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  1. When to exercise

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Laura Walsh

    ... it easier to form an exercise habit when it was done in the morning. Physically, working out at this time increases your heart rate and metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories. It also sharpens your mental abilities and gives a physical boost for hours afterwards. If exercising outdoors, the early hours offer a cooler environment and the air pollution is lower. And, ...

  2. Scepticism greets gym's claims over exercise-free weight loss

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... to eating disorders,' he said. 'If Physical can help people lose weight without them doing any exercise, they should get a patent and sell it to the rest of the world.' Kent Richards, managing director of Fitness First Hong Kong, believes Physical's new weight-loss treatment is simply sensational advertising. 'Using slimming machines without exercise is an unhealthy ...

  3. Couch potatoes rule the roost as TV muscles out exercise

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Most Hongkongers are not getting enough exercise because they prefer to watch television in their free time, a survey has found. The government study rated 58 per cent of the adult population as inactive, meaning they did not partake in any moderate or vigorous physical activities. One quarter did not get enough exercise, while only 17 per cent exercised ...

  4. Deconditioning

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Laura Walsh

    ... Laura Walsh One of the main principles of physical conditioning is the principle of adaptation. In order for your body to become faster, stronger and leaner, it must learn to adapt to ever ... concept. The main problem is to find the correct balance between stressing and resting the muscles. However, sometimes you don't have a choice and have to stop exercising because of illness, ...

  5. Exercise and the brain

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Laura Walsh

    ... Laura Walsh There's no shortage of information available about the benefits of exercise for the body- it improves cardiovascular fitness and circulation, builds lean muscle mass ... scientists have begun to study the hows and whys of ageing. What many researchers have discovered is the dramatic difference in the physical condition of brains between those who are physically fit ...

  6. Jimmy Wong, model

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Name three products you cannot live without. Toothpaste, tennis shoes and face cream How much do you spend on beauty products? About $1,000 a month. What exercise do you do? Gym, wakeboarding and Thai boxing Are you on a diet? No How much time do you need to get ready in the morning? About 20 minutes What's your beauty secret? Don't stress out. Drink lots of water. ...

  7. Fiterati

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the gym. Favourite exercise or regimen? Water skiing, tennis and jogging... all memories of the past. Diet- are you a healthy eater? In the past absolutely not- I've always eaten too much ... be tempted. Favourite sport: Skiing. Health tip: As you can tell I'm no expert, but I have learned that what ever exercise you hate or food you don't like is usually good for you so to stay ...


    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson WITH ALL THE FITNESS equipment made for personal use these days, setting up a home gym can be an effective way to exercise- and you don't need a lot of space or money. But it involves more than jumping on an exercise bike in front of the TV in the living room. This is the room designated for relaxation and it is easier to get motivated and remain focused in an area ...

  9. Diabetes and exercise

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Laura Walsh

    ... (the US Open and Wimbledon champion) have all proven this advice wrong. While most diabetic exercisers are not elite competitors, they still benefit from working out. Between 90 and 95 per cent ... Today, many experts agree that one of the most effective methods, along with diet and medication, is through physical activity. By increasing overall muscle mass and lowering fat, insulin gets ...

  10. Drinking and exercise

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Laura Walsh

    ... and the Rugby World Cup (backed by Heineken and Bundaberg) in Australia starting this month. Yet, while the taste may be appealing, alcohol in any form is detrimental to many aspects of physical ... alcohol for a while, especially right after exercise, will aid in the process. Reading this, you may think, 'but a few drinks won't hurt!' And the occasional glass of red wine has ...




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