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: Body Check, Hong Kong Health

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

Gastrointestinal Cancer in Hong Kong: What is it and How to Reduce your Risk?

28 May 2019

Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. But what's not widely known is that among all the different types, cancer affecting your GI tract (including the oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus) has the highest mortality rate — accounting for 38% of all deaths caused by cancer overall (lung cancer only accounts for 26%).

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Topics: Body Check, Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

Hong Kong Measles Guide 2019: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

12 Apr 2019

You've probably heard it by now: measles has made a comeback in Hong Kong. Initially starting as an outbreak among airport and airline staff, the number of cases in the city has now reached over 60 — exceeding those of cases within the last 4 years.

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

Getting a Body Check in Hong Kong: 3 Reasons You Should Do It

7 Mar 2019

People avoid going to the doctor for many reasons. In fact, it’s so common that the healthcare industry has come up with a term to define it: avoidance behaviour1. Studies show that around 33% of adults don’t go to the doctor, even when it may be necessary2.

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Topics: Body Check, Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine

Guide to Breastfeeding in Hong Kong 2019

28 Feb 2019

Picture yourself in a rocking chair holding your new baby close to your chest, providing your sweet little one with warmth, comfort and the best possible nutrition. Breastfeeding is a treasured bonding time where you get to know and nourish your baby.  Thankfully, Hong Kong has made great strides in maternity rights and implemented a support network for new breastfeeding mothers in the city.

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Topics: Breastfeeding, Pregnancy, Hong Kong Health