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Chronic inflammation can cause chronic pain, lupus, or other age-related illnesses. Although acute, short-term inflammation is beneficial, it can become a major problem when it becomes chronic and inappropriately attacks your body’s own tissues. Without inflammation, pathogens such as bacteria could easily take over your body and kill you. Beyond exercise and other healthy habits, incorporating
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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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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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‘Tis the season to be jolly and creative! Try some of these DIY Christmas decorations that you can do by yourself or with your children this festive season. These can also be used as holiday gifts for your neighbours or loved ones! Snowflakes Cut off the bottoms of plastic bottles with a penknife. Now decorate
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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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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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Unable to wake up early in the morning? Are you skipping your plan to go for a jog? Making excuses not to workout because it is raining? The best news is you can now workout without having to get off from bed with our compilation of “lazy” workouts for you to do in bed at
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Polysensory: Relating to multiple senses or modes of perception. Something that affects multiple sense mechanisms. When a person engages in polysensory play, he or she is responding to multiple agents or stimuli. Think about walking into a garden. You see a colourful assortment of flowers. You hear the bees buzzing around in their busyness and
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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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‘Tis the season to be giving and the Singapore Sports Hub is turning it into a celebration with family-friendly activities as well as charity runs so that participants can play and give! Held at the OCBC Square, the two-day event is a jolly time for the community to be entertained, engaged and to show support for
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Held at Cebu, Philippines, the crown of this year’s Ms & Mrs Top of the World Plus Size went to Ms Charlene P. Rosco, who represented South East Asia. Hailing from the Philippines, Ms Rosco currently lives and works in Singapore with her husband, which is where she met beauty queen Fiona Tan, who won
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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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In the last post, we met Chef Clifford and Adeline, heard a little about the background of the restaurant and the plans in store. Next up, food. Without further ado (I can practically hear you going, “Get on with it!”), join me in experiencing what Dean and DeLuca has to offer in their healthier menu.
-> Continue reading The Food Psychologist: Dean & DeLuca (Part 2)
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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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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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
-> Continue reading Taking Care of Your Gut (with giveaway!)
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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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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It’s no secret that finding the perfect pair of jeans is nearly an impossible task. The first step in finding the right type of jeans is knowing your body type. Are you curvy, tall, petite or athletic? Most women tend to go to shops and try on all the random pants. That is a frustration
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Following the popularity of our mooncake feature, The Wellness Insider is on the prowl for healthier eats again. This time, we’re looking to uncover some of the restaurants in Singapore that incorporate healthy, wholesome ingredients, cooking methods and even philosophy. No, we don’t just mean salads and protein boxes that are all the rage now;
-> Continue reading The Food Psychologist: Dean & DeLuca (Part 1)
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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When it comes to skin, its appearance is influenced by two things: genetics and the way we care about it. While you can really change your own set of genes no matter what, what you can absolutely control is your own skincare regimen and modify it to suit your own needs. A good routine goes
-> Continue reading 5 Skincare Tips for Aging Skin
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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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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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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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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Hiking is one of those activities that with the right training and discipline, people of a variety of ages and skill level can enjoy. It provides you with an opportunity to get outdoors, take in beautiful sights and sounds, become one with nature, and really leave all that hustle and bustle, as well as the
-> Continue reading How to Prepare Physically and Mentally for a Long Distance Hike
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
-> Continue reading How Much Do Singaporeans Value Sleep?
Having healthy prepped meals waiting for us in the fridge has been one less thing for us to worry about, and keeps us eating healthier. Here are some delicious and healthy meals for you to try out. Try out 2-3 recipes per cooking session so that you have a variety of meals to choose from
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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
-> Continue reading What You Need to Know About Muscle Soreness
Ever heard of surfboards made from trash? Well, now there is such a thing! Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, and Starboard, a world-leading Watersports company offering Paddle, Surf, Windsurf and Kiteboards, announced that they are collecting and upcycling discarded fishing nets to create a material for consumer
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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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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
-> Continue reading The Food Binge Battle
While hiking is a way to unplug from the busy city life, it can be an activity that can also lead to remote places with wonderful discoveries or just a pleasant adventure while enjoying nature. Whether you are planning to stay overnight or hike few hours, apart from extra water, make sure you are prepared
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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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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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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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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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