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Why menopause and health checks matter to women who turn 50?

What are the must-have items on the body check-up list for women experiencing menopause? Here is a compiled list of 6 key body-check items, for you to embrace the changes brought by menopause, pay extra attention to your health conditions and start preparations early.

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Sizzling heat reaches the mind? Beware of not just physical, but ‘emotional heatstroke’!

Does sweltering heat make frayed tempers and emotions literally hit the boiling point? One often overlooked fact is that high temperatures could not only make people sweat and feel dizzy, but also cause mood swings and ‘emotional heatstroke’! Recent studies have found that our mental health is closely associated with temperature levels, the hotter the weather, the more adverse effects there could be for our mental wellbeing.

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[Interview with Liverpool FC Women’s Physical Performance Coach] Two simple routines to kickstart your fitness plan!

As the Official Principal Partner of Liverpool FC, AXA has invited Danielle Williams, the Physical Performance Coach of Liverpool FC Women, to share her insights into having exercise as part of a daily routine. In Danielle’s eyes, keep exercising is not hard at all. With perseverance and dedication, women can be fearless of the challenges and become a better self!

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Sizzling heat reaches the mind? Beware of not just physical, but ‘emotional heatstroke’!

Does sweltering heat make frayed tempers and emotions literally hit the boiling point? One often overlooked fact is that high temperatures could not only make people sweat and feel dizzy, but also cause mood swings and ‘emotional heatstroke’! Recent studies have found that our mental health is closely associated with temperature levels, the hotter the weather, the more adverse effects there could be for our mental wellbeing.

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Three ways to manage stress in the workplace!

In today's fast-paced workplace, stress has become an inevitable emotional experience that always weaves its way into our work circumstances. Have you ever felt overburdened or vulnerable when rushing to meet a deadline or giving a major presentation? We've all been there. Yet, amid the chaos, stress also teaches us profound lessons about ourselves, revealing our strength in handling stress and the wellspring of resilience we possess.

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Working when you are caring? Pay attention to mind and body signals!

Hong Kong is becoming a super-aged society with 1 in 5 people over the age of 65, and there are an increasing number of conditions requiring long-term care. Many of us are therefore working carers – including ‘sandwich carers’ who take care of older parents and children at the same time. Carers who spend long hours of caring with occasional crisis management may particularly face competition between their caregiving and professional roles.

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A different kind of Mother’s Day wish - A haven working in the office?

When it comes to making Mother’s Day wishes, spending less time in the office used to top the wish list for many work working mums. With COVID, working from home (WFH) has become the new normal, while a lot of people see benefits from this arrangement, working mums feel quite differently and even find “refuge” working in the office.

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Work from home makes a bad posture? 3 tips to avoid neck and shoulder pain

With a volatile pandemic situation, work from home has become the new normal for many people. In this day and age, dining and tea tables at home have become work desks, while dining chairs and sofas have turned into office chairs. In the short term, the health impacts of the new norm are still tolerable, but in the long run, neck and shoulder pain and a sore wrist and back could easily happen if we have bad postures day after day, keep our head down and use our laptops for work or mobile phones for emails, or worse still, half lie down on a sofa or bed and read our documents. 

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How working parents can avoid stressing out?

Watching children grow is the source of happiness for many parents, but parenting can also be stressful. This is especially an issue in Hong Kong where schools are competitive. Some mothers believe that they are obliged to perfect their children’s homework; if she is a working mother, the double-responsibilities of work and the family can be overwhelming.

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Procrastination: how to not rush deadlines

For many, the office is where much of the stress comes from. When work is overwhelming, some people would bite the bullet to finish it by stretching themselves and extending their work hours. Others, on the contrary, would try to evade stress and keep a blind eye to their responsibilities until the very last moment when no more delay is possible. This is known as “procrastination.”