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  1. Exercise, healthy food hold key

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Do you lead a healthy lifestyle? Do you exercise every day? Nowadays, people are so busy. For example, students have a lot of homework and join many extra-curricular activities. So ... pressure later in life. You should have a balanced diet and drink enough water instead of soft drinks. You should exercise and not spend too much time in front of the computer. This is the recipe ...

  2. Exercise for every body

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... exercises is also suggested for a balanced exercise programme. For maintaining weight loss Several studies have been conducted on the role of physical activity in preventing weight regain after ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Just how much do we need to do to stay in shape? And what type of exercise is best? According to the Central Health Education Unit of Hong Kong's ...

  3. Food for muscle repair

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... achieved when carbs are eaten as soon as possible after training. Research suggests that glycogen storage is at its fastest during the first two hours after exercising. Most sports scientists ... bloodstream and muscles. These include sports drinks, jellybeans, sweets, bananas and bread with honey or jam. Rehydrating It's easy to get dehydrated during exercise, so take small amounts ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Warning as study shows one in five are obese

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Nearly one in five Hongkongers are obese, thanks to a unhealthy lifestyle of heavy snacking, too little sleep and no exercise. A study by the Hong Kong Baptist University shows the 25-39 age group is most at risk from weight-related problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, with more than 60 per cent of them exercising less than once ...

  6. Exercise benefits

    Posted Jun 14th 2007, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... and 'good' cholesterol A 2007 review of 25 scientific studies looking at the relationship between exercise and levels of good cholesterol in the body found that individuals who are more physically ... three times a week. How many of us follow these recommendations? And why is it important for us to be active? The 2001 Hong Kong Youth Fitness Study which looked at the physical activity levels ...

  7. Key points for cancer prevention

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and fatty meats, avoid alcohol as far as possible, and drink lots of pure water. Get moving: exercise for 30 minutes or more at least five days of the week. Brisk walking, dancing, playing with children or active housework are appropriate forms of exercise. But don't overdo it and seek medical advice if you are starting from a zero fitness level. Maintain a normal body weight: ...

  8. How to recover

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Leighton Tsai

    ... for those who need energy for performance. Ways to accelerate or optimise recovery: Get eight hours of sleep consistently. Cool down (light exercise) for 10-20 minutes after training. Use active ...

  9. Fire in the belly

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... energy, he barely made it to the finish line before collapsing- dehydrated, hungry and far from winning a prize. Keeping body fuel topped up during exercise, whether it's a race or just ... of gels, bars, chews and fluids? Not always. If you're trying to meet the recommended 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, or running on the treadmill for only 60 minutes at a time, sports ...

  10. My bridal bootcamp

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... up with Pure Fitness to put Chalothorn through a six-week exercise programme, working out four times a week at the Admiralty branch under personal trainer Matthew Ha and boxing coach Jimmy Leung. The first session two Fridays ago was easy enough. As with all new clients at Pure Fitness, Chalothorn had to complete a questionnaire on his general health and exercise history ...




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