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Ministry of Health Launched Healthy Lifestyle Programme for Senior Citizens

Bandar Seri Begawan: The Ministry of Health will be carrying out a number of initiatives as part of its efforts to expand, refine and raise the quality of health care services for senior citizens in the country. The Minister of Health stated this during the launch of the Healthy Lifestyle Programme for Senior Citizens, yesterday, at the Kampong Perpindahan Lambak Kanan Civic Hall.

Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Adanan Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Hj Mohamad Yusof, said the ministry will provide Geriatric medical services specifically for senior citizens. According to Yang Berhormat Pehin, the Ministry of Health presently employs two local consultants in the field of Geriatrics, while another is scheduled to return to the country in 2016.

In his speech at the launching ceremony, Yang Berhormat Pehin said the ministry is also working to upgrade the skills and expertise in various health professions such as health care, nursing and Allied Health Professionals such as medical welfare officers, physiotherapists, dieticians and staff who specialise in the field of geriatrics.

Yang Berhormat Pehin said that the Subacute Care facility will provide wards and rehabilitation programmes that are more conducive to senior citizens, and other amenities are being considered in the preparation of the Brunei Darussalam Health Systems and Infrastructure Master Plan.

The Ministry of Health is also planning to further increase the capacity and expand the roles being played by nursing treatment services, that is, by way of extending the existing Home-Based Nursing programme to senior citizens at their residences. This is a strategic plan of the ministry in its effort to integrate services specifically intended for senior citizens – between services provided from the hospital, at health clinics and homes – in stages and based on evaluations and support from doctors.

Ageing populations are a natural global phenomenon that cannot be avoided. The Geriatric and Palliative Medical Consultant, the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital, Dr. Ang Sik Kim in his keynote address entitled “Ageing and Health”, among other things, touched on chronic diseases affecting senior citizens, including cancer, lung disease and diabetes.

Dr Ang said the ultimate key to preventing such diseases or minimising the risk of disease is practising a healthy lifestyle by way of healthy and balanced food intake; consuming food with lower sugar, salt and fat contents; eating more fruit and vegetables; by not smoking; and by practising regular exercise according to one’s own physical capabilities.

The Healthy Lifestyle Programme aims to raise awareness amongst senior citizens on healthy lifestyle practices that they can adopt and maintain – such as healthy diets, regular physical exercise and avoiding tobacco – in order to age gracefully whilst remaining active and healthy. This programme runs for 12 weeks starting today, and is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Certain specific days will be filled with health talks and physical activity sessions.

According to the World Health Organisation, WHO, senior citizens make up the most rapidly growing group of people throughout the world. The number of people aged 60 years and above has doubled since 1980.

It is meanwhile estimated that in 5 years, the number of people aged 65 and above will exceed the number of children below the age of 5 years. The trend of growth in number of residents aged 60 and above also applies to Brunei Darussalam, whereby their numbers increased from $13,900 or 4.3% of the total population in the year 2000 to $22,200, or 5.4% in 2010.

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What Foods Should I Eat? A New Video Launched by Conscious Counselor

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014

When a person decides to start a healthy lifestyle, a big portion of that change is a change in diet. There are many myths out there as to what to eat to lose weight or to become healthy in general. With a wide variety of diets confusing consumers who wish to eat healthy, having a knowledgeable guide is extremely beneficial in the process of taking the path to a healthier life through food. Now, Conscious Counselor helps guide people who wish to become healthy in the right direction with their informative video on YouTube that talks about what food to eat and how it helps your body.

In the new video released by Conscious Counselor, the speakers encourage viewers to do their research. Different people have different diets that make them feel good and feel healthier. Some diets are particular to the person such as a blood-type diet that is tailored to that specific person. Picking what is right for a particular person can change someones energy level and outlook. For more information on this, or to view the full video, please click on: What foods should I eat?

The speakers in the video encourage others to see how their body feels after eating certain foods. Some foods such as bread can make a person feel sluggish and their body does not necessarily welcome other grains as well. Trial and error can be a large part in finding a healthy diet that works best for one person. For more info on this, please click on: What is a healthy diet?

Reading what foods are made out of can be beneficial too. Knowing what a person is putting into their body can help them make more conscious decisions about their diet for a happier and healthier lifestyle

Cleanses can also be an option to start off fresh with a new diet in their digestive system. One of the main reasons for a cleanse is to get everything out of the body that has been left over from a persons life. There are many different types of cleanses that a person may do for a variety of reasons. This can be great for someone who is looking to go from a vegetarian diet to a vegan diet, or someone that is looking to get any unwanted masses stray from their digestive tract. Doing a cleans and listening to the body’s reactions really allows the question to come in, “Just what is a healthy diet?”

Sead Pepic says in the video, One of my first cleanses, on day three my brain felt like it was in a pot of boiling water. It felt incredibly hot; the actual brain inside the skull, but when you feel my forehead its fine. Then I asked my health coach, What was that? and he asked me if I had ever done the drug speed in my life and Im like No. But I was on medication for A.D.D. which is similar to speed, but that was 10 or 15 years ago. He said, It was still in you. Your body is getting it out and even though you might feel sick or have sick symptoms on day three of a cleanseyour body is not getting sick. Foe the full video, please click on:

Many of the speakers in the video experienced caffeine withdrawals on day two and day three of the cleanse, however they all felt better afterwards. That feeling really allowed to ask themselves, “What foods should I eat?”

Pepic also talks about an awakening experience he had during a cleanse for a new business idea. He says, I was doing a cleanse and I felt incredibly alive. I hadnt done a cleanse in a year at that time. Every time I do a cleanse I remember what its like to be alive again. When doing a cleanse your energy goes towards your brain; your thoughts and ideas. During a cleanse I had a brand new business idea and I gave a lecture to women only about how to attract a quality man.

Pepic thanks this idea to his cleanse and the power the process provided him.

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YMCA trying to fix Marion Countys poor health rating

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) A new report found just because some Hoosier counties share a border doesnt mean they share a healthy lifestyle.

Organizers compared factors from smoking and physical activity to even graduation rates and employment, and while resources vary vastly depending on where you live, experts say there are still easy ways you can change your life and improve your health.

This report found the healthiest three counties in the state are right here in central Indiana. Hamilton County came in first followed by Hendricks and Boone counties.But Marion County is 78th, up from 79th the previous year.

Focused on each rep, each set, Sara Weaver maximizes her minutes in the gym.Feeling and looking good are a few reasons that brought her and several others to the YMCA on Wednesday, but thats not all.

Its important for me just to show her, my daughter, that being healthy is important, she said. I used to take her sometimes with me to certain classes, so she understands the word exercise.

But not everyone is pulling their weight in the county like Weaver.

There are twice as many smokers in Marion County compared to Hamilton.And although paths and trails weave throughout Indianapolis, its up to bikers and runners to take advantage of them.

Sometimes its not easy to make that healthier choice, said Anne Graves, YMCA Director of Health Initiatives.

One of her latest projects is the Top 10 by 2025 initiative, a push to make Indy one of the ten healthiest cities in the country.


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IDLIFE can help you become a healthy YOU! – Video

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Find Your Healthy Lifestyle Balance: The Wellness Institute for Self Enhancement Could your efforts for healthy living and nutrition actually be unhealthy…even causing many of your most frustrating problems?

In the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, many people have become less healthy overall. Perceptions about what constitutes healthy eating or healthy living vary dramatically…and everyone’s an “expert”. If you are exhausted and confused by the bombardment of “trendy healthy lifestyle information”, it is time to get off that crazy train. Healthy living is far simpler and more enjoyable than the prevailing message conveys.

I remember when I first decided to study nutrition, in hopes of one day helping others with some sort of wellness program. Back then I, too, was caught up in the social messages of good and bad foods, mandatory exercise, and the constant fear of my untrustworthy body doing something crazy at any time. I was the proverbial “health nut”…and I was pretty proud of it. I totally bought into the idea that eating patterns and exercise and body somehow indicated my value as a person.

I’ve found over time that even people who do not have food or body issues tend to have the same underlying struggles. Self-image, anxiety, depression, meaning, identity, relationships and life-purpose are part of most people’s lives. Our society gives few clues on how to handle these big lessons–you shouldn’t have to hit ‘rock bottom’ before you have access to therapeutic growth opportunities. Every person benefits from understanding themselves better.

Now a fully recovered former trendy-nutrition guru (when I was an expert prior to getting an actual nutrition degree), I have gone on to work in the areas of identity and purpose, mood issues, life-transitions, eating disorders, weight issues, and overall wellness. Due to the complex nature of overall healthy living, we’ve added counseling, yoga, creativity, and meditation to our programming and services. The Wellness Institute for Self Enhancement (formerly Nutrition Paradox) provides individual, group, and wellness program options to address the whole person. This is the place to discover comprehensive, lasting enhancement of the awesomeness you already are.

I look forward to our adventures together! –Jennifer Pereira, RD, CSCS, LPC-Intern Program Director, W.I.S.E.

“Let me start off by saying how wonderful it was to stumble upon your blog, it is so refreshing to see a professional (aka not Dr. Oz) giving real advice about healthy eating. I appreciate your posts and the nutritional advice you give… there are so many people out there who could use this information!” -Ellen R., Arizona

The Wellness Institute for Self Enhancement (W.I.S.E.) is physically located in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex (and online!) to promote and support the path to self growth and enhancement. Whether you feel stuck in your current situation, you suffer from low self-esteem/anxiety/depression, family and relationship concerns, issues related to food and weight, or simply want to do some inner soul searching… W.I.S.E has a path for you.

W.I.S.E. offers individual, group, community, and family programming. See our programming page for more specifics about the groups offered.

Community Groups are open to the public. These are donation-only groups and we welcome and encourage everyone who is interested to attend. These groups are typically peer-support groups, and are routinely coordinated and hosted by WISE staff members (may not be a clinician).

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Simple Ways to Live a Healthy Lifestyle – Exercise

You hear a lot about living a healthy lifestyle, enough that the phrase ‘healthy lifestyle’ may be one we’d like to permanently retire. The problem is, that phrase describes the life we need to live if we want to feel good and look good. So, what does it actually mean? Well, there are the obvious things that describe a healthy person: He or she doesn’t smoke, is at a healthy weight, eats healthy foods and exercises on a regular basis. It sounds so simple, it’s funny just how hard it is to do all of those things in our current world.

The good news is, you don’t have to change everything at the same time. In fact, the trick to healthy living is making small changes. Take more steps each day, adding fruit to your cereal, having an extra glass of water or saying no to that second helping of buttery mashed potatoes. So, what else can you be doing to live healthy? Your first order of business is to start exercising.


One of the biggest reasons we’re have a weight problem these days is because we sit around too much. We know we need to exercise, but we have so many excuses not to do it. We’re too busy, don’t know where to start, we’re not motivated or we’re afraid we’ll injure ourselves or we’re afraid that exercise has to be vigorous for what our bodies can handle. The truth is, everything counts and the more you move, the healthier you’ll be.

It’s great if you can spend time exercising – Meaning you’re sweating, working in your target heart rate zone and/or doing something to strengthen your body. But it doesn’t always have to be that way. Moderate activities like chores, gardening and walking can make a difference.

Just adding a little movement to your life can:

So, even if you opt for small changes and a more modest weight loss, you can see the benefits are still pretty good. One study has found that just a 10% weight reduction helped obese patients reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and increase longevity. In fact, you don’t even have to have a goal to lose weight, especially if you have trouble stick to a program. Why not focus on being healthy to start and worry about the weight loss once you’ve got some healthy habits under your belt?

Simple Ways to Move Your Body

You can start the process of being healthy and weight loss now by adding a little more activity to your life. If you’re not ready for a structured program, start small. Every little bit counts and it all adds up to burning more calories.

Learn about more ways to fit in exercise.

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Healthy lifestyle emphasized at annual Commit to B-Fit fair

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — It’s easy for someone to pick up a magazine, or click on a link to get information about a diet or exercise routine. However, people are more successful when they have an interaction, or hands on experience.

At Tuesday’s Commit to B-Fit, organizers hope to teach people that important information, and make it stick. It’s the 8th annual health fair, and each proves to be more successful than the last.

Faculty, staff, and community members are invited to meet with nearly 70 vendors, featuring anything from campus clubs, food vendors, or yoga studios. It’s all about making sure people understand that healthier alternatives are available.

“People can actually get that hands on experience at the fair. It’s not just a walk around and leave, people could stay there for hours in the afternoon because of the samples and tons of vendors,” said Kaitlin Voellinger, a student organizer.

The event starts at 10:30 a.m. and runs through 1:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center in the East Gym.

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HEALTHY LIVING | 8 ways to keep healthy this summer

By the Manila Doctors Hospital | In partnership with InterAksyon Lifestyle Section Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:50 pm

Adding fresh fruits like lemons to your water is a refreshing way to hydrate for summer. Photo by Peter C. Marquez,

Its official, summers here! And for most people, this means beach trips, parties, barbecues, and cooling down under the scorching heat with the whole family and friends. Its easy to have fun and enjoy the sun, but staying healthy during summer requires more than just doing worthwhile activities and eating the right kind of food.

Summer is the excellent time for everyone to increase their outdoor activity and avoid a year-round sedentary lifestyle. But summer also presents risks, such as heatstroke, skin cancer, dehydration and even fatigue.

Regardless of your summer activity, the hot and humid days can be detrimental to you and your familys health. It is highly important to incorporate healthy habits into you summer activities as you plan for quality time with your family and friends.

Here are some ways on how to keep a healthy lifestyle during summer season:

1. Drink up. Sometimes, when youre having too much fun, people tend to forget to keep themselves hydrated. Men should have at least 12 to 15 glasses of fluid intake, while women should have an average intake of 10 to 12 glasses a day to keep their skin youthful and glowing and prevent dehydration. Also remember infants and toddlers are more easily dehydrated than adults, so its really important to keep them equally hydrated too.

2. Know your fashion. Wear appropriate shoes for outdoor activities. If youre doing a lot of walking, running, or jumping, skip those stylish summer sandals and opt for comfortable trainers instead. Avoid blisters and sprains by choosing a good pair of shoes. Wear them with comfortable, cotton socks. Wear light, loose-fitting clothes to help you stay cooler. Also, dont forget your sunglasses to protect your eyes from the suns UV rays. A good pair of sunglasses can help prevent wrinkles and cataract formation.

3. Rest and take cover. The suns heat can easily cause fatigue, as we tend to lose body fluid from excessive sweating. If you feel tired, sit in a shady spot at intervals. Sunburn is painful and unhealthy. Use a good sunscreen and re-apply it frequently during the day to keep your skin cool and help prevent risks of skin cancer. Also, wear a hat or bring an umbrella when taking long walks to keep cool and shaded.

4. Eat well. Maintain your energy level by limiting your intake of fat and sugar; focus on carbohydrates, protein, fruits and vegetables. Excessive fats and sugar consumption can temporarily boost your energy, but may cause heat stress in the long run. Eat refreshing fruits such as watermelon and pineapple to help you cool down. Fibrous fruits and vegetables are known for their fat-reducing capabilities and will help in preventing heat strokes and heart ailments.

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