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...
Living in my kampong

Living in my kampong

A 76-year-old shares how it was like living 43 years in a kampong, and the simple and tranquil life.   I am a fourth-generation member of a family of fishermen. My family lived in the old Kampong Tampines that was once part of Pasir Ris. I have nine brothers and...
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...
Conquering cancer at 84

Conquering cancer at 84

A wonderful testimony for elderly cancer patients, U Gyan fought – and won – his battle with rectum cancer.   Eighty-four-year-old U Gyan from Myanmar was first diagnosed with cancer of the rectum several years ago and had surgery in a hospital in Singapore to...
Cancer phobia

Cancer phobia

Understanding the fear of cancer.   One of the most difficult types of patients that I have encountered are those who do not have cancer but are absolutely convinced that they do. These patients have an excessive fear that they have cancer and tend to present...