Living life your own, unique way

Many teenagers like to follow trends. I don't think this is how we should do things. If we follow trends, we will not bring out our special talents.

Thursday, 29 October, 2009, 12:00am

Soda siphon

My battle against the bulge has been long and hard-fought. I have tried all manner of tricks to lose weight, but remain borderline obese. A sedentary job has been tackled with regular exercise; poor eating habits with fresher food - to little avail.

18 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Fat chance for overweight workers in HK

When an overweight insurance agent, who did not want to be named, kept hitting brick walls in her career, she became convinced that her appearance was the cause of her failure.

She opted for reconstructive surgery to shed the extra pounds. Soon after, she noticed she was finally getting somewhere with her job interviews and also achieving better sales.

12 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

One of the major diseases to emerge this century has to be obesity, and this problem isn't exclusively human - pets are often horribly obese. As we age it is easier to get fat. I have found that since my 30th birthday, my relatively stable weight of the past two decades isn't so stable anymore.

11 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


Learning a lesson the hard way

Imagine being told off by someone in public. It can be a painful experience but it is also beneficial.

We usually get very angry when we are scolded. But, if we think about it, we may realise that it is for our own benefit.

10 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Choice is yours, say experts

As people's waistlines expand, there's a debate as to who is responsible for their health and well-being

While millions around the world face starvation, some people have too much food.

According to the World Health Organisation, 2.3 billion people - about a third of the global population - will be overweight by 2015.

3 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Should PE lessons be mandatory at secondary school?

Benson Chan, 17, Wah Yan College, Hong Kong

Those who oppose mandatory PE lessons may argue that individuals should not be forced into something they don't want to do. But if students don't do compulsory exercise at school, it is unlikely they will be able to stay fit in their own time.

23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am


How can we tackle childhood obesity?

Tackling childhood obesity in the city requires a multifaceted approach.

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am


Should the schools targeted for closure be saved?

The proposal to close some schools represents a denial by officials of the dedication shown by teachers of band-three schools.

Although band-three schools may not nurture high-fliers, they can still make an important contribution to society by turning a number of rebellious kids into law-abiding and polite adults.

18 Sep 2008 - 12:00am


What can be done to increase organ donations?

The rate of Hong Kong's organ donation has long lagged behind other places because of a lack of recognition of its importance and a lack of education.

13 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Medi watch

Brain drain

8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Medi watch

The fat of the matter

14 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Lifestyles of the rich and shameless

Japanese can be humorous and deadly serious at the same time. The latest drive by Japanese lawmakers to fine - on a per head basis - companies whose workers' waistlines exceed the 'legal' limits have provided many amusing stories for news media around the world.

3 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Banding better than balloons for long-term weight loss: survey

Gastric balloon treatment is an ineffective way of slimming because a majority of those who underwent the procedure regained their original weight in two years, a Chinese University survey found.

However, the survey found that gastric banding was more successful for long-term weight loss and it could also help control diabetes.

14 May 2008 - 12:00am

Suntanned beach-boy image is under threat


Ask the average Sydneysider to name an image that best captures the city's healthy, outdoorsy lifestyle and they'll probably nominate Sunbaker - a classic photograph by Max Dupain.

14 Feb 2008 - 12:00am