Physical Exercise

Trekker Jin Qiao leads walks across Asia

Jin Qiao, in his 50s, keeps a young state of mind. Photo: Simon Song

What is a walk worth to you? For some people, rushing to or from work down crowded pavements, a walk is just a means of getting from point A to B.

Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 4:36am

With Olympics over, time to inspire a sporting life

We need to do more to popularise regular exercise to enhance community well-being. Photo: AP

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?

2 Sep 2012 - 6:05am

Power of Pilates in your hand

Learn Pilates HK$15 Rating 10/10

Cool, splashy dragon boat season has finished and running in this heat is quite repulsive, so Pilates offers a cool summer option.

The app aims to help you lose weight and tone muscles without any machines, mix up your workout routine with something new and fun, and master Pilates in 30 days.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

An exercise in aesthetics

Home exercise equipment has always looked out of place in the home with visual aesthetics coming second behind the durability needed for professional fitness centres. However, the designers at LUNAR are changing that idea.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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The many pros of regular exercise

Nowadays many Hong Kong teenagers bury themselves in their studies or sit in front of their computers all day long. They do little exercise or play sports. Yet sufficient exercise is very important and brings many benefits.

11 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Health bites

Better late than never

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

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Give the gift of life with blood donation

While needing a blood transfusion is not a matter of choice, becoming a blood donor is.

Many people donate blood regularly to help others and this is a crucial service to those struggling with illness.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

You are never too old to begin a healthy lifestyle

Cecilia Lam Shiu-ling believes it is not enough just to hand out remedies to the elderly when they become sick.

The Rehabaid Centre chief executive is convinced preventing illness in the elderly by promoting healthy living is more important.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Be active - and stay healthy and happy

I love playing sports, such as badminton, football and basketball. I find it very useful.

We face lots of pressure in our daily lives. To release that pressure, some of you may prefer to play computer games. As for me, I believe in the wonderful benefits of playing sports.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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.

That's according to results released last month of a clinical trial conducted by Swinburne University's Brain Sciences Institute involving employees from SAP AG Australia, an enterprise application software company.

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Put a fire in your belly

You want to shed some kilos, and you've spent a small fortune on gym memberships and diet products. But you're still stuck with belly fat and your fitness levels aren't improving.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Warning as study shows one in five are obese

Nearly one in five Hongkongers are obese, thanks to a unhealthy lifestyle of heavy snacking, too little sleep and no exercise.

A study by the Hong Kong Baptist University shows the 25-39 age group is most at risk from weight-related problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, with more than 60 per cent of them exercising less than once a week.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Health Bites

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28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

The Feel Good Factor

The Feel Good Factor by Patrick Holford Piatkus HK$221

Anything that banishes the blues without drugs is worth a try. According to Patrick Holford, most people diagnosed with depression have only mild symptoms and antidepressants are no better for them than placebos.

6 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Glamour Gurus

Mix and match

How can I accessorise outfits with a scarf? It seems awfully dull to just always wear it around my neck but I just love the print.

Scarfed

Eve Roth Lindsay says:

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

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