Georgia Toon goes through a workout in Mid-Levels, Hong Kong. Her new healthy lifestyle has allowed her to shed 30kg and greatly improved her mental health. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Her weight made her depressed and anxious. Exercise, healthy diet changed that – she’s lost 30kg

  • Ignorance of mental health issues means people may not realise they suffer depression and anxiety, and there’s a stigma attached to asking a doctor for help
  • Hong Kong-based teacher Georgia Toon is living proof that choosing mental wellness pays off. ‘I’m less anxious, and more enthusiastic about life,’ she says
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Georgia Toon goes through a workout in Mid-Levels, Hong Kong. Her new healthy lifestyle has allowed her to shed 30kg and greatly improved her mental health. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Yoga helped James Gannaban overcome drug addiction and forms a core part of his anti-drug routine. Photo: Jonathan Wong

How yoga helps overcome addiction, depression: two first-hand accounts

  • James Gannaban’s hard-partying lifestyle fuelled by booze and crystal meth saw him have a near-fatal overdose that resulted in a spell in jail
  • April Tsai suffered severe depression after her mother’s death from ovarian cancer and her crushing grief led to a tearful collapse at work
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Yoga helped James Gannaban overcome drug addiction and forms a core part of his anti-drug routine. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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