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How To Burn More Calories While Working in Office With TrekDesk Chair

posted on December 26th, 2011 ·


I just found another creative product for busy office workers to stay healthy – TrekDesk Chair. Now, this TrekDesk Chair is a flexible chair to be position under the deck of a treadmill and swings out of the way when not in use. It actually is an add-on to the TrekDesk.

The so called chair is actually an exercise ball. While I have heard stories that some office workers are actually sitting on exercise balls while doing their desk jobs, but to sit on the ball and at the same time moving the feet on the treadmill is something really new. I guess most will just sit still (without moving their feet) on the TrekDesk Chair and work. They can also opt to stand up and walk slowly while working on the TrekDesk. (more…)

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Is Soy Sauce Healthier Than Salt?

posted on December 22nd, 2011 ·


If you are a Chinese food lover, you know that soya sauce is often served as a dipping sauce in some of the dishes.  Soy sauce is the brown and salty extract of fermented mixture from soybeans, wheat, water and salt that is commonly used in Asian cuisine, especially in Chinese.  Soy sauce actually originated from China, but later is used by many other people in different countries, including Japan.  Chinese and Japanese soy sauces are substantially different – Chinese soy sauce is mainly made from soybean with low amounts of grains whereas wheat is primary Japanese soy sauce and therefore giving a slightly sweeter taste than Chinese soy sauce.

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Slouch is Undoing Your Abs Workout

posted on December 18th, 2011 ·


Many spend time to do crunches or sit up, hoping that they will have a washboard type of 6-pack abs.  However, without them knowing, the long hours of slouching at the desk in the office actually counteracts those grueling moments of abs workout.  When you slouch, your shoulders are rounded forward, upper back is hunched and the belly is protruding. Not only this posture make you look weak, you are “undoing” your hard work for your abs.  An hour a week of abs work will not be able to compensate 40 hours of wrong posture you have.

When you slouch, I want you to take a look at your abs. (more…)

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How To Prevent Pain The Ear When You Are In The Plane?

posted on December 14th, 2011 ·


I just touched down not long ago.  In the flight, I was sitting next to a mother who had his boy next to her.  Throughout the 45-minute of journey, the boy was sick and crying.  For people who did know what happen, they might get annoyed.  The truth is that the boy was suffering pain in his ears, which is very common among kids.  In fact, at least one third of adult passengers feel the ear pain too, including myself.  If you are one of us, read on to find out why this pain happen and how to prevent or minimize the pain.

First, let’s understand how our ears function in normal circumstances and then only we find out how they are affected when we are in the plane.  Under normal situation, air flow through the Eustachian tube inside the ear.  The air on both sides of the eardrum should be the same. (more…)

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Shoulders Workout (7) – Upright Row

posted on December 10th, 2011 ·

I have been doing barbell upright row for about 10 years, but it is one of the workouts I given the lowest priority.  I do it nowadays for variation purpose and never a big fan of it.  Why?  It is one exercise that I cannot afford to perform wrongly.  I hurt my left shoulder few years back.


  1. If you are a beginner, take light weight.  Stand with a barbell (straight or EZ bar, does not matter).  Alternatively, hold dumbbell each in your hand in front of you.  Palm facing you (overhand grip).  Your arms should be extended with slight bend at the elbows. (more…)

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How To Run More with 10 Percent Rule?

posted on December 6th, 2011 ·


Whenever we first started to jog, we always impatiently want to run more.  Whether the goal is to lose weight, build stamina or to train for marathon, many want to see the result quickly and without knowing, they actually do it at the expense of getting injured.  This injury occurs if you run too much too soon.  Instead of running 3 miles for one session and 3 sessions a week, I have seen beginner running for 5 miles once and 4 sessions a week in their second week.  The numbers may have been exaggerated, the point is that people tend to go over the limit of their body. (more…)

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