Staying healthy

All adults should avoid inactivity to promote good health mentally and physically.

For substantial health benefits, adults should participate in at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity.

Aerobic activity should be performed in episodes of at least 10 minutes, and preferably, it should be spread throughout the week.

For additional and more extensive health benefits, adults should increase their aerobic physical activity to 300 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, or 150 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity.

Additional health benefits are gained by engaging in physical activity beyond this amount.

Adults should also do muscle-strengthening activities that are moderate or high intensity and involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week, as these activities provide additional health benefits.

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I am 58 years old. What is the most effective weight-loss method? is Duromine effective in losing weight?

Below are the different ways to lose weight in order of effectiveness: Surgery Intermittent fasting Exercise Losing Weight Through Surgery The most effective way to lose weight is actually surgery. We call it bariatric surgery. So far, it is the most effective method to reduce weight in the long term with a high success rate. But of course, you have to first join a weight management program in a hospital.

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Dr Paul Ang

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My current weight is at 40kg. How do I gain weight healthily?

Other factors that need to be considered when assessing your weight would be your gender (sex), age, and also height. It will be important to calculate your body mas index as well. Overweight vs Obesity Being Overweight is having extra body weight from muscle, bone, fat, and/or water. Obesity is having a high amount of extra body fat. Body mass index (BMI) is a useful measure of overweight and obesity. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about your BMI. If the BMI is too low, the possibility of anorexia nervosa may be considered. What factors affect our weight?

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Dr Beng Yeong Ng

Psychiatrist

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Depression, Anxiety, & Insomnia

Dr Ng Beng Yeong received his medical education and postgraduate training in Psychiatry in Singapore. He was subsequently awarded a scholarship to pursue his interest in Organic Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, UK. He was a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist with the Department of Psychiatry and Sleep Disorders Unit, Singapore General Hospital (SGH). He also ran sessions at the Urology Centre, Singapore General Hospital, where he treated patients with sexual concerns.

He was Head of Department, Psychiatry, SGH, from 1 July 2006 to 31 Dec 2015. His book, 'Till the break of day: a history of mental health services in Singapore, 1841-1993' is often used as a reference text by many young psychiatrists and mental health professionals in the country. The book is now in its second edition.

He is also known for his research in dissociative trance disorder, which was done when he worked at the Institute of Mental Health. He was President of Singapore Sleep Society from 2006 to 2008. He is the founding President of College of Psychiatrists.

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