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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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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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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Athleisure Pieces You Can Wear to Work

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Ups and Downs of Emotional Eating

In the simplest terms, emotional eating is eating to feed your emotional needs rather than your physical ones. It was initially defined as eating in response to negative emotions, but a number of current studies have shown that a positive mood can also prompt increased food consumption. Experts estimate that 75% of overeating is caused
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Body Love and Body Acceptance

It does not take a genius to realise that our culture is obsessed with achieving the proverbial “ideal body”. We are bombarded daily with images of skinny models with flawless skin and perfect pouts or fit, toned ladies sweating it at the gym and loads of #fitspo images on Instagram. As a result, body-shaming, the
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Ways to Keep a Positive Attitude at Work

A positive attitude at work can be the difference between success and failure. We’ve all had those days where being at work seems like the worst thing in the world. Even though we know we are lucky to be employed and to recognise that life requires hard work, sometimes we just get grumpy and may need
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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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Simple Ways to Save More Money

One of the more difficult aspects of personal finance is figuring out the best way to utilise our money. Therefore, these are some money-saving tips to generate ideas about the best ways to save money in your day-to-day life. Make a Budget Budgeting is important. It gives you an overview of your expenditure and a way
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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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The Guilt Trip – Things women should stop feeling guilty about

Ever find yourself saying sorry when someone else steps on your feet? Or wanting to apologise for everything that goes wrong, even your existence? Women are especially guilty of feeling guilty all the time. There is nothing wrong with guilt, but it starts becoming a problem when it’s excessive and inappropriate. Perhaps we cannot help
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10 Steps to Treat Yourself Better

The world is moving at such a fast pace these days that it’s hard to keep up. There seems to be no time for things that we regard as trivial, such as focusing on ourselves and our needs – in other words, self-improvement. We are too busy keeping up with everyone else, staying busy and
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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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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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6 Unhelpful Thinking Patterns

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me.” Many of us have grown up being told to use this phrase to fend off insults but how far is it true? Bruises fade, broken bones can heal, but wounds left by words can remain with us because they stay in our
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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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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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Workout Tips For Those in Their 40s

Aging is a unique experience. It is more important than ever to pay attention to form, posture and strength in your forties. One reason exercise is so good for overall health is that it can put the brakes on the gradual loss of muscle mass that starts once you hit age 40. Not sure where to start? Here
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Decluttering Your Wardrobe

Cleaning out a closet or wardrobe might be hard for some people. Some items hold sentimental value and it might be hard for them to part with these items. The thought of giving away or throwing away things that are close to them might just be unbearable. However, that doesn’t change the fact that a
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5 Ways Life Insurance Can Protect Your Family’s Future

When we are young, vital, and brimming with ambition, life insurance is likely the last thing on our mind. We work on developing our careers, bringing up our kids, and building strong family relationships. However, we live in a world which is filled with risks and uncertainties, and for the most part, we seem to
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5 Tips for Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables is an important part of improving our diets. Only 1 in 10 American adults gets the recommended amount of these nutrient-packed foods, so chances are this is an area where we could all improve. In addition to providing important nutrients, vitamins, and phytonutrients, fruits and vegetables
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5 Ways To Practise Gratitude and Why It’s Important

As human beings, we live in a busy world where there is not enough time to stop and be grateful for what life has given us. It has been scientifically proven that showing gratitude has the ability to make one’s life better professionally and personally but we don’t do it often enough as we are
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Dishing the Dirt on Fad Diets Part 1 – Why Do They Never Work?

Fad diets. We have heard of them, in large part due to their proliferation in the media and also from our previous post about how some of these diets may affect your skin. From Beyoncé advocating the benefits of turning vegan to Kim Kardashian tweeting how the “flu diet” helped her lose weight, we are
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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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How To Get Over a Bad Break Up (Especially If He Cheated On You!)

You walk in to find him in bed with his secretary. Your world is shattered, you’re devastated and you wonder how you can be so naïve as to think he would change after you found those Tinder notifications on his phone. The break up is inevitable. You are crushed under the waves of hurt. It
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Easy Ways to Get Your Body Back after Pregnancy

Most future mums start thinking about getting their body back as soon as the first baby weight appears. And as their baby grows, there are a lot of insecurities that come with that, along with a lot of questions: How much weight will I lose at childbirth? Will I be able to get my figure
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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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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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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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Simple Ways To Manage Stress

Life is full of a variety of events than can be stressful. These events are typically considered as STRESSORS. Stress is unavoidable in modern life but you do not have to allow it to weigh you down. Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of threat or demand and is the body’s
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Is Modern Life Making You Ill?

We live so differently from the way people lived less than a hundred years ago – everything is so much more accessible. We use technology daily, and it is simplifying tasks, saving us time, and expanding our horizons. Scientific findings are progressing faster than ever before.  Everything points to us thriving as a society. But
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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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Rising Above the Ashes and Transcending the Dark Night of the Soul

With recent celebrity suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, people are becoming more aware of severe depression and mental illnesses. Those who are currently struggling with mental illnesses or are suicidal can be described as going through a period of the “Dark Night of the Soul” (DNOTS) and we do feel strongly in addressing
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Well-paced in the Fast-paced Workplace

Did you know that Singaporeans are known to work the longest hours in the world? A recent research by Morgan McKinley in 2016 found that this city state topped the list in when it came to working hours. The same survey found that 70 per cent of professionals in Singapore work longer than their contracted
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Weight Loss Tips from a Dietician

Many are seeking weight loss regimes or programmes but it is important that whatever diet or exercise programme that you are on is sustainable in the long term. As a dietician, here are some important principles that I counsel clients on how to lose weight through food. Avoid sweetened drinks As we all know, sugar
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How to Make Your Home a Healthier Place

Nowadays, when the food we eat is full of various chemicals and when the air we breathe is polluted, it’s essential to try and at least make your home a healthier place. This is no easy task, given that we accidentally bring a lot of debris and from the outside into our homes. Needless to
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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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