Body & Soul (9 - 13 Dec)
MON - 9 Dec
Less Salt: Are You Eating Less Than a Teaspoon a Day?
Did you know that the limit for our daily sodium intake should be no more than 1 teaspoon? I’m sure many of us are exceeding that. Find out how excessive salt intake affects your blood pressure and heart health, plus how sodium is present in a variety of foods even if it’s not salty!
Guest: Gary Chiah Tung Lin, Dietitian, Department of Dietetics, Singaopre General Hospital
TUE - 10 Dec
Heart Healthy Eating for the Holiday Season
With all the parties, alcohol, sweet and salty snacks, and celebratory meals the holidays can be hard on anyone’s waistline but for those in high risk groups for coronary heart disease they can be hard on their hearts and their health too. But the holiday celebrations don’t have to be unhealthy or untasting.
GUEST: Lauren Ho the Singapore Heart Foundation’s (SHF's) resident dietitian/nutritionist
WED - 11 Dec
Correcting Your Teeth Alignment – Are Braces the Way to go?
Braces are the most common way to straighten teeth, but wearing them can be a long and painful process. There are ways to obtain that perfect smile without the use of braces. Everything from aesthetic braces, to lingual braces and invisible braces. We help you understand the routes to a perfect smile.
Guest Dr Enrica Sham Pui Yin, Orthodontic (Braces) Specialist and Clinical Director at TLC Dental Group; also Visiting Specialist at the National Dental Centre
THU - 12 Dec
Post-Birth Complications – Adhesions
Adhesions are particularly common in women who have undergone a c-section, with seven out of 10 new mothers developing adhesions after their first c-section. Adhesions can be a serious health concern causing persistent pelvic pain and in some cases, small bowel obstruction or infertility. The good news is that with proper wound care during surgery, most cases of adhesions are preventable.
Guest: Dr Suresh Nair, Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Gynecology Consultant’s Clinic and Surgery at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Mount Elizabeth Hospital
FRI - 13 Dec
Are marathons the right way to challenge yourself physically?
With many marathons held each year and more people jumping on the marathon bandwagon. For many first timers, completing a marathon (10, 21 or even 42 km) is the ultimate goal they set for themselves: are these realistic goals for everyone? And for those advocating a more active lifestyle for all, are we worried about people making too much of a leap from a more sedentary lifestyle to an all-out active one? We take a look at the when, how and what of exercise, and setting physical challenges for oneself.
Guest: Ms Liew Wei Yong, certified fitness instructor at LiveFitter