Top 3 Skin Anti-Aging Allies You Need Now [Part 1 of 3]

PART 1 : ANTIOXIDANTS

We’re always looking for ways to slow down skin aging. Skin care is a multi-billion dollar recession-proof industry, mostly based promises to keep your skin younger for longer.

Most skin concerns such as  under eye wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation, dull complexion and sagging skin result from aging skin. In this 3-part series, we’ll look at the top skin anti-aging allies you should look for in your skin care products to help you retain youthful and radiant skin. In Part 1, we take a look at our first family of skin allies – the Antioxidants.

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Exercises That Aid Fat Loss – Just Lift The Weights!

Contributed by Yongdan Tang, PhD

The title of this blog may be misleading. In fact, it’s probably what many believe: that there are distinctions between exercises ‘that are for fat loss’ and exercises ‘that build muscles’.  In my opinion, there really aren’t many fundamental differences for exercise selection between the cut and the bulk phase. Just lift the weights!

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Collagen, hydration, antioxidants… what does your skin really need? Find out with this simple one-time test

Thanks to YouTube tutorials, flirtations with beauty influencers on Instagram, and beauty brands all over social media, we’ve never had more choice or access to as many skin care products as we do today. With the explosion of skin care offerings on shelves today, it’s tough being a consumer who simply wants something that works for your skin. Continue reading “Collagen, hydration, antioxidants… what does your skin really need? Find out with this simple one-time test”

Successful fat loss – a numbers (macros) game

Contributed by Yongdan Tang, PhD.

Physique improvement at any given moment can simply be classified as either fat loss or muscle gain. Simultaneous fat loss and muscle gain can happen, but under very specific situations which are hard to set as a goal for recreational lifters. Weight loss is the buzz word in many commercials, especially the ones targeted at women. In fact, the actual result that most people desire in the mirror is fat loss. Continue reading “Successful fat loss – a numbers (macros) game”

Fitness and physique – a marathon, not a sprint (Part 2 of 2)

Contributed by Yongdan Tang, PhD.

Because your body is a complete system, working out smart is as important as working out hard. In the preceding section of this two-part series, we discussed how your mindset, nutrition and training contribute to a sustained and effective fitness program. We’ll now look at how the roles of measurement and context complete a holistic and organized approach to (finally) achieve the fitness and physique you’ve always desired. Continue reading “Fitness and physique – a marathon, not a sprint (Part 2 of 2)”

Personalised Medicine

Contributed by Dr. Cheryl Kam MBBS BSc GDFM

Most of us are familiar with the prevailing high-volume health care environment where most medical treatments are designed for the ‘average patient’ in a one-size-fits-all approach.  This is successful for some patients, but not for many others.  For example, SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, a class of widely used anti-depressants) simply do not work for a whopping 38% of people diagnosed with depression.

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