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Well-paced in the Fast-paced Workplace

Did you know that Singaporeans are known to work the longest hours in the world? A recent research by Morgan McKinley in 2016 found that this city state topped the list in when it came to working hours. The same survey found that 70 per cent of professionals in Singapore work longer than their contracted
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Why Do You Get Chest Pain After Exercise?

Exercise should make your body feel good both mentally and physically. If your chest pains after exercise or other cardio practices, something is not right. Mild chest pain after the exercise is normal due to pushing your body hard, but a more severe pain is a serious condition and you need to seek immediate medical
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How to Make Your Home a Healthier Place

Nowadays, when the food we eat is full of various chemicals and when the air we breathe is polluted, it’s essential to try and at least make your home a healthier place. This is no easy task, given that we accidentally bring a lot of debris and from the outside into our homes. Needless to
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Top 8 Yoga Retreats in UAE and Africa

Summer season in the Arabian Peninsula is growing in popularity as the perfect option to recoup and refresh, and yoga retreats have grown to be particularly well-liked for such a reason. With several new studios popping up as well as the inception of International Yoga Day (which is celebrated on 21st June) in 2015, it only
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Top 5 Wellness Tips from a Reiki Specialist

As a Deep Tissue Massage and Reiki specialist, Ria Cantle has refined her practice alongside industry experts at renowned Ananda in the Himalayas before travelling the world. Hailing from Bath, Ria began her career as an Auxiliary Nurse before taking the leap to utilise her innate caring nature within the wellness industry. Ria Cantle, Reiki
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Local Study Uncovers Innovative Treatment for Diabetic Fatty Liver Disease Patients

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major global health problem characterised by accumulation of fat in the liver. NAFLD develops in patients with obesity, diabetes type 2, dyslipidaemia and insulin resistance. The presence of excess fat in the liver can long be a silent process; however, as the disease progresses, the liver will be
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Top 5 Fitness Tips by a Celebrity Trainer

Bintan’s leading resort, The Sanchaya, has bolstered its wellness programme ahead of the summer season and from 13 to 23 August, celebrity trainer and founder of fitnessartz, Artur Zolkiewicz, will be hosting the first of what will become a series of fitness residences. With clients such as British celebrities, journalists and models, Zolkiewicz has been
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walking

4 Reasons Why You Should Walk More

We’ve all heard about the 10,000 steps a day thanks to wearable tech such as FitBit as well as knowledge that it is a suitable exercise for all regardless of age and size thanks to the fact that walking is low impact. Nonetheless, let us wax lyrical about walking and it’s health benefits! It helps
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6 Tips on Intermittent Fasting for Beginners

Intermittent fasting (IF) is fast growing on trend alongside the ketogenic diet and is based on changing your eating patterns in order to reap potential benefits such as increasing metabolism, lowering blood pressure and lipids, ingesting lesser calories, managing late night snacking. These are just some of the many other greater benefits of fasting intermittently.
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Fivelements

Retreat to the Sanctuary of Fivelements

The Fivelements Puri Ahimsa is one of Bali’s most lauded eco-tourism resorts. Located away from the hustle and bustle of central Ubud, amidst tranquil highlands that are surrounded by lush rainforests, waterfalls, rice padi fields and with the sacred Ayung River flowing through, the Fivements is a premier eco-conscious holistic healing destination where guests and
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Om & Chi – SweatBuddy Social

Kickstart the day with a Social Workout of the Day (SWOD). There’ll be team challenges – you’re gonna need to count on your SweatBuddies so everyone finishes together. Team effort, people!   The workout is designed to foster social connections and work up a good sweat, at the same time! A partner workout that incorporates effective,
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Japanese Yoga & Sushi (Botanic Gardens)

Singapore’s first ever Shinshin Tōitsu-dō (心身統一道) Edition! This special edition of Yoga is joined by special guest yoga instructor, Makiko Deguchi, who will be infusing a Japanese form of yoga known as Shinshin-tōitsu-dō into the Hatha practice session. Aiming to strengthen the bodies and minds of practitioners, this Japanese yoga demonstration will help reveal your
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Living From Your Heart – Kundalini Yoga

Living from your Heart – Kundalini Yoga & Meditation workshop There is a great Chinese Proverb that says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” How will your life be like if you begin living from your heart and do what felt best for you?
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The Various Types of Yoga

Are you confused with the various names of yoga? Perhaps you are thinking, “Isn’t yoga just…yoga?” Well, you’re not wrong but there are slight differences with the ‘schools’ of yoga just like how not all pasta is spaghetti. While you will need to try them out to find out which type(s) of yoga you enjoy
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Living From Your Heart – Kundalini Yoga

Living from your Heart – Kundalini Yoga & Meditation workshop There is a great Chinese Proverb that says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” How will your life be like if you begin living from your heart and do what felt best for you?
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scents

Making Sense of Scents

“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years that you have lived.” – Helen Keller Our sense of smell is the most underrated yet mesmerisingly potent of our five human senses. Nothing evokes emotions and conjures up memories like the redolence of a familiar scent. The top,
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Tahitian dance

The Beauty of Tahitian Dance with Heiata Lee

Heiata Lee is a native Tahitian who was trained and certified at the Conservatoire Artistique de la Polynésie Française (Artistic Conservatory of French Polynesia) in the art of ‘Ori Tahiti. That said, she was trained in ‘Ori Tahiti since she was a child and brought her passion for the dance to Singapore when she came in
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Honey Drinks That Are Shaken, Stirred and Crafted by a Bot

Impacted by Singapore’s struggling retail scene, Sophia Lim, dreamt of setting up a cafe to revitalise her honey distribution business Honey House. It finally came to fruition this week with the launch of Honeymill, a first­ of-its-kind honey concept store with a robot, Honeybot that creates honey drinks. Sophia and her team spent nine months developing Honeybot
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Get Fit to the Core at Oasia Hotel Downtown’s 2nd Birthday Party!

Oasia Hotel Downtown is turning 2 and they’re gonna throw a fitastic party to celebrate! Happening on Saturday, 28 April and themed along Oasia’s three wellness pillars – Recharge, Refuel and Refresh, the party is a celebration of a fit and fabulous lifestyle that starts from the core. Join in a morning of activities to
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Breathing Difficulties and Habits to Help You Breathe Better

We sometimes tend to forget how important being able to breathe normally really is. In most cases it is taken for granted until the first obstacle occurs. Whether it’s difficulty breathing during sleep or seasonal allergies, it is at that point that we realise how vital our ability to breathe without obstructions is for our
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wine

Cheers to Better Health with Wine

When you get home from a stressful day at work, or when you’re tired from the daily grind of life, it’s always good to take the edge off with a glass of wine. It’s true that drinking alcohol continuously has its risks but it feels so right doesn’t it? It’s even an essential part of
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Raising a Healthy Child

Creating a Non-toxic Environment For Raising a Healthy Child

When babies are born, they are exposed to all kinds of new factors in the environment that they didn’t experience in the womb, like coldness, heat, clothes, chemicals, natural and artificial allergens, and many toxins that can be anywhere. A newborn’s skin is up to 5 times thinner than that of a grown up and
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Mark Macdonald

Interview with Fitness Guru Mark Macdonald

When nutritionist and renowned fitness guru, Mark Macdonald, was in town recently to promote his new weight management programme, we took the chance to speak to him to find out more about the programme, his books as well as his prolific career of coaching many professional athletes such as Olympic Gold Medallists, Shawn Johnson (Gymnastics)
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Relax and Refresh: Try Yoga with Sound!

Is your life fast-paced, hectic? Are you juggling family and work commitments or other commitments? Do you feel tired, low in energy, easily fall sick? Do you find it hard to concentrate on the tasks at hand? Do you simply just want to find something interesting to do over the weekend? If any of the
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cycling

Cycling Your Way to Health and Happiness

Cycling has been one of the most beloved forms of activity for a while, and it’s only been getting even more popular lately. Those who ride their bicycles every day, using them both for recreational purposes and as a mode of transportation, will tell you that cycling is an uncompromisable part of their lives. The
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beer yoga

Beer Yoga & Citylights (One Fullerton Heritage)

The huge trend from London has finally arrived in Singapore! BEER-YOGA! There’s nothing like putting down an icy cold beer. Except, of course, achieving a higher state of being and eventual transcendence of the Self through the practice of yoga. But what if you could do both, at the same time? BeerYoga is the marriage
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Interview with Dr Cheng of Women Infinity

With the growing wellness industry, it is always refreshing to find womenpreneurs who step up and are passionate about health as well as helping others. We spoke to Dr Cheng, founder of Women Infinity, which is a brand of collagen that has been helping women achieve better skin as well as better joint health. It
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BaliSpirit Festival Continues to Support Change & Transformation

BaliSpirit Festival is one of South East Asia’s biggest annual yoga, dance and music festivals. The goal of the BaliSpirit Festival is to awaken and nourish each individual’s potential for positive change within, leading to a greater positive change in our homes, in our communities and around the world. BaliSpirit Festival is a non profit
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detox

Do We Really Need Detox Products?

There are so many products out there that claim to help one “detox” and many people often buy into it because they do believe that they’re constantly exposed to toxins either through pollution or through the foods we eat – mostly thanks to the media that talk about the pesticides used in agriculture etc. However,
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Signs of Possible Eye Problems in Children

Children can tell us when they feel sick or have a headache, but when it comes to their sight, they are much less likely to speak up. The main reason for this is that they are usually completely unaware of the issue. For example, you can’t expect your child to tell you that the words
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Could Euglena Be The Next Superfood?

You’ve heard of spirulina and wheatgrass – often deemed to be the green superfoods with great health benefits. However, have you heard of Euglena? Cultivated on the pristine shores of Okinawa, Japan, this largely unheard-of species of microscopic algae contains 59 essential nutrients needed by our bodies for optimal health and is a rare organism
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staycations

Top Wellness Staycations in Singapore

With the upcoming Easter holidays, it is the perfect time to unwind for this quarter before tackling the rest of the year. If you’re unable to travel due to commitments, then perhaps a staycation is just what you need to restore and balance yourself. Here’s our top picks for staycation ideas in Singapore! Mandarin Oriental
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swimming

5 Reasons to Try Swimming

When we want to start a new exercise we usually go for something that involves running, but there’s another type of exercise that can help us get fit just as well, swimming.

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What is Kefir and How to Eat it?

Before we even go into what kefir is, let us look at fermented foods and their importance regarding the health of our guts. Fermented foods range from kimchi, sauerkraut, yoghurt, kombucha and of course, kefir. The Microbiome The Biological Door – the gut functions beyond its primary function of digestion and absorption, it protects us against autoimmune
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5 Reasons Why We have Cravings and How to Manage Them

Are you having trouble with healthy eating because you have uncontrollable cravings for junk food all the time? Perhaps, you are reaching for snacks during times of stress or just before bed time… Here are the most common possible reasons for your cravings and a few extra ideas on how to manage them.   Dehydration
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5 Tips to Improve Your Child’s Sleep

As parents, we’re well aware of the importance of sleep in a child’s development. On a smaller scale, we also notice how on edge and whiny they can get when they don’t sleep enough. It is, therefore, our job to provide them with enough quality sleep, and there are things we can do to make
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Benefits of Massaging Your Baby

In many South Asian countries, it is standard practise to massage an infant and the new mother. It’s been a well-established fact for centuries that massaging the infant has a number of health benefits. However, what has always been up for debate is which benefits are greater – whether it’s mineral oil or virgin coconut
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Discovering the Essence of Yoga with Jal Yoga’s Founder

Jal Yoga officially opened its doors in Singapore in late January to bring practitioners of yoga, Pilates and barre to new levels of authenticity and realisation. Nestled in the lush greenery at Alexandra, the brand new studio mixes state-of-the-art facilities with thoughtfully designed space to give their clients a beautiful space to contemplate, relax and
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hormonal balance

7 Sacred Herbs And Foods For Optimising Your Hormonal Balance

Hormones play a vital part in the human body, even though it is often overlooked by individuals. Without hormones, our bodies would not function normally. There is quite a large number of different hormones in the body, each playing their own essential role in maintaining certain features or functions of the body. Some hormones affect
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Anti-Aging Yoga with Mookaite Jasper

I don’t think anyone like the effects of aging on the body. While age does affect you in various ways, there’s a lot you can do to limit the impact on your body. A new study has confirmed the link of regular yoga practice to an increase in two key substances linked to youth and
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How to Feel More Energised

It seems like more and more people are complaining about fatigue or wanting to feel more energetic. This is mostly because of our busy lifestyles which lead to poor sleep quality, insufficient rest, bad eating habits or lack of physical exercise. It doesn’t help that with aging, one’s metabolism dips and this also affects how
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japanese yoga

Japanese Yoga & Sushi (Botanic Gardens)

Singapore’s first ever Shinshin Tōitsu-dō (心身統一道) Edition! This special edition of Yoga is joined by special guest yoga instructor, Makiko Deguchi, who will be infusing a Japanese form of yoga known as Shinshin-tōitsu-dō into the Hatha practice session. Aiming to strengthen the bodies and minds of practitioners, this Japanese yoga demonstration will help reveal your
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The Importance of Self-Love as Told by Famous Actresses

Everyone is affected by the subject of body shame and how difficult it is to accept our bodies. Today we’ll look at two people you’d normally wouldn’t expect to go through this and also what you can do to get closer to accepting yourself.

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How to Stay Fit while Travelling for Work

It isn’t easy staying fit even if you have a nine to five job and are able to organise your free time. Things tend to get a lot more complicated when you have to travel for work. Even for the most experienced travellers the whole journey can be quite unpredictable and stressful. You are limited
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