Feeling Tired All the Time? Possible Reasons and Solutions

Feeling tired sometimes is completely normal. A bad night’s sleep, long days at the office, and stressing out over something can cause any of us to feel less than our usual energised selves. However, what happens when you start to feel tired all the time? There could be several underlying reasons for feeling like this,
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Best Ways to Keep Fit at Home

Many Singaporeans exercise regularly as a way to relax at the end of a long day as well as to keep their immune systems strong. But fears of the COVID-19 have deterred many from their regular fitness classes while many studios have shut down temporarily. Thankfully, you don’t need a gym or even equipment, to
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More is Not Merrier: Why You Should Be Careful with Mixing Supplements

Nutritional supplements are the choice of many people who seek to procure health benefits associated with them. Indeed, many of these products contribute to health and wellness, particularly for those who, by choice or by circumstance, do not consume certain types of food or have a nutrient deficiency. In an effort to improve their health,
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Emotional Support In This Time of Coronavirus

Life is very unpredictable. Just two weeks ago, countries being locked down was an alien concept. Who had thought the world as we know it would be turned upside down by the Coronavirus with over 15,000 deaths to date. As a relationship and sexuality counselor, supporting people is at the core of what I do.
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Fight Covid-19 by Building Immunity with Qigong

Master Sim of Wu Tu Nan Taijigong in Singapore has come up with a video that can help improve one’s immunity, which is especially important during this period. As most of us are trying to stay indoors instead of going to crowded areas, these simple Qigong exercises are great to do at home! Please follow
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Your Gut and Immunity

With the outbreak of COVID-19, there is a growing importance to boost one’s immunity. Our immune system helps to identify and attack a variety of threats such as viruses, bacteria and parasites; and is affected by age as well as medical conditions such as diabetes and obesity. Did you know that your gut contains 70%
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How Much Stress Is In Your Life?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much stress is in your life? Give yourself a moment to rate your stress level. On average, close to 80% of our clients rate their stress levels between 5 to 10. According to the 2019 Cigna 360 Well-Being Survey, Singapore employees are not only sleep-deprived, but they
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Manage Your Weight With New Fat-burning Oil

Cold-pressed oils are not new in the market and many of us are familiar with olive oil and coconut oil. But, did you know that the Sacha Inchi oil can help you manage your weight? Sacha Inchi is one of the richest plant-based sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, which is known to regulate cortisol
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The Aging Digestive System: The Importance of Gut Health for Seniors

As we age, our bodies go through all kinds of changes – most of them unpleasant rather than enjoyable. Taking care of ourselves becomes even more important, and we can no longer get away with some of the shenanigans we used to pull off: lack of sleep, bad dietary choices, and so on. And while
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Conscious Breathing Is Not a Myth, It’s Real

The Power of Deep Breathing Do you know how many breaths you take daily? Approximately (depending on how healthy your breath is) 25,000 breaths. And every single one of them matters – more than what you could imagine. That’s a huge amount of breaths, and it can work for or against you if the breathing
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Impact of Stress-related Illnesses

The impact of stress-related conditions on Singapore’s health system conservatively equates to US$2.3 billion of spend (approx. S$3.18 billion) or 18% of health expenditure according to a new report published today by Cigna and Asia Care Group. The in-depth research study, which examined nine key markets worldwide, found that between 4% and 18.8% of health
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Taking Care of Your Eyes When You Travel

We know how to take care of our skin and what kind of clothes to wear when we’re travelling on the plane, but did you know that air travel puts pressure on the eyes? While it is essential to take care of our eye health all year round, this holiday season also means that the
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Get Your Eye Health Checked and Give #Sight4More to Underprivileged Children

Did you know over 75% of all blindness and moderate to severe visual impairment are preventable with early diagnosis and vision treatment? Despite multiple public initiatives aimed at encouraging good eye care habits – including regular eye health checks ad the use of vitamins for eyes – more can still be done to raise awareness
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Singapore’s First Online Conference on Holistic Preconception & Fertility Wellness

Want a safe, open sharing and learning environment to find out more about a holistic and natural approach towards fertility? The Precious Plan 2019, Singapore’s first online conference about holistic preconception and fertility wellness has been announced by Hearty Mums, a movement founded on the belief that hearty and fulfilled Mums will raise hearty and
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Managing Diabetes and its Myths

As mentioned in our previous article, diabetes is on the rise in Singapore and inadequate management and poor education results in many individuals with prediabetes progressing to the next stage of the disease in the coming years. Another shocking statistic is that nearly four Singaporeans undergo diabetes-related amputations a day. However, as the first line
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What Does It Mean to be Pre-diabetic?

A widely circulated Ministry of Health statistic from 2010 revealed that 1 in 9 Singaporeans suffer from diabetes. However, the 8 that are living diabetes-free may want to ask themselves the question, “How diabetic am I?” as everyone has a daily blood sugar level, and our bubble tea-loving lifestyles of the young to the middle-aged
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Fight Obesity At Its Core

As the pace of the modern lifestyle continues to pick up speed, most people rely on making unhealthier lifestyle and dietary choices as a way to destress. Unfortunately, this has witnessed detrimental consequences on the health of the global population. According to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO), over 650 million adults above the
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Need Extra Help With Your Fitness Goals? Consider Trying ReduStim

While most of us aren’t looking to get a six-pack abs, even the fittest will tell you that there will always be some stubborn fats that seem to never want to go away despite a healthy diet and sound fitness plan. The more dangerous type of fat that all of us have is visceral fat,
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Trust the Senses for Spa Staycations

Thinking of having a spa retreat during the weekend? So did I, as my 40th birthday approached and I wanted to treat myself to a well-deserved spa staycation weekend – especially after much jet setting around the world for work over the past few months, I was worn out and simply wanted to stay put
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How to Eat Healthy Without Bothering to Cook

As much as it has become everyone’s priority to live an active lifestyle and adopt a healthy diet, one of the main barriers to establishing consistency and routine is – the lack of time. Preparing healthy meals takes time and effort and if you hate cooking and like to live on the go, this can be
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How to Take Care of Your Teeth as a Vegan

With an increase in the number of people turning vegetarian and vegan due to health reasons as well as to take a stand against animal cruelty, it does pose certain challenges and vegans have to find alternative ways to do some of the everyday things in our lives. A vegan diet can result in weaker
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The Haze and Asthma in Seniors

For anyone with parents or grandparents well into their silver years, it is not uncommon to notice them experiencing frequent bouts of wheezing, coughing and even difficulty breathing. These symptoms are worrying, particularly in an older person, as they are often connected to chronic illnesses such as bronchitis. However, these symptoms can also be manifestations
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What Is Fasting and How to Do It Safely?

Fasting is usually associated with various religious practices, but did you know that it can also be beneficial to your health? But, in order to do it safely and avoid serious health consequences, here are some valuable tips and information that will help you learn and if you ever decide to fast, you’ll be prepared
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The Surprising Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Wellbeing

If you’re worried about your skin, you’d schedule an appointment with a dermatologist; while experiencing any heart palpitations will send you straight to your cardiologist’s clinic. It’s only natural, as we try to understand the intricacies of the human body, that we target all those issues separately in order to pinpoint the cause. More often
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9 Foods Proven to Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition characterised by inflammation in the body and joint pain.  This disorder affects different individuals differently. You might feel like you’re coming down with the flu. You might feel pain and stiffness in your joints or even experience swelling. The pain can sometimes take over the entire body. The symptoms
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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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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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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
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Top 5 Options to Treat Migraines Naturally

A migraine headache 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
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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, these medicine balls has been proven to be ideal for faster
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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

While it’s a well-known fact that organic products are undoubtedly healthy for the human body and using products from sites like buyorganicsonline.com.au can only help a person, it’s time to separate fact from fiction when it comes to popular beliefs about food. We have compiled some of the food myths that is far away from
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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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Event – Leading Approaches to Better Health & Fertility

Trying for a baby? The corporate event planners will be in charge of the important event where people can discover new ways to better health and fertility to realise your dreams for having a baby. Date: Sat, 12 January 2019 Time: 2.30 to 5pm Registration: http://bit.ly/fertilityjan2019 More and more research is showing that the key to
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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 a (also known as
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Is it Just Back Pain?

I still remember when I was on a trip in the United States and had to visit a Chiropractor in Atlanta due to immense back pain, which left me in a ton of pain. An aching back is not a pleasant feeling, yet it is more common a problem than we realise. In Singapore alone,
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