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It’s summer in Vietnam, and with it comes the familiar expat exodus that accompanies the season.
Jun 21, 2017
We’ve always loved ice-cream in Ho Chi Minh City, but now we’re getting some new variations coming
Jun 21, 2017
It is difficult to express just how much I enjoy being a gastroenterologist. Not everybody gets to
Jun 20, 2017
Relaxing and learning to switch off from the daily stress that you encounter from daily life in
Jun 20, 2017
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:55

Relaxing the Mind to De-Stress

Relaxing and learning to switch off from the daily stress that you encounter from daily life in Vietnam is just as important as regular physical activity for optimal well-being.

Published in Women's Fitness
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:04

Menstrual Cycle Training

I always get asked if women should workout differently to men.

Published in Body & Temple
Saturday, 03 June 2017 12:06

Know Your Body Type

 

Weight training in the gym isn’t a mindless act of working out on random machines and repeating the same exercises over and over again hoping for a different result.

Published in Women's Fitness
Thursday, 25 May 2017 07:26

Fit for Purpose

Public spaces have long been the domain of traditional forms of exercise in Vietnam, but things are changing. 

Published in The Big Story
Thursday, 20 April 2017 10:22

Weight Training Myths

When it comes to female weight training, myths and false perceptions abound. Many women are too intimidated to even set foot into a gym, imagining a terrifying scene of unfamiliar equipment and people’s perfect bodies. Some women worry that if they do begin strength training, they might turn into muscle-bound freaks. This will not happen. Strength training is as much about toned fitness as it is about building muscle.

Published in Women's Fitness
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 15:32

ZUU

Vibrant new exercise class, ZUU, is designed to liberate human movement. It bridges the gap between traditional strength and conditioning programs, and the core strength, mobility and flexibility gains associated with yoga and Pilates. This group exercise class has just arrived in Vietnam, and is now ready to hit Ho Chi Minh City.

Published in Breaking
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 07:14

The Gym Diaries: Part 6

Struggling to get in shape, Owen Salisbury tries another tack and gets himself down to the doctor. As he discovers, nothing is ever straightforward

Published in The Gym Diaries
Monday, 21 March 2016 07:12

The Gym Diaries: Part 5

Sometimes when you try to do something you hit a brick wall. After four months of trying to get into shape, Owen Salisbury has done just that. Yet he’s not prepared to give up

Published in The Gym Diaries
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 08:46

Body Typing

You have most likely heard of body-type categories before. The most common names are ectomorph, endomorph and mesomorph. We can also go further and define your type based on fuel as a muscle, mixed or sugar burner. Body types can also be categorised through hormones via being an adrenal, pituitary, thyroid or gonad type. All these different names discuss the same three to four body types.

Published in Body & Temple
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 06:43

The Gym Diaries 3

Word staff writer Owen Salisbury has started to take his fitness seriously: he’s hired a trainer. In the second of a series of columns, Owen learns the value of patience

Published in The Gym Diaries
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