Plantar fasciitis – what is it and should we care?

Plantar fasciitis – what is it and should we care?

Find out what you can do to treat that pain in your heels.   Feeling a sharp pain in your heels especially when you wake up in the morning and plant your feet on the ground? That may just be plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar...
Dealing with ups & down

Dealing with ups & down

A Pioneer Generation member shares his two health issues and the lessons he learned from them.   I confess that I am no health nut. I observe no fancy diet and generally eat what I please. I have been fortunate to be blessed with a slim profile though, and for...
‘Granfluencers’ breaking stereotypes

‘Granfluencers’ breaking stereotypes

Seniors embracing ageing through social media are capturing the hearts of fans of all ages globally.   ‘Granfluencers’ are social media influencers who are seniors. You can recognise them by their innovative, energetic and positive approach towards embracing life...
Aids for those with low vision

Aids for those with low vision

There are optical aids and other ways where one with low vision can continue to live independently.   Low vision refers to vision impairment that cannot be improved by glasses, contacts lens, medication or surgery. A person with low vision can have a variable...
Vaccination tips

Vaccination tips

Advice on recommended vaccines for seniors and tips for care.   Less than one in every four adults aged 65 to 79 will get vaccinated against influenza and other diseases, according to the National Health Population Survey 2018/19. This is a worrying statistic...
Prepare yourself for the flu season

Prepare yourself for the flu season

Four ways to protect yourself and your loved ones naturally.   The weather has been getting colder with the January monsoon season upon us. Apart from keeping us wrapped up at home, wind chills can also bring an increased risk of catching the flu due to the...
5 simple tips to limit your ‘holiday indulgence’

5 simple tips to limit your ‘holiday indulgence’

Don’t use this festive season to postpone your healthy choices.   With the festive season coming our way, coupled with the stressors from 2020, most people would likely use the holidays as an excuse to postpone their healthy choices, giving up on their current...
4 types of home exercises for seniors

4 types of home exercises for seniors

Find out the different benefits and common errors.   Seniors understand that they must stay active to maintain their well-being, but few know how they can get creative with the current situation. While some may still feel scared to go out and do their usual...
5 ways to delay neck ageing

5 ways to delay neck ageing

Take care of your neck skin just like you would with your facial skin.   You have your daily skincare routine for your face down to a science and you never leave your house without your sunscreen and moisturiser. Unfortunately, not many people pay equal attention...
Thoughts on breast health

Thoughts on breast health

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a chance to bring awareness and take charge of your health.   Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women worldwide. Since 2003, it is the leading cause of cancer deaths for females in Singapore....
How to enjoy your mooncakes more healthily 

How to enjoy your mooncakes more healthily 

Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Mooncake Festival, is coming up on October 1, 2020. Hear from a dietitian on how you can enjoy the tasty treat in more sensible and healthy ways. Mooncakes are almost synonymous with the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is celebrated on...
Being alone in your thoughts

Being alone in your thoughts

When one has solitude and time to reflect and think, a problem can arise. BY: Dr Mok Yee Ming Singaporeans are known for several things, but we are particularly known for our passion in shopping and food, and that has been sufficient in filling the lives and thoughts...
Caring for ageing eyes

Caring for ageing eyes

Common eye conditions to be aware of as one ages and early detection remains key.   Like the rest of our bodies, our eyes also undergo a natural ageing process, and if we are not aware and prepared for these changes as we grow older, it can end up being quite a...