Cathy Hilborn Feng

Hong Kong

Health & Wellness Editor, Contributor

As the Post's health and wellness editor, Cathy has a keen interest in research related to ageing well. She is a plant-powered endurance runner and trekker who recently graduated with an MA in Sports Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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International Day of Yoga Hong Kong – celebrate with a rooftop class or get your children to strike a pose

Yoga is a 5,000-year-old tradition that melds physical and mindful pursuits to promote inner harmony. Head to one of these events happening around the city as International Day of Yoga kicks off a week-long celebration

21 Jun 2018 - 11:21AM

Yoga is a 5,000-year-old tradition that melds physical and mindful pursuits to promote inner harmony. Head to one of these events happening around the city as International Day of Yoga kicks off a week-long celebration

International Day of Yoga Hong Kong – celebrate with a rooftop class or get your children to strike a pose
Hongkongers urged to become bone marrow donors and save lives in city where finding a match is tough – especially for Eurasians

When usual treatments for blood diseases fail, a bone-marrow transplant may be a person’s only hope. But the city’s growing number of Eurasians are under-represented on the city’s donor register – as one man is now finding

9 Jun 2018 - 6:46PM

When usual treatments for blood diseases fail, a bone-marrow transplant may be a person’s only hope. But the city’s growing number of Eurasians are under-represented on the city’s donor register – as one man is now finding

Hongkongers urged to become bone marrow donors and save lives in city where finding a match is tough – especially for Eurasians
How a smartwatch literally saved this man’s life and why he wants more people to wear one

An alert from his smartwatch prompted 76-year-old Hongkonger Gaston D’Aquino to go to hospital, even though he was feeling fine. It turned out his coronary arteries were almost completely blocked. Now he has a new lease on life and wants to share his story

12 May 2018 - 7:33PM

An alert from his smartwatch prompted 76-year-old Hongkonger Gaston D’Aquino to go to hospital, even though he was feeling fine. It turned out his coronary arteries were almost completely blocked. Now he has a new lease on life and wants to share his story

How a smartwatch literally saved this man’s life and why he wants more people to wear one
Trail runner’s 50th birthday treat: tackling 251km Sahara Desert race the Marathon des Sables

Three days into the ‘toughest foot race on earth’, Karin Holzschuher faces scorching heat and venomous snakes during the day and freezing temperatures at night as she celebrates a milestone birthday her way

12 Apr 2018 - 7:17PM

Three days into the ‘toughest foot race on earth’, Karin Holzschuher faces scorching heat and venomous snakes during the day and freezing temperatures at night as she celebrates a milestone birthday her way

Trail runner’s 50th birthday treat: tackling 251km Sahara Desert race the Marathon des Sables
Hong Kong cancer survivor’s tips for a happier, healthier life, why balance is key and five questions to answer before you can attain it

Feisal Alibhai didn’t smoke, touch alcohol, tea or coffee, rarely ate out and worked out every day. When, aged 35, he got 10 cancer tumours, the businessman sought to understand why. These are the lessons he learned

2 Jan 2018 - 5:40PM

Feisal Alibhai didn’t smoke, touch alcohol, tea or coffee, rarely ate out and worked out every day. When, aged 35, he got 10 cancer tumours, the businessman sought to understand why. These are the lessons he learned

Hong Kong cancer survivor’s tips for a happier, healthier life, why balance is key and five questions to answer before you can attain it
A 99-year-old yoga teacher’s amazing life and youthful spirit, and the people she’s known, from Gandhi to Marlene Dietrich

Tao Porchon-Lynch defied her aunt to begin learning yoga aged eight, and was taught by masters such as B.K.S. Iyengar. At 87 she took up ballroom dancing, living up to her advice that ‘within you is the possibility for you to do anything’

13 Apr 2018 - 5:57PM

Tao Porchon-Lynch defied her aunt to begin learning yoga aged eight, and was taught by masters such as B.K.S. Iyengar. At 87 she took up ballroom dancing, living up to her advice that ‘within you is the possibility for you to do anything’

A 99-year-old yoga teacher’s amazing life and youthful spirit, and the people she’s known, from Gandhi to Marlene Dietrich
An Appalachian Trail pioneer: first Hongkonger to hike full 3,500km on journey’s ups and downs and how he nearly quit

He almost lost all his gear before starting out, and encountered bears, rattlesnakes and dangerous ground, but Tony Or hung in there thanks to friendship, the kindness of strangers – and Swedish death metal

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

He almost lost all his gear before starting out, and encountered bears, rattlesnakes and dangerous ground, but Tony Or hung in there thanks to friendship, the kindness of strangers – and Swedish death metal

An Appalachian Trail pioneer: first Hongkonger to hike full 3,500km on journey’s ups and downs and how he nearly quit
How nada yoga can destress Hongkongers. We take a 30-minute trial session to find out

Martina Lee, a senior yoga instructor at Hong Kong’s Pure Yoga, teaches a form of yoga that uses singing bowls, the human voice and sound energy to release negative emotions, relieve stress and focus the mind

10 Apr 2018 - 12:21PM

Martina Lee, a senior yoga instructor at Hong Kong’s Pure Yoga, teaches a form of yoga that uses singing bowls, the human voice and sound energy to release negative emotions, relieve stress and focus the mind

How nada yoga can destress Hongkongers. We take a 30-minute trial session to find out
How meditation can make Hong Kong healthier and happier, from two of world’s happiest people

Dr Richard Davidson from America’s Centre for Healthy Minds and ‘world’s happiest man’ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche explain how meditation practitioners can benefit whether they are children in school or adults in the workplace

10 Apr 2018 - 12:22PM

Dr Richard Davidson from America’s Centre for Healthy Minds and ‘world’s happiest man’ Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche explain how meditation practitioners can benefit whether they are children in school or adults in the workplace

How meditation can make Hong Kong healthier and happier, from two of world’s happiest people
Sleep disorders less likely if you feel good about life, say scientists – but they don’t yet know which comes first

Sleep apnoea – which causes breathing interruptions – or restless leg syndrome, in which sufferers thrash their legs in bed, are much less prevalent in people who believe their lives have value, study of older Americans finds

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Sleep apnoea – which causes breathing interruptions – or restless leg syndrome, in which sufferers thrash their legs in bed, are much less prevalent in people who believe their lives have value, study of older Americans finds

Sleep disorders less likely if you feel good about life, say scientists – but they don’t yet know which comes first
How CrossFit helps a Hong Kong mum keep her family fit and fab

Tax expert and mum of three Tobey Hill gets up at 5am every weekday do to CrossFit before work, an activity that has helped her build strength, confidence – and an active family

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Tax expert and mum of three Tobey Hill gets up at 5am every weekday do to CrossFit before work, an activity that has helped her build strength, confidence – and an active family

How CrossFit helps a Hong Kong  mum keep her family fit and fab
World’s fastest Indian: how Hong Kong’s Mayank Vaid took to extreme triathlons

Wanting to get in shape, patent lawyer Mayank Vaid trained with his neighbour, world champion David Gething. He progressed to racing in Ironman, then Ultraman. His next challenge is the gruelling Enduroman

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Wanting to get in shape, patent lawyer Mayank Vaid trained with his neighbour, world champion David Gething. He progressed to racing in Ironman, then Ultraman. His next challenge is the gruelling Enduroman

World’s fastest Indian: how Hong Kong’s Mayank Vaid took to extreme triathlons