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Is It Safe for Pregnant Woman to Walk Through Metal Detector at Airport?

posted on April 12th, 2014 ·


When my wife was pregnant, she traveled once together with me to overseas.  We have a concern, wondering whether it was safe for my wife to walk through the metal detector at the boarding gate.  We worried that the detector would emit radiation which might pose risk to our unborn child.

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All You Want To Know About Neonatal Jaundice But Afraid To Ask

posted on April 6th, 2014 ·


When we brought our first baby back home from the hospital, we found our baby face looks bit yellow.  So, we brought her to see paediatrician.  Fortunately, doctor assured us she was fine.  After a week, the yellow color went away.  It is something what we call jaundice.  Jaundice is the yellowish discoloration of the skin or white part of the eyes.  Neonatal jaundice is jaundice that occurs within the first month of baby and 50% of babies have jaundice.  It can occur in babies of any race or color.

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EMS Training Experience

posted on March 29th, 2014 ·

Mun’s Note: This is a guest post by Sheng, one of readers.

My name is Low Kang Sheng and I’m both the training coordinator at Activ Studio Bangsar and a instructor at Rebel Bootcamp. I just had the opportunity to experience cutting edge technology and am really excited that such fitness technologies are being developed and brought in to Malaysia. A few year ago it was the Powerplate (which I also had the chance to try when I was in Hong Kong), and this time around it’s something called the Miha EMS workout.

The first impression I had when I saw this machine was “That looks so cool!”. I guess that’s how someone can feel when you’re trying out the latest technology in the fitness industry, or any latest technology for that matter. With it’s straight out of a science fiction looking vest with all the wires sticking out. I think the Miha can be both intimidating and exciting depending on what sort of a personality you have. (more…)

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Do Not Strain Your Neck While You Doing Weight Training

posted on March 22nd, 2014 ·


We tend to look at mirror when we are lifting weights. No doubt, ensuring correct form while training with weight is important, but, keep turning your head at the mirror may hurt your neck. Read on to find out more.

Let me share with you an example. When you are doing side lateral raise for shoulders, you may turn to your side mirror to take a peek. Without realizing, you may strain your neck or upper back. Another example is when you are doing push up, instead of looking downward at the ground, many raise their heads. Raising the head occasionally is fine, but keep looking up make your neck exhausted instead of your chest muscles.

push up

So, keep your neck straight with your back. If you need to ensure your form or posture is correct, get a buddy or trainer to watch you doing the moves. (Alternatively, you can record it down using a video recorder at the side.)

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What You Need To Know About Abs

posted on March 7th, 2014 ·


You have heard people trains for their “abs”. Some refers abs as the front outer abs. Are they right in this case? We will find out now.

Abs is actually the short form of abdominal muscles which are few groups of muscle at the stomach area. They are three main groups of abdominal muscles:

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How To Choose The Best Thermometer For Children

posted on March 2nd, 2014 ·

New parents may find it overwhelming when they want to buy a thermometer in a drugstore.  Fifteen years ago, thermometer comes in 1 or 2 forms, but now, you are spoiled for choices, from old fashioned glass thermometer to state of art digital thermometer.  If you are planning to buy one good thermometer, let me share with you some of the useful tips in helping you to choose the right thermometer for your kids.

  • Avoid glass mercury thermometer. If a glass thermometer breaks, mercury vaporize and may be inhaled by the child which result in damage to central nervous system, kidney or lungs.  Also, you may find it difficult to get the reading from the glass thermometer.  If you want to get glass thermometer, be sure to get those mercury-free like the one below.


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