Training

Get Your Mojo Back

Through a series of postures and breathing exercises, yoga is a form of active recovery from high-intensity training that can and should be done daily to improve strength, flexibility, mobility and…

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Yoga Away Your Problem Areas

Practising yoga is a great way to de-stress after a long day’s work and to relax the tight knots in our muscles from hours of sitting or standing. But did you…

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5 Yoga Poses to Up Your Running Game

Contrary to popular belief, yoga and running complement each other. The right yoga poses can help you warm up for your routine jog to help you last longer and run better. Yoga…

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Fitness Myth: Lifting causes women to bulk up

It is commonly known that lifting weights can cause one to bulk up like a bodybuilder and because of this, many women avoid the weight- and resistance-training zones in a gym.…

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Fitness Myth: To lose weight, keep doing cardio exercises

Contrary to conventional wisdom, dedicating your fitness regime to only running, or cardio-based exercises in general, will not result in weight loss in the long-run. Without a doubt, cardio is good for…

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Why you should work out in a gym

Working out in a gym is as beneficial as going to school to learn your academic subjects – it is a perfect conducive place to gain knowledge from your peers and…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Workout

Spending long hours in the gym but not seeing the results you want? Get the most out of your workout by maximising your time in the gym. Here are 5 ways. 1)…

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Post Pregnancy Shape Up Tips

One of many women’s concerns is to shape up quickly after child birth. From saggy stomach, flabby thighs to weight loss, these are some problem areas which one will resort to…

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What is Interval Training?

Interval training is catching on in a big way as people start to realise just how beneficial it really is. Before you really decide if this is a form of workout…

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What is Functional training

One of the top current fitness trends is the increased use of functional training in fitness programs. Over the years, we have observed a shift toward making training more functional. This concept…

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Benefits of Group Exercise Classes

Motivating yourself to work out several times a week doesn’t come easy. While strength training and cardio should be part of every fitness plan, it gets all too tempting to hit…

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Fitness Myth: To get flat abs or six-pack abs, do 100 crunches every day

The crunch is a classic abdominal exercise but only work on the top layer of superficial abdominal muscles that when worked out alone, do not sufficiently achieve visibly trim and ripped…

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Fitness Myth: Running on a treadmill is harsher on joints

Actually running on a treadmill is generally kinder on joints as treadmill surfaces are padded, thus reducing the impact upon landing on the heels as compared to running outdoor. This greatly…

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What is Weight Training

Weight training is a type of strength training that uses weights for resistance. By creating a stress to the muscles performed with free weights (e.g. barbells and dumbbells) or by using…

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Lifestyle

16 super tips for your fitness resolutions

If you are one of the majority who makes fitness resolutions from a guilty conscience after a holiday season of overindulgence, chances are you will break them before the mid-year mark.…

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10 ways to stick with your fitness plan

When you reach the point where your workout results start to plateau or when you don't feel like working out that particular day, take comfort in knowing that we have all…

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Don’t be such a slouch

Sitting at your workdesk all day and slumping into your chair can affect body alignment as it strains the shoulder muscles to move forward and lean back again. This affects alignment…

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The crunch on crunches

Each time you perform an abdominal crunch, you are flexing your spine forcefully and repeatedly, which causes it more stress than it is designed to handle. Over time, it puts excessive strain on…

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5 gadgets fit for your fitness lifestyle

As fitness activities become more popular, newer and cooler gadgets have emerged in the market. Each promises to take our workout to the next level. Here we check out five fitness…

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6 ways to motivate yourself to work out

“Exercising more” is a new year’s resolution we all plan for after the holiday season, but how many times have you promised to do just that, only to fall short of…

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How to keep your fitness journey exciting

Did you know that doing too much of the same workout decreases the physical benefits you get over time? Furthermore, your mindset is just as important as your physical fitness when…

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Losing weight with tableware

If you are not losing weight, the size of your plate could be the culprit. Yes, you read that right – the plate that you use during your meals, albeit a…

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Working Out Together

Finding a workout buddy or a group of fellow fitness fans is good for your mind and body. Here’s some reasons why : a) Motivation You will become re-energized when you work out…

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Making Exercise a Part of Your Life

Exercise is one of the easiest and most effective ways of improving your physical and mental health. This includes reducing your risk for serious health problems, easing depression and anxiety, boosting your…

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Food & Nutrition

Pregnancy Nutrition and Supplementation

Nutrition is a very important aspect during pregnancy as the quality of nutrition the mother receives determines her, as well as her foetus’s health during and after pregnancy. However, this is…

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Cholesterol in foods: Do we really have to worry about it?

Cholesterol in foods: Do we really have to worry about it? Cholesterol is one of the most debated issues in the health and fitness industry; on one hand, there are those who…

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Staying slim whilst eating out: Wise food decisions at the food court

For those who are health- and weight-conscious, what to eat at the hawker centre or food court is a real concern as as hawker fare is often labelled as being high…

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Should I consume coconut oil? Heart to decide

Thanks to the suggested cardiovascular benefits of coconut oil, it has become a highly sought-after source of fat. But is it really good for the heart? Flipping through magazines and walking down…

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Glycaemic Index and Glycaemic Load

Glycaemic Index The glycaemic index is essentially a numeric value assigned to a wide range of carbohydrate sources to indicate their ability to influence blood glucose level after being ingested. Carbohydrates are…

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Eggs: How many is too many?

Eggs have long been identified by health experts as being the cause of high cholesterol and heart disease. However, some sources state that egg consumption may do more good than harm…

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Are carbohydrates good or bad for us?

The word ‘carbohydrate’ has become increasingly controversial in recent years and because of negative coverage about it in the media, such as being the cause of diabetes, people started omitting carbohydrates…

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Why detoxify

Toxins come in two forms – external and internal. An overload can lead to a myriad of health conditions such as fatigue, bloating, poor digestion, poor skin, body odour, bad breath and even…

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3 fat-blasting super food

Trimming the extra pounds through clean eating isn't all limp salads and soggy tuna sandwiches. Eating healthy can be delicious, not to mention satisfying, if you know the right fat-burning and…

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Are you drinking more than you think

For one who works out regularly, it is ever more pertinent to drink up – be it water or sports drinks – to avoid dehydration, replace the fluids lost through perspiration…

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Get more comfortable with your comfort food

We all have our favourite comfort foods. They calm our mind; they soothe our soul. It provides feelings of nostalgia, sentimentality and safety. We turn to them because they make us…

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Healthy desk lunches for a healthier work day

Another day at work, another trip to the nearest hawker centre for lunch? On a daily basis, overly salty and oily hawker lunches can be damaging to your health, not to…

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10 foods you never knew were full of sugar

Watch out for these hidden sugar bombs!  So you have been steadfastly avoiding soda, cookies, and all manner of sweets. But while you skip adding sugar to your food and drinks, you…

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Good fat vs bad fat

A common misconception about fat is that it is inherently bad for you, but just like the body needs sugar and carbohydrates, consuming certain fats can provide a number of health…

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Elevate your metabolism

Contrary to popular belief, you can affect how your body digests the food you eat! A healthy metabolism makes it easier for you to maintain or lose weight, so here are…

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Why breakfast is important

Mom is right when she says that you need a good breakfast to start the day. The functions of a healthy morning meal are aplenty, from giving you energy for day-to-day…

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Satisfying hawker meals with minimal calories

Singapore is well-known as a food paradise with delectable dishes like chicken rice and char kway teow found at almost every hawker centre. Understandably, these are not what nutritionists would recommend…

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Five Recommended Post-workout Food

If you want to reap the most out of your gym sessions, then be mindful of what you eat after your workouts. Wolfing down empty calories like potato chips and ice…

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