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What is good nutrition and why is it important? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ₯‘πŸŽπŸ₯•

Most of us DO know what healthy eating is all about: less fried food, less sugar and more vegetables and fruits. When it comes to having good nutrition however, too many of us don’t know the full details of the benefits of good nutrition and how to go about achieving it.

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5 insomnia aids to help you fall asleep 😴😴😴

For some of us, insomnia can be a regular night-time visitor even when we aren’t involved in stressful situations. Such cases of chronic insomnia can be very damaging to daily energy levels, job performance and mood. Happy insomniacs are rare, but the good news is that insomnia doesn’t have to be permanent resident of our lives.

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10 benefits of physical activity πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

Being physically active has been a huge ongoing campaign in Singapore for the past few years. State-wide challenges such as the National Steps Challenge reward us for being physically active but is there a bigger message at hand here? We all know exercise is good for our health, but a lot of us don’t know the full extent of the benefits.

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7 signs that show you are not getting enough nutrients πŸ₯‘πŸŽπŸ₯•

For those of us who pay attention to our eating habits, monitoring calorie intake becomes second nature as we strive to master the art of weight management. While managing caloric consumption is definitely one of the more important aspects of healthy eating, we should never ignore the importance of consuming enough nutrients. After all, our nutritional intake has a huge effect on our overall health of our bodies. Nutrient deficiency actually is far more common than we think.

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What screenome can do for you that screen time can’t 😴😴😴

With tech giants like Apple and Google releasing Screen Time and Digital Wellbeing features, cutting back on device usage is easily one of the more popular trends of the digital age. Screen time allows you to determine how much time you are spending on your devices. Less time spent on your devices is generally known to be better for you, but the screenome shows that there is more to the hard and fast rule.

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10 benefits of physical activity πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

Being physically active has been a huge ongoing campaign in Singapore for the past few years. State-wide challenges such as the National Steps Challenge reward us for being physically active but is there a bigger message at hand here? We all know exercise is good for our health, but a lot of us don’t know the full extent of the benefits.

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A Healthy Gut For A Healthier You πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ’ͺ❀️

When you eat, you are not only feeding yourself, but also the trillions of bacteria living in your gut. Nowadays, it is common for people to complain of gut-related symptoms such as bloating, heartburn, nausea, constipation and so on after a meal. An unhealthy gut may be the result of this.

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5 insomnia aids to help you fall asleep 😴😴😴

For some of us, insomnia can be a regular night-time visitor even when we aren’t involved in stressful situations. Such cases of chronic insomnia can be very damaging to daily energy levels, job performance and mood. Happy insomniacs are rare, but the good news is that insomnia doesn’t have to be permanent resident of our lives.

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Did you know? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

The minimum weekly recommendation for adults is: 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity, sport or exercise, in 10 minute (or longer) sessions. This helps you decrease your risk of developing almost every chronic disease, raises your daily energy and improves your productivity at work.

Yet, only 26% of Singaporeans are physically active 3 days per week.

Here are some tips from our coaches that can help you increase your daily physical activity.

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Nutritious lunchbox ideas for your school-going child πŸ₯‘πŸŽπŸ₯•πŸ‘Œ

When it comes to raising healthy children, most parents are bound to worry whether their kids are eating well at school. Unfortunately, it’s hard to determine if the food sold at outside eateries and school canteens are nutritious enough to meet the needs of a school-going child. Here’s why packing a lunchbox for children needn't stop at kindergarten, and some easy recipes to get started with.

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What is a sleep cycle? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄

The simple, everyday act of sleeping is not as straightforward as it once was. We either fail to get enough sleep or we find our bed-time haunted by insomnia or wakefulness. When it starts to feel like it’s impossible to get a good night’s sleep, it might actually be time to take a closer look at your sleep cycle.

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Ageing Gracefully And Living Life To The Fullest πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Still not quite sure what active ageing is?

No worries. We caught up with Foong Poh Mun, 59, a retiree, to find out what exactly is active ageing and how she does it so effortlessly.

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Common misconceptions about the keto diet πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ₯‘πŸŽπŸ₯•

Known as the keto diet for short, the diet consists of foods that are low in carbohydrates (5-10%), moderate in protein (30-35%) and high in fat (55-60%). Specifically, in a 2000 kcal per day diet, only 20 to 50 grams of carbohydrates are allowed per day.

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The effects of ageing on sleep πŸ‘΅πŸ»πŸ‘΄πŸ»πŸ˜΄

Have you noticed that you are waking up earlier in the morning when it used to be impossible for you as a teenager to wake before 11am? You’re not alone. Sleeping habits change naturally as we age, especially in our older years. Hence, it is important that we become aware of such changes and manage it for our well-being.

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Developing strength through bodyweight training πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Bodyweight training can be a convenient and effective way to build strength and improve overall health, the only things you need are your body’s weight and maybe a pair of shoes and mat.

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Healthy recipe: Creamy Pumpkin Tofu Soup πŸ₯„πŸ₯„πŸ₯„

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins Portion: Serves 4

Pumpkins are a great source of vitamins A and C, iron and magnesium. Adding tofu to this dish boosts protein content, yet lends the soup a thick, silky texture - the secret to creamy pumpkin soup, without the cream!

Click here for the recipe and try making this dish for TGIF or the weekend!

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Why do I still feel tired after 8 hours of sleep? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄

Getting a full eight hours of sleep a night is often a struggle. To make matters worse, there are times when one continues to feel tired despite supposedly having gotten sufficient sleep.

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Did you know? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

The minimum weekly recommendation for adults is: 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity, sport or exercise, in 10 minute (or longer) sessions. This helps you decrease your risk of developing almost every chronic disease, raises your daily energy and improves your productivity at work.

Yet, only 26% of Singaporeans are physically active 3 days per week.

Here are some tips from our coaches that can help you increase your daily physical activity.

@activehealth
Common misconceptions about the keto diet πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ₯‘πŸŽπŸ₯•

Known as the keto diet for short, the diet consists of foods that are low in carbohydrates (5-10%), moderate in protein (30-35%) and high in fat (55-60%). Specifically, in a 2000 kcal per day diet, only 20 to 50 grams of carbohydrates are allowed per day.

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Does taking a power nap during the day work? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜΄

Naps are tricky things – sometimes they leave you feeling refreshed and energised while other times you feel even more exhausted! However, sometimes it feels impossible to make it through the day without having a nap to slip a little something-something into our tank. Do naps really deserve their place in our lives or should we find another solution to fix our sleepiness?

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