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notes from the dorm

One of the reasons why I feel a sense of belonging to university is the similarity in age of the majority of the student population.

Tuesday, 18 January, 2011, 12:00am

Fat China: How Expanding Waistlines Will Change a Nation

Jan 12, 6.30pm, Hong Kong Club

6 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Fight against obesity

We need to do more to fight obesity. Latest government figures show a large drop in rates among women, but a significant increase among men and a positively dramatic one among children. A number of education and treatment programmes are under way; we are only too aware that we will suffer life-threatening diseases unless we eat better and get more exercise.

28 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Chinese food culture needs to be changed, health officials say

The Chinese food culture, which tends towards the greasy side, has to be changed before it brings more health hazards to the public, health officials say.

However, Assistant Director of Health Dr Regina Ching Cheuk-tuen said it was difficult changing people's eating habits overnight.

27 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Tackle childhood obesity

Child obesity is becoming a serious problem in Hong Kong and we need to tackle it before it's too late. Firstly, schools should educate students about the importance of a healthy diet. They could invite experts to give talks on the dangers of being overweight.

27 Jan 2010 - 12:00am


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.

For example, youngsters who copy their favourite idol tend to 'hide' their personality. Everybody is unique. Be yourself, and people will appreciate it.

29 Oct 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