Fitness & Nutrition

Spas offer respite from the bustle of Hong Kong

ROCHELLE LASH The Vancouver Sun 12.01.2012
Spas offer respite from the bustle of Hong Kong

The world of wellness bridges the city's same contrasts of traditional and folksy vs. cutting-edge and contemporary. The various goals of modern spa life - fitness, weight loss, beauty treatments, relaxation and healing - are in sync with ancient ...

Denmark Introduces ‘Fat Tax’ on Foods High in Saturated Fat

Denmark has introduced what’s believed to be the world’s first fat food tax, applying a surcharge to foods with more than 2.3 percent saturated fats, in an effort to combat obesity and heart disease.

University bucks convention in Texas with vegan dining hall

Texas cattle country seems an odd place to break new ground in veganism, but a public university near Dallas is doing just that.

Bill Clinton declares vegan victory

Nanci Hellmich USA TODAY 25.08.2011
Bill Clinton declares vegan victory

The former president, known for his love of burgers, barbecue and junk food, has gone from a meat lover to a vegan, the strictest form of a vegetarian diet. He says he eats fruits, vegetables and beans, but no red meat, chicken or dairy.

Doga craze in Hong Kong: Aligning mind, body - and paws?

Yoga has been around for over 5,000 years. Dogs have been domesticated by humans for thousands of years. What happens when you put the two together? The newest exercise craze that's sweeping Hong Kong - doga.

'Manorexia' on the rise: Experts blame pressure from male models as more men than ever suffer eating disorders

The pressure to look like a male model is driving more men to develop dangerous eating disorders, experts warned today. GPs have been warned to be on the lookout for the potentially fatal conditions, which include anorexia and bulimia, after a ris...

USA gets even fatter: Mississippi most obese state, Colorado least

The number of obese U.S. adults rose in 16 states in the last year, helping to push obesity rates in a dozen states above 30 percent, according to a report released on Thursday.

Unemployed get another jobless benefit - free yoga

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The women snuggle into nests of pillows and blankets. A light breeze, like a mother blowing on a baby's boo-boo, falls from ceiling fans and tickles their backs. The room is dark, silent, until they crawl out of child's pose ...

Madonna sweats details in Mexico debut of new gym

ISTRA PACHECO My Way News 01.12.2010
Madonna sweats details in Mexico debut of new gym

As the glass doors of Hard Candy Fitness, Madonna's first gym, slid open in Mexico City on Monday, a mural of white, black and violet Warhol-esque images of the Queen of Pop greeted each client. But it was no disco with exercise machines or Hard R...

Fonda the fab: 28 years on from video that changed the way we exercise, she's back (with a new routine, new hip and a new knee)

More than a quarter of a century after she became the workout queen and revolutionised keep fit, Jane Fonda is back with a new set of exercise routines. Despite some repair work over the years - a new hip in 2005, a knee replacement last year and ...

Over 80% of HK people take in more fat

Fang Yang Xinhua 14.05.2010
Over 80% of HK people take in more fat

Eating out too frequently may bring more than satisfaction for your appetite. In Hong Kong, over 80 percent of people were found taking in more fat than necessary, according to a newly released survey.

Fight the Flab

Julianne Chou 02.01.2009

It’s the start of January, and all that festive cheer has started to take its toll. That paunch you’ve been passing off as “jolly” is looking decidedly jiggly, and you’ve come to one conclusion: It’s time to get that flabby ass back into shape.

Nutritionist Reveals 20 Functional Foods to Increase Longevity

Broccoli has always been associated with a healthy life, but did you know that apples, cranberries, chocolate, tea and even coffee can increase your longevity and help lead an active life?

Relationships especially those with the opposite sex sure come with some ups and downs. We all have our share of going through some really good phases and some may be not so good. Yet we are up for the rollercoaster ride. A relationship however ha...

LEAKED: First Shots of iPhone Nike+ Interface

We've long known that Nike+ has been in development for the iPhone. Now we're finally getting a peek at the first shots of the interface.

10 Secrets to Detox at home

Lifestyle Hong Kong 14.08.2008
10 Secrets to Detox at home

Your weekends are slipping away in a blur and Monday morning meetings seem more brutal than ever. You can’t even remember the last evening you spent in your flat and your body is screaming for a break.

Low-fat diet not tops for weight loss, study finds

According to a new study published in Thursday’s edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, obese people on average lose between 6 to 10 pounds in a period of two years when put under strict dieting.

Keeping Food Diary Doubles Weight Loss

KENDALL KRAUSE, M.D. ABC News 08.07.2008
Keeping Food Diary Doubles Weight Loss

Dieters may be able to take solace in the fact that one of the most powerful weight-loss tools available may be as close as a pen and paper. In a recent study by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, participants who kept food journals...

Study: lose weight with "big breakfast"

To lose weight and keep it off, eat a big breakfast packed with carbohydrates and protein, then follow a low-carb, low-calorie diet the rest of the day, a study has suggested.

Fat Finding Reveals Why Diets Don't Work

Rachel Mahan LiveScience 06.06.2008
Fat Finding Reveals Why Diets Don't Work

Want to get rid of some fat cells as you age? Fat chance. You're stuck with the number of fat cells you have acquired by about age 20, a new study finds.