Muscle Recovery: Essential to Your Next Workout

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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Recipes for Valentine’s Day Dinner

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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Unlocking Your Professional Potential

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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5 Key Post-Workout Nutrition Tips

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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The Art of Insult

“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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How to Get Back in Shape After the Holidays

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 Dangers of Skinny Shaming

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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Why Reverse Fasting is the Latest Dietary Rage

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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Daily Pilates Workouts to Do At Home

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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Drinks that Help with Weight Loss

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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The “Perfect” Body in Different Eras

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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Food Myths Debunked

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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Is Sleeping in Workout Gear a Good Idea?

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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The Science Behind Essential Oils and Skin Care

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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What to Eat Before and After a Workout

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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Post-Marathon Recovery with Paul Foster

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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Incorporating Patone’s 2019 Colour of the Year

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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What Were the Top Nutrition Trends in 2018?

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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Your Body Without Exercise for a Month

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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How to Create New Year Resolutions That You’ll stick to

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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Cocktails and Mocktails to Sip to 2019

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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Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

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 Day Outfit Ideas

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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Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

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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Top Christmas Gift Ideas for Him

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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Top Christmas Gift Ideas for Her

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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Is it Just Back Pain?

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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Christmas 2018 Makeup Ideas

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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Healthier Christmas Recipes

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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7 Anti-inflammatory Dinners

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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What Is Chronic Inflammation And How To Alleviate It?

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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What Speed to Walk at to Burn Fats

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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DIY Christmas Decoration

‘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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What the Heck is Face Yoga?

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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Habits to Help Cut Back On Sugar

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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Exercises You Can Do In Bed

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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Food Swaps that Could Change your Life

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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The Fine Line Between Self-Care And Self-Sabotage

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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Innovative, Stylish and Convenient Diabetes Care Products

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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Tips on Keeping Healthy Over the Festive Period

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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Simple Stretches For Neck And Shoulder Pain

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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5 Steps to Overcome Drug Addiction through Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery

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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The Importance of Stretching

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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Raising the Awareness of Stroke in Singapore

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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How Eating Disorders Can Swallow You Whole

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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Signs of Toxic Relationship

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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Do I Need a Health Check-up Yearly?

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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People Who Broke Conventional Beauty Standards

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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Top of the World Plus Size 2018

Grooming Plus Sized Beauties for Pageant and Confidence

Held at Cebu, Philippines, the crown of this year’s Ms & Mrs Top of the World Plus Size went to Ms Charlene P. Rosco, who represented South East Asia. Hailing from the Philippines, Ms Rosco currently lives and works in Singapore with her husband, which is where she met beauty queen Fiona Tan, who won
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How Hoarding Affect Families

Hoarding is the difficulty to discard or part with a possession, regardless of its actual value. This behaviour has a dangerous effect on the emotional, physical, social, financial, and even legal, aspects for a hoarder and their family. For those who hoard, the quantity of their collected items sets them apart from other people. Commonly
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