Skater Kahlen Cheung, 16, takes part in the Asian Junior Figure Skating Challenge at Festival Walk Glacier, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP

Why ice skating is a great workout for your abs, calves, hamstrings and quads – think of all those strokes, glides, spins and leaps – and for your mind

  • Hong Kong figure skater Kahlen Cheung, 16, who began skating at two years old and now trains five days a week, can attest to its benefits for her mind and body
  • Experts agree. It helps your balance, coordination, and weight management, makes your joints more flexible and is a great way to clear your mind, a doctor says
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Skater Kahlen Cheung, 16, takes part in the Asian Junior Figure Skating Challenge at Festival Walk Glacier, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
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At the Amooma Spa & Sanctuary in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, virtual reality sessions offer the opportunity of a break from city life without the ordeal and inconvenience of airports and travel stress.

Spas and VR: new stress busting wellness experiences see you travel the world – even the moon – for meditation and relaxation

  • The latest in virtual reality provides the chance of a break from city life without the worry and inconvenience of airports and planning a trip abroad
  • Spas, wellness centres and even medical clinics are finding ways to use it to help clients relax and stay healthy
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At the Amooma Spa & Sanctuary in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, virtual reality sessions offer the opportunity of a break from city life without the ordeal and inconvenience of airports and travel stress.
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