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Compensating for feasting during festivals

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During Chinese New Year, many people will opt away from whatever diets there are following and spending time devouring cookies, cakes, carbonated drinks, mandarin oranges, etc. Basically, it’s the only thing that seemed to be available in all households during that time. As most people had gone back to their hometowns, you will not be [...]

I quit the gym… and lost weight

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Yes, yes, I know I have mentioned in an earlier post that it is highly unlikely that I will quit the gym… ever because I have enjoyed tremedous health benefits from living a more active lifestyle. I do not deny that joining gyms are truly beneficial- especially if you are living a highly stressed lifestyle [...]

How to Stay Motivated When Doing Cardio- Turn off the Timer

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It is easy to get bored when using the cardio machine- especially if you spend about 20 or 30 minutes doing exactly the same movement- either running, jogging, cycling, stair climbing, etc. Do you find your eyes straying to the timer to see how long you are on the machine and how many calories that [...]

The Gabriel Method of Trimming Without Dieting

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I came across the newspaper article in The Star- Trim with Ease- a new method to trim down espouses a nourishing diet and a healthy state of mind (1 October 08). The method was designed by Jon Gabriel, who weighed 187kg and now he had trimmed to 83kg (height 1.9 metres). He mentioned that he had [...]

Reviews of Different Diet Plans

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PROGRAM THAT REQUIRES YOU TO CUT OFF CERTAIN FOOD GROUPS FROM YOUR DIET: 1. Glycaemix Index/ Glucose Revolution   Different carbs get coverted to blood sugar at a different speed- real human are used as subjects whereby they take the carbs and then have their blood sugar measured at different intervals. The result: the Glycaemix [...]

How Effective is Massage Chairs in Relieving Pain?

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Massage chairs are heavily promoted in the health industry. In Malaysia, a massage chair from a reputable brand costs from RM7000 to over RM10000.  Celebrity endorsement of the brand and huge advertisement banners are costly- so logically, the chair will have to be very expensive in order to meet the cost. The advertising media has been [...]

Beautiful Body but Insecure Sad Eyes

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There is this middle age lady who had signed up in the gym longer than I did. She was attending mostly yoga classes and doing light cardio. She never did the weights. Then about 9 months ago, I saw her engaging the services of a personal trainer. She started exercising very hard- doing intensive cardio [...]

Inspiring Story of Ernie Nix- from obese principal to marathon runner

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The April 2008 of Runners World featured an inspiring story on an obese principal who turned into a fit 48 year old marathon runner. To read the entire story, click HERE. In the physical magazine, his ‘before’ photo is featured and it is totally different from the ‘after’ photo. Before: Weight= 397 pounds Cholesterol= 440 [...]

Go for the Real Thing- Differenciate Fact & Fads of Exercise

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When I first started developing interest in fitness, health and proper eating, I came across so many conflicting information. The same magazine can say conflicting things- one month they say a diet is bad, then few issues later, they say that research had found that taking that diet is good. There are so many books- [...]

STOP after meals

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I’ve learned to STOP after eating a meal. Did that during my trip. And after I came back, I continue the habit. In the morning around 8am, I will take my breakfast, followed by lunch at about 1pm. After I finish my lunch, I tell myself to wait till dinner till my next meal. Sometimes, [...]