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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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 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 ...

  6. The toothy truth about sports drinks

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan Malinee asks: Is it true that sports drinks are bad for your teeth? Wynnie says: Sports and energy drinks can help you to rehydrate after a workout, but they can have ... fizzy soft drinks were the only culprits capable of causing dental erosion, but scientists have now found enamel damage by non-cola and sports drinks is between three and 11 times greater than ...

  7. Sports, energy drinks fail acid test

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan Sports and energy drinks may help to rehydrate you after a workout but sipping on these all day can damage your teeth. That's because acids in sports drinks eat away at the tooth's hard enamel coating into the dentine (bone-like structure underneath), causing the teeth to soften. If this is left untreated, it can lead to severe tooth decay. Sports and energy drinks ...

  8. Rethink on sport and recreation required

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sport and leisure activities are essential for the well-being of a community. They are certainly necessary in Hong Kong, where pressure-cooker lifestyles can harm the health of our bodies ... Perhaps the government has miscalculated demand for popular sports like badminton, basketball and tennis. Whatever the reason, the problem has been made plain by the emergence of private ...

  9. HK transplant patients tackle sporting events in world games

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in this sports competition.' The oldest Hong Kong athlete, Leung Hoi-ming, 68, is just as energised. Mr Leung, who had a kidney transplant in 1995, will compete in the table tennis and 10-pin ... so I got a kidney in Foshan in 1995.' After he recovered, he said, he spent more time exercising, and with his family's support, he signed up for the sports competition in Bangkok, ...

  10. 39 poisoned by raw prawns at sports day

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Thirty-nine people who attended a sports day at Aberdeen's Singapore International School on Saturday have been struck with food poisoning. The outbreak- which involved parents, staff and one student- prompted the Department of Health to issue a warning against food-borne infections in the hot weather. None of those affected required hospital treatment and all ...




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