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The moment every athlete wants to avoid. POP! A muscle gives at the gym or on the track, leading to weeks of rehab. Sometimes it’s not even a single moment, but rather, countless hours of overuse that leads a muscle to strain or tear. To avoid rehab, athletes need to be thinking about pre-hab. Get
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Valentine’s Day. The chocolate, the flowers, the gifts…but sometimes as much as you want the day to go smoothly, some things beyond your control can just sap the romance out of everything… The crowds, the slow service, the elevated taxi prices… In the face of such potential chaos and the possibility of seriously annoying your
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Asserting yourself at the workplace can a challenge, especially if you have colleagues who tend to be confident and domineering. Employees are under pressure to perform, to handle more, and to always be functioning at their best. In this competitive, dog-eat-dog working world, it might sometimes feel like you’re running a never-ending race, hoping that
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Have you ever been frustrated in your personal relationship? Do you feel you just can’t understand your partner? Would you like to strengthen your relationship with yourself or with your partner? Perhaps you would like to learn about how to accept and love yourself more? OR to gain new parenting techniques? Look no further! For
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It’s Chinese New Year. The time approaches. The anxiety starts building up from the night before. As you don your new outfit and you get ready to head for a day of visiting, the dread sets in. You think of ways and means to avoid that nosy aunty, the one who smells like she bathed
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In an abundance of today’s pet gear market, we are presented with a huge variety of different things that your dog might never need in the first place. What can make your buddies live easier while taking that long flight? Or, what accessories are going to become a necessity once you try it for the
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For a lot of us, finishing a workout at the gym usually means going through a prolonged process of showering, getting dressed, and getting home where we may or may not grab something to eat, depending on our mood. Regardless of whether you’re an athlete or just someone who’s trying to shape up a bit,
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Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year) is fast approaching and we all know that it means visiting family and friends as well as feasting on all the delicious goodies! But as we become more health-conscious as a society, here’s a snack that you can go nuts with (all puns intended) this Lunar New Year
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“Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned. Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.” – William Congreve. This is a satirical and playful tongue-in-cheek guide to unleashing your venomous forked tongue with panache. Touché! Being nice all the time is highly overrated. The traditional Asian practice of helping others to “save
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The Food Psychologist is back exploring different cuisines and reinventing perceptions of what constitutes to healthy and unhealthy. In this addition, we explore yet another gastronomic haunt on our little sunny island. Nestled in a corner of Tanjong Pagar Centre, I stumbled across Kipos Gourmet by chance one afternoon. It looked good, but having had
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If you’re looking forward to the holiday season and everything it brings along – welcome to the club, you surely aren’t the only one! This time of the year is completely magical, but you know what? Too much food, alcohol, and inactivity definitely have to stop at some point, so stay with us and find
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The Wellness Insider has talked extensively and openly about the topic of body image, covering issues of body shaming, emotional eating and eating disorders. So far we have given you facts and figures peppered with opinions and arguments. But how does it actually feel like living with some of these problems day-in, day-out? How does
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Take a moment to consider these statements. “You’re going to finish that cheeseburger? Aren’t you on a diet?” “Go eat something and get some real curves, you bag of bones!” In essence, they both involve the act of body shaming, in which a person is humiliated with mocking or disparaging remarks about their body. But which
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In our fad diets article, we explored different types of dietary crazes to hit the scenes in recent times. Now there’s a new trend that we’re adding to that list, a phenomenon known as reverse fasting. So here’s the scoop on this weight loss fad. What is Reverse Fasting? You might have heard of intermittent
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How do you start your day? By hitting the snooze several times on your phone? Rolling over to check the influx of social media interactions on your phone? Or a nice big stretch, a deep breath and a smile? Starting your day off well sets the tone for the rest of the day. But it
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Do the drinks that you consume plays a role in weight loss? The answer is yes. When it comes to shedding pounds or losing weight fast we have to watch what we drink. However, let’s get this straight there is no drink that will magically help you shed pounds. It is important to note that
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In our previous article on nutrition trends, we explored trendy diets in 2018. On a related note, here’s what was popular in the food scene in last year and will likely be sticking around in the New Year. Plant-Based Protein With the increasing awareness of diets such as veganism and flexitarianism even among regular gym bunnies, plant-based
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Many of us barely have time to include fitness into our hectic lives, let alone develop an entire social enterprise around it. Yet Lionel Choong has managed to achieve just that, and at a young age too. Founder of Innervate Fitness, this entrepreneur believes that fitness is for everyone, young and old. His gym focuses
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Our idea of the “perfect body” has evolved throughout the years. What our grandmothers thought was the perfect body is not the same as what our mothers thought was the perfect body. Over the years, it has evolved into various shapes and sizes, based on what is trending at that moment. The idea of a
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It’s time to separate fact from fiction when it comes to popular beliefs about food and we have compiled some of the food myths that is far away from the truth. Here are some persistent fallacies on food as we break down each food myth to reveal the truth. Myth #1: Nuts are Fattening Nuts
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Most of us are aware of the importance of sleep, yet we hardly get the required number of z’s with our hectic schedules. Findings show that 7.5 to 8.5 hours is essential to circumvent feelings associated with sleep deprivation. Most people, however, seem to be getting a lot less sleep than in the past, which
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People are waking up to the fact that the beauty industry churns out skincare products full of synthetic chemicals and places them onto the shelves. This is why essential oils are taking the world by the storm. However, the application of these organic oils for skincare is not a novel trend or a noteworthy discovery.
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We all know that what you eat is important. But what about when you eat especially when you are on a workout routine? Apart from that, not fuelling up before you workout is like driving a car on empty. You won’t have enough energy to maximise your workout and will limit your ability to burn calories.
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A New Year brings with it new plans, new resolutions and goals, especially in the realm of physical fitness. Many people have it on their bucket list to run the marathon. A great way to start the year, but quite the lofty ambition to have. While those embarking on this monumental fitness task usually have
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With the cases of cancer rising, it is no wonder that more people are researching on a cure. However, some cancer patients have sought immunotherapy, also called biologic therapy, to cure cancer. Is this a better form of therapy than chemo or radiation? Immunotherapy is still considered a growing process and a field that is
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Drumroll, please…Pantone Color of the year is Living Coral (PANTONE 16-1546) and we love it! It’s bright, cheerful and those who love pinks or reds will also love this unique shade that is in between. Those who shun pastels will also love this pop of colour! Living Coral PANTONE although it may seem pinker in nature, Pantone
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Last year has brought with it a whole host of nutrition trends, both in terms of the diet and food trends. Some have left us enticed, some grateful, while others have us simply baffled. Discover what were some of the most searched diet and food trends of 2018 (according to Google), in no particular order.
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You have been good with your exercise regime. You’re seeing the effects: weight loss and toned muscles. You pat yourself on the back and feel that you deserve a break. Or maybe you have suffered a bad injury and need time to recover. A day turns to a week, other priorities have taken over, you
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Trying for a baby? Discover new ways to better health and fertility to realise your dreams for having a baby! Date: Sat, 12 January 2019 Time: 2.30 to 5pm Registration: http://bit.ly/fertilityjan2019
Come join us in this basic kombucha workshop where we will teach you how to make this fermented tea as well as educate you about nutrition and the benefits of probiotics. Seats are limited, so do book yours today! What is Kombucha? It is a variety of fermented tea that is produced using a “Symbiotic
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New Year Resolutions are made every year, but do this resolution stick? It might be ambitious to have New Year Resolutions, but it is not impossible to keep them. Some resolutions last until the end of January while others last until a few months. There are many ways you can stick to a New Year
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Where will you be this New Year’s Eve? Whether it is good, clean, friendly fun or a full-on blowout that you’re looking for, The Wellness Insider has an extensive list of countdown parties and events that you can choose from, depending on what you’re looking for: Family-Friendly Fun The Not-So-Family-Friendly Parties Escaping Nearby Off the
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You’ve planned a NYE party and as host, you’re in charge of the drinks. We have rounded up 12 cocktails and mocktails with a healthy twist for you to sip and share while ringing in the new year! Daquiri Sweetened with strawberries, Daiquiris are popular with most females and can also be served as an
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Ever find yourself forgetting your password when you really need it? Or have you spent loads of time hunting for your car all over the carpark because you forgot where you parked? These instants of absentmindedness are quite normal when life gets stressful or busy or as we get older. But it can be a
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Christmas is next week and you’ve got “nothing” to wear to those parties? Don’t worry…we’ve got some suggestions below that will ensure that you look classy and perfectly Christmassy too! Velvet tops Stylish Velvet Crop Top in Maroon Women’s PUMA Velvet Long Sleeve Crop Top – Cordovan Velvet will immediately make your outfit seem more
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Who says athleisure is for gym only? These are office-friendly athleisure fashion tips that are the best of both worlds: stylish, comfy and comfortable and most importantly – work appropriate. Tunic Top Womens PUMA Velvet Rope Layering Tunic – Black Fortunately, many brands have been creating Tunic tops that are lightweight that functions as workout
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Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that is considered serious. As a condition that causes a pause in your breathing, sleep apnea can last for about 10 seconds or longer and it can occur more than 30 times in an hour while you are sleeping. It is more common in men than women and
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Buying for him can be challenging. So how do you shop for that special man in your life? Fret not as we came up with a list of gifts for every man in your life – be it your brother, boyfriends, husband or fathers. Sweater Tommy Hilfiger Classic Argyle Sweater Tommy Hilfiger Stripe Sweater Not
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Christmas is around the corner and you have yet to buy a Christmas gift for your loved ones? Well, save your trip to the mall. We’ve done a lot of the legwork for you, scouring the internet for the most gorgeous items guaranteed to make the women in your life feel special. So whether you’re
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An aching back is not a pleasant feeling, yet it is more common a problem than we realise. In Singapore alone, a study found approximately 60 to 90% of the population experience lower back pain at some point in their life. It can be triggered by vigorous activity or even just sleeping in the wrong
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If you are looking for some makeup inspiration for this Christmas. We have some ideas that will surely help you to look festive and sparkly so that you’ll be the belle of the party! Glitter Cut Crease BH Cosmetics Glitter Collection BH Cosmetics Neutral Eyes – 28 Colour Eyeshadow Palette e.l.f. Cosmetics Line & Define
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It is Christmas and while that normally means the season for feasting, why not cook up some Christmas cheer with these selectively chosen recipes that are healthier? We promise that even the pickiest eaters will love them! Christmas Fruit Mince Pie This recipe contains a whole lot of healthy ingredients such as organic dried fruits.
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Every year, Singapore hosts its fair share of marathons, from fun-themed runs such as the Hello Kitty Run to those who for good cause such as The Singapore Cancer Society Relay. The Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM), one of the biggest, wound the up the year with their two-day event on 8th and 9th December
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Chronic inflammation can cause chronic pain, lupus, or other age-related illnesses. Although acute, short-term inflammation is beneficial, it can become a major problem when it becomes chronic and inappropriately attacks your body’s own tissues. Without inflammation, pathogens such as bacteria could easily take over your body and kill you. Beyond exercise and other healthy habits, incorporating
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Chronic inflammation is a problem affecting your body, which causes your immune system to mistakenly attack healthy tissues. It is an autoimmune disorder that has been around for a while, especially after you have suffered from an injury or an infection. On the site of the inflammation, the cells go through a progressive change, where
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Whether you are walking for fitness or weight loss, you should walk fast enough to achieve a fat-burning walking pace. Walking at a brisk pace is a moderate-intensity cardio exercise. But what exactly does it mean to walk briskly? The speed of a brisk pace is different for each person as it depends on your heart
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‘Tis the season to be jolly and creative! Try some of these DIY Christmas decorations that you can do by yourself or with your children this festive season. These can also be used as holiday gifts for your neighbours or loved ones! Snowflakes Cut off the bottoms of plastic bottles with a penknife. Now decorate
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The benefits of various types of yoga have been exalted time and again. Now yet another kind of yoga is making headlines in the anti-aging realm: face yoga. Yes, you heard right. Popularised by celebrities such as Megan Markle and Gwyneth Paltrow, face yoga has received acclaim for being a non-invasive solution to surgery. There
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Around the world, over 400 million people live with diabetes. While getting diagnosed with diabetes does not mean that a person likes to eat a lot of sugary items, the problem does start with sugar. Taking too much sugar can also contribute to cancer, heart disease and tooth decay. One of the worst habits that
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