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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    'Chinese are shorter than Japanese, Koreans': Yao Ming, lawmaker spotlight China's fitness problems

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 06:10pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Obesity, eye problems and lagging height among youth a sign that nation must improve health A National People’s Congress delegate has urged ramped-up health programmes for the youth, saying more Chinese children are suffering from obesity and are lagging behind their taller South Korean and Japanese peers. “The physical fitness level has been ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Overprotective parents partly to blame for children’s lack of fitness, academic says

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 10:11am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... says Overly protective parents are partly to blame for the decline in physical fitness of Hong Kong children, who, according to a recent international study, are only half as fit as their peers ... and help them get into good schools,” he said. A study by a team of academics from the University of South Australia on the cardiovascular fitness of children (aged between nine and 17) showed ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    New wave of pedometers can help step up healthy habits

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Smart and stylish pedometers area step in the right direction for keeping fit, writes Jeanette Wang Count me in Chances are you're reading ... health- and style-conscious people into dedicated walkers. Recently, San Francisco-based company FitBit launched the Flex, a wristband that not only counts steps but also tracks the distance ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    British study links carb breakdown gene in saliva to obesity

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:39am by GUARDIAN

    ... that all of us digest and metabolise food differently- and we can move away from 'one-size fits all diets' to more personalised approaches. "While studies to date have mainly found ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Headband that helps fight migraines set to take on US market

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:35pm by AFP

    ... fitted with electrodes designed to take the edge off migraines before they develop into acute blinding pain. Migraine, a deep headache that develops behind the eyes and can last for days, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong Marathon: children's new attitude is important in the long run

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by Ernest Kao

    ... a vicious cycle where they start to resent exercise, believing it to be only for people with fit bodies." Baptist University physical education professor Dr Lobo Louie Hung-tak said changing ... school students. With his newfound confidence and fitness, Lee is ready to step up to Sunday's challenge and hopes to finish within an hour and a half. But whether he makes the time or not, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Worn to run: Get in gear for running Hong Kong's trails

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 12:04pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... for something that drains and breathes well," says Ritcey. Trail running shoes should fit a half size bigger than your typical shoes, says LaHaie, because going downhill tends to smash your toes. ... Increasingly, brands are offering hydration vests in sizes so the bag fits snugly on the body. But Ritcey says some people don't like the close fit of a vest and prefer to have a traditional ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Poetry used to rekindle memories in patients with dementia

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 02:43am by AFP

    ... it brightens their day up", said Elaine Gibbs, who runs the Hylands House retirement home in Stratford-upon-Avon, which was fittingly, the home of William Shakespeare. Miriam Cowley, elegant ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    App that helps women chart menstrual cycles has 65 million downloads

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 04:06am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... internet alone can't solve problems- it only passes on information," Chai said. "I know from my experience of trying to lose weight. If an app tells me I will be fit if I run three ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Spinning ballerinas help in search for new treatment for dizziness

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of similar age and fitness levels. The women were asked to turn a lever on a small wheel attached to their chair in rhythm with the spinning sensation they experienced after the chair was brought ...




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