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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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.

19 Jul 2020 - 9:24PM

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.

Asia worst for cholesterol amid diet and lifestyle changes – what you can do to lower yours
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.

6 Jul 2020 - 6:05AM

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.

How a breast cancer survivor boosted her immune system by healing her mind with yoga, meditation and walks in nature
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.

21 Jun 2020 - 5:19PM

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

Ageing well: why staying active is the key to longer life – you’re never too old to start exercising
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.

17 May 2020 - 4:47PM

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.

Lesley Chiang overcame depression and became a mental health awareness advocate – Hong Kong singer-actress on how a song saved her life
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.

21 May 2020 - 10:06PM

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.

Ovarian cancer diagnosis forced endometriosis sufferer to change her life – less work, better diet, more exercise
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.

4 May 2020 - 6:08PM

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.

Ask Demi Moore: book clubs offer emotional support, stress management for people in lockdown from Hollywood to Asia
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.

24 Apr 2020 - 7:45PM

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.

Stress cooking while working from home, a Hong Kong professional gets in the flow, even screaming kids can’t distract her
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

21 Apr 2020 - 11:58AM

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

5 things you didn’t know about K-pop’s Jennie of Blackpink – from her bond with Rihanna to her MasterChef nickname
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.

18 Apr 2020 - 8:57PM

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.

Have faith, don’t panic: lessons on surviving quarantine in the coronavirus era from two who endured 14-day isolation
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.

8 Apr 2020 - 5:57PM

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.

Stop panic buying: healthy food to last you through a crisis and keep your immune system strong
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.

28 Mar 2020 - 8:35PM

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.

Coronavirus: how online fitness training can help you stay healthy and lose weight during home quarantine
‘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.

21 May 2020 - 10:07PM

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.

‘Don’t hide fear’: how cancer survivor managed negative emotions and diet to beat illness – twice
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.

19 Mar 2020 - 8:45PM

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.

How to beat binge eating: yoga, plant-based diet helped depressed junk food obsessive become a beacon of health
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.

14 Mar 2020 - 6:26PM

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.

What gyms are doing to reassure users amid coronavirus pandemic, and why doctor advises exercising at home
Coronavirus: Hong Kong doctor shares his fears and ways of coping as he prepares for shifts on virus isolation ward

A Hong Kong hospital doctor shares his fears and concern as he prepares for a stint on a coronavirus isolation ward. Leading as normal a life as possible has kept him sane so far, but that hasn’t stopped him from updating his will.

11 Mar 2020 - 10:21AM

A Hong Kong hospital doctor shares his fears and concern as he prepares for a stint on a coronavirus isolation ward. Leading as normal a life as possible has kept him sane so far, but that hasn’t stopped him from updating his will.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong doctor shares his fears and ways of coping as he prepares for shifts on virus isolation ward
5 health apps to ease stress, calm anxiety, manage emotions and stay positive

Headspace, What’s Up, Dry Days, Catch It and Happify are smartphone health apps that can improve positivity and bring a greater peace of mind – especially useful for those spending more and more time at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

4 Mar 2020 - 9:38PM

Headspace, What’s Up, Dry Days, Catch It and Happify are smartphone health apps that can improve positivity and bring a greater peace of mind – especially useful for those spending more and more time at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

5 health apps to ease stress, calm anxiety, manage emotions and stay positive
From Crash landing on You’s Hyun Bin to BTS’ Kim Seok-jin and BigBang’s G-Dragon: how does military service impact K-pop and K-drama stars’ careers?

K-pop band BTS will lose Kim Seok-jin, when he enlists for national service this year, while members of other groups are returning to the entertainment industry

3 Mar 2020 - 5:00PM

K-pop band BTS will lose Kim Seok-jin, when he enlists for national service this year, while members of other groups are returning to the entertainment industry

From Crash landing on You’s Hyun Bin to BTS’ Kim Seok-jin and BigBang’s G-Dragon: how does military service impact K-pop and K-drama stars’ careers?
YouTube fitness guru Emi Wong on how an unhealthy party girl turned her life around

During the coronavirus, YouTube star Emi Wong has been showing her fans how to keep fit at home. She talks about how she wasn’t always so healthy and how she transformed her lifestyle to overcome illness.

26 Feb 2020 - 6:46PM

During the coronavirus, YouTube star Emi Wong has been showing her fans how to keep fit at home. She talks about how she wasn’t always so healthy and how she transformed her lifestyle to overcome illness.

YouTube fitness guru Emi Wong on how an unhealthy party girl turned her life around
Karate couple put Tokyo Olympic Games before wedding – and Valentine’s Day will have to wait too

Engaged Hong Kong martial artists Chris Cheng and Jennifer Tsang have put their wedding on hold as they bid to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. They tell how karate has helped them reach their fitness and relationship goals.

13 Feb 2020 - 10:17PM

Engaged Hong Kong martial artists Chris Cheng and Jennifer Tsang have put their wedding on hold as they bid to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. They tell how karate has helped them reach their fitness and relationship goals.

Karate couple put Tokyo Olympic Games before wedding – and Valentine’s Day will have to wait too
MMA fighter to change to a plant-based diet after watching Netflix film The Game Changers – will it make a difference?

Marc Guyon, a French MMA fighter based in Hong Kong, has gone meat-free with a view to becoming vegan in February. He hopes it will speed his recovery from injury, and says he already feels energised and less bloated.

28 Jan 2020 - 6:31PM

Marc Guyon, a French MMA fighter based in Hong Kong, has gone meat-free with a view to becoming vegan in February. He hopes it will speed his recovery from injury, and says he already feels energised and less bloated.

MMA fighter to change to a plant-based diet after watching Netflix film The Game Changers – will it make a difference?
K-pop fans did what? Stalking, trolling, kidnapping, upskirt filming – and fan mail written in menstrual blood

Stalking, cyberbullying, upskirt filming – some followers have taken what it means to be a fan too far, as these tragic real life stories prove

24 Jan 2020 - 12:00PM

Stalking, cyberbullying, upskirt filming – some followers have taken what it means to be a fan too far, as these tragic real life stories prove

K-pop fans did what? Stalking, trolling, kidnapping, upskirt filming – and fan mail written in menstrual blood
8 ways to avoid catching the flu, from wearing a face mask to getting enough sleep

As Hong Kong enters peak flu season and a mysterious pneumonia outbreak is taking place in Wuhan, China, here are eight ways to avoid catching the flu if you want to avoid vaccination shots and use more natural remedies.

17 Jan 2020 - 6:11PM

As Hong Kong enters peak flu season and a mysterious pneumonia outbreak is taking place in Wuhan, China, here are eight ways to avoid catching the flu if you want to avoid vaccination shots and use more natural remedies.

8 ways to avoid catching the flu, from wearing a face mask to getting enough sleep
Kids gym: the children working out in fitness centres to build strength, improve their movement and sports performance

Children lift easy weights and work on their movement, cores, glutes, hamstrings and backs in classes at Hong Kong gyms. For some, it’s about boosting confidence and making the school sports team.

12 Jan 2020 - 6:34PM

Children lift easy weights and work on their movement, cores, glutes, hamstrings and backs in classes at Hong Kong gyms. For some, it’s about boosting confidence and making the school sports team.

Kids gym: the children working out in fitness centres to build strength, improve their movement and sports performance
No alcohol, thanks: why the ‘sober curious’ are saying no to normal wine, beer and cocktails for months at a time

Are you taking part in Dry January? People around the world are taking part in the ‘sober curious movement’, where they stop drinking for months at a time – and sometimes go on to be fully teetotal.

14 Jan 2020 - 12:43PM

Are you taking part in Dry January? People around the world are taking part in the ‘sober curious movement’, where they stop drinking for months at a time – and sometimes go on to be fully teetotal.

No alcohol, thanks: why the ‘sober curious’ are saying no to normal wine, beer and cocktails for months at a time
Six experiences to gift in Hong Kong this Christmas: no need to shop, loved ones will enjoy these activities just as much

Research shows gifting experiences, not things, will help strengthen relationships with family and friends, as well as show that you care. Here are six ideas to try in Hong Kong, from martial arts classes to yoga to cookery lessons.

18 Dec 2019 - 4:30PM

Research shows gifting experiences, not things, will help strengthen relationships with family and friends, as well as show that you care. Here are six ideas to try in Hong Kong, from martial arts classes to yoga to cookery lessons.

Six experiences to gift in Hong Kong this Christmas: no need to shop, loved ones will enjoy these activities just as much
SHINee’s Jonghyun remembered: the legacy of a K-pop king and LGBTQ+ icon

Two years after his death, we pay tribute to the SHINee lead singer Kim Jong-hyun – a multi-hyphenate performer and outspoken voice for young people and minorities

18 Feb 2020 - 1:12PM

Two years after his death, we pay tribute to the SHINee lead singer Kim Jong-hyun – a multi-hyphenate performer and outspoken voice for young people and minorities

SHINee’s Jonghyun remembered: the legacy of a K-pop king and LGBTQ+ icon
Where to find the perfect plant-based festive food and meals in Hong Kong this Christmas

From packed hampers filled with a variety of Green Common’s meat-free products to a delicate tea set at The Cakery, vegans won’t be disappointed. Here is where to dine or find a food gift for the meat-free friends in your life.

12 Dec 2019 - 5:23PM

From packed hampers filled with a variety of Green Common’s meat-free products to a delicate tea set at The Cakery, vegans won’t be disappointed. Here is where to dine or find a food gift for the meat-free friends in your life.

Where to find the perfect plant-based festive food and meals in Hong Kong this Christmas
Why men should always take prostate cancer symptoms seriously – Movember reminder from a Hong Kong survivor of the disease

Prostate cancer survivor Joseph Lam praises Movember movement for prompting more people to talk about the disease. The 72-year-old chairs a peer support group for sufferers and survivors in Hong Kong.

10 Jun 2020 - 4:27PM

Prostate cancer survivor Joseph Lam praises Movember movement for prompting more people to talk about the disease. The 72-year-old chairs a peer support group for sufferers and survivors in Hong Kong.

Why men should always take prostate cancer symptoms seriously – Movember reminder from a Hong Kong survivor of the disease
Breathe, meditate, reflect: seven wellness events to help ease strain of Hong Kong protests

As social unrest continues to rock the city and its inhabitants become more despondent, here are a selection of activities that will help release tension. From laughing to chanting, there are plenty of ways to raise your spirits.

21 Nov 2019 - 6:30PM

As social unrest continues to rock the city and its inhabitants become more despondent, here are a selection of activities that will help release tension. From laughing to chanting, there are plenty of ways to raise your spirits.

Breathe, meditate, reflect: seven wellness events to help ease strain of Hong Kong protests
New HIV/Aids clinic offers help without stigma or judgement for Hongkongers

HIV and Aids still carry much stigma, mainly due to ignorance, especially about transmission and infection. Pulse Clinics are sexual health care venues for the LGBT community, helping patients without judging them.

14 Nov 2019 - 5:06PM

HIV and Aids still carry much stigma, mainly due to ignorance, especially about transmission and infection. Pulse Clinics are sexual health care venues for the LGBT community, helping patients without judging them.

New HIV/Aids clinic offers help without stigma or judgement for Hongkongers