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
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
Ladies, we all take active steps to improve our health — eating healthy, exercising, staying hydrated. But taking charge of our bodies also means preventing our health from getting worse. One of the most common diseases affecting Malaysians is cancer. According to Cancer Research Malaysia, 1 in 4 Malaysians are affected by cancer. In cancer, early detection is crucial to recovery. There are changes in a woman’s body that may seem normal but could be a symptom of cancer. Here are 5 signs that are easy to ignore for women. Source: Giphy 1. Changes in the breasts You know your body well.
The topic on mental health among Malaysians has been gaining popularity over the years. But being true to ourselves, how many of us actually place mental health as an essential priority in everyday living? According to the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) in 2015, 1 in 3 Malaysians above 16 years old have mental health issues. It is believed that many Malaysians are hindered from seeking professional help due to the unfavourable stigma revolving around mental illnesses. Moreover, some Malaysians may not even know they are facing developing risks of mental issues. Talking about good
The start of Ramadan falls on 14th April 2021, which also signifies the beginning of the fasting month for our Muslim friends. During this month, our Muslim friends practice abstaining from water and food, from dawn to dusk. Source: Giphy It’s a time to heighten self-reflection and devotion. We are reminded to be selfless and kinder to our family and friends which helps to improve moral and spiritual character. Besides, the month long devotion helps to nurture a peaceful and healthy mind. Surprisingly, did you know that your body is also benefiting greatly when you fast for a month?