7 Ways to Be Happier Despite Chronic Illness

Since many people living with chronic illness have to deal with multiple diagnoses and bare various painful and unpleasant symptoms, it’s very easy to cross to the dark side and develop a negative life view. However, despite your chronic disease, you can still lead a happy and exciting life if you just know which harmful
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Summer Sports Jam at Singapore Sports Hub

Soak up the sun at the Singapore Sports Hub this 13 July 2019, from 10am to 8pm, during the inaugural summer-themed Sports Hub Community Play Day – Summer Sports Jam. Held at OCBC Square, the event will feature innovative workout activities for the whole family. Registration to all activities is mostly free and open to
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Why Aren’t Medicated Plasters Helping?

How often do you feel the need to crack your bones or stretch your back after a long day of sitting at your desk? Do you reach for that medicated plaster or muscle rub to treat the muscle pain but it does not seem to help alleviate the pain for long? It might not be
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How Can Massage Help My Health and Wellbeing?

Most people love massages. They are fun and they make you feel so good. However, there is much more to massages than simple pleasure and relaxation at the end of your day. They also have many health benefits you shouldn’t disregard. So, if you’re considering getting a nice massage any time soon, here are some
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Get a Personalised Retreat in Bali with DNA Testing

REVIVO Wellness Resort in Nusa Dua, Bali has partnered with GenePlanet to be the first wellness resort in the world to offer a unique wellness service and bespoke retreat based on your DNA. NutriFit is REVIVO’s preventative DNA testing service package which is also part of its personalised nutritional retreat. Based on the results of
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How to Deal With Sugar Withdrawal Symptoms

Two centuries ago, the average person ate only two pounds of sugar a year. Today, the average American eats more than 150 pounds of sugar in one year, which equals six cups of sugar in one week, and we are only talking about the average figures. It is understandable why people like sugar so much.
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Even Babies Need Sunscreen!

We know the importance of protecting our skin against the sun and in previous articles, we have highlighted the importance of sunblock/sunscreen to prevent aging as well. But did you know that it is advisable for babies as young as six months old to wear some sunscreen? Their sensitive skin is highly susceptible to burns,
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From Injuries to Dragon Boat Captain

Kenneth Lee is an Assistant Vice President in the DBS Corporate Development and Ecosystems team, where he looks after the bank’s Mergers & Acquisitions as well as Ecosystems partnerships. He joined DBS 7 years ago as a Graduate Associate and it was through a friend’s recommendation that he joined the bank’s corporate dragon boat team,
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Lose Weight, Improve Immunity and Sleep While Burning Calories?

Sounds miraculous? You did not read wrong. There is a new weight loss solution called Cryotherapy, which has garnered the likes of celebrities and star athletes such as Kevin Hart, Cristiano Ronaldo and Tony Robbins. But besides losing weight, cryotherapy also works in relieving sports-related injuries and regular muscle aches. With the new nitrogen-free Cryotherapy
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Powering Fitness Up with Kelsey Wells

Kelsey Wells is an all-around inspiring celebrity athlete, personal trainer, wife and mother. After having her son, she struggled with postnatal anxiety but overhauled her life by adopting a healthy eating and exercise plan to help increase her fitness. She vows that it completely changed the course of her life. The improvement in her overall
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3 Traditional Medicine Practices That Are Worth Trying

Alternative medicine or traditional medicine is an umbrella term for doctrines that exist outside of what is deemed ‘standard medical practice’. Sometimes it can be hard to define what this actually means. While standard medical procedures and therapies are drawn from rigorous scientific testing, traditional medicine typically includes a spiritual element into the proceedings. They
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How to Stay Active & Eat Well While on Holidays

While holiday time is intended to unwind and relax, it doesn’t mean you have to neglect healthy lifestyle and habits. Just like at home, you have to pay attention to yourself and make sure you follow a proper diet plan and have enough activity. This is especially important if you are on a weight-loss regime
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Managing Your Blood Sugar

Any traditional medicine doctor would tell you that the stomach is one of the most important parts of your body. The reason being, the stomach is the key to a healthy body. It has a connection with the other parts of the body. In Western medicine, a popular phrase is always used to describe the state
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Top 5 Options to Treat Migraines Naturally

A migraine comes like a piercing flood of nauseating pain. It’s like a lightning bolt has nested into your cranium and decided to simmer with relentless fervor. Those individuals who suffer chronic migraines will confidently tell you that there comes a moment when they would readily do almost anything to alleviate the ache.  But if
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. This is not the same as Narcolepsy but they can be related. Modafinil, one of the treatments for both today, increases the ability to stay awake during the day and help to stabilize sleep during the night. You can get Modafinil(also known as Provigil)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Food Binge Battle

Following on from our articles on emotional eating and body acceptance and love, we explore the link between dieting and emotional eating a little more. We now know that emotional eating is eating to feed your emotional needs rather than your physical ones. But how does this emotional relationship with food start in the first
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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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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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Foods To Eat When You Have Insomnia

Getting a good night’s sleep is key to having a good health. A good night’s sleep also helps us function to the best of our abilities during the day. If you have been unable to sleep over a long period of time, there is a chance that you might have insomnia. Being diagnosed with insomnia is
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