Monday, 28 October 2013 12:27

Yoga Bliss

Yoga Bliss

Yogis in Ho Chi Minh City should be delighted for the month of November, as we’re welcoming Elonne Stockton — a yoga practitioner practising for two decades and teaching globally for one — for a yoga retreat.

Published in What's On
Friday, 04 October 2013 09:17

Why Scales Lie

Why Scales Lie

There comes a time when you step on the scales and it is finally showing weight loss. Yes! But, hold on. That’s what the scales do. They show you how much you weigh. But let’s think about it for a second.

Published in Blogs & Columns
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:27

Alcoholism

Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a chronic and often progressive disease that includes problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect (physical dependence), or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or stop drinking.

Published in Medical Buff
Friday, 12 July 2013 06:29

Staying Healthy in the Heat

Staying Healthy in the Heat

As the thermometer climbs, we need to remind ourselves how to stay healthy in the heat. The danger for some is heat exhaustion, which is a condition whose symptoms may include weakness, headache, dizziness, muscle cramps, nausea or vomiting and rapid heart beat. All of this is a result of your body overheating.

Published in Blogs & Columns
Monday, 08 July 2013 06:17

Fighting the Fever

Fighting the Fever

Anyone who’s spent time in Vietnam might have either contracted dengue or know someone else who has. Such is the virulence of the epidemic, that between 1998 and 2010 over a million cases were reported.

Published in Briefings
Monday, 08 July 2013 05:06

Supersize Me

Supersize Me

Forget eating McDonald’s three meals a day for a month. Seamus Butler agreed to do the opposite and dosed up on a diet of Ben Style food for weightlifters and two weeks’ worth of daily workouts at the Sofitel Gym. Here’s what happened. Photos by Francis Xavier

Published in Features
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:22

It's All in the Cow

It's All in the Cow

For years we’ve been told red meat is bad for us, that it is unhealthy and the cause of cancer. Is this really the case? The simple fact is that animal products are only as healthy as the animal they come from.

Published in Blogs & Columns
Friday, 22 March 2013 05:05

Body and Temple: The Mighty Coconut

Fitness Advice

One of the best aspects of living in Asia is the availability of fresh coconuts. This delicious drink is fantastic for improving hydration and preventing disease. Coconut water is not the solution to all your problems but it does convey some excellent therapeutic benefits. Research shows coconut water supports hydration, helps fight the aging process, can lower cholesterol (to the same degree as prescription drugs), improves insulin sensitivity, and lowers blood pressure.

Published in Blogs & Columns
Friday, 08 February 2013 06:28

Air

Air

We’ve just had a power cut when the rain starts. Within 10 minutes the phone rings. It’s 3.20 in the afternoon.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 06:31

The Healer

The Healer

A new orthopaedic manual therapist Gregory Beale LMT, NASM-CPT has recently arrived in Vietnam from the US.

Published in In The Papers
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