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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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Ways to Prepare for Surgery

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2017 5:52:44 PM / by CaregiverUSA Corporation posted in Wellness

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The thought of having a surgical procedure done can be daunting and you can definitely do without the additional stress. One way to ease the mind is to know what to expect and being aware of the right post-surgical care. Here we look at the various ways to prepare for surgery.

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Is Fasting Good For You?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2017 6:05:35 PM / by Friends of CaregiverAsia posted in Wellness

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Remember the last article about taking a break

Some people say it also helps to take a break from the modern daily diet, and skip a meal or fast from time to time – but you would have to be careful about the thousand and one things that fasting is supposed to do for you. It is said that temporarily "starving" yourself can be beneficial to your health. So we explore the many health claims, and ask the million dollar question: is fasting good for you?

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