Employees who exercise are more productive, study finds

A physically fit workforce can raise annual productivity by A$2,500 (HK$19,800) for every employee.

Tuesday, 4 October, 2011, 12:00am

Starting blocks ready for sports physiotherapists

When people think of sports in Hong Kong, the Marathon and the Rugby Sevens immediately spring to mind as two of the biggest annual events that attract top athletes from around the world.

20 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Damned lies or statistics? Use your brain

Mark Twain single-handedly helped discredit an entire mathematical discipline in the popular mind by saying: 'There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.' There is little doubt that data is frequently manipulated by politicians, lobbyists and commercial interests for their own ends; and the media often accepts their claims uncritically.

5 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Mental exercise

Children in many schools in Britain and the US start the day with exercises, but not the usual kind. They might, for example, practise balancing and co-ordination manoeuvres or the 'cross crawl' - moving with their left hands on their right knees. And if they roll their heads and yawn theatrically, it has nothing to do with being tired. Welcome to 'Brain Gym'.

15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Waking up to the perils of a pill that promises to kill sleep

'Sleep while you can,' the caption read. The announcement it referred to, the death of sleep, filled this journalist with fascination and disquiet.

6 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Let the brains collide

It is a right hemisphere versus left hemisphere thing. The Hong Kong Government is no different to the rest of humanity in this. Practical matters, like accountancy, diesel tax and pumping sewage straight into the harbour are dealt with in one hemisphere of the brain. Creative and intuitive matters like language, the arts and quality of life in the other.

27 Jun 1998 - 12:00am