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.”

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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Overate over CNY? Here’s how to undo the calories

Overate over CNY? Here’s how to undo the calories

Have you binged over Chinese New Year? Are you frustrated with all the unwanted calorie intake? Fret not! You are not alone. Many of us have the tendency to overeat during festive seasons. Thankfully, the advancement of research and technology has given us choices to fix these problems.

1 – Ezee Feel (Shit out all you eat)

What it does: Detox and let you pass out whatever you have eaten; body sculpting; weight loss

What it contains: Natural ingredients

Cost: S$22.90

Where to buy: Guardian Pharmacy

How to take: Mix the powder with 100-200ML of room temperature water in a shaker, shake well and drink before you sleep. Expect to have a strong “nature’s call” in the morning and BAM! You will pass it all out!

How often should i consume: If you are able to take it, try every night but not exceeding 3 days in a row.

2- HIIT Workout Routine (fat-burning workout in 20 minutes or less)

What is it: 30 seconds interval workout for 20min.

How to do it: 30 seconds of any cardio-based exercise(burpees, fast push ups, sprinting etc), followed by 30 seconds of rest. Repeat again and again for 20 minutes.

How often should i do it: As often as once a day, but NEVER right after you eat. If you feel breathless or unwell, stop immediately.

 

3 – Teas (How the chinamen do it)

Teas have some sort of magic magic since olden days. That is why many people are amazed with the lean torso of many mainlanders despite their high carbohydrate diet. It is said that tea contains polyphenols, for example, which aid the fat-burning process and stimulate weight loss.

Some well known tea types that stimulate weight loss/detox: Ayataka, oolong tea, pu erh tea

How often should i drink: Drink it together with every meal and you should notice a difference. For some people, drinking tea may cause insomnia after a certain time in the evening. Try not to take it after 7pm if you are sensitive to caffeine.

4 – Fat freeze(Do not try this at home)


fat-freeze

What it does: Kills your targeted fat cells by freezing them through a technology called Cryolipolisis

What is it: Medical grade solution to eliminate fat cells

Who can do it: Only certified medical doctors who are trained in this procedure can do it for you.

Can i do it myself: NO! This can only be done with a special gel to protect your skin from getting frost bite/burns. DO NOT ATTEMPT ON YOUR OWN!

Where can i do it: Most aesthetic clinics in big cities carry the fat freeze machine. Look for a clinic that carries the machine, Zeltiq.

When can i do it: If you are unhappy with the calories accumulated over the CNY binge, you may do it at an aesthetic clinic after the CNY binge period.

Read more about fat freeze here – https://fairymarraine.com/weight-loss/fat-freeze/

5 – Walk & Walk (use up the calories after u eat)


How long should i walk: Try to walk at least 10 to 20 mins each time.

How much should i walk daily: As many times as you can

When should i walk: Recommended to alight a few bus stops or mrt stops before your usual stop, and walk the remaining distance home.

Pedometer: A Pedometer is recommended to be worn during this period so you can calculate and measure the amount of calories and steps you have taken for the day. Aim for 10,000 steps a day during this period to keep a slim body!

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5 Ways To Raise Metabolism Naturally and Easily

5 Ways To Raise Metabolism Naturally and Easily

5 easy ways to increase metabolism

1. Eat Plenty of Protein at Every Meal

Intake of protein can increase your metabolic rate.

Thermic effect of food (TEF) is the extra calories required to digest, absorb and process the nutrients in your meal.

Protein will trigger the largest rise in TEF. It increases your metabolism by 10–25%, as compared to 8% for carbohydrates and 0–3% for fat intake.

Eating protein also makes you feel more full which prevents you from binging.

It has been observed that people were likely to eat about 400 lesser calories in a day when protein makes up 30% of their food intake.

Having more protein intake also increases the growth of lean muscle mass, which directly increase metabolism as well.

2. Drink More Cold Water

People who consume plain water instead of sugary drinks will find losing weight easier.

As sugary drinks contain high calories, substituting them with water naturally reduces your daily calorie intake.

Also, drinking water can speed up your metabolism too.

There have been studies which have shown that the consumption of 17 oz (0.5 liters) of water can raise resting metabolism by 25% for about one hour.

This calorie-burning effect is similar to Themic effect of food and can be even better if you drink cold water, as your body will need to use energy to heat the water up to body temperature

If you drink about 0.5L of water before a meal, it can help you feel full and hence eat lesser.

An experiement on overweight adults found that those who drank 0.5 litre of water before taking their meals lost 44% more weight than those who did not.

3. Do a High-Intensity Workout

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) consist of quick and extremely intensed bursts of physical activities.

It is meant to burn more fat by increasing your metabolism, even you are done with your workout.

Overweight young men found that 12 weeks of HIIT training reduced their fat mass up to 17%.

4. Lift Heavy Things

As lean muscle is metabolically more active than fat, building up on muscle mass can help increase your metabolic rate.

With more muscle mass, you can burn more calories even while resting.

Weight lifting will trigger the growth in lean muscle mass, thus help you retain muscle and prevent the drop in metabolism that can happen during weight loss.

5. Drink Green Tea or Oolong Tea

Green tea and oolong tea have been proven to increase metabolic rate by about  4–5%

These teas can break down some fat stored in your body into free fatty acids, that helps fat burning during exercise.

Teas are naturally minimal in calorie, and they can also lower cholesterol in your body.

5 ways to stay lean (or get lean) over CNY

5 ways to stay lean (or get lean) over CNY

5 ways to stay lean (or get lean) over Chinese New Year

If you are a foodie and love Chinese new year goodies like pineapple tarts, bak kua(bbq pork), almond cookies etc, you need to understand that it may not necessarily come with putting on extra pounds if you don’t want to! What you need to do is to do some research and find ways to purge out the extra calories and/or minimise the intake of such calories.

Here are 5 REALISTIC methods to help you stay slim over Chinese new year!

1- Ezee Feel (Shit out all you eat)

What it does: Detox and let you pass out whatever you have eaten; body sculpting; weight loss

What it contains: Natural ingredients

Cost: S$22.90

Where to buy: Guardian Pharmacy

How to take: Mix the powder with 100-200ML of room temperature water in a shaker, shake well and drink before you sleep. Expect to have a strong “nature’s call” in the morning and BAM! You will pass it all out!

How often should i consume over Chinese New Year: If you are able to take it, try every night but not exceeding 3 days in a row.

 

2- HIIT Workout Routine (fat-burning workout in 20 minutes or less)

What is it: 30 seconds interval workout for 20min.

How to do it: 30 seconds of any cardio-based exercise(burpees, fast push ups, sprinting etc), followed by 30 seconds of rest. Repeat again and again for 20 minutes.

How often should i do it over Chinese New Year: As often as once a day, but NEVER right after you eat. If you feel breathless or unwell, stop immediately.

 

3 – Teas (How the chinamen do it)

Teas have some sort of magic magic since olden days. That is why many people are amazed with the lean torso of many mainlanders despite their high carbohydrate diet. It is said that tea contains polyphenols, for example, which aid the fat-burning process and stimulate weight loss.

Some well known tea types that stimulate weight loss/detox: Ayataka, oolong tea, pu erh tea

How often should i drink over Chinese New Year: Drink it together with every meal over Chinese New Year and you should notice a difference. For some people, drinking tea may cause insomnia after a certain time in the evening. Try not to take it after 7pm if you are sensitive to caffeine.

4 – Fat freeze(Do not try this at home)


fat-freeze

What it does: Kills your targeted fat cells by freezing them through a technology called Cryolipolisis

What is it: Medical grade solution to eliminate fat cells

Who can do it: Only certified medical doctors who are trained in this procedure can do it for you.

Can i do it myself: NO! This can only be done with a special gel to protect your skin from getting frost bite/burns. DO NOT ATTEMPT ON YOUR OWN!

Where can i do it: Most aesthetic clinics in big cities carry the fat freeze machine. Look for a clinic that carries the machine, Zeltiq.

When can i do it: If you are unhappy with the calories accumulated over the CNY binge, you may do it at an aesthetic clinic after the CNY binge period.

Read more about fat freeze here – https://fairymarraine.com/weight-loss/fat-freeze/

5 – Walk & Walk (use up the calories after u eat)


How long should i walk: Try to walk at least 10 to 20 mins each time.

How much should i walk daily over Chinese New Year: As many times as you can

When should i walk over CNY: Recommended to alight a few bus stops or mrt stops before your usual stop, and walk the remaining distance home.

Pedometer: A Pedometer is recommended to be worn during this period so you can calculate and measure the amount of calories and steps you have taken for the day. Aim for 10,000 steps a day during this period to keep a slim body!

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