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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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Unable to wake up early in the morning? Are you skipping your plan to go for a jog? Making excuses not to workout because it is raining? The best news is you can now workout without having to get off from bed with our compilation of “lazy” workouts for you to do in bed at
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Polysensory: Relating to multiple senses or modes of perception. Something that affects multiple sense mechanisms. When a person engages in polysensory play, he or she is responding to multiple agents or stimuli. Think about walking into a garden. You see a colourful assortment of flowers. You hear the bees buzzing around in their busyness and
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A good start to embarking on a journey of healthier eating would be to switch out some of the foods currently a regular in your kitchen. It is not just about weight management; a healthier way of eating could lead you to curb sugar cravings and leave you satisfied following each meal. Moreover, it could
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‘Tis the season to be giving and the Singapore Sports Hub is turning it into a celebration with family-friendly activities as well as charity runs so that participants can play and give! Held at the OCBC Square, the two-day event is a jolly time for the community to be entertained, engaged and to show support for
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Growing up, we are taught how to care for others and not be selfish. While doing that, sometimes, we find ourselves in a miserable state and feel alone. It’s why it is important to remember to care for yourself before you are able to share your kindness and love with others. Be kind to yourself
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While healthcare has been improving in leaps and bounds, there have been innovations in fashion as well as technology to help those with diabetes in their everyday lives. We’ve highlighted some interesting ones that are definitely stylish and convenient! KYT Bags Keeping your diabetes equipment together can be a hassle especially when you are always
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Christmas, New Year, followed closely by Lunar New Year. The festive period brings with it celebrations (and a hint of drama) with loved ones and, of course, indulgence. Not treating yourself to all that amazing festive food would be criminal and it would be bad advice. A better suggestion would be: don’t over-indulge. So here
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Neck and shoulder pain takes a while to be felt, but if not treated quickly, it might also be a while before the pain goes away. Other than taking extra precautions to ensure that you don’t put too much pressure on your shoulders and neck, there are simple stretches that you can do to lessen
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Drug addiction, no matter the type, has the power to destroy a person’s life in both the personal and professional realm. While every individual will have a different reason for falling prey to drug addiction, whether it’s the weight of daily stress, the allure and false sense of content when you use the drug, or
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Scenario 1: You managed to drag yourself out of bed and hit the gym before work. You had a great workout, you feel revitalised, and all that remains is some stretching to end things off. But stretching is forgotten the moment you look at the time and realised that you need to hurry to work.
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Contrary to popular belief, a stroke does not occur in the heart. It is actually an attack of the brain in which the blood flow to a region in the brain is interrupted. This causes the cells of the brain to be deprived of oxygen, resulting in damage to the brain. The areas of the
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The Wellness Insider has explored the issues of emotional eating, binge eating and body image intimately over the last few months. If you’ve been reading our articles, you might have noticed the term “eating disorder (ED)” used quite frequently. But what does it mean to have an eating disorder? How does it impact your life?
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Romantic relationships are important but it’s equally important to analyse and know the difference between a healthy and toxic relationship. Many people tend to stay in toxic relationships regardless of the toll it may take on your emotions and well-being. When dating somebody, it’s essential to continue to evaluate the relationship regularly and make sure
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We all know that it’s necessary for us to see the dentist at least twice a year. Recently though, with the rising awareness of screening tests, a new medical debate has emerged: Is it necessary to get a medical check-up every year? Proponents proclaim the advantages of annual check-ups in early detection and preventive care,
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Although there is the saying that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, there is still a convention of symmetrical faces, perfect skin, even skin tone and high cheekbones – all airbrushed to perfection before being published in magazines and on social media. However, thanks to some special women (and many others) the conventional
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