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October 2016


25 October 2016
Restoring evolutionary fatty acid balance may curb obesity

25 October 2016
Women now drinking almost as much as men

22 October 2016
Coconut oil not the 'superfood' you think it is, say experts

22 October 2016
Hunger 'not linked to calorie intake'

22 October 2016
Onion compound suppresses ovarian cancer cell proliferation

21 October 2016
3 ways to prevent osteoporosis

21 October 2016
Diabetes risk doubles with more than two soft drinks daily

21 October 2016
Does drinking beer give you a beer belly?

21 October 2016
MSG causes hair loss: True or false? A closer look at some food myths

20 October 2016
Cutting calories may dial back ‘metabolic syndrome’ in older adults

20 October 2016
Teenage weight tied to odds of diabetes-related death decades later

20 October 2016
Why women should wait to get pregnant after weight loss surgery

19 October 2016
Did you just lose weight? These nine foods will help you keep it off

19 October 2016
Replacing diet beverages with water may help diabetic patients lose weight

19 October 2016
Short walks after meals may prove important tool in managing diabetes

18 October 2016
More evidence links high sodium intake to risk of death

15 October 2016
Bad eating habits can start in daycare

15 October 2016
Fast food choices influence kids’ soda and calorie consumption

15 October 2016
Sleep apnea may up risk of type 2 diabetes

14 October 2016
Many people don’t know own blood pressure or cholesterol levels

13 October 2016
More evidence links high sodium intake to risk of death

9 October 2016
7 Ways to Naturally Lower Your Blood Pressure

4 October 2016
10 tips to bring down cholesterol level

2 October 2016
Dear daughter, you look just fine

September 2016


30 September 2016
Are Singapore kids eating too much sweet stuff?

30 September 2016
Living a Healthy Lifestyle in Singapore Makes You Richer

30 September 2016
Most children here fall short in whole grain intake

30 September 2016
New research on obesity in the young

29 September 2016
Our poo may hold the secret to why we're fat

27 September 2016
Devoured by eating disorder

27 September 2016
Planning to start a family? Some diet and lifestyle changes you can make

27 September 2016
Start now to prevent and manage chronic diseases

23 September 2016
25 Foods That Banish Bloat Once and For All

22 September 2016
10 best weight loss tips for women

19 September 2016
Here are 5 Signs That You May be Suffering From Anemia

13 September 2016
5 myths about inflammatory bowel disease

13 September 2016
Dispelling nutrition myths

13 September 2016
Stop weight gain as you age

12 September 2016
Avoiding weight gain may cut medical costs for diabetics

7 September 2016
How to whip up a healthy stir-fry

August 2016


30 August 2016
3 ways busy Singaporeans can reduce their chances of getting diabetes

9 August 2016
Diet during pregnancy could affect newborns' gut microbes, suggests new study
Health Tips

Health Tips

Diet Tip

Pick one place at home to do all your eating. Be sure you're sitting down. It helps you focus on the food and identify only that spot with eating.
Limit the time spent in the supermarket. The more time you spend there, the more likely it is that you'll end up buying things you don't need.
Hide the TV remote control. Getting up to change the channel just once burns 3kcal. Otherwise, turn off the TV. Burn more energy by doing household chores.
Don't ever skip breakfast. Eat as soon as you get up and you'll burn calories at a higher rate until lunch.
Weigh yourself with scales weekly, but not daily. There may be weeks when you don't lose weight and some when you do. Aim to lose about 2kg a month or 10kg in six months.
Do ½ hour of exercise most days. Aim for moderate intensity activity, which means you notice a slight increase in breathing and heart rate. Try brisk walking, gardening or swimming.
Never starve yourself, or you may end up bingeing. Long periods without food slow your metabolism and make your body store fat.
Be careful not to overindulge in low-fat foods. Just because they have less fat doesn't mean you can eat all you want. They add up the same as other foods.
Do food shopping after a meal. If you head to the supermarket with a full stomach it will be easier to stick to your shopping list.
Use mustard on sandwiches instead of mayonnaise. Mustard has no fat and hardly any calories. Otherwise try sugar free jams or reduced fat spreads.
Get your beauty sleep. Sleep less than four hours a night and you're 73% more likely to be obese. Seven to nine hours of sleep is suggested for weight control.
Make healthy changes to last a lifetime, not for a short term. If you don't like what you're eating you're likely to give up. Try reducing your portion sizes.
Leave the leftovers for the rubbish bin. Just eat what's on your plate and don't have seconds, or eat other people's leftovers – it's better in the bin than on your hips.
Eat three serves of low-fat dairy to lose weight. Researchers say the more calcium in a cell, the more fat it burns.
Self-awareness gives you the power to achieve weight-loss goals. Try using a pedometer to gauge how many steps you take each day – gradually increase the number to 10,000 steps.
You need to be careful what you eat most of the time to slim down. But enjoy the pizza and red wine, or some dessert once a week to avoid feeling deprived.
Carbohydrates are important and the type of carbohydrates you choose to eat can make a difference. Slowly digested carbohydrates, such as whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, sweet potatoes and brown bread slows down the breakdown of glucose, which in turn stabilises your blood sugar levels, which means a reduction in the amount of glucose that is stored as fat or glycogen.
The size of your plates matters. Buy smaller plates as it can have a measurable effect on weight loss. According to a research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, people who pick smaller plates are generally thinner, and are able to lose weight more easily. Portion control is important for weight loss.
Incorporate exercises into your lifestyle if you are struggling to exercise. For example, doing housework, gardening or even playing with your children.
If you travel overseas often, pick a hotel with gym, swimming pool, healthy menu options to maintain your fitness and avoid comfort eating.
Recent studies have suggested that eating too quickly might make us eat more than we needed. Eat and chew your food slowly and you may feel fuller faster and consume less calories.
If you drink fizzy drinks, juices or smoothies instead of drinking water, cut back and limit these high-calorie drinks. Try drinking water throughout your day for one month and you’ll soon notice
Instead of turning to food for comfort, be prepared with some non-food tactics such as reading, listening to music, writing in a journal, practicing meditation to cope with stress.
Did You Know?
A 100ml glass of red wine has 85kcal, 3 glasses have 255kcal. So, cut back on alcohol. Have a sparkling water every second drink and you'll almost halve your calorie intake.
Often thirst and hunger are confused, so drink more water before eating. Drink six to eight glasses of water a day. It hydrates your body and suppresses your appetite.
Research shows people who fidget are likely to be thinner – it uses an extra 350kcal a day! So keep busy with activities such as knitting while watching TV.
Every little bit of movement helps burn fat. Get off the bus one stop early or walk to your colleague's desk rather than emailing.

Self-awareness gives you the power to achieve weight-loss goals. Try using a pedometer to gauge how many steps you take each day – gradually increase the number to 10,000 steps.
You need to be careful what you eat most of the time to slim down. But enjoy the pizza and red wine, or some dessert once a week to avoid feeling deprived.