How I Keep My Family Healthy

(Originally published in aspIRe magazine, Issue 21) Keeping your family on desirable levels of health and wellness, today, can be a challenge. The downside to the advancement of science and technology is the myriad of new causes of stress in our daily living, and the drastic change in our food nutrients within the last half century. Food we eat today is in stark contrast to what our grandparents ate. Given this, how do you keep your family healthy? This is how I do it – you might pick up a thing or two from this list. Eating right should be their fundamental education  Children eat what they see...
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Consistency and Flexibility: My Everyday Life

(Originally published in aspIRe magazine, Issue 20) Just like you, I like spending my days productively, and engaging in activities that not only make me feel better, but actually make me a better person. If you’re wondering how I typically spend an ordinary day, read on. Welcome to my everyday life! I usually wake up at 05:30 Singapore Time, and after a shower, I meditate for one hour. Meditation is my prayer. It connects the soul to the spiritual world, the realm of the Supreme Person. It is through this disciplined practice that we get to the point where we constantly think of the Supreme Person...
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Urgent vs Important: Know the Difference

(Originally published in aspIRe magazine, Issue 19) Sometimes, we say something we don’t really mean. We don’t even rethink it. If I ask, ‘Is life important to you?’, you will say ‘yes’. If so, health would be too, right? And if health is important, then so are diet and exercise; but only few of us eat and exercise properly every day. Many of us consume processed and fast foods that are convenient for life on the go, or because we perceive them as delicious. We don’t exercise because there are more important tasks, errands and obligations that require our time, or simply because...
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My Health and Wellness Tools

(Originally published in aspIRe magazine Issue 18) Image: www.canastotacsd.org Aside from being a strict vegetarian, I am a staunch advocate of holistic health and wellness. And I walk my talk! I work out, do my yoga asanas (poses), go cycling and I swim. I make it a point to do at least one physical activity every day and I want to share with you some of the tools that I use to maintain a sound mind and body. Fitness Programme: The Rip 60 I like working out and I have been using the Rip 60 for a while now. It uses your bodyweight along with the Rip 60 equipment for a well-rounded workout covering...
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The Road to Long Life

    It is no secret that longevity is achieved through a healthy, happy lifestyle – better eating habits, more exercise, less intoxicants, less stress. This is a topic that has been widely covered and often brings us to the regions of Nagano and Okinawa in Japan, where people have the longest life expectancy in the world. A well-balanced diet, regular physical activity, and extended work years have helped these people not only live very long lives, but do so while remaining healthy and productive. We can achieve this kind of life too if we change our mindset on how we live our daily life....
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Stop Hammering Your Thumb

An advice on taking care of your health (Originally published in aspIRe magazine Issue 17) Photo: theweeklysticky.com A man pounded his thumb with a hammer and went to see a doctor to get it treated. The thumb became purple and swollen, and blood oozed out from the wound. The doctor, without even establishing a rapport with the man, cleaned his thumb, bandaged it, wrote him a prescription and sent him home. A few weeks later, the man came back to see the same doctor for the same reason. The nonchalant doctor gave him the same treatment and did not check why the same thing happened. Many of us are like...
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