Kathryn Bernardo’s holistic approach to health

Kathryn Bernardo is the latest addition to Biogesic family and she is beyond ecstatic, especially after having done the iconic “ingat” salute.

“I didn't think they'd have me do it, and when they did, sabi ko sa sarili ko, 'My God, this is really happening…' Habang ginagawa ko, kinikilig talaga ako. It is such an honor,” the 26-year-old shared, recalling how she would watch award-winning actor John Lloyd Cruz make the symbolic gesture when she was younger.

Kathryn Bernardo knows that to be able to continuously care for others, she also has to take care of herself. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

Kathryn Bernardo knows that to be able to continuously care for others, she also has to take care of herself. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

Cruz was the first brand ambassador to popularize the “ingat” salute, followed by seasoned actress Jodi Sta. Maria, Biogesic's brand ambassador for seven years.

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“I grew up with Biogesic in our household, just like most Filipino families. It is our go-to medicine for fever and headaches. Nung bata ako, liquid pa muna, and then as I got older, yung tablet na. It is my mom's trusted brand, so, ako din,” Bernardo revealed.

“It's good to be ready especially sa mga panahon na ito na bawal tayong magkasakit, mas lalo na ngayong pandemic. I always bring Biogesic, especially sa taping, in case someone needs it.

With her genuine care for others, Bernardo couldn't be a more perfect advocate for the brand, especially with its newest campaign dubbed “Alagang Biogesic: Languages of Care.”

People have different ways of expressing care. For Bernardo, it's spending quality time and making her loved ones feel that she cares for them.

Being a celebrity, she would work long hours on end. Her busy schedule seldom leaves enough time to go on extended holidays. But when an opportunity presents itself, she makes sure to spend it with the people that matters to her the most.

“I have a very small circle of friends, but that's my core. I make time for them because I am very busy and nasa akin talaga kung paano ko ime-maintain yung friendship. So during my free time, I make sure na maramdaman nila that I am there for them.”

Bernardo does the same and more for her family. “Sometimes it's the little things. Like if you need me, or kahit ayaw mo pero feeling ko kailangan mo ako, I would go to you, that's how I am. Mahilig din akong mang-surprise.”

As one of the top actresses of her generation, Bernardo works long hours on set. But when she does find free time, she will spend it with friends and family.

As one of the top actresses of her generation, Bernardo works long hours on set. But when she does find free time, she will spend it with friends and family.

Giving gifts in the form of meals is another love language for the sought-after actress. “I love sending food, especially when I know that they crave it. Or simply because I remembered them with the food. Kasi iniisip ko parati, ganon din ako. I like yung feeling na inaalagaan and may nagke-care, so 'yun 'yung ginagawa ko.”

Caring for one's self

But the popular celebrity also knows that to be able to continuously care for others, she also has to take care of herself. As such, Bernardo has been advocating for self-care as well.

Without fail, she starts her day with a workout to get her endorphins kicking. She also loves a good pampering at a nail salon or having a facial. Or simply trying out a new recipe at home.

“Gustong-gusto ko ang me-time. I would go to the mall and I would buy myself clothes that I've been eyeing for a while… Nagtatrabaho ako para sa mga mahal ko and of course para sa sarili ko so hindi ko kinakalimutan na i-reward ang sarili ko once in a while.”

However, fatigue, lack of sleep, and stress can sometimes wear her down and make her sick. In times like these, she likes to be with family, specifically her mom. “I'm clingy when I'm sick. I like the feeling that someone is taking care of me… Tapos request ko parati, sopas, yung maraming butter, 'yung kulay yellow na 'yung sabaw sa dami ng butter.”

All in all, family and friends, ample rest and proper nutrition make up Bernardo's foundation for well-balanced life.

“Listen to your body. Relax and take things slow. You also need to eat food that will help your body heal faster. And surround yourself with people who will look after you while recovering,” she ended.

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