Health Tips

How Healthy Are You?

If you were to rate your health on a scale of 1–10, what score would you give yourself? Chances are you think there’s at least some room for improvement. If this sounds like you, this post will probably hit the spot.

Living healthy doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, improving your health is often just a matter of making minor adjustments to your routine and sticking to them.


Haze – Be Prepared… Stay Healthy…

Haze is an annual occurrence in Singapore. It is caused by winds bringing in tiny particles of ash from the raging forest fires in neighbouring Sumatra, Indonesia.

To minimize the detrimental effects of haze on your health, here are some ways you can help yourself and your family stay healthy:


Begin A New Chapter In Life... Be A Mum...

Thinking about becoming pregnant—that's wonderful! Here are some things to keep in mind as you prepare to conceive:

Preconception…

There's a lot you can do right now to prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy sometime in the future. Paying attention to good nutrition while you're trying to conceive is a great idea. Nourishing your body with care can help support your baby's health right from the moment of conception.


10 Tips For More Nutritious Food

Trying to get the most nutrition out of your food? That’s a really good idea in this day and age.

Below, we’ll explain 10 simple ways so that you can squeeze more nutrients from common food items that are already in your kitchen and diet.

And don’t worry – none of these “food hacks” require hours of work or an advanced science degree. They’re just simple, research-based tips that just about anyone can implement at home. Ready?


4 Health Symptoms to Never Ignore

Headache, abdominal pain, fever or brittle nails. How do we know when something is serious and when it’s not?

Throughout your life, the average person is plagued with many health symptoms that are often confusing. Some deserve attention while others do not. Doctors are there to help, but it’s important that we act as our own health advocates too. With that in mind, here are 4 health symptoms that should never be ignored.


Get Fit for Travel

Ready…

There are many things you can do to prepare for an enjoyable holiday, including:

  • Have a medical check-up. Make sure you are healthy before you travel.
  • Pack a medical kit for common ailments for yourself and any children travelling with you.
  • Ensure peace of mind by getting travel insurance coverage.

For a Beautiful You

Do you know…

Skin is often thought of as the great envelope of the human body. Its numerous and varied functions include external protection, temperature regulation, sensory detection and toxin removal, as well as the specialty functions involving hair and nails.

The skin’s appearance is determined by its exposure to harmful environmental influences such as sunlight and air pollution, in combination with diet, hydration, topical care and adequate rest.


Glucose – The Silent Killer

Diabetes Is a Form of Accelerated Aging

For decades, scientists have been trying to uncover the root causes of premature aging. The fact that diabetes is a form of accelerated aging comes as a surprise to most people. In fact, life expectancy for people with diabetes is four to eight years less than for non-diabetics. Both aging and diabetes share two important biological processes that damage the body: glycation, which results in damage to protein and lipid molecules, and oxidative stress, characterized by increased free-radical activity and damage to tissues by molecules like reactive sugar aldehydes. And many signs and symptoms of diabetes also commonly occur with aging, including:


Protect Your Heart

Take Your Heart Seriously…

It’s no secret that heart disease is the No.1 killer in the world. If you are smart and committed to change, you can take control of your health and begin your journey to longevity.


Back to Basics

It’s true that we should be getting essential nutrients from food.

Everyone should strive to have a diet with nutrient dense foods along the following lines:

  1. Fruits & Vegetables – 50%
  2. Proteins & Fats (eggs, fish, meats, etc) – 35%
  3. Processed carbohydrates (rice, bread, noodles, etc) – 15%

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