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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Coming out Stronger – An Open Interview with Lishan

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exercise & Mood

We usually find ourselves hitting the gym to shed off a few kilos or get ourselves healthier. But did you know that regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health? Regular exercise directly affects the brain by increasing brain volumes in certain regions and fostering neural growth and connections.
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Easy, Natural and Non-Invasive Ways to Style Your Hair

Getting our hair looking just right is one of the most difficult challenges that many of us face when it comes to arranging our perfect look everyday. Every other aspect of our routine – our nails, our skin – everything can be tamed with the right products. And yet our hair seems to want to
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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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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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Exercises that Promote Mindfulness

We may think that we are far from reaching mindfulness in a busy world where we are constantly engaged in household chores, work and planning for the weekend. Are you noticing how you’re feeling right now? Did you get enough rest this morning or were you able to focus your thoughts on the present moment?
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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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17 Facts About Body Image and Eating Disorders

There are many assumptions about body image as well as eating disorders, but what are facts and what are just stereotypes? Here are 17 facts about both that we hope will allow our readers to see that this is a pressing issue that has been continually growing, and hopefully, we are able to take some
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What You Need to Know About Muscle Soreness

You’ve had a particularly fruitful session at the gym, sweat pouring down the face, muscles pushed to their maximum. You feel good, full of energy, in fact, you’re on top of the world. The next day, however, you can barely lift your arms and your legs feel like jelly. It’s as if a steamroller has
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Dental Hygiene Tips For a Healthy and Beautiful Smile

Oral hygiene is important for general health. It helps us to bite, smile, chew and speak. Professionals advise that you get your teeth checked by a qualified dentist every six months. However, most people only visit the dentist when they experience pain. Our mouth is a part of the body and improper care can lead
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Why You Should Add This Root Into Your Diet

Lotus root is the underwater stem of the lotus plant, and is commonly used as a dish in the Asian country. In terms of cooking, It is a versatile root and can be steamed, deep-fried, boiled, and stir-fried. Here are some of its numerous health benefits and recipes for you to try at home! Improves
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Fussing About Fluoride

When it comes to dental health, we have been told a fair amount about brushing (this way or that?), flossing (should we or not?) and the type of toothbrush to use (regular or electric?). A new debate has joined the fray with regards to the content of toothpaste itself. Fluoride, the main key ingredient in
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7 Best Energy Boosters that Aren’t Coffee

Whether there are only a few hours left before your most important exam or a work presentation you have to give, if you aren’t ready enough, you will need more energy. Last-minute work is always the hardest, especially when achieving good results is important. Coffee is the energy booster we tend to turn to first,
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Turning Vegetarian? Here are Some Unexpected Side Effects…

Vegetarianism has become trendy and popular, especially with the list of celebrities endorsing such a diet growing longer and longer (recent additions to the ‘V.gang’ include Will.I.Am). There are plentiful reasons for turning vegetarian, from religious to health-related and concern for the environment. The spectrum of those identifying themselves as vegetarian include vegans, who abstain
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TCM or Ayurveda Approved Meals During Warm Days

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian tradition of whole-body medicine, which is still widely practised today. In Ayurvedic principles, eating certain foods that balance “Pitta” (our inner fire) is very important in maintaining temperature regulation both physically and emotionally. Every food, hot or cold, has an innate potency which plays an important role in terms of
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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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Houseplants That Can Help Improve Your Sleep

A good night’s sleep is one of the most important factors to having a good and energised day. If you don’t sleep well at night, you wake up feeling like you want to go back to bed again. You don’t feel like going through the day as you still feel tired and almost lifeless. A
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Spiking Sugar – Managing Changes in Sugar Levels

There is a common misconception that you should worry about your blood sugar levels only if you have diabetes; peaks and crashes can be nonetheless worrying for the average person. Such blood sugar spikes occur when your blood sugar rises and then falls sharply after you eat, causing lethargy and hunger. In the long run,
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Know All The Important Facts About Implants Retained Dentures

Implant retain denture is that kind of denture or over-denture which is supported by an implant or is attached to the jaws. When compared to the regular denture, implant retained denture doesn’t rest on the gums but is supported by the implant. Here, the denture clips onto the implant in order to keep it in
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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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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 3 – The Quest for Healthy Mooncakes in Malaysia

Mid-Autumn Festival or commonly known as the Mooncake Festival is a harvest festival and is celebrated in most East Asian countries, such as China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Malaysia being a multi-cultural country is not an exception when it comes to celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival. We went on a search for healthy mooncakes in Malaysia
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How to Nag Less and Be a More Supportive Workout Buddy

You’ve found yourself a workout buddy and he or she could also be your life partner. The problem is your workout partner would rather lift a pint of ice cream than a set of dumbbells. Before you give up on him or her completely or nag them into action, try these tips to help spur them. After
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