or other services. However, many establishments in the beauty and wellness industry are not able to respond to customer queries. This is how we conceived Zoi, which has made it far easier and much more convenient for clients to book their haircuts and other beauty and wellness needs, all by using this app.” ~Patrick Victoria, Founder of Zoi Lifestyle App

Aside from recognizing the need for self-care amidst this time of uncertainty, Zoi Lifestyle was also developed to help support the beauty and wellness sector in recovering from the losses after nearly a year of the community battling the pandemic.

“The beauty and wellness industry took a major hit since the pandemic began in the country. Salons, spas, skin clinics, and barbershops were the first establishments mandated to close and the last ones to re-open, leading owners to either forego employees, scale down operations, or even shut down permanently.” ~Patrick Victoria, Founder of Zoi Lifestyle App
Through the Zoi Lifestyle App, beauty and wellness providers will have an additional platform to reach clients and increase their digital presence as they slowly return to their normal operations and adapt to the impacts of the pandemic.

“Our plan is to onboard more partners to enlist their businesses in the app so that people can have access to all their beauty and wellness needs at their fingertips. Currently, we have partners from all over Metro Manila but in the future, we plan to expand to other major cities in the Philippines like Cebu and Davao as well.” ~Patrick Victoria, Founder of Zoi Lifestyle App

Zoi Lifestyle App

Indeed, life can be much easier with technology on your side. Support and download Zoi through the Google Playstore.

Hotel Sogo’s Innovation in Post-Covid-19

As we all know the hotel industry is designed to operate and accept guests 24/7. But because of this pandemic, travel restrictions were put in place to control the further spread of the virus. Truly, this CoVid-19 pandemic shook the hotel industry really hard, and turned many hotel businesses upside down, especially here in the Philippines.

The world is facing an economic, health, and social crisis due to Coronavirus (CoVid-19), which is identified as an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person. 

In line with that, Hotel Sogo, the largest hotel chain in the Philippines, utilized this pandemic as an opportunity for innovation.  Hotel Sogo unveiled new measures to re-establish confidence in the hotel industry as they adapt to the “new normal” state. 

Anti-Microbial Copper Films
To increase everyone’s safety, Hotel Sogo installed Microbial Copper infrequently touched surfaces of the hotel.

Innovation as its finest.
As part of their “So Clean, So Good, So Safe” campaign under its Sogo So Safe Program, concrete ways were made to increase its cleanliness standards to meet the new health and safety challenges brought on by this pandemic.

Take a look at their innovation during this post CoVid-19 giving their patrons a So Clean, So Good, So Safe stay.

3M Filtrete™ Electrostatic Air Filters in All Rooms
Sogo started installing 3M Filtrete™ 3-in-1 Technology Aircon Filters in all rooms to augment its regular aircon filters. These are made with permanently-charged electrostatic fibers that remove Microparticle pollutants that include fine dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, bacteria, and viruses, resulting in cleaner air. 

UVC Disinfection
Hotel Sogo is also implementing ultraviolet light technology for sanitizing cash registers, keycard cases, elevator buttons, and its ceiling, room door handles, as well as in food preparation for enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes.

With the use of UVC-light for disinfection, you are safe to stay at any Hotel Sogo branches as UVC cleans 99.99% of harmful pathogens, bacteria, and viruses in seconds.

No-Contact Hotel Features
As we develop more changes this new normal, Hotel Sogo has innovated all its branches in having no-contact facilities like a contactless thermal detector,  automatic doors, and developed the use of SaniKey for door handles, elevators buttons, and ATMs to lessen contact points and reduce the risk of virus transmission.

Microbial testing
Hotel Sogo makes sure that cleaning is accurate and effectively sanitized which gives proven results in just minutes.

So Clean…So Good…So Safe!

Hotel Sogo continuously vows to protect and provide excellent accommodation despite the CoVid-19 danger. 

“We promise to protect our staff and our guests who will visit our hotels, we are ready for new normal and this is a long-term commitment. This virus won’t stop each of us to create wonderful memories with our loved ones. Together, let us enjoy our stay in Hotel Sogo.” ~Mr. Reynaldo Malaca, Hotel Sogo CEO 

To find out more about Hotel Sogo, visit its website at www.hotelsogo.com or like and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and Youtube.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Sun Life launches GoWell Studio, a premier holistic wellness platform

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

Sun Life Philippines Launch of GoWell Studio, a virtual platform where Gold members/Sun Fit & Well policy holders can exclusively access exercise and wellness videos. As part of its commitment to help Filipinos live healthier lives, Sun Life Philippines has launched a premier on-demand holistic wellness platform dubbed GoWell Studio. 

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio
“We take pride in GoWell Studio’s team of highly credible experts and carefully curated content, all of which a member can access in the comforts of his own home. Taking care of ourselves remains crucial now that we are still in the middle of the pandemic. We invite everyone to become members of GoWell, Sun Life’s community that promotes holistic wellness through a fit and active lifestyle, healthy eating, and living a healthier life.” ~Gilbert Simpao, Sun Life Chief Marketing, and Client Experience Officer
Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

GoWell Studio offers top-notch content such as follow-along exercise programs, guided meditation sessions, various masterclasses, short courses, and healthcare awareness and education. These will be led by some of the country’s leading fitness coaches, doctors, allied health professionals, and educators.

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

The platform will also provide members with a directory of experts from whom they can seek personalized health and wellness advice. The line-up includes:
Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

The line-up includes Ginastica Natural Philippines Founder Mark Cupino; Bukodon, Yin and Vinyasa Yoga Instructor Anna Manalastas; Myotherapist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Filbert Tan; Pilates Coach and Animal Flow Instructor Trisha Buhat; Founder of Awake.ph and Modern-day Kriya Yogi Neil Salang; Sound Healer Coach Yeyette San Luis; World Kettlebell Club Strength and Conditioning Coach Tim Ayson; Alab Pilipinas, UP men’s basketball, and Petrogazz Angels Volleyball team’s Strength and Conditioning Coach Chappy Callanta; and Sports Performance Specialist and F45 Functional Strength Coach Andro Amador, among others.

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

Access to the GoWell Studio may be enjoyed exclusively by Sun Fit and Well, Sun Senior Care, and Sun Cancer Care policyholders simply by registering on the GoWell website gowell.com.ph.

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

Sun Life Philippines GoWell Studio

Those who wish to know more about Sun Life’s health and accident insurance products are encouraged to consult a Sun Life advisor or visit sunlife.com.ph. For more about Sun Life’s health and wellness initiatives, visit gowell.com.ph and follow https://www.facebook.com/sunlifeph/ and https://www.facebook.com/gowellph/ on Facebook, https://twitter.com/SunLifePH  and https://twitter.com/GoWellPH on Twitter, and https://www.instagram.com/SunLifePH/ and https://www.instagram.com/GoWellPH/ on Instagram. 

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Herbalife Nutrition’s Dr. Vuiniski Talks About Aging Healthily and Beautifully


According to Dr. Nataniel Viniusky, a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, we should start early in preparing our bodies for eventual aging. The best way is to prevent the onset of serious diseases is by living a healthy active lifestyle when one is young.
“When we talk about healthy aging, we talk about aging with autonomy – taking care of your life and making your own decisions, growing older and deciding where you want to go, what you want to eat. In aging with autonomy, only 30% of the factor has to do with genetics, 70% has to do with your lifestyle – the way you eat, the way you exercise your body and your brain, the way you handle your body composition, the supplements you take, and your social life.” ~Dr. Nataniel Viniusky, a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board
Herbalife Nutrition recently held its Wellness Tour with Brazilian doctor Nathaniel Vuiniski. The good doctor has a lot to tell about advancing in years the healthy way. Not only that, but he also gave tips on how to achieve youthful energy as we grow older and wiser.

Dr. Viniusky has a degree in Medicine with specialization in Nutrition and Pediatrics, and is a scientific consultant of the Catholic University of Brasilia; coordinator of the Post-Graduate Specialization Course on Obesity of the CBES Department – San Pablo; and chief doctor of the Nutrition Service of the Unimed Hospital – Caxias do Sul. He has done activities in the areas of Clinical Nutrition and Weight Management and is also the former National Coordinator of the Healthy School Programme.

He further emphasized the need to take the right supplements and vitamins to keep young. Herbalife Nutrition, he said, has the Formula 1 Shake, Herbalife Tea Concentrate, and Herbal Aloe that makes for a power breakfast. Aside from the Vitamin and Minerals and other products for targeted nutrition.

The good doctor also revealed the results of the Herbalife Nutrition 2020 Asia Pacific Healthy Aging Survey, where consumers said that healthy aging is about being mentally active and sharp (61%); being physically active (57%); not suffering from an illness (56%); living a free and independent life (52%); not being a burden to their family (51%).

The survey cited four in 10 Filipinos expressed confidence in their ability to age healthily, with eight in 10 saying that they have already taken steps to age healthily. Among those surveyed, 75% said they are taking vitamins and minerals; 28% are taking antioxidants, and 27% are taking calcium to help boost their immune system. 

The survey polled equal numbers of Generation Z (18 - 23 years), Millennials (24 - 39 years), Generation X (40 - 55 years), and Boomers+ (55 years and above) in 11 markets including Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Consumers defined healthy aging and painted a positive picture. Respondents said that healthy aging is about being mentally active and sharp (61 percent), physically active (57 percent), not suffering from any chronic or acute illness (56 percent), living a free and independent life (52 percent), and not being a burden to their family as they age (51 percent).

Only three in 10 (28 percent) Asia Pacific consumers expressed confidence in their ability to age healthily. Consumers in Southeast Asia were generally more confident than those in Northeast Asia. Indonesia had the greatest confidence (61 percent), followed by Malaysia (44 percent) and the Philippines (43 percent). On the other hand, consumers in Korea (17 percent), Taiwan (17 percent), Hong Kong (13 percent), and Japan (9 percent) displayed the lowest confidence across the Asia Pacific region.

The majority of Asia Pacific consumers understand the importance of healthy aging, with seven in 10 consumers (73 percent) working on aging the healthy way. The steps they have cited include:
  • Making better nutrition choices (73 percent).
  • Engaging in more regular physical activities (69 percent).
  • Engaging in mentally-stimulating activities or hobbies (50 percent).
  • Taking supplements that promote healthy aging (46 percent).
  • Going for more regular health check-ups (42 percent).