at-home workouts

At-Home Workouts When You are Feeling Lazy or Due to Bad Weather

Too lazy or the weather is not favourable to head to the gym? Not to worry, here is a compilation of simple workouts that are both easy and efficient – at the comfort of your home. So you can now Netflix and burn instead of chill! Tricep Dip Tricep dips improve your upper body strength
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How Popular Diets (or diet fads) Affect Your Skin

Fad diets are often popularised through the media, with emphasis on losing weight. While the validity of these diet plans is still debatable (most fitness trainers will still tell you to stick to the traditional methods), perhaps you’d like to know how they affect your skin and then decide whether you’re going to follow these
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beauty secrets

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 31: Beauty Secrets From the Kitchen

Want to know how to have great skin without spending an exorbitant amount on cosmetics? We learn from Sara, Restoration Essence’s founder, how to transform simple ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen into cheap, effective beauty products. Best part? They’re so affordable and as it is all natural, you know exactly what
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music

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 30: Let the Music Heal Your Soul

How is it like to be a musician in Singapore? Especially one who isn’t nationally or internationally recognised? We speak to freelance musician Cliff Lee, aka Off the Cliff, to understand more about his choice of career, how his parents reacted to it as well as some practical tips he has for budding young musicians.
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How to Clean Your Make Up Brushes

Now that you know which brush is for which make up product in our previous two articles, it is also important to know how to clean them so that your brushes are hygienic and do not cause any breakout on your skin. Firstly, how often should one clean one’s make up brushes? Make Up Artists
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Get to Know The Real Person #NoLabels

We are often judged by our appearances and labelled ‘fat’, ‘skinny’, or ‘short’. This certainly causes us to lose confidence with ourselves and our body images, which isn’t the real person behind each one of us. In our body positivity campaign, we interview a few men and women to show that we are often more
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The Importance of Self-Defence

Especially in Singapore, it does not seem like learning self-defence is a necessary skill to possess. However, the statistics are glaring in our faces. In 2015, the rate of women being raped in Singapore alone was 4 rapes every 9 days as reported by The New Paper. And this has been on the rise since
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thigh gap

Comedian Shows the Ridiculousness of the Thigh Gap Phenomenon

Sometimes the best method to show people how ridiculous some things can be is through comedy, and that’s just what Luisa Omelian aims to do when she talks about a familiar topic, thigh gaps.

Woman of Influence Interview on Soul Rich Woman

Our founder, Melissa Fann, was interviewed by Genecia Alluora of Soul Rich Woman as part of their “Women of Influence” series. As such, the topic was about how Melissa is a woman of influence – what that means in today’s terms and how does one become influential. As mentioned by Melissa during the interview, we
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inner worth

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 29: Shining Your Inner Worth

In the last episode, Transformational and Mindfulness Coach, Elies Hadi taught us how we are our own worst enemies as we create our personal emotional prisons. Understanding that you’re trapping yourself is a step forward in growing your self-confidence but more importantly, how do we break out of this prison? This week, she dishes out advice
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emotional prisons

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 28: The Emotional Prisons We Create

Have you ever heard of the phrase “We are our own worst enemy”? We learn how true this is from Elies Hadi who is a Transformational and Mindfulness Coach as she tells us from experience through her clients. Find out how we create our own emotional prisons and trap ourselves, thus not enabling our inner worth
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happiness

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 27: How Much Happiness Do You Deserve?

How much happiness do you deserve? Or rather, how much do you think you deserve and how happy are you right now? Many people are often lost or they find that they can never be 100% happy with their lives but is this really true? We explore this with Anna Tan, founder of SoulFit Studios and
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financial health

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 26: Common Mistakes Affecting Financial Health

Do you know the status of your financial health? If you do, great! If you don’t, you’re not alone. We kick off our latest season of Melissa’s Table Top Talk with Elsa Lim of Money Fit Coach as we talk about the common mistakes people make that affect their financial health. Below is an excerpt
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Chinese New Year Is Saved from Sugar by This Badass Kung-Fu Fighter

Sugar darts should definitely be a thing. And that’s just one of the crazy, yet fun, things that appear in Singapore Health Promotion Board’s recent YouTube video “Kungfu Fighter, Hidden Sugar”. If you haven’t seen it yet, we highly encourage you to do so. It’s not surprising how it has become so popular in just
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changing body image

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 25: Changing Body Image With Clothes

This week sees special guest Clare Chan, a fashion designer with costume background, who is also a cosplayer. We talk about how clothes and changing them affects one’s body image and how cosplaying helps boost confidence. Clare even brought her latest mask and ‘ears’ from the last costume she wore and got me cracking to
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my anje

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 24: Designing Atheleisure Wear MY ANJE

This week, I speak to Angelina Francesca, the designer of local athleisure wear MY ANJE, to find out why she decided to design active wear (sports wear for those who aren’t familiar with the terms ‘atheleisure’ and ‘active wear’) instead of ‘normal’ clothing. We find out what sort of woman she designs for and what
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problem with positivity

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 23: The Problem With Positivity

We’re sure that you’ve seen those “Quotes of the Day” on social media which reeks of positivity or asking you to keep a positive mindset. You have probably also met that person who keeps telling you that things will come your way if you keep a positive mindset and are confident. However, is this whole
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fiona tan

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 22: Fiona Tan, Miss Top of the World Plus Size 2016

So glad to interview the lovely Fiona Tan, who is the first Asian to participate AND win the title of Miss Top of the World Plus Size 2016! She bagged Singapore yet another international win and has been inspiring women of all sizes to be body confident. So in this week’s episode of Melissa’s Table
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knee surgery

Expert Views Episode 7: When Do You Need Knee Surgery?

In last week’s episode, we learned from Dr Suresh that younger adults are now starting to be diagnosed with arthritis, and that it is a result of being more aware plus how we are more active in sports without proper muscle strengthening.  However, there are cases where the pain or injury is so bad, that knee
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vegan 101

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 21: Vegan 101

With so many hits on the article that Luke wrote about the increasing popularity on Veganism, we decided to talk to Luke and his wife, Emilie, both of whom are vegan athletes and the founders of Live Green Live Lean to get a Vegan 101 from them. We learned a little bit more about why
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arthritis

Expert Views Episode 6: Arthritis – Not An Age Old Problem Anymore

When you think of someone suffering from Arthritis, the stereotype would be that of an elderly person with knobbly knees. However, we learn from Dr Suresh that younger adults are now starting to be diagnosed with arthritis. Just what is arthritis and why are younger people getting it? We find out more from the orthopaedic
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local skincare

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 20: From Rubber Boots to Heels

I had fun interviewing womenpreneur Claire Au, founder of local skincare brand Auolive, as we talked about how she first hung up her suits for rubber boots before chucking them for high heels. I got to try out the products and really loving the thought put into developing the range of hassle free beauty!  
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stress affects posture

Expert Views Episode 5: How Stress Affects Mobility & Posture

Are you sitting up straight right now? Do you care about your posture? We often hear the term “mind over matter” but did you know that stress, which can be considered as something more mental than physical, can also affect your physical mobility and posture? Interestingly enough, the interview took a bit of a philosophical
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busy mums keep fit

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 19: Busy Mums Can Keep Fit!

Mums, this is for YOU! We know how crazy it can get and mothers tend to put themselves last when it comes to family and work. However, your health is important too! Kareen Lai from Mums In Sync and Nuts About Butter shares some tips on exercises, mindset changes as well as how simple it
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Expert Views Episode 4: Kids Do Sports To Keep Fit, Adults Keep Fit To Do Sports

Just what is mobility fitness? A lot of adults tend to throw themselves into an exercise regime or sport without considering their lifestyle and as a result, they get injured and end up not being able to do the sports that they enjoy. We learn from Jerry Teo, co-founder and Managing Director of Pilates BodyTree,
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gluten

Starch Isn’t Bad For You & the Paleo Diet Myth

If you’re into diets, you’ve definitely heard of the Atkin’s Diet or the Paleo diet. Both are high protein based and has little to no carbohydrates. Main difference is that in the Atkin’s Diet, you can eat all sorts of meats (bacon or steak) and it does not matter whether they’re processed meats or not
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joe augustin

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 18: Presenting With Confidence

Did you know that presentation skills affect your self confidence? If so, how then can you learn how to present with confidence? This week, we interview the Presentation Coach himself, Joe Augustin, who gave us his tips on presenting, which has been honed from over 20 years of experience through being a radio DJ, emcee and
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dr gary tho

Expert Views Episode 3: That Pain In The Neck

Do you get pain in your neck or back from sitting too long in front of the computer? This week’s Expert Views features Dr Gary Tho, an Author, Speaker and Founder of ChiroWorks, a family sports and wellness clinic in Singapore. He specialises in pain relief and peak performance for athletes, families and those stuck at
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Want to be an influencer

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 17: So You Wanna Be An Influencer?

There are many people nowadays who call themselves a blogger or influencer. Just what does it mean to be one and is it just for fame and money? Also, is it true that the number of followers or likes on your social media posts/accounts show your level of influence? We speak to Evangeline, founder of influencer
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podiatrist

Expert Views Episode 2: The Truth Behind Feet

Love high heels but hate how your feet hurt after? Did you know that your feet and your core muscles are related? In episode 2 of the Expert Views series, we interview Dr Emily Splichal, a Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist about “The Truth Behind Feet”. She tells us why feet health is so important and
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interview with martha lee

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 16: Sex is Life with Dr Martha Lee (M18)

This week, we speak to Singapore’s first certified sexologist, Dr Martha Lee, on why she believes that “Sex is Life”. There were quite a few interesting things that we touched upon and unlike what a lot of people think, sexology and talking about sex isn’t and shouldn’t be sleazy at all! We also learnt what
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Expert Views Episode 1: 3 Things Your Fitness Trainer Did NOT Tell You

We are proud to announce the launch of our first season of Wellness Experts talkshow! In this episode, we talk about the 3 Things Your Fitness Trainer Did NOT Tell You with Ooi Lay Yong. Lay Yong is an investor, author and the founder of 4 fitness companies. She is currently the co-founder and Managing
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Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 15: Taking the Taboo Out of the Bedroom (M18)

This week, Melissa interviewed Rachel, the Sinsational Director of Ohh Lah Lah as they discussed why it is important to take the Taboo Out of the Bedroom and have a healthy conversation about sex. It is especially in this digital age where children are learning about the birds and bees from porn, which is fake
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Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 14: So You Don’t Think You Need To Detox?

There has been a lot of talk about going on detox diets by health ‘gurus’ or wellness-related companies but is there a medical or scientific basis to this? Also, quite a few medical doctors have said that it is not necessary to go for any detox diet because the body itself has a natural detoxification
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digital detox

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 13: Do You Think You Or Your Child Are Digital Slaves

It seems like we are on our smart devices every waking moment and so are our children. Some families are also using their digital devices as ‘nannies’ and this may result in families spending less bonding time with each other. This week, we speak to Vinnie Mehta of Nanos Arte to discuss the concept of
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Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 11: How I Lost 9kg in 10 Months

Losing weight is not easy for most people and every body (yes, the body itself) is different, which is why merely doing aerobics or simply cutting back on certain foods may not necessarily help you on your weight loss journey. Moreover, most people are so obsessed with the scales that they forget that building muscles
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Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 10: 7 Sex Productivity Hacks (M18)

This week, Melissa learned from Hunk Hands 7 Sex Productivity Hacks. Just what does he mean? These are tips on how to have better experiences in the bedroom and to bring some spice back into your relationship. It was a tad embarrassing but yet interesting…and she even got tied up! But…if you want to know how
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Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 6: So You Wanna Be A Model?

You think you’ve got the looks and the height…but are you really ready to be a model? If you are thinking about pursuing a modelling career, watch this video first so that you know exactly what you’re in for as well as what you’ll need to watch out for. Melissa interviewed Richel Xie of Nova
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