HEALTH AND HAPPINESS BLOG

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8 FOODS TO UNLEASH YOUR INNER OLYMPIAN

We’ve all been there: relaxing on the lounge watching the 400m swimming relay with a tub of lamington-flavoured ice cream. It’s a national pastime. After all, you’ve got two runs and a yoga session under your belt this week, right? But if you want to perform like a pro athlete, it’s not all about the […]

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KNOW YOUR OMEGA-3S

Some things you just know are good for you. Like sleeping more, sitting less and answering no to the question “would you like bacon with that?”. Add to that list, omega-3s. But why? And what exactly are they? Omega‑3s are essential fats — your body can’t make them, so you need them in your diet. […]

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WHAT TO EAT TO BEAT COLD AND FLU SEASON

‘Tis the season for the sniffles – but it doesn’t mean you’re destined to get them. Don’t be one of the statistics who will get an average of 2-4 colds this year. Get enough micronutrients instead. Major in the micros First of all – what? Science lesson alert: There are two types of nutrients you’ve got to […]

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FIVE WAYS TO SUPPORT IMMUNITY AT WORK

As much as you want to bring your A game to work every day, at times when you feel unwell, it’s good to stay home to rest and recover. Here are a few tips to support your immune health at work, to keep you on fighting form during the cooler months.  1. Eat healthily It […]

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THE GREATNESS OF GRAPE SEED

Since the time of Ancient Greece, grape leaves, fruit and sap have been used traditionally in Western Herbal Medicine to support skin health. Granted, it was normally in the form of wine, but they also knew that these innocuous-looking little fruits – or Vitis vinifera as they are also known – have a wealth of antioxidant properties. […]

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FIFTY-SOMETHING? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NUTRITION

Our nutritional needs change throughout our life, as our bodies, health and lifestyles change. It makes sense that a baby’s nutritional needs are different to that of a teenager’s (despite both sharing a preference for sleeping all day and being up all night). Similarly, once you hit the 50 milestone, your body’s nutritional needs can […]

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BEAT THE HEAT

It’s all too easy to bail and go home to the air conditioning, instead of exercising in sweltering heat. However, if you take note of these tips to keep safe and make your fitness activity as enjoyable as possible, then you can keep up your exercise routine throughout the summer days.Hydrate before, during and after […]

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HERE’S WHY WE’RE NOT GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP

We all know sleep is good for us. In fact, it was identified as one of the top three most important factors to achieving a healthy lifestyle in the Swisse Wellness Survey. And what’s not to like about it? It improves concentration and productivity1, and can help improve athletic performance2. It also supports your immune functioning3. […]

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THE IMPORTANCE OF MAGNESIUM

The importance of magnesium and how you can get more of it into your diet

There are three minerals; calcium, phosphorus and magnesium which account of 98% of the body’s mineral content by weight.

Magnesium is an important part of your bones and helps keep your muscles and nerves healthy. Every time your heart beats, a cell is created or you move a muscle, magnesium is being used. We can’t live without it.

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EAT YOUR WAY TO GOOD HEALTH, LADIES

Singaporeans have access to a wide range of foods, but most of us need to choose food and drink more wisely to help support our health. It can be difficult making the right healthy food choices, especially when foods high in fat, sugars, salt and alcohol are so readily available and affordable.

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