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Friday, January 22, 2021

Teens and eating Disorders

What is an ‘eating disorder’? What form can it take? The condition is signified by an abnormal perception of one’s body image as being fat and an overvaluation of a thin body ideal. A fear...

Yoga Benefits – Feel good, be good, do good

Not convinced that Yoga is for you? WanderingYogi, Lee Carsley, outlines the physical, mental and emotional benefits of this ancient practice. A google search on the benefits of yoga yielded 59 million hits. And a...

Back on the Health Wagon

Michele Fernyhough has found a fast way to lose weight and feel great. In early 2013, she decided to do a seven-day fast – a regime which bans all solid foods, which is one...

Protecting Your Children in Singapore through Immunization

Before children start school in Singapore, it is important to ensure immunizations are up-to-date. Children are exposed to a range of potentially dangerous diseases due to the large number of people they come into...

Mouthguards

Young expatriates in Singapore are fortunate to be able to enjoy participation in sports like rugby, netball and soccer all year round. Indeed, many schools and organisations like ANZA provide ample opportunities to participate...

A common expat achilles heel – Plantar Fasciitis

A health problem that has struck Kathy Chamberlain and indeed many expats ‘of a certain age’ soon after their arrival in Singapore is the very painful and inconvenient condition of Plantar Fasciitis (pronounced fash-ee-eye-tus). Apparently striking...

A Merry Christmas?

Christmas is often a time of cheer, love and happiness – but it can also be a period of stress and heartache. As an expat family you may be thousands of miles away from...

Flying Safely During COVID-19

The prospect of flying is still daunting for many families, but for some of us it’s unavoidable. Dr Gina Dahel, a pediatric trained doctor based at IMC Children’s, offers advice for keeping your kids and family safe in transit.  

Weekly Wellness Practice

During circuit breaker, ANZA Soul Fuel columnist Kim Forrester has offered simple advice on how to stay both healthy and hopeful. This is the final column in her special series - thanks Kim!

White teeth for Christmas?

This may be a good time to think about getting your teeth whitened before your social Christmas merry-go-round! People often come to Smilefocus unsure of what teeth whitening options are available and what the...