sleep

How Much Do Singaporeans Value Sleep?

In a previous article, we mentioned how the lack of sleep might be the reason for weight gain and according to a sleep study done by OSIM Singapore in August this year, their findings seem to correlate, with 66.5% of respondents saying that the lack of sleep affects their appetite. The study by OSIM was
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surfboards

Making High-end Surfboards From Waste

Ever heard of surfboards made from trash? Well, now there is such a thing! Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, and Starboard, a world-leading Watersports company offering Paddle, Surf, Windsurf and Kiteboards, announced that they are collecting and upcycling discarded fishing nets to create a material for consumer
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Why a Book on Building Body Confidence?

We’ve mentioned previously that we’re in the midst of compiling body positive interviews with notable personalities as part of our second anniversary. However, besides celebrating ourselves and trying to promote body positivity, this book is also important for our targeted audience: teenagers young adults who are facing body image issues We want to instill confidence
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kombucha

Basic Kombucha Workshop

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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Choosing The Right Mattress For a Good Night’s Rest

We all know that sleep is important for one’s health and we have written at least four articles on this topic alone. However, we forget that a good night’s sleep is sometimes dependent on what we sleep on. A mattress is expected to last us for 5-10 years and how then, like Goldilocks, do we go about
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Support Our Book On Building Body Confidence

We’re proud to say that The Wellness Insider is turning TWO this year and to commemorate this milestone, we are compiling body positive interviews with personalities such as Fiona Tan, Miss Top of the World (Plus Size) 2016; Cheryl Tay, founder of Rock the Naked Truth; and Dr Martha Lee, Singapore’s first clinical Sexologist. This
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Helping the Elderly Through Technology

In this day and age of technology, it comes as no surprise that it can also be a tool to meet the diverse needs of seniors and their caregivers. In the social innovation initiative “LeapForGood” (LFG), finalists impressed judges with their technology-based solutions and at the final “Demo Day” on the 18th August, five teams
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The Podium Lounge Singapore 2018

Chillax With Us at The Podium Lounge at This Year’s F1 Weekend

It’s September and that means that the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix will be on! It is the tenth year running and it is also the tenth anniversary of Singapore’s largest and most glamourous trackside after-party – The Podium Lounge. Hosted by ex-Formula 1 Driver and TV Celebrity Alex Yoong and E! News
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TEAse Your Tastebuds – Kombucha Pairing

Join us for tea! Learn what is kombucha, and get a taste of various flavours of this probiotic fermented tea as paired with some healthy finger foods. Please note: we will only proceed once we have hit our minimum of 4 attendees and there will be a limit of 10 attendees in total. Experience includes:
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Molton brown travel set

Our Favourite Picks for a Bespoke Travel Set

Whether you’re planning a short getaway or a long vacation, you need not compromise on the state of your toiletries with Molton Brown’s latest Pick & Mix collection. Here’s our list of favourite picks of these mini bath and body luxuries, which will make you feel like you’re staying in a 5-star hotel regardless where
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kombucha

Basic Kombucha Workshop

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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HIIT fitness bootcamp

HIIT Fitness Bootcamp in the Park (Mount Faber)

Trying to kick start your fitness journey? This boot camp is a fantastic way to start losing fats and improve your overall fitness. Rapid-fire sequences of movements are designed to get you into shape while working out in a boot camp style. With its high energy exercises, it is guaranteed to target most of your
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EGA Juice

Using Food As Medicine with EGA Juice’s CEO

EGA Juice Clinic was founded by Sumit Nanda in 2016 and has recently added their third and latest outlet at Marina One. Strongly believing in the power of food as nutrition as well as the philosophy of Ayurveda, he once said that his objective through EGA Juice Clinic is to raise “awareness amongst more Singaporeans
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honey skin

How to Get the Latest K-Beauty Craze – Honey Skin

It seems like South Korea is leading in the beauty trends and craze, with ‘glass skin’ and ‘honey skin’ being in trend. Imagine having plump, dewy and healthy skin that seems to glow like honey. That’s the reason how the term ‘honey skin’ was coined. Thus, if someone says that you have skin that is
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fridge boards

Cutest Fridge Boards to Help You Meal Plan

You’ve probably heard about meal preps and how it really helps you eat the right amount of food per meal and therefore, ensures that you don’t eat too many unwanted calories while helping you stick to your weight goals. We have loads of recipes here on The Wellness Insider to help you with what to
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batik

Learn the Traditional Art of Batik

Batik is an ancient textile production technique through repeated process of applying dye-resisting substance and colouring which results in an intricate and colourful design. Tracing a design onto the cloth Through the process of Batik, you can stimulate the right brain and pour out your creative juice while designing a uniquely yours masterpiece. In this
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guides

Guides to Getting Out of Your Quarter-life Crisis

Call it quarter-life crisis or just being in a funk…we’ve all been there at some point in our lives. It is difficult to pull out of a slump at times and even if you have gotten out of it once, doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t’ hit you again. As such, we’ve compiled a list of
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protect your hair

How to Protect Your Hair From the Sun, Sand and Sea

If you’re going on a beach holiday or just spending a little more time at the poolside, you’re probably going to be protecting your body with sunblock but don’t neglect your crowning glory too! As relaxing and fun beach activities are, they can cause hair damage – especially if you spend a lot of time
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ice cream

Happy (Healthy) National Ice Cream Day!

No, you did not mis-read the title and yes, there is such a thing as National Ice Cream Day in the USA. The third Sunday in July was designated as National Ice Cream Day by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, also naming July as the the National Ice Cream month so if you’re in the
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barre

HIIT the Barre

HIIT barre, which combines the toning benefits of barre workouts with the cardio benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for one explosive workout. This quick routine will strengthen your entire body while getting your heart rate up. Develop long lean muscles while improving your flexibility and balance as we work with basic ballet moves. You’ll
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poop

The Importance of Poop

Before you think we’re trying to gross you out, one’s bowel movement is important not just for infants or seniors but for at any point in one’s life. That’s because your gut health is important, as we’ve mentioned many a times. If you have diarrhoea, constipation or other forms of stomach/intestinal discomfort, it could mean
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Melissa Chow

Incorporating Body Positivity into Fashion with Melissa Chow

When we first got to know of Melissa Chow, we were really impressed with her story of overcoming her self-consciousness as a result of her medical condition. She suffers from severe palmer hyperhidrosis (a medical condition characterised by excessive sweating on the palms) and needless to say, it has impacted her life. Nonetheless, Melissa pushed through and
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natural fertility

Natural Fertility Conscious Pregnancy Workshop

Are you planning to conceive or planning to space out your pregnancy, or nurturing a relationship with your partner? This family planning workshop is designed to not only help you in preparing the body to nurture a new life within but deepen a couple’s connection with mindful touch and understanding phsysiology. Improve your chances of
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bounce for good

Bounce to Celebrate Those Bouncing Back from Adversity

As part of its Corporate Responsibility (CR) Week, AXA Insurance has launched the ‘Bounce for Good’ challenge to encourage Singaporeans to support and celebrate people bouncing back from adversity and inspire the larger community in Singapore to do the same. In addition, Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) and SportCares Foundation are joining hands with AXA as
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ASICS Relay

Final Leg of ASICS Relay 2018 to be Held in Singapore

The ASICS Relay celebrates movement through an inclusive marathon experience focused on the motivational strength of teamwork, bonding and unity instead of individual endurance to complete a race. Recognising the massive popularity of running in Asia, the ASICS Relay encourages all aspiring runners and fitness explorers from all walks of life to attempt their first
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no cook breakfasts

Delicious No Cook Breakfasts (and aren’t smoothies)

Although it has been stated as the most important meal of the day, we busy folks are often rushing to get to work on time and as such, we are either eating a cereal bar (which may contain too much sugar) or heading to the nearest local coffeeshop for toast and coffee or tea which
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Gold Coast marathon

Happy ‘Big 40’ to the Gold Coast Marathon!

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Queensland’s Gold Coast Marathon and the world is literally going to the Gold Coast this weekend as the tourist strip celebrates its signature sporting lifestyle event as well as the star-studded 2018 TV Week Logie Awards. Renowned as Australia’s sporting golden child, there’s a “baby” boom of sorts
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lack of sleep

Is the Lack of Sleep Making You Fat?

If you have been eating the same amount of food and exercising regularly but not losing the weight, there might be several reasons – you might be hitting an exercise plateau, have a medical condition or…you may not be sleeping well. We all know how important sleep is and sleep depravation can have serious issues
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World Cup 2018

Fuelling World Cup Fever with FIFA Tournament

Good news for football fans, it’s time to put your FIFA skills into good use! The World Cup Tournament Fair, organised by ​ShopBack​ and C​arousell​ will run on 24 June (Sunday)! All participants will be playing in the FIFA 18’s World Cup mode which was released earlier by ​EA Sports o​n 29th May on the
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gift for dad

What Gift to Get for Dad?

As Father’s Day approaches, this would be your last chance to get something for dad and it’s never easy to find the “perfect” gift (if there’s ever such a thing). Nonetheless, we attempt to ease your frustrations and to give you some inspiration that will help convey your sense of gratitude to the hero in
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Father's Day

Treating Dad This Father’s Day

June is where we give the fathers in our lives the due gratitude for bringing us up and being the male role model. Father’s Day (17th June) is the perfect day to show these heroes how much we care about them. If you’d rather not slave over the stove, here are some suggestions on where
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reiki

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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grocery shopping

Zero-waste Grocery Shopping Comes to Singapore

With the growing consciousness of being eco-friendly, people are find more ways to minimise their waste and therefore, minimise their impact on the environment. This is especially important in tiny Singapore, where according to the National Environment Agency (NEA)1, 7.70 million tonnes of solid waste was generated in 2017, with the recycling rate only at
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phuket marathon

Escape to the Laguna Phuket Marathon

Known for its lush terrain and long beaches, Phuket is not the first place that comes to mind when thinking about running a marathon, but cool summer temperatures and direct flights from major cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai, it’s easy to understand why it’s becoming a popular adventure sports destination. On 10th
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fatty liver disease

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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artbox

Tips to be Active and Less Sinful at Artbox Singapore 2018

Artbox Singapore is back and the highly anticipated creative pop-up market is now bigger and that means more experiences in terms of retail, activities and…food! With more than 400 booths, of which 160 are food and beverage, how are you able to be on track with your health goals while still indulging a little? Here
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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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tastebuds

TEAse Your Tastebuds – Kombucha Pairing

Learn what is kombucha, and get a taste of various flavours of this probiotic fermented tea as paired with healthy appetisers prepared specially by our private chef. Get some hands on experience as our chef shares tips on how to cook as well as prep healthier versions of foods that we like to eat! Please
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family-friendly destinations

Top Family-friendly Destinations for 2018

The June (or Summer) holidays are coming soon and parents usually have a tough time picking a family-friendly destination as well as choosing what to do there. Look no further as we reveal the hot list for family travel as curated and picked by luxury travel operator, Scott Dunn. Langkawi, Malaysia The tropical island paradise
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vegetarian

Vegetarian Meals Suitable for Omnivores

In celebration of the upcoming Vesak Day, we’ve whipped up a few vegetarian dishes that we think will satisfy the most carnivorous omnivore (e.g. yours truly)! Don’t worry about the dishes being cold salads as we know that most Asians do like their foods hot, and these dishes are perfect to share with friends and
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Cooking For the Special Woman in Our Lives

If bringing your mother out for lunch isn’t your thing, why not show your love and appreciation by whipping up a home-cooked meal? We had some brunch recipes last year so this year, we’re going to show some local inspirations! To start off, ShopBack and RedMart have teamed up to launch a free cookbook entitled
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sundown marathon 2018

OSIM Sundown Marathon 2018

OSIM Sundown Marathon is back and is less than a month away! Race day is on 19 May and organisers are expecting a 25,000-strong crowd this year. This year will also feature a Race Village at the F1 Pit Building, which is open to members of the public from 5pm onwards. There will be activities
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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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types of yoga

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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yoga leggings

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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Why Your Make Up Doesn’t Look the Way You’d Like

Are you one of those who spend a lot of time scrolling through Instagram or watching YouTube videos as well as flipping through magazines to get ideas on the latest make up trends? However, when you try to get the look, it doesn’t come out that great? Well, unless you are a professional or have
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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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budget

Eating Healthy on a Budget

It is a common misconception that eating healthy is expensive and it can be, if you’re constantly taking out fancy salads and eating out. However, with a bit of planning, you definitely can keep your diet and wallet nice and lean. We’re going to show you how to keep it around $10 per meal, and
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kombucha

Basic Kombucha Workshop

TWO MORE SEATS LEFT! 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
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