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Health & Fitness

Health and fitness is achieved through proper nutrition, physical activity, and sufficient rest. It is a measure of the body's ability to function effectively in work, to be healthy, and to resist diseases.

Staying healthy

All adults should avoid inactivity to promote good health mentally and physically.

For substantial health benefits, adults should participate in at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity.

Aerobic activity should be performed in episodes of at least 10 minutes, and preferably, it should be spread throughout the week.

For additional and more extensive health benefits, adults should increase their aerobic physical activity to 300 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, or 150 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity.

Additional health benefits are gained by engaging in physical activity beyond this amount.

Adults should also do muscle-strengthening activities that are moderate or high intensity and involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week, as these activities provide additional health benefits.

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Wuhan Coronavirus in Singapore: 8 Things You Need to Know

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Wuhan Coronavirus in Singapore: 8 Things You Need to Know

There are currently 7 confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus and nearly 80 others pending results in Singapore as of 10am, 29 January 2020. With thousands of confirmed and suspected cases worldwide, the coronavirus outbreak has become a global concern.

What is it and how does it spread? Knowing the key facts will be helpful to determine the various ways to protect yourself and those around you.

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You can get a iron deficiency blood test done at any General Practitioner (GP) clinic in Singapore for usually about 10-15 dollars. That is probably the most accurate. If you are quite good with colour, you can try to look at it yourself. People who are anaemic usually look pale ...
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Vanquish: Non-invasive Fat Reduction Treatment Explained

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Hi, I am Dr Terence Tan, the founder of Halley Medical Aesthetics.

In recent years, non-invasive fat reduction has been gaining popularity among aspirants of sculpted physiques to the envy of many.

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First, we need to confirm the diagnosis that it really is chronic bronchitis, and not due to other things, i.e. infection/TB/tumours. Then we need to find the cause. Sometimes the cause might be obvious, i.e. smoking. Sometimes, the cause is not so obvious and might require furth...
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