Lionel Choong

Fitness with a Heart – An Interview with Lionel Choong

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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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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Can Immunotherapy Cure Cancer?

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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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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Let’s Get This Party Started! The Best Places to Celebrate NYE in Singapore

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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Let’s Hear It For the Women (Athletes That is)

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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A Feast for the Senses

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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Singapore Sports Hub Community Play Day

‘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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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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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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The Food Psychologist: Dean & DeLuca (Part 2)

In the last post, we met Chef Clifford and Adeline, heard a little about the background of the restaurant and the plans in store. Next up, food. Without further ado (I can practically hear you going, “Get on with it!”), join me in experiencing what Dean and DeLuca has to offer in their healthier menu.
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Taking Care of Your Gut (with giveaway!)

Health food trends come in waves and with the interest in digestive health, there have been loads of articles about the benefits of apple cider vinegar, then alkaline water followed by the current popularity of fermented foods such as kefir and kombucha. We got the lowdown on all these health food trends and to get
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Love and Light Festival – The Most Extravagant Wellness & Holistic Event of The Year

Searching for spiritual health, mental clarity and physical wellbeing? Or are you a holistic practitioner who wants to share your journey or services? Then Love and Light Festival is the wellness and holistic retreat festival that you’ve been looking for! Created for people of all ages and walks of life, this festival aims to guide
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Why Early Detection and Intervention is Crucial for Eye Problems

Most people would agree that our sense of sight is by far one of the most important of the five. Not only does it help you to navigate your surroundings, it also allows you to appreciate all the beautiful things the world has to offer. Vision problems are an expected part of aging. Most eye
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The Food Psychologist: Dean & DeLuca (Part 1)

Following the popularity of our mooncake feature, The Wellness Insider is on the prowl for healthier eats again. This time, we’re looking to uncover some of the restaurants in Singapore that incorporate healthy, wholesome ingredients, cooking methods and even philosophy. No, we don’t just mean salads and protein boxes that are all the rage now;
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Public Forum on Common Age-Related Eye Conditions

Come and join the public forum by the Singapore National Eye Centre to learn about Age-Related Macular Degeneration & Diabetic Retinopathy – eye conditions that are common and potentially blinding. Be informed about the signs and symptoms of these conditions by – Dr Kevin Teo, Associate Consultant who will be doing the forum in English; and
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HypnoBirthing – Family Health and Harmony

Calling all expectant couples and friends to join a team of Five Certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educators (HypnoBirthing parents, Doulas, Midwives and Doctor) in town to celebrate HypnoBirthing 28th years of service worldwide. “When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change” ~ Marie Mongan, Founder of HynoBirthing Institute HypnoBirthing parents’
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We’re Having a Guasha Massage Party!

Come join us in this afternoon soireé where we’ll learn about this ancient massage technique and how to self-massage. Bring your family and friends so that you can also learn how to help each other relax! What is guasha? It is a natural therapy involving ‘scraping’ along your body’s meridian line and acupressure points with
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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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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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Using AR to Detect Glaucoma

Imagine being suddenly plunged into the world of darkness while on a date, and you have no idea how it happened. It’s true that you started having a problem seeing clearly from the corner of eyes a few years ago, but you thought nothing of it and put off that eye-test, assuming your glasses were
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Why Awareness Of Breast Cancer is Important

October is the month of Breast Cancer Awareness and this disease is the most common type of cancer that affects women worldwide. Since 2018, the number of women affected by this form of cancer has increased significantly. Statistics have shown that there are higher rates of breast cancer cases in developed countries compared to developing
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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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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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Tale of the Mooncake Part 2 – The Quest for Healthy Mooncakes in Singapore

As per the annual custom, hotels and restaurants have concocted a vast array of delicious mooncakes to rake in the Mid-Autumn Festival. In the second part of our Mid-Autumn special, we searched Singapore for mooncakes that have incorporated wholesome ingredients or cooking methods, reviewing them in terms of their skin, the types of nutritious ingredients
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When Fashion Meets Formula 1

With a host of fabulous F1 parties and other fringe activities happening all over Singapore as we gear up for one of the nation’s most coveted events of the year. Dressing for two different occasions can be problematic especially when you will want to look stylish but comfortable for the day, and glam it up
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10 Healthy Snacks We Found Online

While we don’t usually recommend snacking…we do know that there are times where you do need to have small bites in between to keep your energy levels up. Do you need gluten-free snacks, or are you just looking for healthy snack ideas packed with protein and not too much sugar? Here’s a list of healthier snack
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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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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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Get Healthy with Meridian Therapy

Looking around for a natural holistic wellness method to keep yourself & your loved ones healthy? This experiential workshop to Meridian Therapy could be what you are looking for. Combining the ancient TCM art of Guasha and Acupressure Massage together with TCM Herbal Essential Oil, this easy and practical skill may be just what you are
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Favourite Local Dishes to Celebrate Singapore & Malaysia’s birthdays

There is nothing more patriotic than celebrating the birthday of your nation with local dishes. A country’s spirit is united through its people when food is brought on the table. With Singapore and Malaysia celebrating their birthdays in August, and since they are right next to each other geographically, so you can expect some of
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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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ELXR

The ELXR Experience

A fitness mobile application which functions as a DNA-based training programme, ELXR, launched in Singapore in early August and it aims to take fitness and sports-based apps to a whole different level. The app, a first-of-its-kind in Asia, is aimed at analysing one’s unique genotype and current fitness level to deliver the most optimised training
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Transform Yourself With Innerdance

Innerdance is a self enquiry and healing process towards authentic self and meaningful existence. Following this session you’ll know how to flow through your days without stress, and you’ll have a much greater understanding of your body! Innerdance is also grounded in the science of vibration, senses, sound, and frequency, as it creates shifts through
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Is Your Teenage Girl Deliberately Harming Herself?

The phase that a girl goes through as a teenager has always been difficult to understand by parents. In today’s day and age where technology plays such an important part in the lives of teenagers, social media makes living life as a young girl even more challenging. Sometimes, all it takes is a little understanding from
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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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In Home Senior Care: What You Need to Know as a Family Member

Advancements in medicine has enabled us to take care of our aging parents and other family members better than ever before. However, this is still not an easy task. Aging brings with it a loss of physical mobility, as well as a decline in cognitive function. Learning to cope with these difficulties is challenging for
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aerial yoga

Aerial Silk Hatha

This class introduces students to the Aerial Yoga silk hammocks. You will explore a repertoire of poses. You will learn about breathing, mental focus, and safety measures used in Aerial Yoga class as well as becoming comfortable with being suspended off the ground and inversion. You will experience the peace, tranquillity, and exhilaration that aerial
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Intense Piloxing Session

PILOXING® cardio fusion that incorporates cutting edge research and fitness techniques to burn maximum calories, build lean muscles, and increase stamina. The PILOXING® program uniquely blends the power, speed, and agility of boxing with exhilarating dance moves and targeted sculpting and flexibility of pilates. These techniques are supplemented by the use of weighted gloves, further
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Silent Yoga & Citylights – One Fullerton Heritage

We advocate greater tranquillity in the outdoors. But we also preach ‘Silence is Golden ‘. SILENCE and OUTDOORS, not a match made in heaven, but they’ve made it down the aisle! Come witness the GOLDEN marriage between the 2 in this fully immersive Silent Yoga experience where we eliminate any external distractions, delivering only the music and
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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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Kids Story Telling Yoga

This yoga session is designed to make your children smile! Our event focuses on building a healthy lifestyle as a family, and exploring the creative minds of your child! The Kids Story Telling Yoga is designed for children of age 5 to 12 however, if you wish to participate, tickets are available for both parents
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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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Living From Your Heart – Kundalini Yoga

Living from your Heart – Kundalini Yoga & Meditation workshop There is a great Chinese Proverb that says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” How will your life be like if you begin living from your heart and do what felt best for you?
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Botanical Battleground HIIT Bootcamp

Stop, smell the roses, AND strengthen your muscles! Kai’s Boot Camp combines HIIT and Circuit training with the great outdoors to give you a motivational workout with real results. Alongside himself, a rotation of experienced trainers will guide you though this bloomin’ intense workout. This friendly class is perfect for bootcamp first-timers, fitness fanatics, and
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