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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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The Art of Self-Defence – Intermediate Part 2 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. Previously on: The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1 The Basics Part 2 The Basics Part 3
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The Art of Self-Defence – Intermediate Part 1 (with infographic)

We’ve covered the basics of self-defence and while you practise those, it is important to learn how to use them in various situations while also learning how to counter-attack in order to create an opportunity for you to escape. Do scroll down to look through the basic steps before moving on. Tip: when faced with
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What’s Wrong With Wearing Leggings?

While it seems like leggings have become a gym and studio norm apparel, there is a woman who has made it her mission to change that – one pair of yoga leggings at a time. In a New York Times opinion article entitled “Why Yoga Pants Are Bad for Women”, Honor Jones spent the whole
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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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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 8 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. Previously on: The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1 The Basics Part 2 The Basics Part 3
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 7 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. Previously on: The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1 The Basics Part 2 The Basics Part 3
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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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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 6 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. Previously on The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1, The Basics Part 2 , The Basics Part 3, The Basics
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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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Interview with Restoration Essence’s Founder

It is always refreshing to meet Sara, the founder of Restoration Essence, due to her exuberance and friendly nature. Helming the home-grown brand is no easy feat and Restoration Essence also recently received the award of Singapore Enterprise Top 500 2018 – an award given to Singapore’s top 500 emerging businesses. We speak to Sara
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 5 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. Previously on The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1, The Basics Part 2 , The Basics Part 3 and The
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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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Hacks for Thinning Hair

If your hair is thinning, it could be due to a few reasons but while you’re seeking treatment for it, having bald spots or balding spots can be a rather embarrassing affair. Besides having a bad combover, here are some hacks to help you look like you have a crowning glory without wearing that hat
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 4 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. Previously on The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1, The Basics Part 2 and The Basics Part 3, you
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 3 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. Previously on The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1 and The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 2 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. The best way to defend yourself is to not get into any hairy situations and you do that through the
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Femininity Explored and Redefined Through Batik Art

As we celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, aNERDgallery and Together-gether collaborate for the first time to bring in an exhibition entitled “inVISIBLE: Exploring and Redefining Femininity Through Batik”. The exhibition runs from Sat, 17 March till Sun, 25 March at That Spare Room. Featuring 15 traditional and contemporary batik textiles, including new
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Why Prince Charming Must Die

Ladies, get rid of the prince and be your own hero! Every woman I know loves the movie Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.  How could we not? A modern Cinderella tale, Pretty Woman plays into every fantasy we have as women, yearning for a rich, handsome and dashing hero to save us
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. To sign up for actual Self-Defence classes, do contact U-Elite Martial Fitness for class dates and availability. Infographic by
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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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Make Up 101 Workshop

Love buying make up but don’t have the skills to get the look you want? Have a whole bunch of make up products lying around but have not figured how best to use them? Let a professional make up artist teach you basic make up skills and learn how to utilise that make up palette
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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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What are Primary Foods?

We are all foodies, growing up and living in Singapore, you cannot escape it. Food is inherently a huge part of our culture, it forms a part of our identity. Adapting a concept from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the food we love to ingest and partake in social gatherings is called secondary food. What
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Philippines Wins Ms & Mrs Top of the World Plus Size 2017

Last night’s Ms Top of the World Plus Size 2017 grand finals saw fifteen delegates from all over the world competing for the crown, which was eventually awarded by 2016’s winner, Fiona Tan, to Ms Philippines Jodel Padao Mesina. 2017’s newly crowned Ms Top of the World Plus Size, Ms Philippines, Jodel Padao Mesina Miss
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Spreading Body Confidence Through Pageantry

There is a lot of flak against beauty pageants, with most detractors stating that it promotes superficial standards of beauty…but what if the pageant was for plus sized women? That is something that the delegates of Miss & Mrs Top of the World Plus Size answered in heartfelt speeches in last night’s personal profile interview
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Rocking Plus Size Swim Wear

Swim wear has often been that piece of clothing which women often have body confidence issues with because it doesn’t allow you to cover up much of your flaws (although nobody is perfect) and one often feels judged. However, the ladies from this year’s Miss Top of the World Plus Size shows us that you
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Showcasing the Miss Top of the World Plus Size Talents

It’s the second day of arrivals for the contestants of Miss Top of the World Plus Size 2017 and the 15 delegates had half a day of rehearsals for the Grand Finals on Sunday before they were treated to a Peranakan Laksa lunch at Katong. Miss Kyrgyzstan and Miss Israel enjoying their bowls of laksa
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Welcoming Miss Top of the World Plus Size International

The delegates for the international beauty pageant, Miss Top of the World Plus Size, started arriving in Singapore last night and were treated to a welcome dinner at the Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy hotel. The theme for the dinner was “Colours of Summer” and the dinner was definitely a lively affair with delegates decked out
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Interview with 5 Plus Sized and Fabulous Women

We caught up with five fabulous women who are plus sized but do not let it define their confidence. Instead, they are proponents of body confidence and are working towards empowering fellow women in their own ways. Fiona Tan (FT) made Singapore proud when she was crowned Miss Top of the World Plus Size 2016 and
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Singapore to Host Miss Top of the World Plus Size International 2017

For the first time ever, international plus size pageant Miss Top of the World Plus Size (TOTW PS) will be held in Singapore, marking the launch of the republic’s first plus size beauty pageant. Helming the pageant is Singapore’s first plus size beauty queen Fiona Tan, who was crowned both Miss Top of the World Plus Size 2016 and Miss
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Where Did My Cookie Go? 5 Steps to Mindful Eating

“I’m really looking forward to that home made cookie at lunch time!” you think to yourself as you get to work. At last,  it’s break time after a busy morning. Woop! You grab your treat and take a bite. It tastes soooo good. Savouring the moment you take another. Also delicious. Then another. You then glance
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Healthy Minds Makes an Effort to Improve Mental Health Treatment in the UK

We’re in the year for Depression Awareness and with so many events that make us question the way we look at mental health, just how should we change the way we deal with it? An up and coming organization in Britain may have the answer for that.

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Activewear Fashion Show at Wellness Day Out

If you think activewear is only suited for the gym or the yoga studio, think again. As part of our Wellness Day Out, we did an activewear fashion show featuring outfits from our sponsors FUNFIT, Negative Ion Clothing and Princessa; styled by Vrinda Seth and featuring contestants from DreamGirl SG as well as Fiona Tan,
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7 Fashion Tips for Tall and Curvy Women

Trousers are awesome If you are tall and curvy, trousers work best – they are comfortable, easy to wear, can be worn in any weather and they look great. Make sure to buy a pair of good fitted trousers where they are not too short or too long, don’t ride up your buttocks, back or
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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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Singaporean Wins Second Runner Up in Mrs Top of the World 2017

Congratulations to 43 year-old Ice Sherry Lee who recently competed in the international Mrs Top of the World pageant in Riga, Latvia! The Singaporean mother of two was one of the few Asians in the competition and she bagged the title of Second Runner Up, beating 16 other contestants who were mostly in their early
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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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DreamGirl SG – Singapore’s First and Only Competition for Petite Women

The Wellness Insider is proud to be a community partner of DreamGirl SG – Singapore’s first and only competition for petite women (1.65m and below). Organised by O2 Incorporated, the competition is unlike beauty pageants or any other female-oriented competitions as they  believe in finding beautiful, intelligent and passionate ladies out there who do not
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Finding Your Life Purpose

What is your life purpose? Many of us still struggle to answer that question and guess what? You’re not alone. If you would like to discover more about yourself and how to live the life you truly want, join Anna of SoulFit Studios during one of the workshops on Tue, 9th May (10am to 12.30pm) or Sat,
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Dove’s Image_Hack Aims to Create a New Perception of Women

Today we’ll talk about another company that’s quickly making its way into our hearts. Dove. Dove has been known for holding a lot of progressive campaigns but this new one shows a new type of ambition we never thought possible.

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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.

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Could this be the cause of your bad breath? A Dentist explains

Nobody likes bad breath. Otherwise known as halitosis, an offensive odour can ruin a conversation and encourage people to take a step back which can really knock your confidence. If you’ve tried everything else, it’s time to stick your tongue out and get ready to take a selfie or grab a mirror. How is it
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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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How to Take Selfies like a Pro

The art of taking selfies. It is how we can see ourselves and how others see us in this social media age. The built-in camera in our handy smartphones have enabled us to freely take selfies, and of other people and memories we wish to keep. Some people feel that this is a sign of
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