I was advising an elderly client today who was asking about whether she should sign up for a SAFRA gym membership. She was concerned about losing muscle mass as she aged. I told her if she wanted to, she could go to any ActiveSG gym for free in Singapore. I also added to approach the … Continue reading Elderly Strength Training?
Category: Lifestyle medicine
Learn to Say, “Enough”
In these modern times of excess, lack of self-regulation leads to illnesses of all kinds - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Sometimes we need to reach a tipping point of ill health or personal disaster before we learn to say "Enough". "Enough" is simply learning the art of Self-regulation or Moderation. (see letter R for … Continue reading Learn to Say, “Enough”
CONSTIPATION: QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF 💩
LIFESTYLE? Do you listen to your urges? Go when you need to go?Make time each morning to sit on the 'throne', relax & breathe?Start your day with a warm cup of water? EMOTIONS? Too stressed or busy?Anxiety? Always worried?Unresolved emotions? "Holding it in"? HYDRATION? Very common & overlooked.Drinking enough? (urine clear)Drinking often? FIBRE? At least … Continue reading CONSTIPATION: QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF 💩
What is it? Oil pulling basically means swishing edible oils in your mouth for a duration of time. It is a traditional hygiene practice from Ayurvedic medicine used to prevent and treat various oral and systemic diseases.  Why Oil Pull? Antibacterial effect: viscous nature of oil inhibits plaque accumulation and adhesion of bacteria  … Continue reading Oil Pulling
10pm-2am: Your Body’s “Repair Window”
“Every hour of sleep before midnight is worth two after midnight.” ~old adage 10pm-2am: This is the "magic window" where your sleep is at its deepest and most regenerative. After 2am, your sleep is more superficial. Modern science confirms traditional wisdom  - during this period, our liver is most active and efficient at detoxifying … Continue reading 10pm-2am: Your Body’s “Repair Window”
Sprint for Longevity
https://videopress.com/v/y5qYwEjV?preloadContent=metadata 🏃🏻♂️I finally convinced my 64-year-old dad to try my weekly ALL-OUT sprints workout. 💪🏻 It’s very simple. Here’s how: Find a nice straight path, better if it’s in nature and not concrete/asphalt.SPRINT as fast and as far as your lungs and legs can carry you - usually it’s about 30 secs(*take your first set … Continue reading Sprint for Longevity
“Chew Your Food 30 Times”
A good Indian friend likes to tell me to chew at least 30 times - wisdom from his ayurvedic traditional medicine heritage. As I pondered on this, it occurred to me that our mouths are the only place in our digestive tract where food can be broken down mechanically. I've learnt that this mechanical process … Continue reading “Chew Your Food 30 Times”
Meditate to Boost Your Immune System!
This is an excerpt from one of my all-time favourite books: Radical Remission by Kelly Turner, PhD Meditation produces high levels of melatonin to help you sleep easier and deeper, which in turn improves cellular clean up and detoxification. Meditation also decreases stress and anxiety, which will greatly boost immune function. and "... the more … Continue reading Meditate to Boost Your Immune System!
Get in Touch with Nature, Daily
Yesterday's tea-break-nature-time Don't forget to get in touch with nature daily, for your health and wellbeing. After all, we've lived so close to nature since the beginning of time. It is unwise (and unnatural) to abandon this connection. Yesterday's tea-break-nature-time Even if you are forced to stay indoors, you can connect by touching some indoor … Continue reading Get in Touch with Nature, Daily
Exercise! 10 Reasons Why
1. Improves Circulation Exercise facilitates blood and lymph flow to carry nutrients and eliminate waste. 2. Sweating A key mechanism of our body for eliminating toxins (detoxification). 3. Builds Strength Not just in bones but also muscles, tendons, ligaments and the heart. Prevents atrophy (wasting) and sarcopenia/osteoporosis. 4. Improves Mood Balances & clears stress hormones … Continue reading Exercise! 10 Reasons Why