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Pregnancy Fallacy

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What to really expect when you’re expecting

  Should you eat this? Must you avoid doing that? There is so much hearsay and claims that the modern mum-to-be has to sift through for the sake of her baby and her own well-being, that fiction risks overruling fact.[...]

The Vitals of Vitamins and Minerals

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How well do you know them?

You’re probably familiar with the phrase, “everything in moderation”. It’s no different when it comes to vitamins and minerals – it’s all a matter of balance. If you’ve ignored this sound advice, this pop quiz will show you why you[...]

What’s your Body Type?

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Training and diet regimes for each form

Want to get in shape this year? Before you start planning your meals based on the latest fad diet or sign up for that new gym class everyone’s been raving about, you need to know what works best – for[...]

Getting the Fats Right

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Will you flunk the “fats facts” test?

“Low fat is better.” “I’m too fat! I need to eat oily foods.” “I should cut fats from my diet completely.” Sound familiar? You’ve probably heard people around you utter these words before, or you may have thought them yourself.[...]

I Hate Ingrown Hairs!

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Body hair gone haywire is not a pretty sight

Strange bumps have sprung up on your body, but they aren’t pimples. Not hives either. Could they be ingrown hairs? Argh! What are these things? An ingrown hair is, literally, hair that grows into the skin. The most common symptoms[...]

Fortify your Follicles

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Essential nutrients to bring the bounce back to your hair

Certain nutrients you consume are essential to strengthen follicles, each strand of your hair and your scalp. Here’s our list of the top sources of nutrients to keep your hair looking its best and growing as fast as it can. While you can[...]

Moving Forward!

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Is it time for a lifestyle change?

Before we usher in the new year, now’s a good time to take stock, reflect on the past and decide how 2015 can be better. To get started, choose the options below (you can pick more than one) that best describe[...]

Sizing Up “Superfoods”

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The truth behind the hype

In recent years, we’ve been bombarded with fantastic foods, the likes of buffaloberries, chia seeds, kale, quinoa, agave… and the list goes on. They might be exotic and packed with “super claims”, but do we really need to eat berries[...]

Fab Fats

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Making a healthier choice is “oil” you need to do

Yeah, you read it right – fats are very important to us! The healthy, unsaturated fats serve as our energy store, cushion for vital organs and a transport system for fat-soluble vitamins. In an effort to promote healthier fare at[...]

Yay for Yoga!

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Find out why everyone is joining the “pose posse”

In the search for fitness, health, wellness and happiness, many people have come to yoga. Yoga’s popularity is evident in the burgeoning yoga studios, classes and trainings available at almost every corner of the world. Those who embark on a[...]

Breaking the Habit

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Nip bad eating habits in the bud

Whether it’s sneaky snacking, or getting your meals at odd hours, don’t let bad eating habits get the better of you! Take this quiz to find out which ones you fall prey to, and how to fix them. 1. For[...]

Psoriasis

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It really gets under your skin

Psoriasis (“suh-ry-uh-sus”) is a chronic skin problem that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white or red patches of skin. Normal skin cells grow gradually and flake off every four weeks, but psoriatic skin cells move[...]

Live in Harmony

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Are you in tune with your body?

For the longest time, I didn’t have a positive relationship with food – and neither did the hundreds of people I interacted with. Look around you and you’ll see that most of us are either stressing ourselves way too much[...]

10 Check-ups Every Man Needs

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Don’t let your health slide  

Men, get screened early! Don’t wait till symptoms appear – it may be too late then. Chances are, you get your car tuned and buffed regularly, like how you keep that favourite pair of shoes polished to a high shine.[...]

Build Better Bones at Home

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4 easy exercises for everyone

Among other benefits, physical exercise can help build healthy bones. Like muscle, bone is living tissue which becomes stronger from physical activity. Exercising also allows us to maintain muscle strength and balance, which in turn helps prevent falls and fractures. This[...]

Sex – the Mental Health Supplement

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Slipping between the sheets can improve your mental wellbeing

Sure, sex feels good. But beyond the heat of the moment, it can actually make you healthier. Here are four surprising ways sex can rev up your mental health. Great sex = … …less stress People who have intercourse at[...]

Eat to Beat Cancer

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Protect yourself with these delicious “cancer blockers”

Brawny Brussels Sprouts (Serves 3) “Crucify” cancer with cruciferous vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. Loaded with isothiocyanates and indoles, which simultaneously inhibit carcinogen-activating enzymes and stimulate carcinogen-deactivating enzymes, these mean green superfoods are believed to pre-empt breast[...]

Tall Cancer Tales – Quashed!

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Get your facts right

As cancer research becomes more advanced, the public has also been inundated by information about this group of diseases – online, on silver screens, and through the grapevine. But how much of it is true? Ezyhealth debunks four common misconceptions[...]

Down to the Bone

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The essential facts of bone health

No bones about it! Your skeleton is a vital part of your body. So how do we build better bones? When and why do we start to lose bones? Read on to find out the answers and test your bone[...]

Stress and your Heart

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The hidden damage

Chronic stress – whether from the peak hour MRT crowd, an unhappy marriage, or a mounting workload – has a wide range of harmful health effects. It can interfere with your mood, sleep, and appetite. But can it cause heart[...]

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