Wednesday, 28 November 2018

New community healthcare centre in Yishun to provide free massages for seniors and caregivers

Nestled under Block 838 at Yishun Street 81, the GoodLife!@Yishun centre was officially opened on Sunday (Nov 25) by Nee Soon GRC Members of Parliament Dr Lee Bee Wah and Mr K Shanmugam.

Situated just across Khatib MRT station, the centre is run by volunteer welfare organisation Montfort Care and supported by the community.

It is touted as the first in Singapore to offer aromatherapy services for seniors and their caregivers. GoodLife! is the eldercare arm of Montfort Care.

“At this centre, professionals from Montfort Care will help the elderly stay healthy physically and mentally and help to reduce caregivers’ burdens,” said Dr Lee.


Exceptional people: Two praised for nabbing man who looked up woman’s skirt

Mr Chow Jin Jun (left) and Mr Wong Jing Hao (right) were presented with the Public Spiritedness Award by Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Chong Zunjie.
On Nov 1 at about 9.40pm, Mr Chow Jin Jun, 23, saw a 36-year-old man looking up a woman's skirt on the escalator at Braddell MRT station.

Mr Chow quickly alerted the victim, who called the police.

But the man then tried to flee.

With the help of Mr Wong Jing Hao, 25, who was also at the station at the time, Mr Chow was able to detain the man until the police arrived.


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Too much caffeine may stress the heart, cause anxiety and lead to weight gain

In moderate doses caffeine has mainly positive effects for most people. It is a central nervous system stimulant that increases alertness, relieves fatigue and improves concentration and focus. For sports participants, it can enhance endurance. It may even boost weight loss by temporarily suppressing appetite and prompting the body to produce heat and energy when digesting food. Consumed in moderation, coffee has even been linked to a reduced risk of several kinds of cancer.

Caffeine increases secretion of the body’s main stress hormone, cortisol, best known for fuelling a fight-or-flight response to a perceived threat or crisis. Produced by the adrenal glands when stimulated by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, cortisol diverts other bodily functions to permit a quick, effective response to stress or danger.

A constant outpouring of too much cortisol can result in a number of health problems, including anxiety, depression, problems with memory and concentration, trouble sleeping, weight gain and yes, heart disease.


Hot coffee has higher levels of antioxidants than cold brew

For devout hot coffee drinkers who cannot stand cold brew: you have been vindicated.

Scientists have declared hot-brewed coffee is better for you than iced because it has higher levels of antioxidants.

After comparing the two, chemists at Philadelphia and Thomas Jefferson Universities say the quick heating-up process for hot coffee creates more total titratable acids, which help pump oxygen around the body.

The fact that cold brew is brewed over hours using room temperature water deprives it of that extra health kick.