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  1. Lifestyle - Health - GREAT STRIDES

    Great Strides: 'My favourite place to run in the world is... "

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Ham Tin and Sai Wan beaches in Sai Kung- these are some of Health Post 's readers favourite running spots. Thank you to everyone who shared their answers and photos for the Great Strides contest last week, in which we asked: "Where in the world is your favourite place to run and why?" It was a tough decision to pick just one winner, but we were mesmerised by 39-year-old ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Heavily cushioned, thick-soled running shoes are the latest trend

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:01am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline life@scmp.com The craze for minimalist running shoes has run its race and now those with heavily padded soles are all the rage. But are they any better for you, asks Rachel Jacqueline Cushy numbers There was a time not so long ago when less was more in the running shoe world. Shoes were stripped down to bare bones, touting thin rubber and feather-light ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - DIVERSITY

    Contemporary art shows running alongside Art Basel

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:21am by John Cremer

    ... activities and displays running in parallel which help spur interest in new artists and innovative styles, while also focusing attention on well-respected if lesser-known works. A good example ... in its third year, the fair will run from tomorrow through Monday at the Excelsior Hotel and, this time around, includes a special exhibition of works by emerging Japanese artists and showcases ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Electric Run- part race, part street party- is coming to the city

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 06:38pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Part race, part street party,the Electric Run is one of a new wave of social sporting events that push the envelope on fun, writes Jeanette Wang Get up and glow   You've probably heard of Hash House Harriers and their slogan, "A drinking club with a running problem." Recently, they have been joined in the world of simultaneous ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Swimmers run the risk of infection even if pools are well maintained

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 11:08am by Richard Lord

    ... Richard Lord life@scmp.com Local swimming pools are well maintained, but swimmers still run the risk of infection, says Richard Lord In the soup As the weather heats up, inevitably more of us will fancy taking a dip in a pool, whether it be one of Hong Kong's many public swimming facilities or a posh pool in a private housing development. Unfortunately, in doing so, we ...

  6. Lifestyle

    Beijing's Dashilar neighbourhood gets a sensitive makeover

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... structure that was at various times a government-run printing house and a public bath, Soloist Coffee opened last September as part of a new wave of design-led businesses that have begun ... were going to do this, they thought I was crazy. Some of them laughed at it," says Chen. Beijing Design Week is run by a "really conservative government department", says Gaddes, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - TRAIL RUNNING

    Peak condition

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... into the foothills of the Himalayas, Nepal is a magnet for trekkers and a launch pad to scale the world's highest mountains. But as the ultra-running fad gains momentum, Nepal has become a proving ground for thrill seekers drawn to its striking scenery, extensive trail network and diverse terrain. Strong competition from local running talent is an extra drawcard for the destination. ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Young gun's path to becoming a web coding pro begins with play time

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by CHRIS LAU

    ... By running tests on his father's smart, he learned the coding language called C, for example. "I have never taken any coding classes … basically, every time I learn something it is because ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - FIT & FAB

    Fit & Fab: Paget Dare Bryan achieved weight loss in increments

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:53pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... years on, he's kept the weight off and is fitter than when he played hockey at university. Despite work demands, he swims, runs and does Pilates five times a week. "[Exercise] gives me ... exercise regime and started running, eventually signing up for 10km races. That was a springboard to do more, taking me down to around 76kg. Five years ago, I decided to get down to my ideal ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Coding skills crucial for Hong Kong students, say tech pioneers

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by CHRIS LAU

    ... code literacy. Ray Cheung Chak-chun, an assistant professor at the City University Apps Lab, has been running a series of workshops called "We Can Code", to teach secondary school students the ins and outs of creating mobile apps. At the same time, British entrepreneur David Greenwood started Code Club HK, a volunteer-run network to promote coding among children aged from ...




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