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Breathwork can improve your mental and physical health and your children’s – learn to breathe better to help manage stress, depression and anxiety

Breathwork can significantly improve your mental and physical health and that of your children. Experts explain ways to teach how to breathe more healthily.

Breathwork can significantly improve your mental and physical health and that of your children. Experts explain ways to teach how to breathe more healthily.

11 Dec 2021 - 5:15PM
Sunrise breathwork meditation and exercise on a Hong Kong hilltop combines fitness, mind and body detox, and a reset of your circadian clock

Since a breathwork coach began weekly sunrise sessions combining exercise and meditation on a hilltop on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island, word of their benefits has spread fast.

Since a breathwork coach began weekly sunrise sessions combining exercise and meditation on a hilltop on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island, word of their benefits has spread fast.

29 Dec 2021 - 12:39PM
Children’s fitness levels have declined, except for grip strength, research shows – and coronavirus pandemic has made the trend worse

For the past two decades, children’s fitness levels have been declining, research shows – a trend made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. Hong Kong children are particularly affected. Experts explain why.

For the past two decades, children’s fitness levels have been declining, research shows – a trend made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. Hong Kong children are particularly affected. Experts explain why.

1 Oct 2021 - 4:15AM
Handstands – their health and fitness benefits for you, from improved core strength to inner peace

A mix of yoga and fitness, handstands increase blood flow to the upper body, improving circulation, strength and concentration. Fitness coaches Steve Pilot and Victor Chau talk about their love of being upside down.

A mix of yoga and fitness, handstands increase blood flow to the upper body, improving circulation, strength and concentration. Fitness coaches Steve Pilot and Victor Chau talk about their love of being upside down.

13 Jun 2021 - 9:45PM
Poetry as meditation: how writing or reading it aloud can improve your mental health and well-being

Poetry is having a resurgence. Writing it or reading it aloud can improve your mental health and well-being. Poets and authors describe its therapeutic and meditative benefits.

Poetry is having a resurgence. Writing it or reading it aloud can improve your mental health and well-being. Poets and authors describe its therapeutic and meditative benefits.

25 Apr 2021 - 8:18PM
Sleep better and reduce stress with breathing exercises – they will supercharge your life, and your gym workouts, experts say

Breathwork experts want more people to breathe properly. Incorporating breathing exercises into daily life may help us find relief from stress, feel more relaxed and focus better, they say.

Breathwork experts want more people to breathe properly. Incorporating breathing exercises into daily life may help us find relief from stress, feel more relaxed and focus better, they say.

17 Apr 2021 - 5:00AM
Explainer | How to forgive someone and the health benefits of forgiveness, both mental and physical

A domestic violence victim found liberation in forgiving her abusive ex-husband and now encourages others to reconcile, too.

A domestic violence victim found liberation in forgiving her abusive ex-husband and now encourages others to reconcile, too.

9 Mar 2021 - 3:14PM
Explainer | How breathwork – ‘meditation on jet fuel’ – helped a cancer survivor overcome her depression and hives

After Melissa Yambao had surgery to treat early stage breast cancer, she struggled with her health and suffered from hives and depression. Then she met a breathwork instructor, Brian Lai, who helped her turn her life around.

After Melissa Yambao had surgery to treat early stage breast cancer, she struggled with her health and suffered from hives and depression. Then she met a breathwork instructor, Brian Lai, who helped her turn her life around.

28 Oct 2021 - 8:07AM
Nostalgia: once considered a disease, why it’s good for us in small doses

Nostalgia – formed from the Greek for ‘pain’ and ‘homecoming’ – was once considered a disease, and still has a stigma. However, in small doses it can be inspiring.

Nostalgia – formed from the Greek for ‘pain’ and ‘homecoming’ – was once considered a disease, and still has a stigma. However, in small doses it can be inspiring.

13 Aug 2020 - 7:34PM
How to create happy memories and not forget them: tips to become a ‘memory architect’

Happiness expert Meik Wiking wants to boost people’s mental health by helping them create new memories that are positive, lasting and inspiring. One way to do that is by tying sensory elements together.

Happiness expert Meik Wiking wants to boost people’s mental health by helping them create new memories that are positive, lasting and inspiring. One way to do that is by tying sensory elements together.

7 Jun 2020 - 5:07PM
Beards, facial hair and the coronavirus: what men need to know

Thanks to the coronavirus lockdown more men are growing beards, but recent misinformation has sparked global concern over self-isolation scruff and its connection with Covid-19. Experts give their opinion on it.

Thanks to the coronavirus lockdown more men are growing beards, but recent misinformation has sparked global concern over self-isolation scruff and its connection with Covid-19. Experts give their opinion on it.

17 Apr 2020 - 8:04PM
For opioid addicts, African psychedelic ibogaine is a last-resort detox drug. Research shows it works, but a legal grey area surrounds its use by clinics

Former addict who used ibogaine – the root of a shrub used for initiation ceremonies in West Africa – to get clean calls it ‘a beautiful thing’. Users of the psychedelic say it reduces withdrawal symptoms. Prescribing it is a legal grey area, though.

Former addict who used ibogaine – the root of a shrub used for initiation ceremonies in West Africa – to get clean calls it ‘a beautiful thing’. Users of the psychedelic say it reduces withdrawal symptoms. Prescribing it is a legal grey area, though.

28 Dec 2019 - 3:45AM
CBD skincare: ‘sky is the limit’ for hemp extract’s use in US beauty and cosmetic industries after legalisation

Legalisation of hemp-derived CBD in the US has pushed sales far beyond expectation. Skincare and natural beauty companies are exploiting it for pain relief, treating skin irritations, easing tension, and anti-ageing, adding it to sleeping masks, after-sun care, and soaps.

Legalisation of hemp-derived CBD in the US has pushed sales far beyond expectation. Skincare and natural beauty companies are exploiting it for pain relief, treating skin irritations, easing tension, and anti-ageing, adding it to sleeping masks, after-sun care, and soaps.

23 Dec 2019 - 6:59PM
Baby on board: here’s why stand-up paddleboarding is great exercise for new and expecting mums

For mums who have recently had a baby – or are about to have one – stand-up paddleboarding may help them regain lost strength.

For mums who have recently had a baby – or are about to have one – stand-up paddleboarding may help them regain lost strength.

19 Oct 2019 - 7:59PM
Sustainable fitness: the gyms where the energy of human exertions is harnessed to power the machines

The latest trend in fitness involves exercise machines that turn the energy human exertions produce into electricity that can help power gyms. Sustainable fitness could catch on with gym goers looking for greener ways to work out.

The latest trend in fitness involves exercise machines that turn the energy human exertions produce into electricity that can help power gyms. Sustainable fitness could catch on with gym goers looking for greener ways to work out.

14 Oct 2019 - 8:22PM
The beauty industry has a plastic problem. Sustainably packaged products do exist – where to find some

Plastic bottles, plastic dispensers, tubes you squeeze – almost everything the personal care industry sells is packaged in plastic, but some companies have found ways to deliver their products in a more sustainable way.

Plastic bottles, plastic dispensers, tubes you squeeze – almost everything the personal care industry sells is packaged in plastic, but some companies have found ways to deliver their products in a more sustainable way.

17 Sep 2019 - 1:55PM
Keto and paleo diets: what they leave out might just be what you need – and you may gain weight, not lose it

Keto dieters get most of their energy from fat, and paleo dieters from protein. Nutritionists explain the downsides and risks of both, and question their logic. A keto dieter explains how it was wrong for her.

Keto dieters get most of their energy from fat, and paleo dieters from protein. Nutritionists explain the downsides and risks of both, and question their logic. A keto dieter explains how it was wrong for her.

16 Dec 2020 - 10:57PM
Fall prevention: how simple exercises can help seniors avoid injury and even death

A fall can easily mean broken bones or even death for people in later life. Simple exercises, including sit-stand training and tiptoeing exercises, can make a significant difference. We find out how.

A fall can easily mean broken bones or even death for people in later life. Simple exercises, including sit-stand training and tiptoeing exercises, can make a significant difference. We find out how.

29 Jul 2019 - 8:09PM
How two music lovers started a class mixing dance fitness and friendship in Hong Kong

An Australian ballroom dancer and a Chinese Panamanian lover of Latin dancing combined their love of music and fitness to open Flye Dance Fitparty. Sessions are 55 minutes and include various musical genres, and are for young professionals who don’t like working out in the gym.

An Australian ballroom dancer and a Chinese Panamanian lover of Latin dancing combined their love of music and fitness to open Flye Dance Fitparty. Sessions are 55 minutes and include various musical genres, and are for young professionals who don’t like working out in the gym.

23 Apr 2019 - 7:13PM
Light manipulation at gyms on the rise to make users less self-conscious and improve workouts

Light manipulation has been on the rise in fitness studios around the world, to help ease participants’ anxiety and help them focus on their own moves – not their neighbours’.

Light manipulation has been on the rise in fitness studios around the world, to help ease participants’ anxiety and help them focus on their own moves – not their neighbours’.

12 Apr 2019 - 9:16PM