Health and Medical - Expat Living Hong Kong
winter health, health and wellbeing, cold and flu
Staying healthy in winter in Hong Kong
  • 20 December 2016

Neglecting your health and wellbeing in the cooler months can have surprising effects

men's health, men and stress, men's health in Hong Kong
'Stress is the number one driver of men’s health issues in Hong Kong'
  • 13 December 2016

Life in the 852 can have a huge impact on men's mental health

marriage problems, divorce, relationships, relationship problems, relationship counselling
'Hong Kong is a marriage graveyard'
  • 21 November 2016

A fast-paced city, high-pressure jobs and plenty of temptation can spell trouble

cancer, men's health
Prostate cancer: signs and symptoms
  • 11 November 2016

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men

vitamins, nutrition
Do you need supplements?
  • 3 November 2016

Supplements can make a difference if you have nutrient deficiencies

medical insurance, health insurance
What health insurance cover do you need?
  • 26 October 2016

Make sure you have the right type of insurance cover when you are an expat so you don't get caught out in an emergency

Banking stem cells and what that actually means
  • 12 September 2016

Do you know the benefits of storing stem cells for future use?

Healthcare in Hong Kong: Everything you need to know
  • 15 August 2016

When you first move to HK the healthcare system can seem daunting and hard to understand. We've put together all the information you need to understand it and help make decisions when it comes to your health

Review: Odinson Boutique Fitness Studio, Sheung Wan
  • 8 August 2016

We head down to this brand new gym to check out what it had to offer – and it was pretty impressive!

Private Healthcare Insurance for Living in Hong Kong
  • 3 August 2016

If your employer doesn’t provide insurance, it’s probably one of the first things you’ll want to sort out when you get here. A global health insurance plan could help safeguard your family’s wellbeing, whether you’re at home or abroad.

What is Hormone Imbalance and who can we talk to about it in Hong Kong?
  • 21 July 2016

Hormone imbalance can cause a wide variety of health issues in women of all ages, we talk to a local expert to see how to treat it

The great breakfast debate: to eat or to skip?
  • 7 July 2016

We are always told breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but is that actually the case? Facts and figures may just tell us otherwise

The truth about tummy fat – and how to get rid of it
  • 23 June 2016

And there are no sit-ups involved!

Tips to help with Relationships and Conflicts
  • 15 June 2016

Are you going through a rough patch? These tips could help you solve the conflict easier than you thought

how to deal with stress
Beating stress with hypnosis and mindfulness
  • 8 June 2016

To learn more about combatting the scourge of stress, we sat down for a calming chat with leading clinical psychologist, DR MELANIE BRYAN of Mind Matters.

Hong Kong fitness
Fitness classes and gyms in Hong Kong: All round body fitness, specialist programmes and more
  • 22 February 2016

Are you keeping to your new year's resolutions? We unearth some top fitness tips from some of HK's favourite gyms ,to help you get back on track

Fitness in Hong Kong
Body Shaping in Hong Kong: Get Christmas party ready with Hypoxi
  • 2 November 2015

Party season is just around the corner, and all we want is to be body-ready; here's how to get great results before Christmas even lands!

Teens on technology: Negative effects of too much screen time
  • 2 September 2015

The use and misuse of technology, and the impact of too much screen time on teens

Addiction risk factors and treatment among expats: How to get help with alcohol and substance abuse
  • 5 August 2015

Know when your partying habits become overwhelming in Hong Kong

Health in Hong Kong: Traditional Chinese medicine
  • 23 July 2015

Looking for alternative forms of medicinal therapy? Here's a deeper look into traditional Chinese medicine

Massage magic at The Peninsula Spa Hong Kong
  • 10 July 2015

Rachel Read of beauty and lifestyle blog Through The Looking Glass checks out The Peninsula Hong Kong’s exclusive new range of Sattva pampering treatments

MERS: What is Middle East Respiratory Disease and how to avoid this deadly disease in Hong Kong
  • 9 July 2015

MERS is one of the more recent killer diseases to hit Asia. Learn its dangers and how to stay safe

Teenage health in Hong Kong: How to tackle teen stress
  • 5 June 2015

Teenagers may crumble under too much school or home stress. Here are tips on how to prevent such stress

Health in Hong Kong: Causes, detection and treatment of colon cancer
  • 1 June 2015

Worried about the health of your colon? Read on to find out how to avoid colon cancer

health for pregnant mothers and postnatal exercise tips
Pregnancy and postnatal fitness: Health tips, pilates, yoga and more to get your prenatal body back
  • 23 April 2015

Matilda Hospital’s physiotherapist Brenda chats how to bounce back after the birth of your baby

Stress test: 10 tips to learn how to identify anxiety, stop panic attacks and quell adrenaline surplus
  • 24 March 2015

Dr Zaidi of Mind N Life gives us her tips on dealing with stress and feeling good

health, fitness, training, marathons, paris marathon, running
These four vacations for health and fitness will keep the stress away while you play
  • 23 March 2015

Adrenaline junkies! Take an active holiday with these sports and fitness vacation ideas

Hong Kong competition 2XU healthy fitness training boot camp in California
Heart health: Win a trip to the 2XU Training Camp in California by sharing your heart story!
  • 20 March 2015

#heartnothype to win the fitness trip of a lifetime

Tamiflu vaccine shortage predicted past Chinese New Year as two patients with H3N2 sub-type flu virus died in Hong Kong at the weekend
  • 9 February 2015

Despite the high demand, doctors urged only to prescribe Tamiflu to high-risk patients during HK's flu vaccine shortage

Obesity: The growing problem that continues to be a sizeable worry
  • 19 January 2015

Obesity is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide - what can we do about it?

Where to give blood now: Hong Kong government needs residents to donate blood to help HK Red Cross shortage
  • 12 January 2015

It’s easy, it’s quick, and you’ll do a lot of good by donating blood to Hong Kong Red Cross today

Testosterone: The most potent of fat-burning hormones
  • 18 December 2014

Health and fitness expert Alexa Towersey talks hormones in the last in a series of articles

Online addiction: Dr Zaidi’s tips to heed when our relationship with the internet becomes too much
  • 14 December 2014

A psychologist guides us legions of web addicts away from anti-social addiction

Hair loss: 10 things you need to know
  • 3 December 2014

Five things that don't help balding, plus five things that might improve the situation

Mycoplasma: All you need to know about walking pneumonia
  • 18 November 2014

How to prevent catching and spreading mycoplasma, plus what it feels like to suffer from the common (yet nasty) illness

Health, Dengue fever, Hong Kong, diseases in Hong Kong, Preventative measures,
Dengue fever in Hong Kong: All you need to know to avoid the disease
  • 10 November 2014

Despite Ebola readiness, dengue fever hits the Hong Kong scene

Sexy skin care, medicine, chemistry, biology, age, mature, supplement
Reverse that clock, you sexy thing! Forget special medicine, skin care creams and surgery at your mature age
  • 6 November 2014

Dr Lauren Bramley knows how your DNA, body chemistry and the right supplement can make you feel young again

Pure fitness, health, gym, fitness equipment, exercise, detox, medical, fat, weight, obesity
Obesity & Health Advice: How pure fitness exercise alone isn’t enough to lose that fat on your thighs
  • 9 October 2014

Our health and fitness expert Alexa Towersey explains tips to detox your way to slimmer thighs

Guide to what you can and cannot eat while pregnant
  • 23 September 2014

From consuming seafood to wine, we do a spot of pregnancy myth-busting with Dr Jasmine Mohd

What’s new in eco-ideas, beauty products, new openings, and more
  • 2 September 2014

Discover what’s got us buzzing this Fall in beauty and health news

Gym and diet alone can't help in weight loss. Fitness and health tips from Alexa Towersey
Health and fitness tips: You need more than the gym to lose the love handles says expert Alexa Towersey
  • 6 August 2014

The third in a series of articles by health and fitness expert Alexa Towersey that explores your body fat and what it says about your health and your hormones

Cancer prevention detox from air pollution health for Hong Kong with broccoli
Hong Kong air pollution, sorted! Eating broccoli is the answer to detox airborne pollutants
  • 17 July 2014

A recent study proves that eating broccoli can help the body eliminate pollutants in the body

Cancer prevention detox from air pollution health recipes for Hong Kong with broccoli
Recipes: 3 broccoli smoothies to help your body fight the effects of Hong Kong air pollution
  • 17 July 2014

Help your body help detox from airborne pollutants with these broccoli smoothie recipes

Sex on the brain: How stress can spoil your sex life
  • 26 June 2014

According to research, stressed out folks are having crap sex. Well, we can't have that, can we?

tips and advice for fitness, exercise, diet, physical fitness, diet plan, detox diet, for weight loss by health expert alexa towersey
Is stress making you fat? Health and fitness expert Alexa Towersey discusses body fat and the relationship with health and hormones
  • 12 June 2014

Losing weight and having a flat stomach is made easier with health and weight loss tips from expert Alexa Towersey

Sun protection: Advice on heatstroke, skin cancer and children outdoors
  • 29 May 2014

With Hong Kong often bathing in dangerous rays, here's our tips for avoiding heatstroke and skin cancer

How to lose weight with weight loss diet Weight Watchers, better and paleo diet and gluten free diet
Weight Loss: Claire Locking chats with Andi Dwyer on how to lose weight on a diet plan for life
  • 15 May 2014

Though a Paleo diet or gluten free diet is the latest rage, healthy diet plans for long-term weight loss can be more effective

Dentists and dental care in Hong Kong
Dentists and dental care: All you need to know about dental care for children and adults
  • 3 April 2014

Cleaning and flossing teeth is a no-brainer for health, but how else can we care for our pearly whites, and when do we need to call a dentist?

Free Readers' Talk and Lucky Draw: Karina Stewart explains the health benefits of detox
  • 3 April 2014

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary's co-founder Karina goes cold turkey for our Expat Living Reader's event

botox and fillers beauty treatments
Your beauty treatment guide to botox and fillers
  • 25 March 2014

Knowing the difference between Botox and fillers will help you look and feel younger

meditation to reduce stress and anxiety through mindful awareness
Modern meditation: Reducing stress and anxiety through mindfulness
  • 19 March 2014

The practice of mindfulness meditation is making its way into the city’s consciousness

Pilates challenge at Flex Studio, Hong Kong: See Susan Grant's week-by-week diary
  • 3 March 2014

Expat Living signs up for a 20-hour Pilates challenge and discovers if this more gentle form of exercise really can get results

Diary of a bootcamp virgin
  • 19 December 2013

Claire Locking takes on a 40 Day Challenge and undergoes something of a transformation, both in body and mind

Kids' vaccinations: The ins and outs of travel jabs
  • 19 November 2013

Advice from doctors on the travel jabs and injection schedules for children in Hong Kong

Do's and don'ts for your child’s first dentist visit
  • 19 November 2013

How to make that first appointment as pleasant as possible

How to choose an obstetrician
  • 11 November 2013

Here's a list of questions you might like to ask obstetricians before choosing the right one for you

Do you drink too much?
  • 29 October 2013

We ask Dee Stephen and Steve Chitty from Verve Counselling to fill in the blanks for us

Hong Kong healthcare: We chat to Dr Hans Schrader from Matilda International Hospital about the ins and outs
  • 17 August 2013

Some of the most common expat healthcare concerns answered by the executive medical director for one of Hong Kong's longest established private hospitals