Health & Fitness

Diet guide for 13 popular Chinese New Year snacks

Christmas may be over, but like most people, you’re probably still trying to lose the extra pounds gained from all the festive feasting. Now that Chinese New Year is coming up, you’re going to be eating a whole lot of food again, and not the healthy kind. What’s a girl to do? It’s not like you can refuse the goodies that will be placed in front of you when you visit your relatives, and you definitely can’t turn down those lo hei lunch invitations from your workmates.


How to get fit with your man at Singapore’s Urbanathlon!

Are you up to the challenge? If you are, this would be an incredible event to work towards for fitness goals and a step towards your dream body and improved health. The course spans 14km and includes nine obstacles, including a new Cross-Fit based one.


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4 dry eye symptoms that are more serious than you think

A busy and gadget-driven lifestyle is a sure recipe for eye strain. For those who do office work, it's common to experience dry and tired eyes after a whole day of starring at screens.

Still, there are times when these symptoms hint at a more sinister condition. Dr Lee Sao Bing, medical director of Shinagawa Eye Centre, shares on the four common symptoms of eye discomfort and their causes, and when you shouldn't ignore them:

7 fun, free dance classes you’ve always wanted to try!

I grew up dancing. I attended my first ballet class aged 2 and have continued to try new styles ever since. In the last few years more alternative dance forms, which often have their own sub-cultures, have opened up and become more popular. From pole-dancing to aerial yoga, there are so many beautiful, fun and amazingly challenging new forms of dance and fitness to try out! However, often we want to try before we buy, and a term’s worth of classes can be expensive, as can a gym membership! 

EXCLUSIVE: Georgina Poh tells us how to glam up quickly post-workout!

The fit and fabulous Georgina Poh has been our resident fitness guru and September’s #WomanCrushWednesday here at herworldPLUS. Read the third and final part of our interview series with the Singapore-bred, Instagram fitspo beauty where she tells us how to get glam with speed and style, something we all need when we’ve got dinner plans post-workout…

Are you at risk of ovarian cancer?

Q: My mother has just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

What is ovarian cancer?

What treatment will my mother need?

What can I do to prevent ovarian cancer from happening to me?

A: Ovarian cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer in women.

Ovaries are part of the female reproductive organs.

They are where egg cells are produced by a process called ovulation.

How to manage diabetes during Chinese New Year celebrations

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This festive season, you may feel obliged to eat more or savour different treats that are being offered up at meals and social gatherings.

This may not be ideal for those with diabetes as they may lose control of their usual dietary patterns, which would result in higher sugar levels.

Beware: These 3 health products contain harmful ingredients that can cause heart disease!

Three health products have been found to contain undeclared western medicinal ingredients which can cause serious adverse reactions, The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) warned on Monday (Jan 25).

HSA added that all three products were either purchased overseas through friends or from online platforms.
They did not contain a list of ingredients on their labels, which complementary health products are required to carry.

5 signs you might have diabetes

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1. You know what the bathroom looks like at night.

Because you visit often. As blood sugar levels go up, symptoms like frequent urination worsen.