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

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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.

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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).

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.

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

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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5 places you probably forgot to clean in your house!

5 places you probably forgot to clean in your house!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pandemic made us sit up and realize that mere sweeping and mopping is not enough to keep a house clean.

Do you know that there are places within our homes that could be insidiously harbouring numerous infections unknown to us? These are some places that you may have forgotten to clean.

The pandemic made us sit up and realize that mere sweeping and mopping is not enough to keep a house clean.

Do you know that there are places within our homes that could be insidiously harbouring numerous infections unknown to us? These are some places that you may have forgotten to clean.

1) Poor air conditioner system

When you fail to maintain your air conditioner, it collects high concentrations of dust, pollen, and mold. All of this can increase the risk of developing asthma, or even a respiratory tract infection. Also make sure to dust off the debris collecting around the air conditioner as it would stain the walls in the long run.

2) What is lurking behind your refrigerator and microwave?

Two areas often neglected in the kitchen are behind the refrigerator and the microwave. Sort of the out of sight, out of mind theory, right?

Lots of dust on the coils can cause a refrigerator to run inefficiently

Plus, the walls behind the refrigerator also need attention because if the area is damp, mold can grow on the walls. Look behind your microwave too! We’ll bet you didn’t realize the wall behind your microwave is also dusty with cobwebs.

Remember, these are the appliances you use to store and heat up your food. If it is not cleaned thoroughly, it will affect your health.

3) Clean your furniture

Light switches, door knobs, door bells, faucets, cupboard shelves, sofas, and kitchen countertops have been identified as surfaces that are touched most frequently.

These are inadvertently touched by family members and guests

before hands are sanitised and can harbour infections that can spread swiftly.

Also look at the walls behind your furniture pieces. You may be shocked at what you find clinging on it. Start vacuuming and get rid of that dirt today! 

4) Don’t forget to remove the debris from your blinds

During spring cleaning, it is often that the blinds are overlooked, until one day we realize they’re coated with dust, or they’ve gotten yellow and discolored from the sun. Whether they are wooden, fabric or plastics make sure to dust off those dirt as they would affect the cleanliness of your walls too.

1) Poor air conditioner system

When you fail to maintain your air conditioner, it collects high concentrations of dust, pollen, and mold. All of this can increase the risk of developing asthma, or even a respiratory tract infection. Also make sure to dust off the debris collecting around the air conditioner as it would stain the walls in the long run.

2) What is lurking behind your refrigerator and microwave?

Two areas often neglected in the kitchen are behind the refrigerator and the microwave. Sort of the out of sight, out of mind theory, right?

Lots of dust on the coils can cause a refrigerator to run inefficiently. Plus, the walls behind the refrigerator also need attention because if the area is damp, mold can grow on the walls. Look behind your microwave too! We’ll bet you didn’t realize the wall behind your microwave is also dusty with cobwebs.

Remember, these are the appliances you use to store and heat up your food. If it is not cleaned thoroughly, it will affect your health.

3) Clean your furniture

Light switches, door knobs, door bells, faucets, cupboard shelves, sofas, and kitchen countertops have been identified as surfaces that are touched most frequently. These are inadvertently touched by family members and guests before hands are sanitised and can harbour infections that can spread swiftly.

Also look at the walls behind your furniture pieces. You may be shocked at what you find clinging on it. Start vacuuming and get rid of that dirt today! 

4) Don’t forget to remove the debris from your blinds

During spring cleaning, it is often that the blinds are overlooked, until one day we realize they’re coated with dust, or they’ve gotten yellow and discolored from the sun. Whether they are wooden, fabric or plastics make sure to dust off those dirt as they would affect the cleanliness of your walls too.

5) If walls could speak, they’d tell you about the germs on them.

When we are indoors we are surrounded by the walls of our home, the largest indoor surface which could be a medium of transmission of viruses and bacteria. We may not realize it, but we often touch walls during our daily activities, making walls a top breeding ground for viruses and bacteria to lurk on!

Now with most of us spending our time indoors, it’s essential that we ensure our surroundings are well protected.

Therefore, choosing the right type of paint is important not only for its aesthetic function but also to foster an ideal indoor environment. 

5) If walls could speak, they’d tell you about the germs on them.

When we are indoors we are surrounded by the walls of our home, the largest indoor surface which could be a medium of transmission of viruses and bacteria.

 

We may not realize it, but we often touch walls during

our daily activities, making walls a top breeding ground for viruses and bacteria to lurk on!

Now with most of us spending our time indoors, it’s essential that we ensure our surroundings are well protected. Therefore, choosing the right type of paint is important not only for its aesthetic function but also to foster an ideal indoor environment. 

It is formulated with Silver Ion Technology which is scientifically proven to destroy 99.9% of Covid-19 and other harmful viruses and bacteria on the painted surface. This in-turn, protects people’s health and provides a peace of mind against the growing threat posed by viruses. 

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Effective against viruses and bacteria within 6 hours of exposure to painted surfaces to create safer indoor environments for everyone.

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Anti-fungal, low odour, ultra-low VOC, stain repellant, superior washability, long-lasting colours and easy maintenance.

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Anti-viral and anti-bacterial coating range are available in a wide choice of colour selection to beautify your living and working spaces.

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Highly recommended for use in any indoor space, both at residences and commercial areas.

It is formulated with Silver Ion Technology which is scientifically proven to destroy 99.9% of Covid-19 and other harmful viruses and bacteria on the painted surface. This in-turn, protects people’s health and provides a peace of mind against the growing threat posed by viruses. 

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Effective against viruses and bacteria within 6 hours of exposure to painted surfaces to create safer indoor environments for everyone.

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Anti-fungal, low odour, ultra-low VOC, stain repellant, superior washability, long-lasting colours and easy maintenance.

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Anti-viral and anti-bacterial coating range are available in a wide choice of colour selection to beautify your living and working spaces.

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Highly recommended for use in any indoor space, both at residences and commercial areas.

Nippon Paint Anti-Viral & Anti-Bacterial Range was specifically curated to ensure that our walls are protected and safe to touch. It comprises of Nippon Paint VirusGuard, Nippon Paint Spot-less Plus, and Nippon Paint Vinilex Fresh Plus, all of which has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

So, let’s transform ordinary walls into safewalls with Nippon Paint Anti-Viral & Anti-Bacterial Range!

Nippon Paint Anti-Viral & Anti-Bacterial Range was specifically curated to ensure that our walls are protected and safe to touch. It comprises of Nippon Paint VirusGuard, Nippon Paint Spot-less Plus, and Nippon Paint Vinilex Fresh Plus, all of which has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

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Good, quality sleep is the basic building block for better physical and mental health

Good, quality sleep is the basic building block for better physical and mental health

Good, quality sleep is the basic building block for better physical and mental health

Better sleep means faster body recovery for physically active people and those always on the move 
Most people overlook one key aspect in healthy living ie. getting a good night’s rest through quality sleep. It is a vital part of your balanced life to maintain not only physical health, but also the wellbeing of your mental and emotional state – more so if you are physically active or always on the go.

 

The profound consequences of poor sleep on your overall health include fatigue, aching body, weakened immunity, high blood pressure, risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, poor balance and more alarmingly – mental health! Sleep problems can lead to mental conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and poor concentration, as research suggests. In Malaysia, prevalence of mental health problem among people above 16 years old was 29.2%.

Are you putting your physical and mental health at risk?

The profound consequences of poor sleep on your overall health include fatigue, aching body, weakened immunity, high blood pressure, risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, poor balance and more alarmingly – mental health! Sleep problems can lead to mental conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and poor concentration, as research suggests. In Malaysia, prevalence of mental health problem among people above 16 years old was 29.2%.

Restful sleep starts with the basics

When you sleep in an unnatural position or unsupported position, you risk twisting and straining your back, neck and shoulders. You could wake up to annoying body aches with stiffer and more strained conditions. It all boils down to a lack of good, quality sleep. The culprit could just be your mattress!

Whether you run, bike, swim or lift weights, or live a busy life always on the move, you need a good care to speed up your body’s recovery overnight. When you don’t feel comfortable with your mattress, it affects your quality of sleep. The good news is that some mattresses are specifically designed to address such issues with physically active and business people in mind – through breakthrough technology and support materials.

Choosing the right mattress means the world to your healthy wellbeing. How can you get it right? Start with the basics and your mattress is the best investment for a restful slumber. So, how do you know which mattress is best for you?

A useful rule of thumb is that the mattress needs to support your body in a neutral position – with your spine, buttocks, heels, shoulders and head supported in a proper alignment. You don’t want to aggravate your pressure points, which are the spots on your body where you feel the most pressure when lying down.

In addition to ergonomics and durability, a good mattress should also be able to promote the overall wellbeing of the body by giving you a recharged and revitalized experience following a good night’s sleep.

Restful sleep starts with the basics

When you sleep in an unnatural position or unsupported position, you risk twisting and straining your back, neck and shoulders. You could wake up to annoying body aches with stiffer and more strained conditions. It all boils down to a lack of good, quality sleep. The culprit could just be your mattress!

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Whether you run, bike, swim or lift weights, or live a busy life always on the move, you need a good care to speed up your body’s recovery overnight. When you don’t feel comfortable with your mattress, it affects your quality of sleep. The good news is that some mattresses are specifically designed to address such issues with physically active and business people in mind – through breakthrough technology and support materials.

Choosing the right mattress means the world to your healthy wellbeing. How can you get it right? Start with the basics and your mattress is the best investment for a restful slumber. So, how do you know which mattress is best for you?

A useful rule of thumb is that the mattress needs to support your body in a neutral position – with your spine, buttocks, heels, shoulders and head supported in a proper alignment. You don’t want to aggravate your pressure points, which are the spots on your body where you feel the most pressure when lying down.

In addition to ergonomics and durability, a good mattress should also be able to promote the overall wellbeing of the body by giving you a recharged and revitalized experience following a good night’s sleep.

Wake up to a refreshed mind and energetic body everyday

Wondering how is that possible? Introducing the NEW Slumberland Far Infrared Ray (FIR) Vitalize mattress that recharges and revitalizes your body every time you sleep on it. The new addition to Slumberland’s FIR series features high-tech Bioceramic yarn – which is made of polyester filaments and fibres infused with ceramic minerals for optimum thermic capacity and light reflection, a precondition for FIR emission, in addition to thermal insulation, long freshness and consistent effectiveness.

Wake up to a refreshed mind and energetic body everyday

Wondering how is that possible? Introducing the NEW Slumberland Far Infrared Ray (FIR) Vitalize mattress that recharges and revitalizes your body every time you sleep on it. The new addition to Slumberland’s FIR series features high-tech Bioceramic yarn – which is made of polyester filaments and fibres infused with ceramic minerals for optimum thermic capacity and light reflection, a precondition for FIR emission, in addition to thermal insulation, long freshness and consistent effectiveness.

How can a Bioceramic mattress benefit the body with FIR?

The body uses four mechanisms of heat exchange to maintain homeostasis (a self-regulating process) ie. Conduction, Convection, Thermal Emission (transfer of heat via infrared waves), and Evaporation. About 60% of the body heat is lost through infrared transfer (the transfer of heat via infrared waves), which concerns the FIR emission under discussion.

The Bioceramic enhanced Slumberland Vitalize recycles the otherwise lost energy into Far Infrared Ray when high levels of FIR is released upon heat stimulation. These high levels of light in turn, penetrate the cutaneous and subcutaneous layers, and then interact with the water molecules together with the organic compounds present in the tissue. The returned energy in the form of FIR stimulates the human body’s microcirculatory system, strengthening the metabolism. This facilitates the relaxation of contracted muscles and increases blood flow, which means more nutrients, oxygen, white blood cells and antibodies are sent to our tissue, thereby helping the body make the most of its intended healing abilities.

How can a Bioceramic mattress benefit the body with FIR?

The body uses four mechanisms of heat exchange to maintain homeostasis (a self-regulating process) ie. Conduction, Convection, Thermal Emission (transfer of heat via infrared waves), and Evaporation. About 60% of the body heat is lost through infrared transfer (the transfer of heat via infrared waves), which concerns the FIR emission under discussion.

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The Bioceramic enhanced Slumberland Vitalize recycles the otherwise lost energy into Far Infrared Ray when high levels of FIR is released upon heat stimulation. These high levels of light in turn, penetrate the cutaneous and subcutaneous layers, and then interact with the water molecules together with the organic compounds present in the tissue.

The returned energy in the form of FIR stimulates the human body’s microcirculatory system, strengthening the metabolism. This facilitates the relaxation of contracted muscles and increases blood flow, which means more nutrients, oxygen, white blood cells and antibodies are sent to our tissue, thereby helping the body make the most of its intended healing abilities.

6 key benefits of FIR

Improves Blood Circulation

The FIR emission from Slumberland Vitalize mattress enhances blood flow and improves the body’s basic metabolism. Moreover, the increase in white blood cells in the blood stream offers immunity boosting benefits, preventing you from falling sick easily.

Speeds up general metabolism

Metabolism refers to all the physical and chemical processes in the body that convert or use energy such as breathing, circulating blood, controlling body temperature, contracting muscles, digesting food and nutrients, eliminating waste, and functioning of the brain and nerves. As blood flow improves, so does your metabolism.

Relieves fatigue and tiredness

The ceramic minerals in the yarn absorb and reflect heat from the human body through FIR emission for added relaxation and improved blood circulation, resulting in better sleep even for shorter hours. This supports human body’s natural healing process through optimal heat regulation to speed up the body’s recovery from workout or muscle stiffness during sleep.

Promotes quality sleep

Additionally, Slumberland Vitalize mattress helps maintain the body temperature constant, reduces cold hands and feet during the night due to the high level of thermal insulation that Bioceramic offers – hence improving the overall quality sleep.

Relieves joint stiffness and muscle pains

In addition, FIR relieves nervous tension and relaxes auto-neuro muscles, paving the way for an optimum environment for healing. If you are active in sports, FIR makes connective tissue more flexible, therefore reducing muscle spasm while promoting muscle and workout recovery as you sleep.

Helps eliminate harmful positive ions

Most forms of pollution, toxic chemicals, pollen, mold, pet dander, and other harmful chemicals in the air all carry a positive electrical charge, making them positive ions. FIR is helpful for enhancing blood circulation and improving the body’s basic metabolism. When body is exposed to FIR energy, metabolic waste and toxins are more efficiently cleansed at the cellular level.

6 key benefits of FIR

Improves Blood Circulation

The FIR emission from Slumberland Vitalize mattress enhances blood flow and improves the body’s basic metabolism. Moreover, the increase in white blood cells in the blood stream offers immunity boosting benefits, preventing you from falling sick easily.

Speeds up general metabolism

Metabolism refers to all the physical and chemical processes in the body that convert or use energy such as breathing, circulating blood, controlling body temperature, contracting muscles, digesting food and nutrients, eliminating waste, and functioning of the brain and nerves. As blood flow improves, so does your metabolism.

Relieves fatigue and tiredness

The ceramic minerals in the yarn absorb and reflect heat from the human body through FIR emission for added relaxation and improved blood circulation, resulting in better sleep even for shorter hours. This supports human body’s natural healing process through optimal heat regulation to speed up the body’s recovery from workout or muscle stiffness during sleep.

Promotes quality sleep

Additionally, Slumberland Vitalize mattress helps maintain the body temperature constant, reduces cold hands and feet during the night due to the high level of thermal insulation that Bioceramic offers – hence improving the overall quality sleep.

Relieves joint stiffness and muscle pains

In addition, FIR relieves nervous tension and relaxes auto-neuro muscles, paving the way for an optimum environment for healing. If you are active in sports, FIR makes connective tissue more flexible, therefore reducing muscle spasm while promoting muscle and workout recovery as you sleep.

Helps eliminate harmful positive ions

Most forms of pollution, toxic chemicals, pollen, mold, pet dander, and other harmful chemicals in the air all carry a positive electrical charge, making them positive ions. FIR is helpful for enhancing blood circulation and improving the body’s basic metabolism. When body is exposed to FIR energy, metabolic waste and toxins are more efficiently cleansed at the cellular level.

Additional goodness of Vitalize series

Pocketed Posture Springing® System

Intelligently handcrafted and thoughtfully stitched together in linear channels, this unique Pocketed Posture Springing® System ensures flexibility of structure. It will adapt to the precise contours of your body and provide head-to-toe support for optimum sleep comfort. Put simply, it provides enhanced support with body movement isolation, together with durability, for a restful sleeping experience that you deserve.

Durability

Structural design that adapts to body contours for optimum body support and regeneration, comfort and relaxation. That calls for a long-lasting mattress that can withstand moisture and pressure for a longer product lifespan as well as satisfying sleep. Slumberland’s unique Pocketed Posture Springing® System ensures you enjoy those benefits all night long.

Hygiene and Anti-Allergy

The top panel ticking (final, outer cover of a mattress) for all Vitalize series is treated with HyCare® against dust mites, bacteria and fungus. HyCare® treatment improves the hygiene of your mattress and prevents unpleasant odour from developing, thus offering you complete freshness, comfort plus protection during sleep. Made with 100% natural latex, Slumberland Vitalize helps prevent allergies and skin irritation.

Additional goodness of Vitalize series

Pocketed Posture Springing® System

Intelligently handcrafted and thoughtfully stitched together in linear channels, this unique Pocketed Posture Springing® System ensures flexibility of structure. It will adapt to the precise contours of your body and provide head-to-toe support for optimum sleep comfort. Put simply, it provides enhanced support with body movement isolation, together with durability, for a restful sleeping experience that you deserve.

Durability

Structural design that adapts to body contours for optimum body support and regeneration, comfort and relaxation. That calls for a long-lasting mattress that can withstand moisture and pressure for a longer product lifespan as well as satisfying sleep. Slumberland’s unique Pocketed Posture Springing® System ensures you enjoy those benefits all night long.

Hygiene and Anti-Allergy

The top panel ticking (final, outer cover of a mattress) for all Vitalize series is treated with HyCare® against dust mites, bacteria and fungus. HyCare® treatment improves the hygiene of your mattress and prevents unpleasant odour from developing, thus offering you complete freshness, comfort plus protection during sleep. Made with 100% natural latex, Slumberland Vitalize helps prevent allergies and skin irritation.

A good night’s sleep is priceless

Have you ever wondered how many years of your life will be spent sleeping? 26 years! A good mattress gives your whole body the proper support from head to toe for a quality sleep to promote better overall health. 

 

Slumberland Vitalize series is available in three variants ie. Vitalize 1/ 2/ 3, with promotional prices starting from RM2,499 and freebies such as Comfort Rest Plus Pillow and Anti-Dust Mite Mattress Protector worth RM708 in total, plus a 15-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

A good night’s sleep is priceless

Have you ever wondered how many years of your life will be spent sleeping? 26 years! A good mattress gives your whole body the proper support from head to toe for a quality sleep to promote better overall health.

Slumberland Vitalize series is available in three variants ie. Vitalize 1/ 2/ 3, with promotional prices starting from RM2,499 and freebies such as Comfort Rest Plus Pillow and Anti-Dust Mite Mattress Protector worth RM708 in total, plus a 15-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

Nippon Paint unveils VirusGuard, which is 99% effective against human coronavirus

Nippon Paint unveils VirusGuard, which is 99% effective against human coronavirus

Viruses and bacteria spread to the walls during our daily activities.

The walls tend to be the largest surfaces at homes, in health institutes, education centres, commercial and retail spaces… basically just about all indoor spaces.

Viruses and bacteria spread to the walls during our daily activities.

The walls tend to be the largest surfaces at homes, in health institutes, education centres, commercial and retail spaces… basically just about all indoor spaces.

THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND NIPPON PAINT VIRUSGUARD

Silver Ion is one of the world’s oldest natural antimicrobials.It resists the growth of micro-organisms like viruses, bacteria, mold and fungi.
It’s absolutely safe for humans and pets!

HOW DOES SILVER ION TECHNOLOGY WORK?

WHAT VIRUSES AND BACTERIA DOES IT DESTROY?

Wouldn’t it be nice if our walls automatically destroy viruses and bacteria that come in contact with them, and keep us safe?

That’s exactly what walls coated with the Nippon Paint VirusGuard will do, according to Nippon Paint, Malaysia’s No.1 total coating solutions provider.

THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND NIPPON PAINT VIRUSGUARD

Silver Ion is one of the world’s oldest natural antimicrobials.It resists the growth of micro-organisms like viruses, bacteria, mold and fungi.
It’s absolutely safe for humans and pets!

WHAT VIRUSES AND BACTERIA DOES IT DESTROY?

Nippon Paint VirusGuard stands as a solid line of defence against respiratory diseases

Respiratory diseases continue to impose an immense worldwide health burden and are among the most common causes of severe illness and death worldwide. While Covid-19 is a new strain of coronavirus never seen before in humans and not yet available for testing with any product. The VirusGuard has demonstrated effectiveness against the 229E strain coronavirus, the first coronavirus strain identified in the family of viruses linked to common cold symptoms and respiratory tract infections. 

‘The 229E strain is the surrogate for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. If the Silver Ion Technology is working with 229E strain, it is also likely to work similarly on Covid-19 as well.”

— Dr Chang Li-Yen
Associate Professor
Universiti Malaya’s Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine 

Nippon Paint VirusGuard stands as a solid line of defence against respiratory diseases

Respiratory diseases continue to impose an immense worldwide health burden and are among the most common causes of severe illness and death worldwide. While Covid-19 is a new strain of coronavirus never seen before in humans and not yet available for testing with any product. The VirusGuard has demonstrated effectiveness against the 229E strain coronavirus, the first coronavirus strain identified in the family of viruses linked to common cold symptoms and respiratory tract infections. 

‘The 229E strain is the surrogate for the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. If the Silver Ion Technology is working with 229E strain, it is also likely to work similarly on Covid-19 as well.”

— Dr Chang Li-Yen
Associate Professor
Universiti Malaya’s Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine 

It’s important that public spaces are safe for everyone. Provide protection by painting all public walls with anti-viral, anti-bacterial paint.

It’s important that public spaces are safe for everyone. Provide protection by painting all public walls with anti-viral, anti-bacterial paint.

6 compelling reasons to choose            Eco Business Park V

6 compelling reasons to choose Eco Business Park V

6 compelling reasons to choose
Eco Business Park V

6 compelling reasons to choose Eco Business Park V

Not all business parks are created equal. Here are six reasons why you should choose Eco Business Park V, a 518-acre joint development between Eco World Development Group Berhad (EcoWorld) and the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) located in Puncak Alam, Selangor.

1. Superb connectivity

Eco Business Park V, located in the north-west region of the Klang Valley, is connected to major expressways that stretch out to all corners of the country, and is within close proximity to major seaports and airports. It is also conveniently located close to key business hubs and industries, as well as major townships and neighbourhoods – giving access to more than five million people in the Klang Valley.

Connectivity

  • Persiaran Mokhtar Dahari
  • Jalan Meru Tambahan
  • Jalan Kuala Selangor
  • Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)
  • LATAR Expressway
  • North-South Expressway (PLUS)
  • Future DASH Highway, est Q4 2020
  • Future West Coast Expressway (WCE), est Q2 2021

 

2. Superior security features

Run your business with peace of mind. 

Eco Business Park V employs a variety of security features, including top-of-the-line CCTVs, and 24-hour monitoring by well-trained EcoWorld Auxiliary Police and security personnel. An advanced visitor management system tracks the movement of vehicles and pedestrians entering and exiting the business park. 

In addition, it uses an entrance and exit system that assigns dedicated lanes for owners, visitors and heavy vehicles. This system improves the traffic flow into and out of the park, allowing owners and those with access passes unobstructed entry, while visitors and trucks are processed separately for security purposes.

3. Eco features for greater sustainability

Eco Business Park V comes with a comprehensive range of passive green features which not only help businesses save on energy and resources, but also reduce the park’s overall carbon footprint.

Green features include rainwater harvesting and, LED street lighting, to minimise solar heat gain. Besides tinted windows, the buildings have a ceiling height of up to 8 metres to ensure properly ventilation, and skylight and louvres to ensure ample cross-ventilation and natural lighting. 

Eco Business Park V is far from the typical boring industrial park. It has ample green pockets or lungs, making it more pleasant visually and more effective in reducing the heat island effect. 

The development also offers comprehensive integrated facilities such as a centralised lorry depot, on-site workers’ dormitories, and generous road width to help business owners improve the efficiency of their operations.

4. Versatile design and architecture 

The façade of the units is visually arresting with angular structures, distinctive lines, and modern finishes. The units are practically designed to allow easy customisation.

EcoWorld’s innovative Flexi-Space Concept featuring clean, green and sustainable business spaces caters to most business functions, be it manufacturing, warehousing, retail, logistics, or offices.

Products

  • 26’ x 80’ service factory
  • 75’ x 145’ semi-D factory
  • 150’ x 145’ detached factory
  • Built-to-suit industrial lot
    (Customers can customise the size/design/layout/specifications of the factories to fit their business requirements)

 

5. One-Stop Business Solution

EcoWorld has all the tools you need to get your business going. Its proprietary One-Stop Business Solution features an exclusive range of services that help owners set up their business hassle-free and settle into Eco Business Park V quickly and easily.

These services include:

  1. Pre-assessment test for the Department of Environment (DOE)
  2. Incentives and financing facilitation 
  3. Business licensing consultation
  4. Renovation and fit-out advice 
  5. Tax consultation

While the factories are under construction, owners have access to the business incubators within the business park to hold meetings with their business partners, suppliers and customers. 

6. Continual support, long-lasting relationship

EcoWorld is with you for the long haul.

EcoWorld Residence Club and EcoWorld Property Services are dedicated to fostering long-lasting relationships with business park owners and employees well after the handing over of the properties to ensure the standards of the business park are well maintained. They provide property care services and common area support services, and are entrusted with the responsibility of the business park’s management and maintenance.

Be part of the EcoWorld business community