Good Fats vs. Bad Fats

There have been hundreds of diet fads that have drifted in out of favour in recent years. One of the main controversies that has hit the press lately had been circulating around the idea of fats in our daily intake. We are all too familiar with the myths: Fat makes us fat! It contributes to increase in risk of heart diseases and leads to obesity.

In reality, these facts can be misleading.

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


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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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)”


We all yearn for flawless, younger looking skin. One of the biggest motivations to adopt a healthier lifestyle is the desire to improve skin health. The quality of our skin, its appearance and radiance (or lack of it), the rate at which our skin ages, and our tendency towards inflammatory changes are very much influenced by our genetic predispositions, as well as nutrients found in our diet and the skin care products that we use on our skin.

Want fabulous, glowing, younger-looking skin? Then make sure you are getting the right nutrients into your system.


Top 5 holiday super foods to add into your Christmas dinner this year!

We all love Christmas. The feeling of joy and the colourful bright lights on tall Christmas trees signal the coming to an end of a great year and the start of something wonderful. Christmas has always been known as one of the most indulgent time of the year. Most of us, even those who are usually conscious with our eating choices will find it hard to resist the temptation and often eat more than usual. Amid the myriad of holiday dinners and gatherings, we can still make our meals healthy and wholesome by including some of the famous superfoods around.

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