Tips to taking care of your heart in your 20s

Unlike what you may think, this is not a post to dedicate to healing your heartbreaks or getting over your exes. It is literally and physically taking care of your most important organ that I would say that dictates your body. The idea of it being working non-stop without a break to pump blood makesContinue reading “Tips to taking care of your heart in your 20s”

Supper, a bad idea?

Today is the first day of Ramadan where I am struggling to nap right after I eat my meal (sahur) in the wee morning. Unlike my brother who tends to lose weight during the fasting month, I tend to gain weight. Needless to say, we had different activity levels in a sense where I willContinue reading “Supper, a bad idea?”

Should I get a personal trainer?

Just over the last weekend, I was in the midst of a serious discussion with four good friends of mine who wanted to get serious about weight management. One of them is getting married, one of them wants to start conceiving, one is planning to get engaged and another is having chest pains because ofContinue reading “Should I get a personal trainer?”

6 Simple Resistance Bands Exercise

Undeniably you would think that for any strength training workout, you will need dumbbell or weights in general. However, it is possible to strengthen and sculpt your arms at home with a resistance band with a consistent workout routine. I was similarly skeptical about whether resistance bands can actually work my arms and legs soContinue reading “6 Simple Resistance Bands Exercise”

Calculate Your Basic Metabolic Rate

To any individual seeking an improvement of their health, they often need more than just an exercise routine to be more efficient on their fitness journey. Without proper food intake which makes up 80% of weight transformation, they often have to adjust the duration of workout and the intensity of exercise routine. So, how manyContinue reading “Calculate Your Basic Metabolic Rate”

Addiction to Sugar

One of my concerns during the bariatric consultation is the idea of meeting the psychologist to understand why I overeat. Based on the series – 600 lbs life, they tend to depict that the patients rely on food as a coping strategy for their trauma or emotional scars they have.  Even after much consideration, IContinue reading “Addiction to Sugar”

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

If you are 35 or more kilograms overweight, gastric sleeve surgery is one of the safest and most reliable options for progressive long-term weight loss. To summarize the surgical procedure, your doctor will be drastically reducing the size of your stomach. It has been said that from Day 1 of recovery, you won’t feel asContinue reading “Gastric Sleeve Surgery”

Review of the first consultation

Hi guys! This is a review of my first consultation with the physician at the Bariatric Clinic in room C59 at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Noting that I was super excited as this appointment was one month since the referral from Woodlands Polyclinic, I woke up early and did my morning exercise as per normalContinue reading “Review of the first consultation”

Why You Would Possibly Be Overtraining (And The Way To Recover Quickly)

Though I don’t like to work out a lot, in my one-month journey here, there are many instances where I swing my dumbbell a bit too hard and forget to listen to my back. From my initial condition of feeling super strong, then instantly feel exhausted and wishing to skip the remaining of my workouts.Continue reading “Why You Would Possibly Be Overtraining (And The Way To Recover Quickly)”

5 Popular Exercises that burn calories

Have you ever wandered around the gym and wondered why the most popular machines are the stationary bikes and treadmills? Besides being an equipment for them to do cardio workout, I feel that most users would like to be motivated by seeing the amount of calories burned while exercising. Now that gyms are limited —youContinue reading “5 Popular Exercises that burn calories”