Top 6 Hiking Trails in Hong Kong

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When most people think of Hong Kong their minds tend to drift towards crowded sidewalks, soaring skyscrapers, designer shopping centres and astonishing luxury stores, but there is another side to this city. A cursory glance at a map shows that great swathes of the territory are open space to explore. In fact, 40 percent of Hong Kong’s land mass is protected, which means there is a wealth of tree lined plains, woods, mountains, wetlands and beaches to explore. With the health benefits of hiking including reduced risk of heart disease, lower risk of blood pressure, lower risk of colon and breast cancer, reduced depression and better quality sleep, there’s no reason not to get out there and tackle one of Hong Kong’s many hiking trails. We count down six of the best trails. Continue Reading…

Exercise Like the X-Men: 7 Steps to Personal Fitness

x-men Superheroes are smart, strong and powerful – and so are you. This summer, get your exercise regimen off the ground with these seven, superhero-worthy steps. The days of your fitness future await. Continue Reading…

How to Fuel Your Fitness

work out fuel Energy boosts throughout the day are invigorating, and it’s extra-important to be energized and awake before a workout so you can get the most out of it. However, finding a pre-workout snack can involve a lot of trial, error, and wasted time at the gym. The right snack will give you an energy boost, and pump you up rather than drag you down. It should be enough to temporarily satiate hunger, but not so much that you are stuffed to the brim when you try to work out. Timing can also be tricky. You want a quick snack you can fit in before your workout, but it can be hard to know just how long before hitting the gym you should fuel up. Here, we’ll clear up the confusion and recommend the best time to eat, the ideal foods and beverages for fuel, and how much to consume pre-workout to get you the best results possible. Continue Reading…

Tips for Having a Healthy Workplace

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Many people see their workspace as a dull, lifeless, gray place where they spend as little time as possible. And that’s because, for many, that’s exactly what it is! But we spend a huge amount of our life in our workspaces and there’s no reason they can’t reflect our personalities and lifestyles — we need to bring some of the outside in. Adding pictures, colors and objects that remind you of home and your life outside work can brighten your mood. Decluttering, organizing, and accommodating your workspace to fit your life can do wonders for your mental health and mood. These tips can help organize a home desk too and take it from a cluster of junk drawers to an organized and useful communication station for the whole family. These desk hacks can be broken into two categories – those that can help improve your physical health and wellness and those that help make your desk more fun, functional, and efficient. Continue Reading…

New Year’s Resolutions: Be the 8% and Keep Them

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New Year’s resolutions have been made for many years, with origins dating back to the ancient Babylonians, who made promises to their gods at the beginning of each year. While their promises to pay back debts and return what they’d borrowed may seem outdated, it is not so different from what many people promise to do now. In fact, bettering finances and getting out of debt are very popular resolutions these days. Improving career, education, spiritual life and happiness are other common resolutions. Continue Reading…

Is Google Chromecast Good for Your Health?

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Measuring less than 3 inches long and weighing less than a pack of chewing gum, Google Chromecast is a small device with big media capacity: plug it into your high definition television, and Chromecast makes it possible to stream YouTube, Netflix and other video programs straight onto the big screen. That’s right – no more rumbling with extension wires and color-coded AV outlets. With Chromecast, you can seamlessly integrate a television to play whatever’s available on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

At US$35, Chromecast is certainly good for your pocketbook. But is it good for your health? Continue Reading…

Has Britney Spears got it right? Yoga and Anxiety

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Everyone gets anxious. Even Britney Spears, who probably has 10 assistants at her beck and call. Stress and anxiety have reached epidemic proportions all over the world.  In the U.S., about 18 percent of adults suffer from medically diagnosed anxiety. Imagine how many others suffer in silence? Studies show about 44 percent percent of us suffer from one form of stress or another.

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How to Stay Healthy With a Busy Lifestyle

Ever find yourself out for dinner on a Thursday night after a long day at work, yet again bemoaning the fact that this is the fourth time in a week you’ve neglected the kitchen at home? Feeling guilty about all those vegetables you promised you would eat? And that new gym class starting up that you swore last night you’d attend?

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How Pinterest Can Benefit Your Health

 Pinterest Your Health - The Pinterest Workout

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Pinterest has grown in popularity as an online social platform since it was created and launched in 2010. The past 2 years has seen a huge surge in users and is one of the most user-friendly sites around the web. It works as a kind of virtual pinboard, and users can share links via images (also known as pins). It’s useful for tips on anything and everything, health included! There are a surprising amount of benefits to using Pinterest in order to improve your physical shape and well-being.

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