exercise

Stress, caffeine and that stubborn belly fat

drink coffee stress 300x204 - Stress, caffeine and that stubborn belly fat

I have noticed that despite being physically active and exercising frequently, I’ve had a stubborn tummy bulge that refuses to go off. Being overweight in the past, the fat would distribute evenly from my face, arms, legs but this time, it seemed to focus on the abdomen area. From my personal experience, there is a [...]

Having mood swings? Go for a good workout

woman exercise stretch 300x169 - Having mood swings? Go for a good workout

Feeling stressed out at work? Finding yourself losing your temper and yelling at people for nothing? A good way to burn off those negative energy is to go for a really good workout. When you are active and constantly exercising, you tend to feel better about yourself as your body releases more endorphins- the feel [...]

Physical endurance from qi gong exercises (instead of cardio/ weight lifting)

woman qigongexercise 300x169 - Physical endurance from qi gong exercises (instead of cardio/ weight lifting)

Many people thought that the more physically fit you are, the more lean or if you have more muscles, then you will have more stamina and endurance. So in order to maintain that, you must continue to push your body to workout hard, more cardio, weights at the gym. The result? Risk of injury. Runners [...]

The Joy of Discipline to achieve your goals

women exercise 300x169 - The Joy of Discipline to achieve your goals

When we commit to a plan- for example to lose weight or get better from our injuries, the path towards our goal requires effort, willpower and discipline. After the initial excitement of trying something new comes it, the boredom of being in a monotonous schedule of keep trying  (and sometimes not seeing results) would set in. [...]

On too much sweat, too little sweat and sugary drinks

woman sweat 300x169 - On too much sweat, too little sweat and sugary drinks

Lite FM radio (frequency 107.5 in the Klang Valley) have this morning segment of Living Lite with Dr Rajbans Singh. Dr Rajbans Singh is a consultant, physician and president and of the Malaysian Wellness Society. Sometimes I catch a snippet of this while on my way to office in the morning. Last Wednesday, I managed the [...]

How Hollywood celebrities slim down

lose weight 300x169 - How Hollywood celebrities slim down

Celebrities are no different than us- they battle with weight as much as we do. And given their hectic schedule- touring, flying, travelling- often they just grab whatever fastest food they can find- and often, these pre-packaged food are high in preservatives, calories, sugar and saturated fat. Given the endless media appearances and rehearsals, it [...]

Why I chose to rejoin the gym again… for the third time

join gym 300x169 - Why I chose to rejoin the gym again... for the third time

Recently I’ve rejoined the gym after quitting it for almost a year. And this makes it my third time of joining, quitting, joining, quitting and now joining back. Until I am starting to feel a little silly at times because when I dropped up, I was able to write articles about why I’ve chosen to [...]

Home Exercise Equipment: Takasima vs Gintell

takasimamachine - Home Exercise Equipment: Takasima vs Gintell

This is based on my own personal experience since I’ve been thinking about getting an exercise equipment for home exercise. Due to pre-existing knee condition, it is not that suitable for me to go jogging- but walks in the park does not provide enough cardio intensity (but still better than nothing). I have been going [...]

Cane Exercise that you can do to relieve joint stiffness and pain

cane exercise penang02 300x224 - Cane Exercise that you can do to relieve joint stiffness and pain

From my traffic reports, I’ve noted that some people are genuinely searching about the cane exercise– the type that uses a bamboo stick to beat and clear meridian points. The exercise is known to be effective especially in relieving stiff joints, arthritis, RA, water retention, headaches, muscleskeletal issues, postural problems. It beats or rubs against [...]

Best time to exercise in the day

run fitness exercise woman 300x199 - Best time to exercise in the day

This is shared by an 85 years old healthy man who is active and is a chi kung teacher. Today he drives around and is very mobile and active after taking up chi kung. According to him, the best time to exercise is during 7am to 10am. He said that many people may think that [...]