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5 Reasons Why Men Need Therapy | CaregiverAsia

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2017 5:17:53 PM / by Teo Youliang Hakim posted in Wellness

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When it comes to emotional distress, the solution for most men would not be therapy, but rather to either suck it up, talk to their buddies or kick back a bottle of beer. From a male’s point of view, seeking help from a third party, beyond their very intimate circle, for their stressful feelings are often perceived as a sign of weakness.

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5 Healing Benefits of Music Therapy

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 12, 2017 3:56:58 PM / by Nadiah Rafhanah posted in Wellness

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Ever find yourself not knowing how to express your emotions? Or do you often feel down? Perhaps what you need is music therapy – the use of music as a medium for therapy. The healing benefits of music therapy can be for anyone of any age, as music is simply part of our everyday life.

From your kids playing with their smartphones and the ringing of your alarm clock to the sound of your keys jingling – music is everywhere. This is exactly why music is the perfect tool to connect with people around us.

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5 Ways to Let Exercise Empower Your Work Life

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2017 3:32:03 PM / by Geng Ning posted in Wellness

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To all the busy executives out there, exercise may seem like another challenge on your list. In fact, it’s nothing like that at all and will instead prove to be your friend, through rain or shine. You're wondering how you can fit exercising in your schedule and reap the rewards? Here are five good exercises for busy executives to empower your work life.

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Vegetables Versus Vodka: Eating More Than Just “Healthy”

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2017 10:46:32 AM / by Megan Aw posted in Wellness

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Is there such a thing as eating more than just “healthy”? Imagine this: I present to you, a fresh, full, bundle of vegetables, and a glinting, sinister glass of vodka. Which one would you consider a better example of healthy eating? For most people, it’s obvious. Come on, vegetables are considered the ideal “diet food” due to their low caloric value and rich nutrients, while alcohol is so often associated with a plethora of cardiovascular diseases.

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5 Alternative Therapies That Might Help You Quit Smoking

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 15, 2017 10:36:19 AM / by Teo Youliang Hakim posted in Wellness

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For many smokers, planning on how to quit smoking can be a challenging task. Even with supporting treatments such as nicotine patches, gum and inhalers, smokers are often compelled to return to their old habits. With low success rates reported on a study from Daily Mail, it’s no wonder why many smokers are reluctant to try out alternative therapies to cure their addiction.

However, with the advancement of technology and clinical discoveries, there are new alternative therapies that have offered smokers a way to quit smoking. Whether it involves needles, sweet scents, or even lasers, here’s a list of treatments that might aid you in taking your last puff.

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Digital Dementia: The Silent Effects of Technology

[fa icon="calendar'] May 25, 2017 4:07:50 PM / by Teo Youliang Hakim posted in Wellness

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We have plenty to owe to the effects of technology. Without it, we’d probably be still sending each other messages by pigeons. However, overusing these digital devices that we’ve come to love and adore can also bring about dire consequences, which includes digital dementia.

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When Should You Hire A Caregiver As A Medical Escort? | CaregiverAsia

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2017 4:13:32 PM / by Teo Youliang Hakim posted in Wellness

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If you’re unsure on when to hire a caregiver for medical escort services, here are a few great reasons from Caregiver Asia to take note if you want to come to a decision!

Many people don’t exactly know the right time when to hire a medical escort. After all, why would you hire temporary help to provide assistance for your sick relative when you can do it yourself, free of charge?

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Strength Training Can Help You Look and Feel Younger

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2017 6:32:48 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Wellness

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Looking for the fountain of youth? Pick up a set of dumbbells, a kettlebell (a ball-shaped weight with a single handle) or a resistance band. Strength training offers a multitude of benefits, including ramping up your metabolism to help lose or maintain weight.

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Singapore Night Walking Trails | CaregiverAsia

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 11, 2017 10:03:03 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Wellness

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Bring Me to Dialysis

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 9, 2017 7:53:08 PM / by Teo Youliang Hakim posted in Wellness

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It’s an exhausting affair for patients with kidney failure to constantly drop by the dialysis centers, especially since they have to do it three times a week to keep their bodies in balance. Even more so for those living with amputations, as they face many inconveniences while traveling on public transport on their own and are likely to depend on their relatives for transportation services. "I depend on someone to bring me to dialysis" – a statement often made by those who are facing these challenges. Therefore, in such a hapless situation, would you consider the help of a medical escort to bring your loved one to their dialysis treatments? 

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