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Do You Have an Internet Addiction? 5 Signs You’re Spending Too Much Time Browsing

12 Sep 2019

As the internet becomes more dominant and integrated into most aspects of our daily lives, a new form of addiction has also become more widely known in today's society – internet addiction. 

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Topics: Psychology

Anti-Ageing through Functional Medicine in Hong Kong

5 Sep 2019

We all have two ages: chronological and biological. Your chronological age is defined by the number of days you’ve been alive. On the other hand, your biological age refers to the level at which we function. 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine

Stressed, Fatigued and Feeling Exhausted? 4 Ways to Help You Cope

29 Aug 2019

Working in Hong Kong can mean long hours with little to no breaks. Coupled with a prevalent overtime culture, pressures at home, and overstimulation of city life, these factors have made Hong Kong the fifth most stressed population globally. In fact, in a recent survey by Cigna, 92% of people say they face daily stress in their lives, with a further 17% expressing that they’re unable to manage this stress. 

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Topics: Psychology

Treating Postpartum Depression in Hong Kong

29 Aug 2019

For many women, becoming a new mother is synonymous with joy and fulfilment, and despite the anticipated sleep deprivation and meltdowns, mothers are excited to bond with their new little one. But this bond may not happen to all mothers, and some can have difficulty in forming an emotional connection, even going as far as to feel that their new child is a stranger.

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Topics: Annerley, Pregnancy, Psychology

5 Proven Ways Counselling Can Improve Your Life

28 Aug 2019

Taking care of your mental health is often overlooked, especially in Hong Kong, where a strong negative stigma prevents individuals from speaking up about their internal issues. In fact, a recent survey conducted by Cigna found that only 10% of stressed Hongkongers said they’ve spoken to a medical professional about their mental state. 

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Topics: Psychology

How Much Time Should You Spend Exercising?

22 Aug 2019

Exercising regularly has enormous benefits, both physically and emotionally, for your body. It helps the heart, mind, and lengthens your lifespan. But for those of you with busy schedules, fitting in a 1-2 hour workout may be challenging. So how much time should you put aside for exercising? 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

What is High Blood Pressure? Causes and Treatment

8 Aug 2019

Considered keeping an eye on your blood pressure? It may be a good time to start. 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine

How to Prevent Swimmer's Shoulders from Happening

2 Aug 2019

Swimmers can have shoulder pains for many reasons. Younger swimmers commonly develop shoulder injuries because they aren’t strong enough to always do the strokes correctly. For more mature swimmers, poor technique is the primary factor for a shoulder injury. 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Sports Medicine

4 Top Nutritional Tips to Keep Your Children Healthy

30 Jul 2019

A healthy and natural based diet might be more important than you think to your child’s academic performance at school. Good nutrition promotes early brain development and builds a stronger immune system against viral infections and diseases. Numerous studies have found links between children’s health and their ability to perform well in a school environment. It was discovered that children with healthier diets were able to function much better at school than those with unhealthy diets.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine