Being Functional

Being Functional Nowadays, more people are hitting the gym to get fit or even just to satisfy the need to be responsible for their wellbeing. They probably had a great workout yesterday and today – bench pressing more and pulling more weight on a seated rolling machine. But do these exercises reflect the activities we that we actually carry out …

Early Bird Catches The Worm

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.  –  Adelle Davis I woke up late. I’ve got nothing in the fridge. I don’t have the habit for breakfast. I can’t stomach anything in the morning. No one prepares breakfast for me. Brunch – I like. So which one of the above sounds familiar to …

Surprising Ways To Boost Your Mood

Surprising Ways To Boost Your Mood It’s normal to feel glum from time to time. Before you spiral downward into full-blown misery though, here are some ways to lift your mood instantly.   1. Listen To Music You probably already know that putting on your favourite tunes can put you in a more relaxed state of mind, but did you …

How To Improve Your Posture

How To Improve Your Posture Deskbound? Check. Eyes glued to a computer screen for most part of your working hours? Check. Eyes glued to a smartphone screen during your daily commute? Check. Bad posture? Check, check and check. In today’s digital age, someone rounding their shoulders and looking down at their mobile device on the go is no longer an …

Secrets of the Oldest Living People In The World

There are certain areas in the world where people tend to live longer, healthier lives. Just what are their secrets? We find out from Dan Buettner, bestselling author of ‘The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who Have Lived the Longest’. During the recent launch ceremony of Pleasure Bay Bintan, author Dan Buettner shared his discoveries about the Blue Zones, areas …

5 Quick & Healthy Breakfasts

We get it; your mornings are hectic enough without the added stress of preparing a healthy breakfast. That’s why we’ve come up with 5 healthy breakfasts – one for each day of the workweek – that you can prepare in 5 minutes or less!     1. Fruit & Yogurt The great thing about fruit and yogurt is its versatility …

Should Pregnant Ladies Work Out?

When a photo of a heavily pregnant woman named Lea-Ann Ellison lifting 35kg weights was posted on the Internet last September, it sparked a gush of vitriol especially within the mummy community. Many claimed that pregnant women should refrain from doing any form of strenuous physical activity as it would endanger the life of their unborn child. Ellison, however, stuck …

Biggest Diet Mistakes

So, you’re trying to lose those excess few kilos but your efforts don’t seem to be paying off? Read on to find out if you’ve been unwittingly sabotaging yourself with these common diet mistakes.   You skimp on sleep Whether you’re banging out a work report or watching a few episodes of your favourite Korean drama, depriving yourself of sleep …

How To Maintain A Healthy Mind & Body

You probably already know all about the physical benefits of exercise, but did you know keeping fit also helps you stay mentally alert? According to a new study conducted by Michigan State University, young adults who were aerobically fit did better on memory tests as compared to their more sedentary peers. However, we also understand that today’s hectic pace of …

5 Quick & Easy Health Tips That Will Change Your Life

Who says living a healthy lifestyle is a backbreaking affair? By incorporating a few simple tweaks into your everyday life, you will be guaranteed long-term benefits your body will thank you for. Here are five incredibly easy tips to get you started. 1. Stretch yourself awake The moment you wake up in the morning, spend a couple of minutes doing …