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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Physical exercise can help curb Parkinson's disease, says study

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Exercise can curb Parkinson's: study Regular physical exercise can help improve the health of patients suffering from the early stages ... Kong Parkinson's Disease Foundation found. Parkinson's disease patients often suffer from decreasing physical flexibility, decreasing hand functions, difficulty in walking ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Can exercise enhance the lives of those with prostate cancer?

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:46pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... are conducting a study on exercise as medicine among a group of local men with prostate cancer. The researchers are seeking to evaluate the physical and psychological benefits of traditional Chinese ... of physical activity. "[Men in the] predominantly Chinese culture of Hong Kong may engage more readily in traditional Chinese movement exercise such as tai chi," says principal investigator ...

  3. Time to get physical

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan Abby asks: What sort of exercise is best for people my age? Wynnie says: We all know that exercise is good for us. Being physically fit means you have the energy and strength ... To be physically fit, there are three areas we need to work on: cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and flexibility. Cardiovascular exercises help us do physical work for a long time without getting ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - TASTEMAKER

    Online literary review gets physical

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:13am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Peter Gordon is making his digital publication available in physical form. He explains the move to Kate Whitehead Against the flow Going against the trend in the publishing world, ... their meaning and context and writing the reviews all takes time, so why do they do it? "It's a community exercise. And I like to think I'm a good editor. Quite a few of the reviewers ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Exercises to help avoid sports injuries

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:15pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Every time you play sport or exercise the repeated wear and tear on your body adds up and may lead to injury. But it doesn't have to, fitness experts say. There is a lot you can do to stay ... contribute to injury can help you exercise and train for longer. Joint Dynamics in Central offers "pre-habilitation" testing facilities to help prevent injury. "By considering ...

  6. An exercise in aesthetics

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Home exercise equipment has always looked out of place in the home with visual aesthetics coming second behind the durability needed for professional fitness centres. However, the designers at LUNAR are changing that idea. The seemingly contrasting themes of fitness and stylish living come together through its Nova climbing wall (inset) and Vela exercise bike (above), both ...

  7. 12-week fitness clinic to help runners train for marathon

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... The clinic, on offer to 200 beginners and 40 intermediate runners, involves physiotherapists assessing their physical condition and helping them design a proper training regime. The marathon- one ... because training in cold weather was not as effective. Once the race was finished, competitors should step back from exercise for two weeks to recover. ...

  8. Military muscles in

    Posted Feb 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will be punished with 40 push-ups. As the exercise unfolds, the recruits drag their bodies back and forth filling their sandbags, while Brabon and his fellow instructors scream at them. 'Shut up ... starts (recruits are committed to attend every morning at 6am, without fail, or their teammates will be punished with more push-ups). Then stretch them to their physical limits for a gruelling 90 ...

  9. Push the envelope

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... with daily physical movements such as driving a car. 'It's not designed to replace other exercise,' Wayburne says, adding that many people still go to the gym, dance classes or yoga ... Suzanne Harrison If you have ever uttered the words, 'I hate the gym', or 'it's too hot' as an excuse not to exercise, maybe you haven't looked ...

  10. Should physical education be compulsory in schools?

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Cathy Chan

    ... Cathy Chan, Jessica Leung Cathy Chan, 16, CCC Kei Chi Secondary School Physical education has long been compulsory in many schools across the world. Educators say it helps children to develop the habit of exercising. But I think PE actually reduces students' interest in sport so it should not be compulsory. It is true that PE gives children a chance to try different types ...




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