Monthly Archives: June 2018

Warning: Skipping Breakfast May Increase Your Risk of Getting Diabetes

Skipping breakfast doesn’t just increase your risk of obesity, but your chances of getting diabetes too. Dr Chen Zhen-Yu, a food and nutritional sciences expert, explains. Photo: puhhha/123rf.com We know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It fuels us up for the day ahead by giving our bodies the required nutrients, kickstarts our metabolism and helps ...

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14 Stages of Being Sore After a Workout

So. Much. Pain. 1. You just finished your workout, feeling good but exhausted. But as your body cools down, you realize the next 12-72 hours are going to be hell. 2. You’ve got some serious stiffness going on. It’s not too painful—yet. But you know what’s coming. You hydrate, refuel, and settle in for some beauty (and recovery) sleep. 3. You roll over in ...

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5 Best Essential Oils To Ease Sore Muscles

by Jillian See Use these essential oils to relieve your post-workout muscle aches and pain Muscle aches are a sign that you pushed hard during your workout. The soreness typically lasts around two to three days. Even the slightest movement like getting up from a chair can be dreadfully painful. One way to ease the muscle soreness is to use ...

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After Scare, Body-Positive Photographer Wants Moms to Prioritize Health Over Size

Photographer, author, and blogger Natalie McCain has spent the last three years building The Honest Body Project, a community focused on body and parenting-positivity. Her inspiring photo series have given a voice and a platform to several difficult topics that many moms struggle with, including postpartum depression and C-section anxiety. But now she’s taking the stage to share a vulnerable experience ...

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8 Ways to Sleep Better During Pregnancy

by Yuen Yi Ying Get moving Keeping active during the day seems to help alleviate restless nights. Give prenatal exercise classes a go, whether it’s pregnancy yoga or low-impact swimming. Because each pregnancy is so unique, first consult with your doctor to determine the level of activity you should aim for, and get advice as to what types of exercises ...

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Here’s What You Need To Know About Chronic Pain and Bone Injuries

Healthy bones are as equally important for those who do extreme sports, as those with age-related joint issues. Orthopaedic surgeon Henry Chan shares on the risks of chronic pains and bone injuries involved. “Chronic pain and bone injuries are part and parcel of life, but if treated and managed properly, one can live a pain-free life,” says Dr Chan. Photo: ...

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5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Personal Hygiene (& Avoid Falling Sick)

  by Jillian See Photos: 123rf.com Maintain cleanliness in these simple ways to keep flu away Having good personal hygiene prevents diseases and infections from spreading. However, some of your daily habits could be sabotaging your health. To avoid catching the flu bug often, follow these doable hygiene practices. Floss daily Just like brushing your teeth, flossing your teeth daily ...

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Eating Fish Twice A Week Might Help You Live Longer

The secret to having a longer and healthier life might be as simple as having your favourite bowl of fish soup regularly. It is most beneficial to eat at least 200g of fish per week. Photo: 123rf.com Eating fish can do more than improve the quality of your life. Turns out, regular consumption of fish can extend your life. A ...

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