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  1. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... children were being surrounded by adverts for foods high in salt, sugar and saturated fat, even in schools and sports centres. The report expressed concern about the use by food marketers ...

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    With Olympics over, time to inspire a sporting life

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by WALTER CHEUNG

    ... Hongkongers to change their sedentary lifestyles Time to inspire a sporting life As the euphoria over the London Olympics fades, how can we sustain public enthusiasm for sports? How many couch potatoes are now determined to engage in regular physical exercise or participate in sports? According to a study commissioned by the Department of Health in 2010, sedentary lifestyles are common ...

  3. Sports help boost confidence, say transplant patients

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Organ transplant recipients find that sport helps them achieve their full potential while nurturing optimism- and they want more of it. They are calling for more events aimed specifically at transplant athletes. 'Playing sports helps strengthen my self-confidence,' said teenager Alvin Wong Chung-man, who had a liver transplant when he ...

  4. Careful if you pick hotpot for supper before a sports event

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wynnie Chan Ken asks: I heard someone say that eating hotpot the night before a sports competition would have negative effects on performance. Is that true? Wynnie says: The foods you fuel up on before a sports competition have a huge effect on your performance. Some people veer towards extremes and do not eat enough, eat too much or try something new. If you've never ...

  5. City bans tainted sports drinks

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff reporters Hong Kong has banned two imported sports drinks contaminated by cancer-causing chemical DEHP from Taiwan. DEHP levels found in Speed Sports Drink, Speed Sports Drink (Lemon ... in the two sports drinks were 11 to 43 ppm, and 40 ppm in the tablets. Taiwanese authorities have found more than 506 drink and food products- produced by 156 manufacturers- to have been contaminated ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    For some, running 100 miles around Mt Fuji is pure joy

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 07:19pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang The late Czech long-distance running great Emil Zatopek once said: "If you want to win something, run 100 metres, if you want to experience something run a marathon." I wonder what he would say about running four straight marathons ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    A case for good weather warnings

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 10:50pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com The Hong Kong Observatory sure has a lot of weather  warnings: for typhoons, rainstorms, thunderstorms, flooding, landslips, monsoons, frost, fire, cold weather, very hot weather, what have you. Most recently we had th ...

  8. City makes poor sport of imparting gift of health

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... this recent campaign comes into focus, quirky measuring tape and all. But there is one glaring omission from the government's arsenal to trim the city: sport. The Shanghai government does little ... and access to other sports facilities tends to be fairly limited. And it is invariably the older generations who make any effort at all. Urbane young Shanghaiers seem to baulk at the thought ...

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    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... As the sport continues to boom worldwide, it gets harder to get in each year. For this year’s race, there were 2,295 applicants. Blumberg was third time lucky. So, after having dreamt of attempting the Grand Slam for a while, it was game on for 2013. “There’s this mystic surrounding the Slam,” he says, “and it’s the pinnacle of the sport.” A good support crew and impeccable planning skills ...

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    Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 11:07am by Jeanette Wang

    ... – I know people who are number 900 on the waiting list for Trailwalker – it shows that there’s still so much demand for races, and so obviously there’s plenty of room for more. The sport has really ...




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