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We take steps to live a healthy lifestyle and minimise our risk of serious illnesses, but none of us can completely prevent them. According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia, terminal and critical illnesses exceed 40% of all deaths in Malaysia in 2020, highlighting their ever-present threat across the country. In insurance, the terms critical illness and terminal illness are often used. But what are they, and why are they so important to be aware of not only when it comes to our health and wellbeing, but also in terms of insurance? We will also explore why it’s important to get insured
Weight loss is essentially eating fewer calories than your body is using. So what you eat is more important than how much you eat because it determines whether you meet your nutritional needs without going over your calorie deficit for the day. That’s why it’s easy to lose weight when you eat certain food that are nutritional, low in calories, and also filling to help with food satiety. Here are 6 such superfood for your weight loss journey. ​ Source: Giphy Eggs Eggs are a staple breakfast food for good reason. Regular consumption of an egg-based breakfast has been associated with
One of the great Raya traditions is to feast together with family and friends in an open house gathering. But eating may also continue outside of feasts with food stocked up at home. The traditional Malay cuisine served during Hari Raya can be irresistible but overeating some of them can be harmful to health. That’s all the more reason to be extra mindful with our eating while still enjoying the festivities. ​ Source: Tenor Healthier alternatives There’s always healthier alternatives when it comes to food. If you are preparing food, use a lighter version of coconut milk or replace it with
Critical illness is prevalent all around the world and Malaysia is no exception. In 2016, it was estimated that 113 400 out of 154 000 deaths in Malaysia were noncommunicable disease (NCD)-related. NCDs such as heart attack and cancer accounted for 67% of premature deaths in Malaysia, and over 70% of the burden of disease (a measurement of the impact of a health problem) in 2014. These are worrying statistics that highlight the need for Malaysians to reduce their risk of critical illness. While there is a wealth of information publicly available regarding this, many of them are false. Here
Bones play many roles. It is the framework of our body, protects our organs, stores and releases minerals and fat, supports ease of movement, and produces blood cells. If we don’t eat right and don’t get enough of the right kinds of exercise, our bones can become weak and even break. It’s certainly possible to make our bones healthier. In fact, your bones are continuously changing as new bones are made and old bones are broken down. Even your skeleton is completely new every 10 years. ​ Source: Giphy Fruits and vegetables Healthy bones are often associated with milk and other dairy