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Samuel remembers the day his nine-year-old child came home from school, excitedly looking for robots to play with. “He was climbing the cupboards looking for his robot toys and he has not stopped playing with them since. He keeps them beside him, playing with them – adjusting and turning the limbs and parts,” he said.
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Why does our tummy growl when we think of food or have ‘butterflies’ when we are nervous, whereas an upset tummy causes anxiousness or a bloated tummy brings your mood down? There is a link between the gut and the brain, known as the gut-brain axis. This intimate bi-directional link is the result of the
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Probiotics, or good bacteria, are live microorganisms that replenish “good” bacteria found in our guts and provide positive health benefits when taken in adequate amounts. Probiotics play various roles in our bodies by helping to digest food that cannot break down efficiently, increasing the body’s metabolism by extracting more energy from food nutrients, producing B
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It’s common knowledge that consuming too much sugar leads to negative effects on our health. It can cause a spike in blood glucose, obesity and metabolism issues that can potentially bring on major diseases, such as diabetes. However, if you have a sweet tooth and enjoy a daily dose of dessert or the occasional sweet
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Did you know that indoor air can actually be more harmful than outdoor air? Research published in the journal Science Of The Total Environment showed that air pollution does not necessarily occur outdoors only. Air pollution also takes place inside, from cooking residue to paints and fungal spores. One way to combat this is with
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Good digestive health is important to maintain a healthy immune system, as 80% of our body’s immune system is centred in our gut and it is the body’s first line of defence against infections. Unfortunately, Malaysians place little emphasis on digestive health. Citing from the Ministry of Health’s Health Facts 2017, “Digestive system diseases were
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Renowned international brand Vono has been a quality name from the United Kingdom since 1896. Vono mattresses are made with the exclusive Intalok Springing System, which was developed using the best in British technology in order to provide sleepers a healthy, refreshing sleep. Its mattresses follow the contours of the body, buttressing the body weight
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Goodnite International Sdn Bhd is the largest bedding manufacturer with the first StatFree anti-static mattress in Malaysia. Goodnite Mattress is helping Malaysians get a good night’s sleep through comfortable beds and quality bedding material containing its proprietary StatFree layer, which neutralises static electricity. Its Love Series Queen Size mattress (5-inch) starts from RM2,199 – a great
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Since the beginning of human civilisation, education has played a critical role in providing the essential skills and knowledge that will allow a person to contribute to their personal growth and of their communities. In recent times, with Malaysians growing increasingly aware of the importance of financial planning, financial education has taken the spotlight. The
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Perhaps you’ve experienced this before: It’s a beautiful day and you’re feeling motivated for a run, or some sports and exercise. Fuelled by the desire to challenge yourself, you decide to increase your workout intensity and push yourself harder than you usually would. It’s all fun and games to finally break a sweat and accomplish
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Having a healthy immune system is vital for good health and there are many factors which can positively influence it. While leading a healthy lifestyle that incorporates healthy eating habits and regular physical activity can be considered as the de facto standard, many do not realise your immunity is closely linked to good digestive health
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Are you suffering from poor digestion? Do you (or someone you know) frequently experience bloating, tummy discomfort, diarrhoea or constipation? These are all common digestive ailments that afflict many people, yet most often pay little attention until more serious symptoms start appearing and until the pain becomes unbearable. Gut And Health Gut health and overall
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Nearly 20 years after the Genevan manufacture debuted the Twenty~4 manchette watch that became the epitome of timeless feminine elegance, Patek Philippe presents the new Twenty~4 automatic timepiece for modern style-conscious women who are independent and active. Created as a companion for all activities and wardrobes, from outdoor outfits to evening gowns, this new creation
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Malaysians are dying of a broken heart – or medically speaking, heart disease. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about one in three deaths in Malaysia is caused by cardiovascular disease, our country’s No. 1 killer. Its proportional mortality at 35% is far ahead of the deaths caused by cancer (16%), injury (9%), chronic
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Anaemia is globally prevalent, affecting billions of people and transcending age groups and gender. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that an estimated two billion individuals – a whopping 30% of the world’s population – suffer from anaemia. According to the National Heart, Lung And Blood Institute (NHLBI), an estimated 20% of women of childbearing
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Goodnite Mattress is helping Malaysians get a good night’s sleep with its comfortable beds and quality bedding material containing its proprietary StatFree layer, which neutralises static electricity. Its Love Series starts at RM2,199 for the queen-size mattress. The series has three sets of products with different designs – Forever Love, True Love and Eternal Love.
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Student welfare at Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) is strengthened by the contributions of its generous alumni to its zakat fund. The impact was immediate. A recently formalised zakat-funded mechanism to support financially-challenged students at UTP has borne the exact results it was rooting for – the undergrads stayed on course. Zakat for poor students is not a
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Have you ever experienced little electric shocks when you shut the car door or when you touch someone? As we go about our everyday lives, our bodies continuously pick up electrons through touching or brushing against objects. Daily use of electronic devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets can accumulate electrons as well, which causes
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