Stand Up for Your Health - How Inactivity is Taking Years From Your Life

New studies have concluded that even if you spend time pounding the pavement or working out at the gym each day, long periods of inactivity - be it in front of the television or at your desk - can slash years off your life. We look at some simple ways to take them back!

It isn’t in dispute that exercise is good for us. Moderate to vigorous physical activity has an established role in preventing…

The Most Beautiful Road Trips in the World

Sometimes the journey is just as important as the destination, so pack your bags, fill the tank and jump on board as we count down the planet’s most splendid road trips.

There’s something incredibly alluring about packing a few essentials into the back of your car and taking on the open road in search…

The Best Urban Getaways In Taiwan

Officially a republic of China, Taiwan has a distinctive character, fusing ancient and modern Chinese traditions with Japanese and Western influences. Just 140 miles from China’s mainland, Taiwan boasts beautiful forested peaks, coastal plains and thriving metropolises, making it an ideal place to spend a quick weekend away. And although exploring the more remote areas on the east coast can be a…

10 Ways Drinking Water Can Change Your Life

With hot and humid temperatures in Hong Kong regularly exceeding 30°C over the summer, keeping hydrated is important for maintaining overall health. We count down some of the 10 best reasons to keep your fluid levels up.

Water is the most important substance on earth and a critical component in the functioning…

The Emerging Epidemic: Childhood Obesity in Hong Kong

It’s economic boom time in Hong Kong but at what price for the region’s kids? We look at how economic success has lead to a sharp increase in childhood obesity, and why we need to act now.

Take a look at any quality of life survey and you’ll likely find Hong Kong in the top percentile of favorable…

Top 5 Al Fresco Dining Hot Spots in Hong Kong

A hectic working week can have you craving sunlight and relaxation in equal measure, and in Hong Kong’s hot climate and frequent sunny days there’s no better way to satisfy both urges by dining al fresco in some of the city’s best bars and restaurants. At the end of a busy week, al fresco dining can feel almost like a form of therapy, when you can spend several hours lazing on a rooftop, veranda…

4 Easy Ways To Get Healthy Summer Skin

Summer is a time to get outside and enjoy the sun. Everyone knows that sunscreen is an important part of a summer regimen to keep the skin safe from the sun’s rays, but what about other skin regimens that are often used year-round, like makeup? Should women be changing their makeup routines for long days in the sun? And is it even safe to wear thick makeup on sweaty skin? Here, we explore some of…

Is It Dangerous to Have TV in the Car?

Any parents who’ve purchased a car or minivan in the last decade have likely had a conversation about whether or not to get a TV in the backseat.

Although having a TV in the car is not a new concept; auto televisions made their debut in 1997, but certain questions still arise today: Is it worth the price? Are…

Hong Kong's Best Health Blogs

Hong Kong bloggers are some of the city’s most knowledgeable experts in food, fashion, entertainment and more. As air quality in the Fragrant Harbor worsens and possible food waste penalties loom, more individuals are understanding the importance of being active, eating smart and making wise choices for the environment.

Three blogs--Healthy Hong Kong, Green Queen, and Go Green HK--are committed…

Hong Kong Summer Coffee Guide

Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Coffee remains one of the most popular drinks in the world. Luckily for those of us who need it to get through the day, a cup of joe has many apparent health benefits as well. The New York Times cites several studies that have shown moderate coffee drinking of three to four…

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