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  1. Lifestyle - Health - FROM THE EXPERTS

    From the experts: how to exercise safely

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 10:18am by DR RAY NG

    ... If Roger wants to resume physical activity after a sustained sedentary lifestyle, he should seek medical advice first. Due to the high-intensity aspect of HIIT, people who are not used to exercise ... Dr Ray Ng life@scmp.com When to proceed with caution with your workout Enthusiasm for exercising is a good thing, and should be encouraged. But there are some things to consider before ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Middle-age spread can be beaten through exercise and diet

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 10:29am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead life@scmp.com It's harder to stay lean as you age, but middle-age spread can be moderated with exercise and a healthy diet, writes Kate Whitehead Growing sideways ... to this a more sedentary and often more stressful lifestyle and it all adds up to a gut. Do cardio and weight-bearing exercises, as both are good for you Dr Nichola Salmond That's the last place you ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    British study finds that regular exercise boosts learning for children

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 05:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Regular exercise 'boosts learning for children' Regular exercise boosts teenagers' school grades- and particularly helps girls in science, a British study finds. The more physically active they were, the better children performed in school, according to findings published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Physical activity ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Exercising during pregnancy offers health benefits for mother and baby

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 02:19pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... women were advised to take it easy and rest during pregnancy. But in recent years, there's been increasing scientific evidence on the benefits of physical exercise. "Physically active ... of moderate-intensity physical activity a week, and encourage physicians to counsel women to exercise regularly during pregnancy. "A majority of women do not meet the recommended levels of physical ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - THE PEAK CONDITION PROJECT

    Fitness: The Peak Condition Project

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... 200 fewer calories than their daily output. The training regimen is also simple: for six days a week, 1,000 jump rope exercises each day for cardio and a strength training combination ... are not valid excuses. Every 25 days, participants are allowed to enjoy any food or beverage of their choice, provided they celebrate it and learn how it makes them feel physically. "The word ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: Long lasting benefits of physical activity during youth

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:05am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Long lasting benefits of physical activity during youth Young adults who run or participate in other cardio fitness activities may preserve ... lower BMI than those who had most of their light exposure later in the day. This was independent of an individual’s physical activity level, caloric intake, sleep timing, age or season. ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HITS & MYTHS

    Hits and myths: exercise may not help you lose those fast-food calories

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 10:06am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... overestimate the energy expenditures from exercise might take in more energy from foods, thereby failing to get their weight down. Another reason why some physically active people who eat junk food ... Sasha Gonzales life@scmp.com If you eat junk food but exercise often, can you still gain weight? The straight answer: Yes The facts: Energy balance is the difference in energy intake ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - FITNESS

    The Annual Evolution Yoga Conference covers the philosophical and physical elements of yoga

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... on Thursday, aims to educate and demonstrate the physical and philosophical practices of yoga in five languages across hundreds of sessions. Free community classes, exhibitions and stalls ... wellness, and communication, at this year's conference. "I started yoga because I was physically exhausted. For one whole year, I took two-hour naps every day, making up for 13 years ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Lower back pain: exercise circuit

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:49am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Lower back pain: exercise circuit Do these exercises in the order shown. The first four exercises warm up the body; in particular, the lower back, hip flexors, hamstrings and glutes, which can get tight if you have been sitting all day. The exercises that follow then work on strengthening the lower back and core muscles. 1. Cat-camel Get on your ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Lower back pain causes more disability than any other condition

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:49am by Jeanette Wang

    ... obesity, inactivity, poor posture, sitting for extended periods at work stations, the wrong random movement, or muscle strain resulting from strenuous physical activity. These tend to be the common ... bout of non-specific lower back pain, whereby careful observation along with over-the-counter pain medication and targeted physical activity may be all that's needed to resolve the issue, ...




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