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    Get on your bikes

    Life, Published on 29/07/2014

    » Welcome to my first monthly cycling column, aimed at helping riders of all abilities, ages and gender get fitter, faster, healthier and lose a few kg. Over the coming months, my column will be giving advice on a variety of topics such as: How to get fit in only 3-4 hours a week, nutrition and hydration for the Thai climate, homemade recipes for training and recovery, general training advice, how to lose weight without dieting, training indoors versus outdoors, stretching, core and strength exercises to do at home or the office and much more.

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    Staying healthy is a full-time job

    Life, Dr Nithi Mahanonda, Published on 22/07/2014

    » Annual health check-ups have become quite a norm these days, and many companies and health insurance companies usually offer them to their employees or insurees. The aim is to detect any problem at an early stage, because the sooner a condition is found, the easier it is to treat.

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    Digital X-ray and your heart

    Life, Dr Nithi Mahanonda, Published on 24/06/2014

    » We have seen many advertisements talking about high-speed digital X-rays recently. Some claim that you can now check your heart’s health without needing an invasive diagnostic procedure, known as cardiac catherisation angiogram, which involves an injection of a radiopaque substance directly into the arteries of the heart.

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    When the heart fails

    Life, Dr Nithi Mahanonda, Published on 10/06/2014

    » Heart failure can be caused by many types of heart disease, and the condition itself can affect other organs. Heart failure is a condition, not a disease. It is when the heart fails to meet the body’s requirement and it can be caused by a number of reasons. These include:

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    Demystifying miscarriage

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 03/06/2014

    » For a lot of women, becoming a mother is their biggest dream. After all, it is only natural for human beings to want to create the next generation; to make a photocopy of their genes.

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    Loosen up

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 13/05/2014

    » We live in a city where massage shops are more commonly found than hair salons or som tum carts. That goes to show how widespread muscle tension has become over the past decade, thanks in part to the growing reliance on smartphones and computers. We’ve conveniently named the soreness “office syndrome” because it seems to happen to office people more than other groups. But is it really fair to blame office work for the pain?

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    Kicking the butt

    Life, Sukhumaporn Laiyok, Published on 27/05/2014

    » Smoking cigarettes is addictive and quitting it can be as tough for the mind as for the body. This is especially true for Peechaow Chalernpaison, who smoked for more than 20 years.

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    Preventing inherited blood disease

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 27/05/2014

    » Life was not easy for Khongpak Khunanupabkhun when his family discovered he had the inherited chronic blood disorder, Thalassemia, when he was less than a year old.

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    Detox your heart, but not with poisons

    Life, Dr Nithi Mahanonda, Published on 06/05/2014

    » Detox is all the rage now, but many people don’t know what it really means. Detox is short for detoxification, which means to remove toxins from the body.

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    Clearing the air

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 01/04/2014

    » The fire that cremated the 100 rai garbage dump in tambon Phraeksa in Muang district of Samut Prakan province last month prompted local authorities to declare the surrounding area an air pollution disaster zone because of thick fumes from the burning waste.

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