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World Health Day – What’s your pledge
World Health Day – What’s your pledge
World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7, with particular health-related themes chosen each year and varieties of programs related to it organised on international and national levels.   What's your pledge this World Health Day?   April 7 marks World Health Day. And this year's theme is Our Planet, Our Health.   Every year on April 7th, the World Health Organization (WHO) commemorates the anniversary of its creation in 1948.    Each year, a theme is chosen for this date that highligh...
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Apr 07, 2022
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Fitness
What is Tai Chi - exercise forms passed from ancient times
What is Tai Chi - exercise forms passed from ancient times
Tai chi is a well-known form of exercise in East Asia and has been popular for centuries. It's no surprise that martial arts are great for your health.   Tai Chi Chan, an internal martial art, is known for its defense properties. Practitioners should be able to let attackers bounce off of them. Tai Chi is a slow and steady practice. The performer should relax more often during the Tai Chi exercises. The movements are slow, calm, and deep. Tai Chi postures are taught using a set choreography. A...
Rachel
Rachel
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Apr 06, 2022
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Lifestyle
What is the Chinese square dance?
What is the Chinese square dance?
It is sad to see elderly people left alone or still having to work towards eternity, especially in places that do not provide a pension plan.  It is hard to find entertainment for the elderly. Loneliness and a lack of community are major problems older people face in our society. Also if they are too lonely, they also love to meddle with your affairs. Square dance in mainland China started as a way for old people to exercise through soft dancing, accompanied by happy music.  These dances often ...
Rachel
Rachel
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Mar 31, 2022
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Chinese teas to lighten up your mood
Chinese teas to lighten up your mood
China's tea culture has been passed down for thousands of years.  There are certain types of tea that have remained their popularity due to their positive effects on the human body.  1) Bi Luo Chun (碧螺春)  The name of this tea directly translates to "green snail spring". Bi Luo Chun has a history of a thousand years, being a sub-type of green tea. 2) West Lake Longjing (西湖龍井) -  The name of this tea directly translates to "west lake dragon well". West Lake is allegedly one of the most beautiful...
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Rachel
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Mar 30, 2022
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Nutrition
711 food is harming you
711 food is harming you
Do 711 and other convenience stores sell any healthy food? In Hong Kong, the answer is a definite no. Here the convenience stores sell the following types of food: 1) Puffed food - these foods are usually full of refined carbs. 2) Quick sandwiches - these are instant foods with loads of preservatives. 3) Candies and sweets - needless to say, sugar contributes to all kinds of diseases. Sometimes, we need to bulk order healthy snacks from the Internet, so we always have healthy snacks at hand. ...
Rachel
Rachel
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Mar 30, 2022
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Fitness
Weight loss tips - the real deal
Weight loss tips - the real deal
No, it is not just about diet and exercise.  Age and genetics come first.  Aside from that, cortisols increase your appetite, and insulin instructs your body to store fat.  So first, 1) Cut off stress factors in your life, ghost your toxic friends, and minimize your interactions with abusive people in your life;  2) Care less about people who wrongly accuse you; stand up for yourself when necessary, but radically accept the fact that not everyone is going to like you, and not everyone is open ...
Rachel
Rachel
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Mar 23, 2022
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