How Much Exercise Should You Do Each Day?

Like anything in life – we are not into harsh restrictions. Therefore, it is no surprise that we don’t recommend a specific amount of time to workout. There is no miracle 12-minute workout that will cover everything. We are all different. Different body types, different muscle types, different skills and preferences, different levels of fitness and most importantly, we all have different goals. The amount you exercise will be determined by what you’re trying to Read the full article…

5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Daily Energy

So, it’s not even lunchtime on Monday and you’re already craving a restful weekend. Or, you really want to get your workout done this evening, but you just have no energy. Sound familiar? While fatigue is often attributed to a lack of sleep or general busy-ness, there are other reasons you might be slumping through your day. Getting the balance of life, work, family, fitness and general health right is a constant juggle. So, here Read the full article…

10 Simple Ways to Have a Healthy Vacation

The countdown is on for your vacation. You’ve been eating well, exercising regularly and generally living a healthy lifestyle and it’s time to show off your improving body. You deserve a rest from work, to escape chores and indulge in relaxation. But do you really need to take a vacation from your healthy lifestyle or is it possible to stay on track for your health, fitness, weight loss and body transformation goals? Here are 10 Read the full article…

The Common Fitness Trend that Ruins Your Fitness

Let’s get serious, have you even done a workout if you can still move afterwards? Or, was it really a proper workout if you didn’t vomit? Hmmm, we cringe a little at these hard-core, all-or-nothing sorts of statements around fitness. Mainly because it ends up turning more people away from starting a healthy relationship with fitness. Plus, it sets up those who already enjoy fitness for failure. Yes, getting into great shape, improving your fitness, Read the full article…

Why Am I Craving Salt?

Late night salty snacks are my downfall! But in my defence, salt has a highly addictive flavour and our brains have evolved to enjoy the taste because it’s necessary for our survival. Ok, so perhaps salty crisps or soy sauce laden snacks are not exactly the answer to my bodies sodium needs. So, what’s the issue then with some added salt to our diets? Apart from the uncomfortable bloating highly salty foods can cause, a Read the full article…

10 Best Foods for Weight Loss

Spoiler alert – there is NO one food (or food group) that will MAKE you lose weight. The simple truth about losing weight is you need to burn more calories than you eat. BUT that doesn’t mean there aren’t tips and tricks to making weight loss as easy as possible. Certain foods have properties that lend themselves to improving your chances of weight loss. Whether it be increased fibre, filling fats or simply suppressing your Read the full article…

Know your Breads – Get the Doughy Truth on Which Bread is Best

Ok, hands up who is a little too obsessed with kaya toast for breakfast? Or you can’t resist dipping a sweet pandesal in your coffee? Or slop up every bit of curry with an extra chapati or two? We can understand why! While rice is still a staple across Asia, breads are certainly high up on the list of delicious foods that we can sometimes find ourselves eating a little too much! Many people find Read the full article…

Nutrition Myth buster: Active8me Community Shares Worst Nutrition Advice Ever

Imagine if you were told that you should only ever eat chocolate and drink coffee to lose weight. Or perhaps all your health woes would be fixed by eating purple foods only. Would you question the advice? We see BAD nutrition advice spread like its gospel, and often followed with blind faith. We get it – everyone would love a quick fix to weight loss or an indulgent answer to optimal health and so we are Read the full article…

Stick to your Fitness and Weight loss Goals: 6 Easy Action Steps

Let’s get straight to the point. There are no shortcuts to achieving your fitness and weight loss goals. Sure, you can do a dangerous diet to drop weight quickly, but you’ll find that weight (and more) just as fast as you lost it. You can hit the gym hard every few weeks, but that isn’t going to get you fit. We have 6 action steps for you to successfully stay on track to achieving your Read the full article…

Copy of Mindfulness, Hypocrisy and Burnout

Today’s blog is a bit more personal. Some thoughts, realizations, and advice from the Active8me founder and CEO Jeremy Rolleston. I have recently returned from my first real holiday in three years. Why is that significant you ask? And what does that have to do with mindfulness? And how is that relevant to you? Well three years ago, I founded Active8me with a clear vision of building a healthier future for those across Asia, and Read the full article...

Mindfulness, Hypocrisy and Burnout

Today’s blog is a bit more personal. Some thoughts, realizations, and advice from the Active8me founder and CEO Jeremy Rolleston. I have recently returned from my first real holiday in three years. Why is that significant you ask? And what does that have to do with mindfulness? And how is that relevant to you? Well three years ago, I founded Active8me with a clear vision of building a healthier future for those across Asia, and Read the full article…

13 Quick Fixes to Snap You Out of Your Bad Mood

Whether you woke on the wrong side of bed or everyone is just rubbing you the wrong way, it seems that all you feel like doing is laying on the couch and getting your sugar fix. So, you’re grumpy and having a bad day…it happens to us all, but hearing that doesn’t make it any easier, does it?! Here are 13 quick fixes to snap you out of your bad mood… 1. Smile Haha, not Read the full article…

Employee Health & Wellness Programs – A Perk or a Necessity?

There is no doubt that wellness is ‘on trend’, with individual spending on health and wellness increasing from a $3.7 trillion to a $4.2 trillion market between 2015 to 2017. That’s nearly twice as fast as global economic growth (3.6 percent annually, based on  IMF data). Corporate wellness programs make up a reasonable proportion of this spending and are predicted to continue growing at a similar rate. Yet, the questions remain – are corporate health Read the full article…

Listen to Your Grandmother – Get Healthy to Lose Weight

My grandmother doesn’t hold back when she has something to say. She recently told me “You’re lazy and you eat too much”. It sounds harsh, but it was her way of saying I was unhealthy, and it was in context to me complaining about my weight. When my grandma was young, she walked almost everywhere – to visit friends, to eat out, to work. Her serves of food were smaller and desserts were considered an Read the full article…

Case Study: How a Dean of Accountancy is Making Health a Priority to Ensure She can Care for Others

Evangeline Jamili is not new to exercise. But like so many busy professionals finding time for gym visits became difficult. This was especially concerning when her health depends on remaining consistent to combat the effects of Thyroid surgery. Our Client: Evangeline Jamili, Butuan City Philippines “I had an amazing body when I was younger.  In fact, I was the Regional and National Mrs PICPA Beauty and Brain Competition winner.  PICPA is a national professional organization Read the full article…

Health Tech Ethics – Buyer Beware vs Corporate Responsibility

Ethics, in some cases, have stopped science, limited medical progression and saved us from ourselves. Bioethics, on the other hand, is based on human values at the time of debate and as human values evolve, so too must ethics be adjusted. For example, as a society, we used to fear ‘big brother’. But now it’s commonplace for Google to locate you anywhere in the world and Facebook to put ads in front of you based Read the full article…

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