Take Charge, Be Your Better Self.

Take Charge, Be Your Better Self.

Take Charge, Be Your Better Self

Do pay heed to your mental wellness.
Optimise your mental wellness with VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™

Over the past decade, Malaysia has witnessed a dramatic increase in the prevalence of mental disorder. Two years on, the pandemic is far from over. As we continue to adjust to life in a new normal, many stressors persist. We now have to cope with:

  • Inflation – everything seems to cost more now
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Concerns about the future
  • Fast-paced living
  • Emerging infectious diseases

Several policy reforms in the past decade have led to advances in the Malaysian mental health system. Unfortunately, there remain many obstacles in the delivery of accessible and affordable mental healthcare.

Malaysia had a significant deficit of psychiatrists and psychologists...

Malaysia had a significant deficit of psychiatrists and psychologists. We have just 1.27 psychiatrists per 100,000 population (as at 2018) vs. World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation of 1 per 10,000!

The Ministry of Health aims to raise...

Thankfully, the Ministry of Health aims to raise this ratio to 1 psychiatrist per 50,000 by 2025, and 1 per 30,000 by 2030. 

Only 20% of Malaysians with a mental disorder seek out professional care

It is estimated that only 20% of Malaysians with a mental disorder will seek out professional care. Why? Social stigma, mostly, due to lack of awareness and misconceptions about mental illness.

Suicide cases almost doubled on average across all age groups...

Suicide cases almost doubled on average across all age groups in the first five months of 2021 (94/month) compared with 2019 (51/month). Alarmingly, 51% of the 1,708 suicide cases between January 2019 and May 2021 were of teenagers aged 15-18. 

Over the past decade, Malaysia has witnessed a dramatic increase in the prevalence of mental disorder. Two years on, the pandemic is far from over. As we continue to adjust to life in a new normal, many stressors persist. We now have to cope with:

  • Inflation – everything seems to cost more now
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Concerns about the future
  • Fast-paced living
  • Emerging infectious diseases

Several policy reforms in the past decade have led to advances in the Malaysian mental health system. Unfortunately, there remain many obstacles in the delivery of accessible and affordable mental healthcare.

Malaysia had a significant deficit of psychiatrists and psychologists...

Malaysia had a significant deficit of psychiatrists and psychologists. We have just 1.27 psychiatrists per 100,000 population (as at 2018) vs. World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation of 1 per 10,000!

The Ministry of Health aims to raise the ratio to 1 psychiatrist per 50,000 by 2025

Thankfully, the Ministry of Health aims to raise this ratio to 1 psychiatrist per 50,000 by 2025, and 1 per 30,000 by 2030. 

Only 20% of Malaysians with a mental disorder seek out professional care

It is estimated that only 20% of Malaysians with a mental disorder will seek out professional care. Why? Social stigma, mostly, due to lack of awareness and misconceptions about mental illness.

Suicide cases almost doubled on average across all age groups...

Suicide cases almost doubled on average across all age groups in the first five months of 2021 (94/month) compared with 2019 (51/month). Alarmingly, 51% of the 1,708 suicide cases between January 2019 and May 2021 were of teenagers aged 15-18. 

Optimise your mental wellness with VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™

What is mental health and wellness?

Mental health is just as important as physical health – we need both to achieve overall wellness and quality of life. Unfortunately, we tend to overlook the importance of mental wellness, and often take it for granted.

Read More

Mental health is the foundation for our emotions, thinking, communication, learning, resilience and self-esteem. Our mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Indeed, good mental health is key to healthy relationships, good personal and emotional well-being, and our ability to contribute to community or society.

Do note that although often used interchangeably, poor mental health and mental illness are not the same.

Mental health involves effective functioning in daily activities. If you have good mental health, you are productive (work, school, caregiving), have healthy relationships, and able to adapt to change and cope with adversity.

Mental illness

Mental illness refers collectively to all diagnosable mental disorders. Common mental illnesses are depression, bipolar disorder, post-partum depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorders etc.

Read More

Someone suffering from a mental illness experiences significant changes in thinking, emotion and/or behaviour, and typically has problems functioning in social, work or family settings.

Alas, many people who have a mental illness do not want to talk about it due to social stigma. But mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. It is a medical condition, just like heart disease or diabetes. And mental health conditions are treatable. The vast majority of individuals with mental illness continue to function in their daily lives.

Break the stigma

If you have mental health issues, don’t suffer in silence.

Take charge of your mental wellness with VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™

While drugs may be necessary to treat mental illness, early prevention with good nutrition and supplements could help you manage and cope with mental wellness issues naturally.

The stunning increase of mental health issues globally is a wake-up call for all of us to take care of not just our bodies, but our minds as well. Take charge of your mental wellness with VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™, a range of formulations that support your mental wellbeing, be it a healthy state of mind, improved cognitive functions, sleep quality or burnout relief.

VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ MAG-EASE

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As life moves faster, we often find ourselves rushing from one thing to another. Is the constant effort to stay ahead of things making you feel tensed, exhausted and drained by the end of the day? VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ MAG-EASE combines highly absorbable chelated magnesium with L-theanine, vitamin B2 and coenzyme Q10 to calm your tensed body and mind naturally.

  • Relieves headaches & fatigue
  • Relieves muscle tension
  • Regulates heartbeat

VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ SHARP3N

Read More

Coping with a hectic schedule can be challenging. Start your day right with a healthy boost of energy! VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ SHARP3N combines the synergistic effects of 3 nootropics (or “smart drugs,” a class of substances that can boost brain performance) to maximise your mental sharpness for that big meeting or exam!

  • Boosts mental energy
  • Increases focus & alertness
  • Enhances memory

VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ GOSLEEP

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Racing thoughts and excess worries can make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night. VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ GOSLEEP is a natural sleep aid formulated with a blend of herbal extracts for promoting relaxation and improving sleep quality.

  • Enhances sleep quality
  • Increases sleep duration
  • Promotes relaxation

VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ GUSTOCALM

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Stressed with tight deadlines? Too busy to eat? Skipping meals or eating too fast can cause heartburn. While poor eating habits can give you heartburn, stress can worsen its symptoms. VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ GUSTOCALM is a natural heartburn relief formula made with the synergistic combination of Gastro-AD® & GutGard® in refreshing chewable tablets.

  • Relieves heartburn in 15 minutes
  • Heals the stomach lining
  • Reduces risk of H. pylori infections

Health is wealth… but alas, we often forget that health extends to mental health.

Are you taking good care of your mental wellbeing? If you experience one or more of the following, it could be an early warning that something is amiss:

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Feeling sad or irritable or lack of motivation
  • Having low or no energy
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful or on edge
  • Experiencing severe mood swings 
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school

How do we optimise our mental wellness?

Get your VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ at all leading pharmacies nationwide or online at VitaHealth’s e-store today.

Optimise your mental wellness
with VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™

Get your VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ at all leading
pharmacies nationwide or online at VitaHealth’s e-store today.
VitaHealth’s e-store

What is mental health and wellness?

Mental health is just as important as physical health – we need both to achieve overall wellness and quality of life. Unfortunately, we tend to overlook the importance of mental wellness, and often take it for granted. 

Mental health is the foundation for our emotions, thinking, communication, learning, resilience and self-esteem. Our mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Indeed, good mental health is key to healthy relationships, good personal and emotional well-being, and our ability to contribute to community or society.

Read More

Do note that although often used interchangeably, poor mental health and mental illness are not the same.

Mental health involves effective functioning in daily activities. If you have good mental health, you are productive (work, school, caregiving), have healthy relationships, and able to adapt to change and cope with adversity.

Mental illness

Mental illness refers collectively to all diagnosable mental disorders. Common mental illnesses are depression, bipolar disorder, post-partum depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorders etc.

Read More

Someone suffering from a mental illness experiences significant changes in thinking, emotion and/or behaviour, and typically has problems functioning in social, work or family settings.

Alas, many people who have a mental illness do not want to talk about it due to social stigma. But mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. It is a medical condition, just like heart disease or diabetes. And mental health conditions are treatable. The vast majority of individuals with mental illness continue to function in their daily lives.

Health is wealth… but alas, we often forget that health extends to mental health.

Are you taking good care of your mental wellbeing? If you experience one or more of the following, it could be an early warning that something is amiss:

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Feeling sad or irritable or lack of motivation
  • Having low or no energy
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful or on edge
  • Experiencing severe mood swings 
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school

While drugs may be necessary to treat mental illness, early prevention with good nutrition and supplements could help you manage and cope with mental wellness issues naturally.

The stunning increase of mental health issues globally is a wake-up call for all of us to take care of not just our bodies, but our minds as well. Take charge of your mental wellness with VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™, a range of formulations that support your mental wellbeing, be it a healthy state of mind, improved cognitive functions, sleep quality or burnout relief.

VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ MAG-EASE

  • Relieves headaches & fatigue
  • Relieves muscle tension
  • Regulates heartbeat
Read More

As life moves faster, we often find ourselves rushing from one thing to another. Is the constant effort to stay ahead of things making you feel tensed, exhausted and drained by the end of the day? VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ MAG-EASE combines highly absorbable chelated magnesium with L-theanine, vitamin B2 and coenzyme Q10 to calm your tensed body and mind naturally.

VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ GOSLEEP

  • Enhances sleep quality
  • Increases sleep duration
  • Promotes relaxation
Read More

Racing thoughts and excess worries can make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night. VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ GOSLEEP is a natural sleep aid formulated with a blend of herbal extracts for promoting relaxation and improving sleep quality.

VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ SHARP3N

  • Boosts mental energy
  • Increases focus & alertness
  • Enhances memory
Read More

Coping with a hectic schedule can be challenging. Start your day right with a healthy boost of energy! VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ SHARP3N combines the synergistic effects of 3 nootropics (or “smart drugs,” a class of substances that can boost brain performance) to maximise your mental sharpness for that big meeting or exam!

VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ GUSTOCALM

  • Relieves heartburn in 15 minutes
  • Heals the stomach lining
  • Reduces risk of H. pylori infections
Read More

Stressed with tight deadlines? Too busy to eat? Skipping meals or eating too fast can cause heartburn. While poor eating habits can give you heartburn, stress can worsen its symptoms. VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ GUSTOCALM is a natural heartburn relief formula made with the synergistic combination of Gastro-AD® & GutGard® in refreshing chewable tablets.

Get your VitaHealth CHARGE-UP™ at all leading pharmacies nationwide or online at VitaHealth’s e-store today.

Experience double protection with the NEW Coway Double HEPA Filter!

Experience double protection with the NEW Coway Double HEPA Filter!

Experience double protection with the NEW Coway Double HEPA Filter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although Malaysia has moved towards the endemic phase of COVID-19, all aspects of safety and hygiene should not be overlooked as there are still high chances of getting infected by the virus.

While it’s easy to see when you need to dust or sweep, it’s harder to know when our indoor air needs cleaning and filtering.

Worry no more because Coway air purifiers are specially built to keep your indoor air clear of impurities that cause allergies and long-term health complications! 

Coway air purifiers are specially built to keep your indoor air clear of impurities

Being a market leader in manufacturing and distributing home wellness appliances such as water and air purifiers, Coway always innovatively designs their products to cater their customers needs.

Their High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are incredibly effective at capturing almost every size of airborne particles found in the indoor air we breathe.

Although Malaysia has moved towards the endemic phase of COVID-19, all aspects of safety and hygiene should not be overlooked as there are still high chances of getting infected by the virus.

It’s harder to know when our indoor air needs cleaning and filtering

While it’s easy to see when you need to dust or sweep, it’s harder to know when our indoor air needs cleaning and filtering.

Worry no more because Coway air purifiers are specially built to keep your indoor air clear of impurities that cause allergies and long-term health complications!

Being a market leader in manufacturing and distributing home wellness appliances such as water and air purifiers, Coway always innovatively designs their products to cater their customers needs.

Coway air purifiers are specially built to keep your indoor air clear of impurities

Their High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are incredibly effective at capturing almost every size of airborne particles found in the indoor air we breathe.

The Coway STORM and LOMBOK III air purifiers are now equipped with Coway Double HEPA Filtration technology.

Discover more about Coway Double HEPA filters HERE and visit their social media pages too!

The Coway STORM and LOMBOK III air purifiers are now equipped with Coway Double HEPA Filtration technology.

Discover more about Coway Double HEPA filters HERE and visit their social media pages too!

Breathe cleaner air with Coway Double HEPA Filter as it is:

Certified to inactivate up to 99.999% of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant, Influenza A virus (H1N1) and Human Coronavirus (HCoV-OC43).

Offers double protection with its extra coating of antibacterial and Antifungal properties.

Inactivate up to 99.999% of viruses and reduce pollutant particles down to the size 0.01um.

Breathe cleaner air with
Coway Double HEPA Filter
as it is:

Certified to inactivate up to 99.999% of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant, Influenza A virus (H1N1) and Human Coronavirus (HCoV-OC43).

Offers double protection with its extra coating of antibacterial and Antifungal properties.

Inactivate up to 99.999% of viruses and reduce pollutant particles down to the size 0.01um.

Double HEPA Filter

Sleek Design

Service every 2 months

Apart from the new Double HEPA Filter, LOMBOK III  also has a Resistive Barrier Discharge (RBD) plasma system that is able to boost its sterilisation capacity. Plus, with its advanced six-step filtration system, it ensures gigantic purification coverage up to 50m2.

In terms of aesthetics, both Coway STORM and LOMBOK III air purifiers have a sleek design that will be able to fit in any living space. Coway provides product maintenance service once every 2 months.

-Double HEPA Filter

-Sleek Design

-Service every 2 months

Apart from the new Double HEPA Filter, LOMBOK III  also has a Resistive Barrier Discharge (RBD) plasma system that is able to boost its sterilisation capacity. Plus, with its advanced six-step filtration system, it ensures gigantic purification coverage up to 50m2.

In terms of aesthetics, both Coway STORM and LOMBOK III air purifiers have a sleek design that will be able to fit in any living space. Coway provides product maintenance service once every 2 months.

The Double HEPA Filter comprises multi-layered meshes made of fine fibreglass threads and is equipped to provide additional antibacterial and antifungal layers to capture all harmful pollutants.

The Double HEPA Filter comprises multi-layered meshes made of fine fibreglass threads and is equipped to provide additional antibacterial and antifungal layers to capture all harmful pollutants.

Exclusive combo promotion for the Air Purifier
LOMBOK lll (RM90/month),
STORM (RM70/month).

As well as Air Purifier and Water Purifier bundle deal! Check out HERE for more info on the promotion. So quickly grab it while stocks last!

Discover more about Coway Double HEPA filters HERE and visit their social media pages too!

Exclusive combo promotion for the Air Purifier
LOMBOK lll (RM90/month),
STORM (RM70/month).

As well as Air Purifier and Water Purifier bundle deal! Check out HERE for more info on the promotion. So quickly grab it while stocks last!

Discover more about Coway Double HEPA filters HERE and visit their social media pages too!

Is it true you get shorter as you get older?

Is it true you get shorter as you get older?

Is it true you get shorter as you get older?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever looked at your grandparents as the years went by and wondered if they got shorter every year, or was it an optical illusion as you grew? Well don’t worry, because it is normal for everyone to lose some height as they age.

Why do we shrink as we age? Over the years, the discs between your spine’s vertebrae flatten, your muscles start to lose mass and the spaces between your joints will narrow. 

Have you ever looked at your grandparents as the years went by and wondered if they got shorter every year, or was it an optical illusion as you grew? Well don’t worry, because it is normal for everyone to lose some height as they age.

Why do we shrink as we age? Over the years, the discs between your spine’s vertebrae flatten, your muscles start to lose mass and the spaces between your joints will narrow.

Based on the National Library of Medicine, people typically lose almost one-half inch (about 1 centimetre) every 10 years after age 40. While losing some height as you get older is normal, a significant loss of height can be attributed to osteoporosis.

Taking care of your bones will help you reach your full potential to perform at your best. Find out more on osteoporosis and some vital advice on taking care of your bones from the expert, Dr Ahmad Norshahrid Zahari, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon from KPJ Sentosa KL Specialist Hospital.

What is Osteoporosis?

According to Dr Ahmad, osteoporosis, or porous bones, is a systemic disease in which the bones lose density.  It causes the bones to become thin, weak, more fragile and would fracture easily even if it is only a trivial injury. Having osteoporotic fractures can reduce mobility and may affect quality of life.

When you’re young, your body makes new bones faster than it breaks down old bones and your bone mass increases. After your early 20s this process slows, and most people reach their peak bone mass by age 30. As people age, bone mass is lost faster than it’s created.

The common areas of the bones where osteoporosis would occur?

“Osteoporosis affects all bones of the body, and fractures usually occur at the regions with more cancellous bones since they are more porous and active in bone remodelling than cortical bones. Examples includes:

Based on the National Library of Medicine, people typically lose almost one-half inch (about 1 centimetre) every 10 years after age 40. While losing some height as you get older is normal, a significant loss of height can be attributed to osteoporosis.

Taking care of your bones will help you reach your full potential to perform at your best. Find out more on osteoporosis and some vital advice on taking care of your bones from the expert, Dr Ahmad Norshahrid Zahari, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon from KPJ Sentosa KL Specialist Hospital.

What is Osteoporosis?

A normal bone (left) and one with osteoporosis (right).
Image Source: Midlands Orthopaedics

According to Dr Ahmad, osteoporosis, or porous bones, is a systemic disease in which the bones lose density.  It causes the bones to become thin, weak,  more fragile and would fracture easily even if it is only a trivial injury. Having osteoporotic fractures can reduce mobility and may affect quality of life.

When you’re young, your body makes new bones faster than it breaks down old bones and your bone mass increases. After your early 20s this process slows, and most people reach their peak bone mass by age 30. As people age, bone mass is lost faster than it’s created.

The common areas of the bones where osteoporosis would occur?

“Osteoporosis affects all bones of the body, and fractures usually occur at the regions with more cancellous bones since they are more porous and active in bone remodelling than cortical bones. Examples includes:

Spine

Wrist to forearm

Hips

Can we stop bone loss from happening?

According to Dr Ahmad Norshahrid, we cannot stop our bone loss, because it is a natural ageing process and also because it has to do with our hormonal changes when we age, especially for women when their estrogen levels start to decline.

However, we can reduce our bone loss progression by taking the necessary amount of calcium  as part of balanced diet which can be found in:

  • Milk

  • Dairy products

  • Green leafy vegetables

  • Soy and soy products 

It is even more effective if you start consuming food intake with adequate amounts of calcium in your early years. Then when you become older it will serve as a cloak of protection for your bones.

How much calcium and vitamin D do I need every day?

Based on the Recommended Nutrient Intakes (RNI) for Malaysia, 2017, the calcium intake for young people is 1000mg per day. For women who are in their menopause stage, they should consume 1200mg of calcium per day.

The body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. Without enough calcium, the body would take calcium from its stores in the bones, which weakens existing bone and prevents the formation of strong, new bone.

You can get vitamin D in three ways: 

  • Through the skin from sunlight, 

  • Your Diet

  • Supplements

It is recommended a daily vitamin D intake of 15 – 20 µg, RNI,2017. Examples of Vitamin D-rich foods are egg yolks, saltwater fish, liver, and fortified milk.

Can we stop bone loss from happening?

According to Dr Ahmad Norshahrid, we cannot stop our bone loss, because it is a natural ageing process and also because it has to do with our hormonal changes when we age, especially for women when their estrogen levels start to decline.

However, we can reduce our bone loss progression by taking the necessary amount of calcium  as part of balanced diet which can be found in:

  • Milk

  • Dairy products

  • Green leafy vegetables

  • Soy and soy products

It is even more effective if you start consuming food intake with adequate amounts of calcium in your early years. Then when you become older it will serve as a cloak of protection for your bones.

How much calcium and vitamin D do I need every day?

It is recommended a daily vitamin D intake of 15 – 20 µg, RNI,2017. Examples of Vitamin D-rich foods are egg yolks, saltwater fish, liver, and fortified milk.

Based on the Recommended Nutrient Intakes (RNI) for Malaysia, 2017, the calcium intake for young people is 1000mg per day. For women who are in their menopause stage, they should consume 1200mg of calcium per day.

The body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. Without enough calcium, the body would take calcium from its stores in the bones, which weakens existing bone and prevents the formation of strong, new bone.

You can get vitamin D in three ways: 

  • Through the skin from sunlight

  • Your Diet

  • Supplements. 

 

Tips to keep your bones strong

Be physically active by doing regular exercise. Weight bearing exercises such as jogging, hiking and walking will build up your bones. Stay away from substance abuse such as smoking, drinking excessive alcohol as these substances would reduce your bone mass in the long run.

 

With a balanced diet and active lifestyle

We can keep our bones and muscles strong.

Moving might feel difficult as we age since we will lose flexibility and strength over time. Did You Know? Study shows¹ that those who consume 2 glasses of milk that comes with MFGM (milk fat globule membrane) and important nutrients along with regular exercise experienced:

  • 40% more improvement in muscle mass

  • 3x  the improvement in balance 

  • 2x the improvement in flexibility

¹ Compared to control. Source: Daly R et al. (2020) AJCN.112(2):427-446

Let’s stay active and eat a balanced diet every day. Try Anlene milk today.

Let’s take milk as part of a daily balanced diet and stay active to support our mobility, so that we can do more everyday.

Anlene Gold 5X

Anlene Gold 5X™ is scientifically formulated,  with MFGM Active™, High Protein, Calcium, Collagen and 10 Vitamins and Minerals, with no added sugars. It is recommended for adults 45 years old and above. Let’s care for mobility with the right nutrition & exercise!

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Taking care of your bones, joints and muscles should start as early as possible to support your active lifestyle. 

Anlene Actifit 3X has 50% more nutrients** and contains high calcium, protein and collagen. This is great for adults to incorporate as part of their daily lifestyle. Let’s stay active to maintain everyday mobility.

**Referring to Calcium and Vitamin C when compared to 100 g Full Cream Milk Powder.
Source: Nutrient composition of Malaysian foods (1997).

Tips to keep your bones strong

Be physically active by doing regular exercise. Weight bearing exercises such as jogging, hiking and walking will build up your bones. Stay away from substance abuse such as smoking, drinking excessive alcohol as these substances would reduce your bone mass in the long run.

With a balanced diet and active lifestyle, we can keep our bones and muscles strong.

Moving might feel difficult as we age since we will lose flexibility and strength over time. Did You Know? Study shows¹ that those who consume 2 glasses of milk that comes with MFGM (milk fat globule membrane) and important nutrients along with regular exercise experienced:

  • 40% more improvement in muscle mass

  • 3x  the improvement in balance 

  • 2x the improvement in flexibility

¹ Compared to control. Source: Daly R et al. (2020) AJCN.112(2):427-446

Let’s stay active and eat a balanced diet every day. Try Anlene milk today.

Let’s take milk as part of a daily balanced diet and stay active to support our mobility, so that we can do more everyday.

Anlene Gold 5X

Anlene Gold 5X™ is scientifically formulated,  with MFGM Active™, High Protein, Calcium, Collagen and 10 Vitamins and Minerals, with no added sugars. It is recommended for adults 45 years old and above. Let’s care for mobility with the right nutrition & exercise!

Anlene Actifit 3X™

Taking care of your bones, joints and muscles should start as early as possible to support your active lifestyle. 

Anlene Actifit 3X has 50% more nutrients** and contains high calcium, protein and collagen. This is great for adults to incorporate as part of their daily lifestyle. Let’s stay active to maintain everyday mobility.

**Referring to Calcium and Vitamin C when compared to 100 g Full Cream Milk Powder.
Source: Nutrient composition of Malaysian foods (1997).

 

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These 5 outdoor activities are a great way to stay fit and healthy!

These 5 outdoor activities are a great way to stay fit and healthy!

These 5 outdoor activities are a great way to stay fit and healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Malaysia now sees an increase in daily confirmed cases of Covid-19, we must take note that not all outdoor activities are a blanket green light when it comes to safety. However, if you want to unplug for a while and focus on your fitness goals, there are some outdoor activities that you can do while maintaining your social distance.

To help you plan your fitness activity, we have put together 5 outdoor activities that you can do to stay in tip top shape.

As Malaysia now sees an increase in daily confirmed cases of Covid-19, we must take note that not all outdoor activities are a blanket green light when it comes to safety. However, if you want to unplug for a while and focus on your fitness goals, there are some outdoor activities that you can do while maintaining your social distance.

To help you plan your fitness activity, we have put together 5 outdoor activities that you can do to stay in tip top shape.

Farm to Plate

Gardening can also keep yourself fit, and as a happy bonus, you could come out with some delicious—and free—fruits, vegetables, or herbs for your trouble. It can burn up to 300 calories in an hour. Not only can you burn calories, but in the end, you’ll have a beautiful landscape to show for it.

Farm to Plate is not a new concept; in fact it has been around for many, many years.

Essentially it means that the food on the table comes directly from your own garden, without going through a market, store or distributor along the way. This practice directly promotes a healthy eating practice.

In the video, Soon and Yean explain why they enjoy gardening and share some helpful tips for starting your very own vegetable garden.

Yoga for flexibility

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

Are you too old for yoga? Definitely not!

A matter of fact it actually helps with our balance. This exercise can be carried out anywhere too, in your home or even outdoors, grab a mat and you’re good to go!

Find out some of the benefits of yoga and whether you have to be flexible to do yoga from Dania.

Lace up for a jog

Jogging regularly will allow you to maintain a healthy weight, especially if you also modify your diet. Performing active lifestyles helps to improve your bone health, immune system, strengthen muscles around joints and maintain flexibility as you age.

Get out of the house and get in a cardio workout at the same time.

As long as you’re able to social distance, jogging is a good choice if you want to get out of the house and get in a cardio workout at the same time. To be even safer, carry your hand sanitizer for double protection.

Find out from our jogging enthusiasts – Susan and Prince on the best time to go for a jog, what to do before you begin your jogging exercise and ways to relieve sore muscles and joints after a long jog.

Farm to Plate

Farm to Plate is not a new concept; in fact it has been around for many, many years. Essentially it means that the food on the table comes directly from your own garden, without going through a market, store or distributor along the way. This practice directly promotes a healthy eating practice.

Gardening can also keep yourself fit, and as a happy bonus, you could come out with some delicious—and free—fruits, vegetables, or herbs for your trouble.

It can burn up to 300 calories in an hour. Not only can you burn calories, but in the end, you’ll have a beautiful landscape to show for it.

In the video, Soon and Yean explain why they enjoy gardening and share some helpful tips for starting your very own vegetable garden.

 

Yoga for flexibility

A matter of fact it actually helps with our balance. This exercise can be carried out anywhere too, in your home or even outdoors, grab a mat and you’re good to go!

Find out some of the benefits of yoga and whether you have to be flexible to do yoga from Dania.

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. Are you too old for yoga? Definitely not!

Lace up for a jog

As long as you’re able to social distance, jogging is a good choice if you want to get out of the house and get in a cardio workout at the same time. To be even safer, carry your hand sanitizer for double protection.

Jogging regularly will allow you to maintain a healthy weight, especially if you also modify your diet.

Performing active lifestyles helps to improve your bone health, immune system, strengthen muscles around joints and maintain flexibility as you age.

Find out from our jogging enthusiasts – Susan and Prince on the best time to go for a jog, what to do before you begin your jogging exercise and ways to relieve sore muscles and joints after a long jog.

Ride your bike

Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout.

You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level.

Whether you’re cycling hard or going on an easy ride, remember that the same rules for jogging apply here — maintain proper social distance while you’re riding.

Let’s hear from cyclists – Munirah, Alif and Sandhya – on the benefits of cycling and their remedies to relieve leg or knee pain after cycling.

Take a hike

Going up and down hills gets the heart pumping, creating a great cardio workout. Like most cardio exercises, hiking helps reduce your risk of heart disease and improve your blood pressure.

It is a weight-bearing exercise, which builds and maintains strong bones, and helps prevent osteoporosis.

Let’s hear from seasoned hikers – Kelvin and Koshla – about why they love hiking and some tips for new hikers.

Ride your bike

Whether you’re cycling hard or going on an easy ride, remember that the same rules for jogging apply here — maintain proper social distance while you’re riding.

Let’s hear from cyclists – Munirah, Alif and Sandhya – on the benefits of cycling and their remedies to relieve leg or knee pain after cycling. 

Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level.

Take a hike

Going up and down hills gets the heart pumping, creating a great cardio workout. Like most cardio exercises, hiking helps reduce your risk of heart disease and improve your blood pressure. It is a weight-bearing exercise, which builds and maintains strong bones, and helps prevent osteoporosis.

Let’s hear from seasoned hikers – Kelvin and Koshla – about why they love hiking and some tips for new hikers.

Keep Moving and Stay Fit with a balanced diet

If you’re looking to set yourself up for optimal health, focusing only on exercise is not enough.

For those who are not regularly engaged in exercise

You may want to check with your healthcare professionals to assess your fitness level prior to starting a new exercise regimen. To maintain a healthy lifestyle you should combine your workout routine and eating nutritious foods as part of your balanced diet. Both of these will do wonders for your body and health!

Did you know?

Study shows that those who consume 2 glasses of milk that comes with MFGM (milk fat globule membrane) and important nutrients along with exercise regularly, experienced 40% more improvement in muscle mass, 3x the improvement in balance and 2x the improvement in flexibility.

Anlene Gold 5X

As we age, moving might feel harder. Our bones, joints and muscles may become weaker and affect our strength and flexibility to perform daily activities.

Anlene Gold 5X™ is scientifically formulated for adults 45 years old and above with MFGM Active™, high protein, 10 Vitamins and Minerals, Collagen and has no added sugars.

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Taking care of your bones, joints and muscles should start from as early as possible to support your active lifestyle. 

Anlene Actifit 3X™ is specially formulated with 50% more nutrients* and Movemax™, contains high calcium, protein, collagen, 10 vitamins and minerals

Keep Moving and Stay Fit with a balanced diet

If you’re looking to set yourself up for optimal health, focusing only on exercise is not enough. For those who are not regularly engaged in exercise, you may want to check with your healthcare professionals to assess your fitness level prior to starting a new exercise regimen. To maintain a healthy lifestyle you should combine your workout routine and eating nutritious foods as part of your balanced diet. Both of these will do wonders for your body and health!

Did you know?

Study shows that those who consume 2 glasses of milk that comes with MFGM (milk fat globule membrane) and important nutrients along with exercise regularly, experienced 40% more improvement in muscle mass, 3x the improvement in balance and 2x the improvement in flexibility.

Anlene Gold 5X

As we age, moving might feel harder. Our bones, joints and muscles may become weaker and affect our strength and flexibility to perform daily activities.

Anlene Gold 5X™ is scientifically formulated for adults 45 years old and above with MFGM Active™, high protein, 10 Vitamins and Minerals, Collagen and has no added sugars.

Anlene Actifit 3X™

Taking care of your bones, joints and muscles should start from as early as possible to support your active lifestyle. 

Anlene Actifit 3X™ is specially formulated with 50% more nutrients* and Movemax™, contains high calcium, protein, collagen, 10 vitamins and minerals

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Lack of physical activity may affect muscle and bone health

Lack of physical activity may affect muscle and bone health

 

 

Physical inactivity, 4ᵗʰ leading risk of mortality

Poor posture may affect bones and muscle health

The prolonged RMCO measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic have been disrupting our daily routine unprecedentedly where not only our movement is restricted, but our physical activity as well. The 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey findings show that 1 in 4 Malaysian adults were physically inactive. Globally, physical inactivity has been reported as the fourth leading risk factor for mortality¹.

Poor posture may strain bones and muscles

Physical inactivity or sedentary lifestyle over long period of time is one of the triggers for  muscle loss and poor bone health. Long hours of working in front of a computer without having proper posture and breaks, could have detrimental effects to your health without you knowing. For example, sitting for too long can make our hip flexor muscles to shorten that leads to problems of the hip joints.  Besides, other common troubles include poor posture, numbness, soreness and stiffness around the neck, shoulders, back and even legs. Poor posture may strain bones and muscles.

Strong bones, joints and muscles are important to support mobility

The changes in our bones and muscles may affect our movement such as walking and the strength to carry things and flexibility to do our daily chores. In some cases, it may lead to the development of serious health concerns such as osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal issues in the long term.

Musculoskeletal disorders, bone health and chiropractic care

Chiropractic care is one of the early prevention steps to help care for bone and muscle health.  Having strong bones and muscles helps to protect you from falling, which is a common factor for bone fractures.

“We are healthcare professionals who perform diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders alongside prevention counseling. ‘Neuro’ refers to the nerves while ‘muscular’ revolves around matters affecting the muscles,” explains Dr Sean Lee from Discover Chiropractic.

Chiropractic care. Care for bones and muscle health
Brought to you by Anlene.

When the nerves and muscles are functioning properly, it helps improve the ability to turn and tilt. Chiropractors also perform soft tissue therapies, stretches and exercises and some other treatments to help improve your mobility and stability, while relieving pain, soreness, and stiffness around the affected areas. By applying appropriate chiropractic treatments, it helps strengthen the muscles and tissues surrounding your bones to stabilize your movement, which is instrumental in maintaining mobility health.

 

Prevention is better than cure

Healthy lifestyles start with balanced diet and regular exercise

 

A balanced diet that includes food high in calcium (e.g. milk and dairy products, leafy greens, legumes, tofu) and protein is one of the keys to maintaining strong bones and muscle that is important to support good mobility. It’s also important to include vitamin D that helps to absorb calcium. Besides, protein⁴ provides important building block for our body defence system to help protect us from harmful foreign invaders.  

Adult’s milk powder such as Anlene Gold is one of the smart choices.  The product is scientifically formulated with MFGM Activeᵀᴹ (providing components similar to those found in joint fluids), collagen, 10 vitamins & minerals, and no added sugars. It also provides high protein to help build and repair body tissues. 

96% feel better strength and flexibility after 4 weeks*. Watch how Anlene has helped to support them in their daily nutritional intake.

*Source: Survey conducted by Home Tester Club between 22/10/2019 and 3/1/2020, 100 members have received and home tested Anlene Gold.

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Drink two glasses daily as part of your balanced diet. Let’s move with good flexibility & strength and support a good body defence system today!

References: ¹ WHO, 2010  |  ² NOF, 2009  | ³ Daly R et al., 2013  |  RNI, 2017

 

 

 

The prolonged RMCO measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic have been disrupting our daily routine unprecedentedly where not only our movement is restricted, but our physical activity as well. The 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey findings show that 1 in 4 Malaysian adults were physically inactive. Globally, physical inactivity has been reported as the fourth leading risk factor for mortality¹.

Poor posture may strain bones and muscles

Physical inactivity or sedentary lifestyle over long period of time is one of the triggers for  muscle loss and poor bone health. Long hours of working in front of a computer without having proper posture and breaks, could have detrimental effects to your health without you knowing. For example, sitting for too long can make our hip flexor muscles to shorten that leads to problems of the hip joints.  Besides, other common troubles include poor posture, numbness, soreness and stiffness around the neck, shoulders, back and even legs. Poor posture may strain bones and muscles.

Strong bones, joints and muscles are important to support mobility

The changes in our bones and muscles may affect our movement such as walking and the strength to carry things and flexibility to do our daily chores. In some cases, it may lead to the development of serious health concerns such as osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal issues in the long term.

Musculoskeletal disorders, bone health and chiropractic care

Chiropractic care. Care for bones and muscle health Brought to you by Anlene.

Chiropractic care is one of the early prevention steps to help care for bone and muscle health.  Having strong bones and muscles helps to protect you from falling, which is a common factor for bone fractures.

“We are healthcare professionals who perform diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders alongside prevention counseling. ‘Neuro’ refers to the nerves while ‘muscular’ revolves around matters affecting the muscles,” explains Dr Sean Lee from Discover Chiropractic.

When the nerves and muscles are functioning properly, it helps improve the ability to turn and tilt. Chiropractors also perform soft tissue therapies, stretches and exercises and some other treatments to help improve your mobility and stability, while relieving pain, soreness, and stiffness around the affected areas. By applying appropriate chiropractic treatments, it helps strengthen the muscles and tissues surrounding your bones to stabilize your movement, which is instrumental in maintaining mobility health.

 

 

 

A balanced diet that includes food high in calcium (e.g. milk and dairy products, leafy greens, legumes, tofu) and protein is one of the keys to maintaining strong bones and muscle that is important to support good mobility. It’s also important to include vitamin D that helps to absorb calcium. Besides, protein⁴ provides important building block for our body defence system to help protect us from harmful foreign invaders.  

Adult’s milk powder such as Anlene Gold is one of the smart choices.  The product is scientifically formulated with MFGM Activeᵀᴹ (providing components similar to those found in joint fluids), collagen, 10 vitamins & minerals, and no added sugars. It also provides high protein to help build and repair body tissues. 

Drink two glasses daily as part of your balanced diet. Let’s move with good flexibility & strength and support a good body defence system today!

Try Now!
 

96% feel better strength and flexibility after 4 weeks*. Watch how Anlene has helped to support them in their daily nutritional intake.

*Source: Survey conducted by Home Tester Club between 22/10/2019 and 3/1/2020, 100 members have received and home tested Anlene Gold.

Reference

¹ WHO, 2010  | ² NOF, 2009  | ³ Daly R et al., 2013  | RNI, 2017

Lurking inactivity risks during MCO

Lurking inactivity risks during MCO

Lurking inactivity risks during MCO

The 4-week-stay-at-home order is an important action to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

However we need to be aware of the underlying health conditions that could creep  up if left unchecked, especially those that are affecting people’s mobility such as bone and muscle strength and the immunity.

Mobility health is vital

As we age, our bones, joints and muscles could become weaker and affect our strength and flexibility to perform daily tasks such as carrying heavy things, climbing stairs, squatting and standing up.

Mobility is essential for getting through the day as it promotes bone and muscle health to help us stay physically active in our daily living. Being physically active such as regular exercise is important in maintaining a good body defence system¹.

Bones, muscles and joints form an integrated system to support our mobility, flexibility and stability.

Bones alone, they not only form our shape and support our weight, but also protect our nerves, organs and all the other softer parts of our body. 

“When we were younger, we were much more active – moving around and using our muscles more, and putting our joints to good use at the same time. However, as we age, there will be some form of degeneration that occurs not only to your joints, but also a high potential of a phenomenon known as osteoporosis – a reduction in bone density,” explains Dr Gandhi Nathan Solayar, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon from Ara Damansara Medical Centre (ADMC).

Physical inactivity may affect bone and muscle health besides negative impact on body defence system².

“We do know that, immobility and people living a sedentary or inactive lifestyle are at higher risk of developing osteoporosis. So, not being physically active is bad for bone health and many other things,” warns Dr Gandhi.

It has been reported that we may lose up to 20% of the bone density³ as we age and nearly 30% of the muscle strength⁴ if we stay inactive for just two weeks.

Health experts caution that osteoporosis is a silent disease, making it difficult to get detected. So what are the signs or symptoms that we may anticipate? 

“Yes, it is a silent disease. People with osteoporosis don’t really know they have it simply because they don’t feel the pain,” Dr Gandhi points out a brutal fact. “They don’t feel their bones getting weaker until it’s too late. So, when fractures happen, it will lead to other painful problems.” he continues.

Osteoporosis diagnosis

“It starts with history taking of a patient, followed by a complete physical examination. And then we go through all the risk factors from chronic diseases to ongoing medications, lifestyle, and so on,” he explains.

Dr Gandhi also draws our attention to a bone density scan, which is a quick and painless procedure using the X-ray to measure the strength of our bones.

Bone density scan can be done at either a public or private hospital, with the latter incurring a fee. 

“It’s a pretty straightforward procedure that takes about 10 to 20 minutes,” he adds.

What are the risk factors?

US Centre of Disease Control and Prevention⁵ stated that osteoporosis is more common in women, affecting about 25% (1 in 4) of women over 65, and about 5% (1 in 20) of men over 65.

The orthopaedic surgeon recommends regular exercise that works on the bones, muscles and joints to maintain good mobility and flexibility.

Adult milk powder such as Anlene Gold is one of the smart options. The product is scientifically formulated with MFGM ActiveTM (providing components similar to those found in joint fluids), high protein, collagen, 10 vitamins and minerals (including calcium) with no added sugars. It provides protein to help build and repair body tissues for a strong body defence system. Drink two glasses a day and move with flexibility and strength today!

96%* feel that better strength and flexibility after 4 weeks.

*Source: Survey conducted by Home Tester Club between 22/10/2019 and 3/1/2020, 100 members have received and home-tested Anlene Gold.

Watch how Anlene has helped to support them in their daily nutrition intake.

Stay active at home

Despite the 4-week home confinement due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Anlene would like to empower Malaysians to stay active by joining singer and songwriter Stacy Anam and tai chi master David Bao for inspiring #MoveAtHome and #JanganDudukJe home-challenge fitness drills. And at the same time, you can share your workouts with us to inspire others too.

Get your Anlene Gold on Lazada for a special discount!

References: ¹ MedlinePlus.gov  |  ² NCBI.gov  | ³ NOF, 2009  |  Vigelsø A. et al. 2015  |  CDC.gov  |  ⁶ RNI, 2017

 

 

 

The 4-week-stay-at-home order is an important action to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

However we need to be aware of the underlying health conditions that could creep  up if left unchecked, especially those that are affecting people’s mobility such as bone and muscle strength and the immunity.

Mobility health is vital

As we age, our bones, joints and muscles could become weaker and affect our strength and flexibility to perform daily tasks such as carrying heavy things, climbing stairs, squatting and standing up.

Mobility is essential for getting through the day as it promotes bone and muscle health to help us stay physically active in our daily living. Being physically active such as regular exercise is important in maintaining a good body defence system¹.

Bones, muscles and joints form an integrated system to support our mobility, flexibility and stability. Bones alone, they not only form our shape and support our weight, but also protect our nerves, organs and all the other softer parts of our body.

“When we were younger, we were much more active – moving around and using our muscles more, and putting our joints to good use at the same time. However, as we age, there will be some form of degeneration that occurs not only to your joints, but also a high potential of a phenomenon known as osteoporosis – a reduction in bone density,” explains Dr Gandhi Nathan Solayar, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon from Ara Damansara Medical Centre (ADMC).

Physical inactivity may affect bone and muscle health besides negative impact on body defence system².

 

 

Physical inactivity could affect our overall health. In addition, bones deteriorate with age, which could give rise to the development of osteoporosis when the body loses too much or makes too little bone. And when the bones become less dense, they become more fragile and are more likely to fracture.

“We do know that, immobility and people living a sedentary or inactive lifestyle are at higher risk of developing osteoporosis. So, not being physically active is bad for bone health and many other things,” warns Dr Gandhi.  

It has been reported that we may lose up to 20% of the bone density³ as we age and nearly 30% of the muscle strength if we stay inactive for just two weeks.

Health experts caution that osteoporosis is a silent disease, making it difficult to get detected. So what are the signs or symptoms that we may anticipate? 

“Yes, it is a silent disease. People with osteoporosis don’t really know they have it simply because they don’t feel the pain,” Dr Gandhi points out a brutal fact. “They don’t feel their bones getting weaker until it’s too late. So, when fractures happen, it will lead to other painful problems.” he continues.

Osteoporosis diagnosis

“It starts with history taking of a patient, followed by a complete physical examination. And then we go through all the risk factors from chronic diseases to ongoing medications, lifestyle, and so on,” he explains. 

Dr Gandhi also draws our attention to a bone density scan, which is a quick and painless procedure using the X-ray to measure the strength of our bones.

Bone density scan can be done at either a public or private hospital, with the latter incurring a fee. 

“It’s a pretty straightforward procedure that takes about 10 to 20 minutes,” he adds.

What are the risk factors?

“Obviously, age and gender are the non-modifiable risk factors you cannot change. The older you are, the more vulnerable you are. Females have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis especially later in life and post-menopausal. Those with a positive family history are at risk too,” he says, not forgetting the modifiable risk factors such as lifestyle and diet lacking calcium and vitamin D (for effective calcium absorption).

US Centre of Disease Control and Prevention⁵ stated that osteoporosis is more common in women, affecting about 25% (1 in 4) of women over 65, and about 5% (1 in 20) of men over 65.

The orthopaedic surgeon recommends regular exercise that works on the bones, muscles and joints to maintain good mobility and flexibility.

Healthy diet is important

Healthy diet is highly recommended by Dr Gandhi.

A healthy diet that contains calcium (e.g. milk and dairy products, leafy greens, legumes, tofu), protein, and vitamin D is one of the keys to maintaining good bone and muscle health for better mobility and flexibility. Moreover, nutrient such as protein⁵ provides the important building block for our body defence system to help protect us from harmful foreign invaders.

Adult milk powder such as Anlene Gold is one of the smart options.

The product is scientifically formulated with MFGM ActiveTM (providing components similar to those found in joint fluids), high protein, collagen, 10 vitamins and minerals (including calcium) with no added sugars. It provides protein to help build and repair body tissues for a strong body defence system. Drink two glasses a day and move with flexibility and strength today!

96%* feel that better strength and flexibility after 4 weeks.

*Source: Survey conducted by Home Tester Club between 22/10/2019 and 3/1/2020, 100 members have received and home-tested Anlene Gold.

Watch how Anlene has helped to support them in their daily nutrition intake.

Get your Anlene Gold on Lazada
for a special discount.

Stay active at home

Despite the 4-week home confinement due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Anlene would like to empower Malaysians to stay active by joining singer and songwriter Stacy Anam and tai chi master David Bao for inspiring #MoveAtHome and #JanganDudukJe home-challenge fitness drills. And at the same time, you can share your workouts with us to inspire others too.

Reference

¹ MedlinePlus.gov  |  ² NCBI.gov   | ³ NOF, 2009 
Vigelsø A. et al. 2015  |  CDC.gov   |  ⁶ RNI, 2017