Strong social connections and a sense of belonging are vital to our health and wellbeing. When we have connected, secure relationships with others, our immune system is stronger, helping us to recover faster from any illnesses and our overall health is generally better! Conversely, the health risks from social isolation are comparable to the risks associated with cigarette smoking, high blood pressure and obesity.
Over the summer holidays, we have witnessed numerous new concepts popping up in Singapore - some locally grown, while others originating from the region & beyond.
“With expats forming a quarter of the country’s 5.7m population, it is no surprise that wellness trends from the US, UK and Australia, as well as other parts of Asia, are also diffusing into the market,” reports Hannah Wilkinson of Welltodo.
We do the groundwork for you, rounding up some of the
For this series, we speak to a couple of individuals who embrace yoga as part of their daily lifestyles - both on and off the mat. For Jiamin Yang (@jyan.yoga), yoga is the perfect medium for her to communicate, forge connections and better understand her students, as well as her partner - Leonard, a fellow Acro & Fitness Instructor.
What is your Yoga practice? ‘What’s next’ in your Yoga journey?
I started with Ashtanga Yoga, which is my
You've just signed up for a race / run event / marathon (or perhaps it's on your to-do list for the year) - your longest race to date, or the longest one in a while - and now, reality’s beginning to sink in. Given your busy work schedule, social life, travels and bad weather or pollution days for some, how exactly are you going to prep for it? By putting one foot in front of the other, that’s how!
BierYoga (or Beer Yoga) first originated from Germany and has since gained popularity across multiple cities globally including London, USA and Bangkok, Thailand.
Jessica is a professional architect by training, a part-time fashion model and considers herself a fitness enthusiast. Apart from being a member
Whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder, starting on your entrepreneurial journey or a new mom, being Busy and getting ahead at work / school / life doesn’t mean sacrificing everything else...
...more importantly, you'll need to have the ability & health (mental, physical, emotional) to be Busy!
It's probably tough to "have it all" - but there are definitely little ways or simple habits you can put in place to have some anchors in your life.
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Running a marathon or race takes preparation. Planning is king because without it, you jeopardize any chances of performing at your full potential, and ultimately ending up disappointed. You may even take a step back and assess your life, sometimes revamping it completely because eating like crap, half-assing your training, and sleeping late isn’t akin to 'success'... All these lifestyle changes just for a couple of hours of running with a group of strangers (just as crazy and stupid