Posture can be defined as the “alignment of body parts in relation to one another at any given moment”, and having a good posture is essential for a pain-free life. On the other hand, poor posture brings about a whole set of issues such as decreased breathing capacity, poor internal organ function, reduced mental function, musculoskeletal imbalance, and a poor flow of Qi. The last two can lead to chronic pain. Muscular imbalance further aggravates the issue of poor posture, thus resulting in an unending cycle.
Much to our displeasure, the haze is back. If you’re experiencing headaches, dry and itchy throat, irritable eyes or running nose, check out our previous article for some tea concoctions you can brew at home as well as the below DIY acupressure points to relieve discomforts!
If you’re experiencing headaches, dry & itchy throat, irritable eyes or the feeling that your sinusitis is acting up, you could be part of the sensitive individuals during this haze season.
Exposure to air pollution can cause temporary discomfort to your eyes, nose, throat and even your skin. Individuals with allergies or underlying heart or lungs medical conditions also have a higher risk of triggered symptoms.
On top of checking the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and following the health advisories, here are some TCM remedies to survive the haze!
Growing up in Singapore, most of us obediently abided by quirky beliefs from our mommy dearest that have been passed down for generations. From “Girl ah. You’re coughing, don’t eat chicken.” to “Aiyo, your body so heaty. Come drink Liang Teh.”. How much truth do these old wives’ tales carry? Our physicians weigh in!
What is Acne and How is it Formed?
Acne happens when dead skin cells, bacteria, and/or oil builds up and clogs our hair follicles, forming whiteheads and blackheads. When inflammation happens, pimples or even cysts will form. Usually occurring on the face, chest and back, it is a skin condition that leaves people exasperated as it can affect their confidence and self-esteem. Not only that, acne can be painful, itchy, and some might take a long time to heal.
Singapore Health Promotion Board (HPB) recommends at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week to achieve a healthy lifestyle. To achieve substantial health benefits, each session should be at least 10 minutes, accumulated throughout the week to achieve 150 minutes of moderately intense exercise or 75 minutes of vigorously intense exercise.
Whichever form of exercise you set your mind on will be beneficial when done correctly with perseverance. As your body endures these new stimuli introduced, it’ll begin to transform and get closer to your goals (be it for weight loss, bulking, or performance). However, it usually reaches a plateau when your body has adapted to your exercise routine.
Why do children fall sick easily?
The body constitution of children are delicate as their organs and immune system have not yet fully developed, making them more vulnerable to diseases. Furthermore, children who do not practise regular meal times and snack between meals are more susceptible to digestive illnesses. Frequent illnesses impede proper absorption of nutrients, which could eventually lead to poor health and growth.