Nan-Hie In

Nan-Hie In

Nan-Hie In is a freelance journalist based in Hong Kong covering tech, health and lifestyle topics in Asia for various local and international media outlets. Her work has appeared in the South China Morning Post, Forbes, China Daily, CNN, Radio Television Hong Kong, Asia Gambling Brief and more. She was a correspondent governor of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club from 2013 to 2017.

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How practising mindfulness at work reduces your stress and increases your focus

Mindfulness – being consciously aware of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour when you are working – can improve your well-being and make you more productive.

Mindfulness – being consciously aware of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour when you are working – can improve your well-being and make you more productive.

1 Jul 2021 - 6:57AM
Colon cancer scare the spark for ex-banker’s health care venture capital fund

Banker Simone Song put her job before her health, until an overdue colonoscopy found a lump. It wasn’t a tumour, but it spurred her to set up a venture capital fund that invests in innovative cancer treatments.

Banker Simone Song put her job before her health, until an overdue colonoscopy found a lump. It wasn’t a tumour, but it spurred her to set up a venture capital fund that invests in innovative cancer treatments.

24 May 2021 - 1:54PM
Skin cancer survivor on the power of meditation and sunscreen – use it every day even when it’s raining, dermatologist says

Adele Hughes was a tanning enthusiast for years, but now she avoids exposing her fair skin, and wears sunscreen every day, whatever the weather. ‘People don’t understand how dangerous the sun is,’ she says.

Adele Hughes was a tanning enthusiast for years, but now she avoids exposing her fair skin, and wears sunscreen every day, whatever the weather. ‘People don’t understand how dangerous the sun is,’ she says.

26 Apr 2021 - 11:00AM
Fat to fit at 40: milestone motivates dad to shed 27kg with support of family, friends and associates

Keon Lee was determined to lose weight before he hit 40, but had never managed to sustain healthy habits. This time, he turned to friends and associates for advice and support, and to his active daughter for inspiration, and changed his lifestyle.

Keon Lee was determined to lose weight before he hit 40, but had never managed to sustain healthy habits. This time, he turned to friends and associates for advice and support, and to his active daughter for inspiration, and changed his lifestyle.

21 Mar 2021 - 12:46PM
Double happiness: a heavy smoker and drinker gives up both habits, thanks in part to coronavirus shutting bars

English teacher John Lee would drink so much he blacked out, and smoked a pack of cigarettes a day. After the mother of all hangovers he decided he had had enough, and quit tobacco and alcohol.

English teacher John Lee would drink so much he blacked out, and smoked a pack of cigarettes a day. After the mother of all hangovers he decided he had had enough, and quit tobacco and alcohol.

6 Mar 2021 - 1:22PM
A lung cancer survivor – who breathed second-hand smoke at home – urges smokers to quit to save their families and themselves

Lung cancer survivor Mei Lai had never smoked, although her husband of 28 years is a smoker. She urges smokers to quit for their family’s sake, and is training as a volunteer with the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, which helped her come to terms with cancer.

Lung cancer survivor Mei Lai had never smoked, although her husband of 28 years is a smoker. She urges smokers to quit for their family’s sake, and is training as a volunteer with the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, which helped her come to terms with cancer.

5 Mar 2021 - 11:24AM
Movember 2020: how prostate cancer survivor’s early diagnosis improved his quality of life – six warning signs of the disease

A prostate cancer survivor says men need to be aware of the warning signs of the disease, and Movember, the annual campaign to raise awareness of men’s health issues, provides the perfect opportunity to do so.

A prostate cancer survivor says men need to be aware of the warning signs of the disease, and Movember, the annual campaign to raise awareness of men’s health issues, provides the perfect opportunity to do so.

8 Nov 2020 - 5:15PM
Coping with miscarriage: how one woman dealt with three losses and why she shares her experiences with others

After Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s social media posts on the model’s miscarriage, Julie Sajnani-Nandwani says she felt less alone in dealing with a loss that one in 10 pregnant women face.

After Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s social media posts on the model’s miscarriage, Julie Sajnani-Nandwani says she felt less alone in dealing with a loss that one in 10 pregnant women face.

2 Nov 2020 - 8:10PM
Grow, learn, heal: how this filmmaker is living with cancer, and using every moment as a gift

Australian-born Joshua Wong is battling a rare form of cancer that has spread through his body, but he chooses to spend his time ‘living, not dying’. A new father, his first feature film debuted this weekend.

Australian-born Joshua Wong is battling a rare form of cancer that has spread through his body, but he chooses to spend his time ‘living, not dying’. A new father, his first feature film debuted this weekend.

19 Oct 2020 - 1:16PM
Breast cancer awareness month: a young survivor on the importance of healthy living and early detection

Cancer survivor Annie Lee, a 31-year-old investment banker, had no family history of breast cancer, and was shocked to learn her unhealthy, high-stress lifestyle was a risk factor. She stopped eating junk food and exercises now.

Cancer survivor Annie Lee, a 31-year-old investment banker, had no family history of breast cancer, and was shocked to learn her unhealthy, high-stress lifestyle was a risk factor. She stopped eating junk food and exercises now.

12 Oct 2020 - 10:31PM
Weight-loss surgery saw her go from 130kg to 76kg and beat Type 2 diabetes – she had 80 per cent of her stomach removed

Rahimah Asmawi underwent gastric sleeve surgery, a type of weight-loss surgery, in 2018 to remove 80 per cent of her stomach. Now she’s 54kg lighter, no longer diabetic and loves going to the gym. She wants to lose another 10kg.

Rahimah Asmawi underwent gastric sleeve surgery, a type of weight-loss surgery, in 2018 to remove 80 per cent of her stomach. Now she’s 54kg lighter, no longer diabetic and loves going to the gym. She wants to lose another 10kg.

9 Oct 2020 - 12:28PM
With Covid-19 insomnia now a thing, as a teacher attests, is a melatonin pill the answer to getting a good night’s sleep?

A big additional workload, no stress-relieving exercise with gyms shut, and three children of her own to help with remote learning – Hong Kong teacher Miranda Wong is sleeping a lot less amid the pandemic and her mood is affected.

A big additional workload, no stress-relieving exercise with gyms shut, and three children of her own to help with remote learning – Hong Kong teacher Miranda Wong is sleeping a lot less amid the pandemic and her mood is affected.

20 Sep 2020 - 7:23PM
Shinzo Abe, Chadwick Boseman’s bowel diseases: what you need to know to spot, treat and prevent chronic bowel conditions like IBD

With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s sudden resignation due to ulcerative colitis, and US actor Chadwick Boseman’s untimely death of colon cancer, we look at how to spot, treat and prevent chronic bowel conditions.

With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s sudden resignation due to ulcerative colitis, and US actor Chadwick Boseman’s untimely death of colon cancer, we look at how to spot, treat and prevent chronic bowel conditions.

13 Sep 2020 - 8:01PM
Prostate cancer survivor’s advice to all men: get a PSA test if you are 50 or over

Anders Nelsson, who acted with Bruce Lee and had a string of music chart hits in Hong Kong in the 1960s, received prostate cancer surgery five years ago. He says men need to talk more about illness.

Anders Nelsson, who acted with Bruce Lee and had a string of music chart hits in Hong Kong in the 1960s, received prostate cancer surgery five years ago. He says men need to talk more about illness.

6 Sep 2020 - 7:01PM
Switch off Instagram and WhatsApp – your detox from social media starts now

If you are spending hours on social media but finding no pleasure in it, try switching off from it entirely for a while – a digital detox during the Covid-19 pandemic might help you feel better.

If you are spending hours on social media but finding no pleasure in it, try switching off from it entirely for a while – a digital detox during the Covid-19 pandemic might help you feel better.

24 Aug 2020 - 5:47PM
Too much screen time has brought rise in eye infections and other sight problems during Covid-19 – how to avoid them

Children stuck indoors studying online because of the coronavirus – and their parents working from home – risk spending too much time looking at screens and developing eye infections.

Children stuck indoors studying online because of the coronavirus – and their parents working from home – risk spending too much time looking at screens and developing eye infections.

17 Aug 2020 - 8:32AM
Asia worst for cholesterol amid diet and lifestyle changes – what you can do to lower yours

High levels of cholesterol can cause heart disease, damage arteries, and leave you at risk of stroke and heart attack. A cardiologist and an academic with high cholesterol explain how to lower your cholesterol levels.

High levels of cholesterol can cause heart disease, damage arteries, and leave you at risk of stroke and heart attack. A cardiologist and an academic with high cholesterol explain how to lower your cholesterol levels.

19 Jul 2020 - 9:24PM
How a breast cancer survivor boosted her immune system by healing her mind with yoga, meditation and walks in nature

Surviving breast cancer taught Isabel Galiano to take the mind-body connection seriously. She adopted several practices to alleviate stress and negative emotions and get more sleep – all of which boost her immune system.

Surviving breast cancer taught Isabel Galiano to take the mind-body connection seriously. She adopted several practices to alleviate stress and negative emotions and get more sleep – all of which boost her immune system.

6 Jul 2020 - 6:05AM
Ageing well: why staying active is the key to longer life – you’re never too old to start exercising

At 75 years old, Hongkonger Dave Lau’s exercise regime includes swimming, yoga, tai chi, Pilates and even scuba diving.

At 75 years old, Hongkonger Dave Lau’s exercise regime includes swimming, yoga, tai chi, Pilates and even scuba diving.

21 Jun 2020 - 5:19PM
Lesley Chiang overcame depression and became a mental health awareness advocate – Hong Kong singer-actress on how a song saved her life

Hong Kong actress and singer-songwriter Lesley Chiang fought depression through counselling, exercise and by giving her illness a name – Borat. ‘He lies, he’s a douchebag and it’s terrible,’ she tells friends.

Hong Kong actress and singer-songwriter Lesley Chiang fought depression through counselling, exercise and by giving her illness a name – Borat. ‘He lies, he’s a douchebag and it’s terrible,’ she tells friends.

17 May 2020 - 4:47PM
Ovarian cancer diagnosis forced endometriosis sufferer to change her life – less work, better diet, more exercise

Young professional Po Lee worked too much and wasn’t eating well. When she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it was time to shake up her life.

Young professional Po Lee worked too much and wasn’t eating well. When she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it was time to shake up her life.

21 May 2020 - 10:06PM
Ask Demi Moore: book clubs offer emotional support, stress management for people in lockdown from Hollywood to Asia

Book lovers meeting online to discuss authors, book themes, and current affairs offer each other emotional support, lower stress, and help members connect with others. They take members’ minds off coronavirus lockdown.

Book lovers meeting online to discuss authors, book themes, and current affairs offer each other emotional support, lower stress, and help members connect with others. They take members’ minds off coronavirus lockdown.

4 May 2020 - 6:08PM
Stress cooking while working from home, a Hong Kong professional gets in the flow, even screaming kids can’t distract her

A Hong Kong professional who started cooking to ease the stress of juggling work at home and helping with schoolwork is inspired by watching Korean dramas like Itaewon Class. Her husband perfects kimchi fried rice. Their kids love it.

A Hong Kong professional who started cooking to ease the stress of juggling work at home and helping with schoolwork is inspired by watching Korean dramas like Itaewon Class. Her husband perfects kimchi fried rice. Their kids love it.

24 Apr 2020 - 7:45PM
5 things you didn’t know about K-pop’s Jennie of Blackpink – from her bond with Rihanna to her MasterChef nickname

The clean cut, New Zealand-raised girl band star is keeping herself busy and healthy away from the spotlight

The clean cut, New Zealand-raised girl band star is keeping herself busy and healthy away from the spotlight

21 Apr 2020 - 11:58AM
Have faith, don’t panic: lessons on surviving quarantine in the coronavirus era from two who endured 14-day isolation

A tech professional quarantined in a Beijing hotel watched a lot of TV and planned the things he would do when the 14 days were over; a fashion influencer confined to home in Hong Kong posted to Instagram advice on how to cope.

A tech professional quarantined in a Beijing hotel watched a lot of TV and planned the things he would do when the 14 days were over; a fashion influencer confined to home in Hong Kong posted to Instagram advice on how to cope.

18 Apr 2020 - 8:57PM
Stop panic buying: healthy food to last you through a crisis and keep your immune system strong

Instant noodles, tinned luncheon meat and frozen dumplings may have a long shelf life but won’t keep you healthy during the coronavirus outbreak. Experts share their tips on healthy food to stock up with.

Instant noodles, tinned luncheon meat and frozen dumplings may have a long shelf life but won’t keep you healthy during the coronavirus outbreak. Experts share their tips on healthy food to stock up with.

8 Apr 2020 - 5:57PM
Coronavirus: how online fitness training can help you stay healthy and lose weight during home quarantine

To beat the coronavirus home quarantine, gyms are using apps and conferencing platforms such as Zoom to offer real-time group or individual workouts for their members, to keep them fit and healthy.

To beat the coronavirus home quarantine, gyms are using apps and conferencing platforms such as Zoom to offer real-time group or individual workouts for their members, to keep them fit and healthy.

28 Mar 2020 - 8:35PM
‘Don’t hide fear’: how cancer survivor managed negative emotions and diet to beat illness – twice

Hongkonger Denise Tam, 36, has twice battled back courageously from lymphoma. She tells of overcoming her fears about cancer and how a change in her mindset helped boost her immune system.

Hongkonger Denise Tam, 36, has twice battled back courageously from lymphoma. She tells of overcoming her fears about cancer and how a change in her mindset helped boost her immune system.

22 Mar 2021 - 12:51PM
How to beat binge eating: yoga, plant-based diet helped depressed junk food obsessive become a beacon of health

Sarah Mersel struggled with binge eating for 10 years and lived mainly on junk food until yoga and switching to a wholesome plant-based diet transformed her life.

Sarah Mersel struggled with binge eating for 10 years and lived mainly on junk food until yoga and switching to a wholesome plant-based diet transformed her life.

19 Mar 2020 - 8:45PM
What gyms are doing to reassure users amid coronavirus pandemic, and why doctor advises exercising at home

Temperature checks, stepped-up cleaning, compulsory hand washing, using hand sanitiser – gyms in Hong Kong have stepped up hygiene measures and say members are returning to work out. Still, a doctor urges caution.

Temperature checks, stepped-up cleaning, compulsory hand washing, using hand sanitiser – gyms in Hong Kong have stepped up hygiene measures and say members are returning to work out. Still, a doctor urges caution.

14 Mar 2020 - 6:26PM