Fitness Tips

Coenzyme Q10

What is it? CoQ10 is a vitamin-like compound that is fat soluble, and it functions in all cells of the body, serving as a coenzyme for several key enzymatic steps, and doubles up as an antioxidant. It helps to destroy free radicals before they can cause damage to the normal cells within the body. Coenzyme […]

Rev Up Your Metabolism!

Do you feel that your metabolism goes into hibernation sometimes? The key to a supercharged metabolism is stoking the metabolic engine with exercise, food and lifestyle habits that boost energy expenditure. Metabolism, the process of converting food into fuel, is a complex interplay of hormones and enzymes that work in harmony 24/7 to produce the […]

5 Brain-Boosting Foods That Should Be In Every Kitchen

When you’re retraining your brain – to acquire a new habit or pick up a new skill – you’d be surprised by the little things that can have a big impact on your brain’s overall health and function. One of the most important things you can do for your brain’s health is to eat brain-boosting […]

Older Adults: Build Muscle And You’ll Live Longer

  The more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely, new research shows. The findings add to the growing evidence that overall body composition — and not the widely used body mass index, or BMI — is a better predictor of all-cause mortality. “In other words, the greater your […]

10 Fascinating Brain Facts

Impress and amaze your friends and colleagues with these 10 fascinating “brain facts”! The average brain, which weighs about 3 pounds, has approximately 100 billion neurons.   There are about 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the brain.   You continue to make new neurons throughout life as long as you use your brain in […]

Top 5 False Nutrition Claims You Need To Know

We are constantly receiving loads of fitness and nutrition information everyday, especially now that we are almost always connected through the Internet. As consumers we need to determine the authenticity of the information that is available online, and whether the claim is reliable and valid. Let us look at the 5 most common claims that […]

6 Common Exercise Myths

Although some old fitness fictions, such as “no pain, no gain” and “spot reducing” are fading fast, plenty of other exercise misconceptions still exist. Here are some of the very common exercise myths as well as the not-so-common facts based on current exercise research.   Exercise Myth 1. You Will Burn More Fat If You […]

2014 Food Trends To Watch

We’re firmly established in the new year, and so are some of the food and nutrition trends that experts are predicting will unfold this year. Here is a quick roundup from various sources on what we can expect, for your reading pleasure: Give it a lemon squeeze! Lemon in pure juice forms, in pastries and […]

Extreme Fitness: A Craze Getting Out Of Hand?

Revised: August 2017 It is common that clients tend to judge fitness professionals by the intensity of their classes or sessions. It’s even a compliment to say an instructor teaches really hard workouts. A “brutal” workout equals a good workout. Must it always be this way? Over the past decade in Singapore, there has been […]

Exercise and Brain Function

Over the past few years we have seen the increased attention to the benefits of exercise on our brain function. This does not apply only to the ageing population but it applies to all of us. The book “Spark” by John Ratey discusses how children who exercise often showed improved performance on academic tests. With […]

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