Clare , a mother of 4 is only into her 4th week o the Healthpointe 2.0 program and already lost 6kgs! The program is designed to help those who want to have optimal health and long term wellness. As a […]
My name is Thomas Kong. I have been a diabetic patient for the past 10 years. All these while, whenever someone tells me that there is a medication or health supplements that would help with my diabetic conditions, I would […]
Anne Law, 60 Businesswoman & Now Healthpointe Evangelist Loss 6kg in One Cycle (60 Days) “I now can wear my cheongsam (chinese traditional wear) from 25 years ago! Enough said:) “
A Malaysian endocrinologist, Dr Lim Ee Lin, is part of a clinical research team at Newcastle University which has discovered that Type 2 diabetes can be reversed, carried out the study as part of her postgraduate doctoral degree is working with the team led by Professor Roy Taylor.
You may read the above report at Newcastle University website at the following link:
Finally medical science is discovering what Healthpointe 2.0 already knew and have been delivering results for some diabetes patients. However we at Dreamteamwellness belief that for long term sustainability, that must be a lifestyle adjustment and that is what Healthpointe 2.0 is all about.
Do you know any love one who is suffering from diabetes 2 and want to break from this lifelong (chronic) bondage and want to break free? Please share with them this good news!
Have you wondered how our body survive without us giving much thought to what we feed it ?
Yes, good nutrients from a healthy diet provides our body with everything it needs to operate efficiently to repair damage, for cells to reproduce, and for us to flush out toxins. Healthy food also provide us the FUEL to BURN the unwanted fat for longer time and provide us with a healthy immune system.
This in turn lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis as we a…g…e…..
Does this give you enough reason to re-think what you feed your body in your next meal , before you conveniently turn to the nearest fast-food stall ? Like what my husband always say , “think nutrition over taste“.
Next thought is what are the healthy food around us? Do we have access to it without growing our own crops in our backyard?
A couple of tips to take away with you –
1. Eat food that provides Omega-3 fatty acids. Eg. Fish , Flax oil, Spinach etc.
2. Take colourful vegetables that provide you with antioxidants.
3. Choose whole foods (Eg. brown rice, whole wheat bread and pasta & legumes) over refined carbohydrates (Eg. white rice, white bread, chips, pasta, cookies etc.).
4. Take lean protein either from animal (Eg. meat, fish, seasfood) or plant-base (Eg. soy & legumes).
5. Limit foods that have excess saturated fat (Eg. Fat meat, cheese & fried food).
6. Avoid Trans fats (Eg. margarines, baked cakes, chips & fast food).
In the next post, we are going to talk more about how do macronutrients, micronutrients, carbohydrates and sugar affects our BMR. Stay tune…
You can to boost your metabolism and increase its efficiency by eating healthy food & exercise regularly and rigorously.
There are certain natural things / development in our bodies that counter your effort. If we can take note of these & find solutions to go around it, wouldn’t it be great?
Tip #1 – Weight Loss reduces BMR
Yes, you guess right. Heavier person actually burns more fat compared to a slimmer person. As your weight reduce, so does your BMR. This is why every time we try to diet, the weight would plateau after awhile and whatever we do doesn’t seem to work! To overcome the weight plateau, we need to stay on course even more religiously, eat healthy & keep the exercise habit.
Tip #2 – Aging slows down BMR
As we age, our body seems to slow down. This is what happens, our immune system fights slower, the muscular system loses tone, the ratio of muscle to fat declines, hence fat settles around the stomach, buttocks, and thighs. All these result in ONE thing -> a Sagging Abdomen! To boost your metabolism despite aging, STAY Active!
Tip # 3 – An unhealthy Liver to do its job
Our liver is responsible for burning most of the fat in our body. If it’s healthy, it burns off the fat effectively and we’ll be jolly happy! However, when our liver is no longer at its optimum, maybe due to massive alcohol consumption, heavy reliance on antibiotics/pain-killers for prolong period or being exposed to toxic chemicals or eating an unhealthy diet high in fat, the fat doesn’t get metabolized as it should. Keep your liver healthy and keep to a proper diet to care for your liver.
Tip # 4 – Know your body rhythms
Know when you’re most energetic. Pay close attention to your body for a week. Observe and chart the time of the day that you feel most energetic and when you wind down. You might want to stay away from caffeine during this observation period. If your energy peaks midday, eat your highest calorie meal for lunch. Eating or Exercising when your body is energized will give maximum impact to metabolic burn.
Hope you find these tips helpful and easy enough to observe.
Stay tune to our post next week – on Boosting your BMR with Nutrition!
You hear so much rave over increasing metabolic rate, or the BMR. What is it exactly? Why is it crucial to have higher BMR?
To begin with, BMR measures your calories burnt when your body is at rest, ie seated, sleeping, relaxing etc. It represents 60 – 75% of your total energy expenditure. This means, the higher your BMR, the more calories/fat you’d burn.
BMR is determined by your body size and body composition. Individuals with greater lean body mass, fat-free mass usually have higher BMR. This is why, developing lean muscle will help increase your BMR, which in turn help you burn more calories & fat!
The not-so-good news is, AGING (which is unavoidable except for the RIPs), reduces your BMR, as it reduces your lean body mass.
What can we do to counter the effect of Aging on our BMR? Stay tune to our next post on “Boosting your Metabolic Rate!” series.
Thanks to all the great ladies at the Communication @ Work organised at OUM for your participation and generous feedback!
Most participants said the time is too short and request to have longer workshop on this topic. They would also love to share the health & wellness tips discussed at the ‘Maximising your Life’ workshop with their friends & families. We just felt awed and are tremendously encouraged that our audience is inspired by the workshop and have set their minds to practise some of the healthy lifestyle habits that we shared with them.
Have you heard the saying ‘Eat smaller portion, more frequent’ ?
The concept of snacking has received very positive attention lately, especially for people who wish to loss weight. It is believed to raise the body’s metabolic rate, prevent weight gain, maintain steady blood glucose levels, prevent midmorning and mid-afternoon energy crashes, and, in athletes, enhance workout performance.
It may surprise you to learn that there is very little science to support these widely believed-in benefits of snacking. The research on snacking suggests that it has no effect on metabolic rate and is as likely to promote weight gain as prevent it. And the importance of snacking in relation to maintaining steady blood glucose levels and energy is much smaller than the importance of what you eat in meals and your exercise habits.
“In short, the quality of any snacks you do eat is more important than whether or not you snack at all.”
Many nutrition experts recommend a “grazing” approach to diet, where one eats small meals and snacks frequently instead of large meals infrequently. This approach is believed to keep the body’s metabolism elevated, so that one burns more calories at rest throughout the day and is therefore less likely to gain weight. But a study at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse compared the habitual daily eating frequency and basal metabolic rates of 22 women and found absolutely no connection between the two variables. In other words, your resting metabolic rate is likely to remain the same whether you eat twice a day or six times.
Meanwhile, studies looking at the relationship between snacking habits and body weight have yielded surprisingly varied results. A 2005 study by Swedish researchers found that obese men and women snacked more regularly than a reference population. But a 2010 study of American adolescents found that the heavier snackers tended to be leaner than those who ate fewer snacks.
Such contradictions disappear, however, when snacking with healthy foods (fruit, yogurt, etc.) is distinguished from snacking with unhealthy foods (snack chips, candy, etc.). Healthy snackers tend to be leaner than unhealthy snackers. But it’s not the snacking that matters—it’s the healthy food choices. People who eat healthy foods are leaner than average whether they snack or not.
Finally, relying on snacking to maintain steady blood glucose and energy levels is like relying on moonlight to see while driving at night. Sure, it helps a little, but it’s not the best tool for the job. Maintaining a regular exercise habit and eating healthy meals with a low glycemic index (i.e. not too many refined carbohydrates) have much more powerful effects on glucose and energy regulation than snacking. For example, a number of studies have shown that working out attenuates the blood glucose response to the next meal eaten after the workout.
Put it this way: If you need snacks to avoid “crashing” in the middle of the morning and afternoon, there’s a good chance you’re either not exercising enough or you’re making poor food choices at mealtimes.
Does this mean that nobody should snack? Not at all. Snacking may be necessary to meet your daily energy needs during periods of heavy training. The number of calories your body burns each day can increase dramatically between periods of lower-volume maintenance-level training and periods of peak training before races. As your training load grows, you can supply some of the additional energy needs that come with it by increasing the size of your meals. But it may be impractical to meet all of your additional energy needs this way. If you are training smartly and eating healthy, balanced meals, and yet you find yourself hungry and/or lethargic between meals, you probably need to snack.
Your body is smart. Let it tell you what it needs!
5 Great Snacks for Endurance Athletes
1. Whole fruit – A healthy source of carbs
2. Vegetable sticks with light dipping sauce – Not getting enough veggies in meal? Get more in snacks!
3. Low-fat fruit yogurt – A perfect balance of carbs, fat, and protein
4. Beef, turkey or fish jerky – A lean protein source
5. Nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts, etc.) – A satisfying source or healthy fats and protein
Clare , a mother of 4 is only into her 4th week o the Healthpointe 2.0 program and already lost 6kgs! The program is designed to help those who want to have optimal health and long term wellness. As a result of a optimized body, Healthpointe Students lose fats naturally.
Clare says that she feel lighter, better and more confident
GREAT Job Clare and keep going! We are so proud of you!!!
Dreamteam Wellness was invited to share & create awareness on Health & Wellness amongst senior secretaries at the Open University Malaysia. We’re so honored by the invitation & excited to see great response from the attendees. They were so in-tune that the Q&A session got carried away 🙂 We believe that everyone had enjoyed themselves & learn some valuable info on Health & Wellness, not to mention a FREE body assessment was given to all participants.
Date: 24th MArch 2012
Time: 3.00 – 6.00pm
Venue: KIDCHANSTUDIO, No6A, Jalan 17/54, Section 17, Petaling Jaya
WHAT IS IT? A FREE seminar put together by your trusted wedding vendors in Malaysia, to help brides & grooms-to-be who want to look great, feel good & handle the stress during their journeys leading up to their Big Day!
HELPS YOU TO … Better Health . More Energy . Better Understanding of how your body works. A Reduced Waistline. Tips on Flawless Make-up . Body type & Gown that suits you. Look the best for the Camera
Lee Kuen,- The founder of Bridal Glam, Lee Kuen is a Certified Professional Makeup Artist, specialized in bridal make-up and creative hairstyling. She has also worked with celebrities, models, and mentors a great team of makeup artists.
Kris Wong– Kris Wong, the co-founder of That Special Occasion, has helped many brides in creating gowns that turnheads and more importantly, make them feel like a million bucks. His designs are practical, timeless, wearable, and provide clients with the best value.
Shirlyn Lim- one of the health advisors of Healthpointe 2.0 Program, has helped many people in taking an active approach to looking good, gaining health while losing the unwanted pounds. She aspires to share her insight in health through simple daily steps.
Kid Chan, the celebrity photographer, who is One of Asia’s much sought after for his unique eye for beauty. He & his team in Kid Chan Studio have captured numerous brides celebrities, models & VVIPS and painted them with the most natural lights and accentuate them with their best angle.
Limited to 6 Couples Only .LIKE www.facebook.com/healthpointecoach now to confirm your seat NOW!
For more info please call Shirlyn at firstname.lastname@example.org 012-2880246
Author of Sensational sex in 7 Easy Steps and Urologist and erectile dysfunction (ED) expert Ridwan Shabsigh, MD, explains how abdominal obesity is associated with low testosterone, which in turn causes ED. According to Shabsigh, studies have show that Weight loss in those that are obese improve in Erectile Dysfucntion. Even as little as 10 % weight loss will improve your chemical function, body composition and erectile function.
He also adds, ” if you are healthy, you are sexy and if you are sexy you are healthy!”