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  1. Physical activity for mental health

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Leighton Tsai

    ... Leighton Tsai Physical activity for mental health Reduce depression and anxiety. Use aerobic exercises such as running, swimming, biking, hiking and rowing. Meditate and practise yoga. Exercise regularly for at least 10 weeks. Best benefits to those who are less fit initially, those high in anxiety initially, those who are more depressed. ...

  2. Electronic exercise belts fail to fight the flab

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... exercise regime of sit-ups- electronic exercise belts don't work, says the Consumer Council. But there is little authorities can do about the advertised benefits of the belts, ... and give the [same] effects from exercising,' said Matthew Ng, chairman of the publicity and community relations committee at the Consumer Council. The council studied advertising for seven ...

  3. Many university students don't get enough exercise

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There's no doubt that exercise is good for your health. However, many Hong Kong university students don't get any exercise because physical education isn't offered as part ... be a condition for graduation. NG KA-HEI Po Leung Kuk Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College Thanks for your letter Ka-hei. I agree that physical exercise is key to good health. If you exercise ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Employees who exercise are more productive, study finds

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com A physically fit workforce can raise annual productivity by A$2,500 (HK$19,800) for every employee. That's according to results released last ... research showed that there is a very clear link between physical fitness and brain function,' says Professor Paul Taylor, founder of the Body-Brain Performance Institute in Australia, ...

  6. Getting addicted

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

    ... Leighton Tsai Hong Kong-based sports psychologist Dr Michelle Blaydon says 'exercise addiction is defined as the inability of an individual to spend any length of time without exercise, often to the detriment of their own physical health and normal social and occupational functioning'. Following her research into exercise addiction (her findings have been published ...

  7. Review system to shake up doctor training

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... be anonymous during the exercise and only the team leader would know an individual's assessment result. The leaders would also be assessed by their staff and the results would be made known ... Last December, he expanded the programme to the eye teams at the Hong Kong Eye Hospital and United Christian Hospital, with more than 80 people taking part. The exercise will become an annual ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Put a fire in your belly

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of metabolism, is physical activity. The more you do, the more calories you burn- even in hours following exercise. This year, researchers from the University of North Carolina and Appalachian State published results from their first study using a metabolic chamber- a US$1 million 2.4-metre by 3.3-metre space that volunteers stay in overnight. It found 10 men who exercised vigorously for 45 ...

  10. Step up the exercise to be happy

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The Hong Kong Medical Association is urging people to become healthier and happier by walking 8,000 steps or more a day. Its campaign is aimed at highlighting the importance of daily exercise to physical and mental health. 'Generally speaking, Hong Kong people... walk a mere 4,000 steps a day,' chairman Choi Kin said. At least 8,000 steps per day would burn ...




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