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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - COVER STORY

    Body of work: Nick Cheung on his physical and professional transformation

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by EDMUND LEE

    ... Edmund Lee Nick Cheung's conversion from comedy actor to dramatic lead is complete. But it is his physical transformation that has film buffs transfixed, writes Edmund Lee Body ... and its sequel (2006) - although it barely reflected the physical extremes the actor is willing to go to for his screen characters. Our conversation inevitably touched on Cheung's tortured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1296330/body-work-nick-cheung-his-physical-and-professional-transformation
  2. So why is being physically active so good for you?

    Posted Oct 15th 2006, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan Exercise helps reduce the risk of developing a variety of diseases in later life, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, back pain, osteoporosis and obesity. Research has shown that exercising helps to improve mood and relieve stress by releasing 'happy' hormones called endorphins. As if that wasn't incentive enough, a recent scientific ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/567777
  3. Need to develop exercise culture editorial

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How much exercise is enough? That is an important question in Hong Kong, where work and study eat into our time, and dense development leaves us with little recreational open space. According to the Community Sports Committee of the Sports Commission, the minimum is at least 30 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity at least three days a week. Just 1 1/2 hours out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691906/need-develop-exercise-culture-editorial
  4. Hongkongers are hot to trot

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law A $5,880 exercise machine that works up a sweat through gentle 'reciprocal pelvic movements' has become the favourite new toy for families. The description may make ... and effective.' The machine, which mimics the trot of a horse in its front, back and lateral movements, is being marketed as a 'real form of exercise'- distinguishing it from the passive form ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543096/hongkongers-are-hot-trot
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1422998/middle-age-spread-can-be-beaten-through-exercise-and-diet
  6. British coaches pass on skills

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Local youth soccer coaches and physical education teachers recently had a chance to hone their coaching skills with English Premier League trainers. In a six-day training camp at Chinese University last week, 44 coaches and teachers took part in workshops on team coaching, nutrition, sports programme development and leadership skills, as well as English communication. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689356/british-coaches-pass-skills
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1252621/annual-evolution-yoga-conference-covers-philosophical-and-physical
  8. Tips on lifting weights for stress relief

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

    ... Leighton Tsai Tips on lifting weights for stress relief Train intensively: Putting maximum effort and focus into your workout will generate higher release of endorphins. Train in the morning: By working out early in the morning, you will benefit from the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/471526/tips-lifting-weights-stress-relief
  9. Work it out

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... indoor exercise more appealing for the time challenged. Then there's the heat and pollution you have to deal with. So, which one should you go for? David Weyburne, director of Iso Fit Hong Kong- a Pilates and Gyrotronics studio- says the most important thing is being able to stick with whichever approach you choose. 'It's very subjective. Some people like to exercise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667128/work-it-out
  10. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980875/employees-who-exercise-are-more-productive-study-finds

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