1.7m Singaporeans prone to obesity-related disease: Health Promotion Board

1.7m Singaporeans prone to obesity-related disease: Health Promotion Board

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) of Singapore reported that “1.7 million Singaporeans with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 23 or greater are vulnerable to developing obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases.” It is also likely that the 1.7million people with BMI above 23 already suffers from pre-diabetes or suffer from at least one chronic obesity-related disease, such as diabetes.

According to the Singapore Burden of Diseases study, obesity-related diseases tend to have huge impact on health in terms of suffering and cost. Having a high body mass index is also the largest single contributor to the national disease burden of diabetes. The number of diabetics among Singaporeans is set to increase if the nation’s obesity rate continues to trend upwards.

WOG Healthier Drinks Policy

In an effort to reduce intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), the Singapore government has taken the initiative by making healthier and lower-sugar drinks in government premises. This initiative (WOG healthier drinks policy) fosters a supportive environment for Singaporeans to adopt a healthier diet.

What is the WOG Healthier Drinks Policy?

Under the WOG Healthier Drinks Policy, all beverages sold or provided at government premises have to adhere with the guidelines of this policy. In order to ensure a level playing field, this policy applies throughout the premises which includes all vending machines, retail stores and outlets, offices and beverages procured by agencies for office pantries.

Singaporeans are 3 kg heavier than 15 years ago

According to Dr Annie Ling, who is director of the policy, research and surveillance division at the HPB, “Singaporeans are, on average, 3kg heavier today than they were 15 years ago. The median body mass index (BMI) score for adults last year was 23.15 – just outside the healthy range, and above the 2001 median of 22.23.”

The HPB also found that while Singaporeans have increased their amount of exercise, the calorie intake has increased significantly as well. Unfortunately, the calorie intake outweighs beyond the amount of exercise in many Singaporeans.

“In contrast, the average Singaporean is consuming more calories than ever before, and more likely to exceed the recommended daily intake. In 1998, people consumed 2,062 calories a day on average, with a third of them eating more than the recommended amount. By 2010, they were consuming 2,624 calories daily. Six in 10 were exceeding their recommended intake.”

How CO2 Fractional Laser helped Annie Cleared Acne Scars

How CO2 Fractional Laser helped Annie Cleared Acne Scars

Spending my childhood in California with four brothers, I didn’t bother for facial products or treatments. I played various sports, so perspiring + cosmetics = skin disaster. While i attended high school, makeup was not within my routine, and in college, I didn’t wear much foundation and mascara.

I moved to Washington DC at age 20, the difference in climate and the adjustment to putting on makeup to work on a daily basis was quite a challenge. Acne breakouts replaced my beautiful skin. And then scars began to appear.

About five years ago, I went and did a fractional CO2 laser as my acne scar treatment — three times (once per month). It changed my skin tone, totally. I was happy, amazed, and undoubtedly fascinated!

“CO2 laser is used to treat number of skin concerns,” said NYC dermatologist Dr. Sejal Shah, founder of SmarterSkin Dermatology. “It can address texture and tone. It can be used to treat wrinkles, signs of aging, sun damaged skin, scars, uneven pigment. It can also be used to remove certain growths.”

My ugly acne scars were largely decreased — most of them were gone after the three CO2 fractional laser treatment!

How it happens

Fractional CO2 laser is meant to be an acne scar treatment by causing microscopic ‘wounds’ at the targeted areas underneath the skin’s most outer layer, which triggers our own natural production of new collagen and skin cells.

This can be painful, so before the procedure, a numbing cream was applied to my cheeks.

The actual procedure takes less time than the preparation — 15 minutes max. I was able to hear the buzzing sound of the laser. Perhaps every few minutes — a jolt of pain, which felt like an intense rubber band snap on the face make me teared a little.

My first experience with CO2 fractional laser made me stay home for almost seven days. I’d recommend that you choose a time of the year where you could stay home (holiday period, or annual leave)

As for the following week, I was prescribed antibiotics and was given instructions to apply an ointment after washing my face with a proper cleanser.

The pain went away after the first day, but my face still appeared red until day four. By the time day seven came, I was back to normal.

The CO2 Fractional Laser journey made my face looked clearer of discoloration, my pores had become less obvious.

This pricey process will make you a little less social for a few days, but all in all, I think it is a reliable acne scar treatment.

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Missed Connection – Outbar, Tantric, Epi, Taboo @ Neil Rd

Missed Connection – Outbar, Tantric, Epi, Taboo @ Neil Rd

Remember the good old days of Missed Connection? It is back now, on Fairymarraine.com!

Find out if anyone was checking you out and left a Missed Connection below.

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Outbar – 7 & 8th July

Where: Outbar, Bar Counter
When: 8 July Saturday
What i wanna tell you: I didn’t notice you at first until you stood up and went to the toilet. Saw your big bulge and it turned me on so much. Can we connect?

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Where: Outbar
When: 7 & 8 July Saturday
What i wanna tell you: Just wanna tell u, i am here every weekend looking at you from afar. This is my last week in Singapore, if our paths cross again, i hope we can really know each other personally. With love, Humpty.

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Where: Outbar
When: 8 July Saturday
What i wanna tell you: I know you attached liao, but i hope to be frenz. Can we plz?

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Epiphyte – 7 & 8th July

Where: Epiphyte, level two
When: 8 July Saturday
What i wanna tell you: Your arms are as huge as my thighs. How do you train them ah?

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Where: Epiphyte, Level Two
When: 7 July Friday
What i wanna tell you: You were drinking with your friends, and you zao geng. Saw ur wearing renoma underwear and i enjoyed looking. We later met at toilet and i smiled at you at the basin. I was in blue shirt.

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Tantric – 7 & 8th July

Where: Tantric, level one
When: 7 July Friday
What i wanna tell you: You were smoking at the entrance on Friday. About 1230am, then your friends came and i later saw you at level two. You in black t shirt.

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Where: Tantric, Level Two
When: 7 July Friday
What i wanna tell you: We met on grindr last month, and i went to your place at TPY. Lost contact with you cos i lost my phone and could not access grindr. So glad we met again, we made eye contact but i was too shy to approach you with your friends.

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Bid stubborn fats goodbye; end of frustrations!

Bid stubborn fats goodbye; end of frustrations!

Fat freeze: No more frustration with stubborn fats!

Have you been suffering from frustrating love handles? Have you tried all ways and means to eliminate fat to little or no avail? Fret not! With the development of Fat freeze, you solve this life hogging frustration with cool temperature!

What is fat freeze?

Fat freeze, also known as Cryolipolysis is a technology developed in Harvard to kill fat cells with minimal pain and invasion to our body. If you like to eliminate stubborn fats on your body, fat freeze is a smart choice for you!

This procedure can only be administered by a medical doctor. A special gel will be applied onto your desired area to prevent frost bite and skin necrosis. A special machine will be used to calibrate your desired area, where cool temperature will be used to eliminate the fat cells.

One round of procedure typically takes 45min to one hour. A therapist should be present to massage the calibrated area. You may experience mild soreness, tingling. It will be common for the skin to appear red/sore which should disappear within 2 weeks.

What happens to the fat cells after being “frozen”?

The fat cells will be flushed out of your body by your natural immune system. The dead fat cells will be secreted through your urinte and faeces.

Where to get this treatment?

You can only get this treatment done at selected Aesthetic clinics by qualified doctors. Click here to get a list of doctors and clinics, and receive more information on pricing

Gym-fit model turned shockingly obesed in 2 months

Gym-fit model turned shockingly obesed in 2 months

Doctors explained why Arun put on 20kg and shocked millions worldwide

Many people are obsessed with staying lean for two reasons; to look and feel good, to stay healthy. Arun, a fitness model led a healthy lifestyle but was heavily on slimming pills. Watch this video to find out why he put on 20kg in 2 months. Doctor’s explanations will shock you!

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