Date
24 June 2018

stay fit

  • Things you should know about food quality

    - Jun 22, 2018 6:27pm
    The quality of food refers to the nutritional value and the eating experience, which includes its color, aroma, taste, and texture. The quality could be affected by the composition of the food, such as water, carbohydrates (sugar...
  • Which part of your foot should you run on?

    - Jun 22, 2018 9:29am
    First question: Does landing on heels while running increase the risk of injury? Beginning runners are often reminded to land on their mid-feet or fore-feet, instead of their heels. We are accustomed to the protection provided...
  • Enjoy fruit in moderation

    - Jun 22, 2018 9:28am
    Summertime is here and people are trying different ways to cope with the high temperatures. Other than staying in an air-conditioned area, having a bowl of frozen fruit would also help. Fruits are nutritious but they...
  • Myofascial pain syndrome

    - Jun 15, 2018 5:43pm
    Myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia may sound totally different, but their expression of pain is very much alike. Since both illnesses are caused by problems arising from tissues like muscles, tendons or fascia, they share similar...
  • Tips on choosing the right sunscreen

    - Jun 15, 2018 5:00pm
    Scorching weather has been the most discussed subject in daily conversations and on social media platforms in recent days, with the big fat sun emerging as the most popular emoji icon. During summer time, the ultraviolet...
  • Be careful if your heart skips a beat

    - Jun 15, 2018 3:52pm
    As we all know, the heart is the most important organ that keeps us alive. It is an organ with a power generation system. The heart keeps beating because it has a complex current conduction system. This natural...
  • Can acupuncture relieve chronic pain?

    - Jun 15, 2018 3:27pm
    Have you ever considered trying acupuncture to treat your chronic pain? Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat diseases by using fine, sterile needles applied to specific areas of the body to stimulate...
  • What is physical fitness?

    - Jun 8, 2018 5:30pm
    It is now getting fashionable to have a smartwatch that can track one’s fitness. Staying physically fit has been a trend in the past decade and people are more aware of the importance of regular exercises....
  • Three highs and obesity: the root causes of many illnesses

    - Jun 8, 2018 4:22pm
    Warning to those who engage in unhealthy eating habits: you are at risk of the “three highs” and obesity. Together they can cause a wide range of illnesses, with diabetes being the most common. The “three highs”...
  • Cross-cultural relationships

    - Jun 8, 2018 11:52am
    British royal weddings have always been global sensations. This year’s event at Windsor Castle was even more sensational because of the cultural differences between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. All couples face various kinds and levels...
  • Pain arising from sleep disorders

    - Jun 1, 2018 5:36pm
    People living in cities have various degrees of sleep disorders, such as insomnia, having difficulty falling asleep, and light sleep. When the quality of sleep is not good enough, other problems often arise, including high blood...
  • Why it’s important to maintain good posture

    - Jun 1, 2018 5:35pm
    People who suffer from excruciating pain tend to immediately resort to painkillers or complicated therapies. What they do not know is that the solution can be as simple as having a proper posture, which is often...
  • Understanding osteoporosis

    - Jun 1, 2018 5:30pm
    Osteoporosis is a medical term commonly heard but rarely fully understood. It is a condition of weak bones, indicated by bone loss, decrease in bone density, porous bones and fragile bones. It is caused by a...
  • The harder the mattress, the better?

    - May 25, 2018 5:35pm
    Many people pay attention to maintaining proper postures when working and standing, but often overlook the importance of sleep products. If you spend eight hours of sleep a day, you will spend around one-third of the...
  • Dairy products and their packaging

    - May 25, 2018 5:30pm
    Most locally produced pasteurized milk in Hong Kong is sold in cartons, plastic bottles or glass packaging. Imported ultra-high temperature (UHT) processed milk using aseptic packaging technologies are also available in the market. Pasteurization is a...
  • Probiotics are the guts’ best friends

    - May 25, 2018 3:31pm
    There are a few hundred kinds of bacteria in the human guts, including probiotics like lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Prebiotics such as oligosaccharide, dietary fibers and resistant starches, which help in the growth of probiotics, can also be...
  • Going downhill from losing weight

    - May 18, 2018 5:40pm
    Standing in front of me was a very slim girl, aged about 20. Entering the consultation room, she was fidgeting and looking around with fear. I asked what her name was and she softly replied that...
  • Secrets to burning tummy fat

    - May 18, 2018 5:35pm
    Results of a study carried out by the Department of Health from December 2014 to August 2016 suggest that about 50 percent of Hong Kong population could be considered overweight or fat.  If the waist-hip ratio...
  • Autism spectrum disorder: Critical treatment period

    - May 18, 2018 5:30pm
    Research has indicated that the golden treatment period for autism is between age 0 to age 6, because the development of cognitive, coordinative, sensory and social skills in children within that age group is the quickest....
  • Down to the bones: How to spot and confront a silent ailment

    - May 18, 2018 3:30pm
    “Most people will reach their peak bone mass between the ages of 20 and 30,” says Joy Tsai, MD, of MGH Endocrinology. “While some amount of bone loss is expected with aging, it is important to...

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