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!
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.
A personalised diet plan usually involves a lot of experimenting through trial-and-error. The greater challenge is to achieve a diet that you can sustain in the long term with foods that you can enjoy and most conveniently obtain.
There are certain categories of food that you can fuel your body with for correction and regulation of the body systems, depending on your body type and metabolism.
Most people describe abdominal bloating as feeling tight, full, uncomfortable, or swollen in the abdominal region. Bloating occurs when the gastrointestinal tract is filled with gas and is often accompanied by burping, flatulence or pain.
Besides causing physical discomfort, it can affect the outward appearance too. Today, bloating is a surprisingly common symptom faced by many.
Do you struggle to fall asleep no matter how tired you are? Or do you wake up in the middle of the night and stay awake for hours, anxiously waiting to fall asleep?
What is Insomnia?
The word “insomnia’ originates from the Latin “in” (no) and “somnus” (sleep). Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterised as having difficulty falling and/or staying asleep.
Insomnia is defined by the quality of your sleep and how you feel after sleeping, therefore having chronic insomnia might contribute to health problems. If you feel drowsy and tired during the day even though you slept for 8 hours, you may be experiencing insomnia.