Jolene Foo

A writer with a penchant for alliteration, Jolene is also a seaweed and green tea junkie in a love/hate relationship with working out. She likes reading everything, from cereal boxes to tombstone inscriptions, and trying to find meaning behind the words.

Jolene Foo

7 Fresh Ways to Get Fit and Active in Malaysia

When you think about working out, what usually flashes across your mind? Is it the torturous hour on the treadmill where you’re constantly counting down every minute? Or the tear-inducing boredom on the stationary bike? Most people dread exercising, because they think it’s boring, or it’s tiring, or they just plain don’t like it. Granted, exercise …

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7 TED Talks by Amazing Women That’ll Inspire You

1. Sarah Kay: If I Should Have A Daughter Spoken word poet Sarah Kay tells the story of her journey from a teenager, when she used to soak up verses at the New York’s Bowery Poetry Club till she became a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. HealthWorks’ Stamp of Approval: Sarah …

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Infographic: Close Friends Are Better For Your Health Than Exercise?

Friends make everything better. Without friends, high school would be a nightmare, eating out would be a lonely affair, and according to this infographic, you probably won’t be as healthy too! According to science, having strong social connections is actually better for you than regular exercise! Or quitting smoking! Imagine that! And that’s not all, this awesome infographic by Happify reveals …

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4 Healthy Picnic Basket Ideas for the 7th Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

There’s something special about a very large balloon floating up into the sky. Something very whimsical, which fills you up with hope, and never fails to put a smile on your face. So it’s even better if there are a gazillion of them up in the air! The 7th Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is coming up …

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[Chart] Expired Makeup Are Causing Your Breakouts: Experts Reveal How Long to Keep Your Makeup

Ladies, you might not want to hear this, but your makeup actually has an expiry date. And that date is not when you finally finish the last drop of that lip gloss from 4 years ago. Unlike food and drinks, makeup doesn’t strike us as something which has a use-by date. I’m sure most girls …

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A Comparison of 14 Margarines in Malaysia: Which Should You Pick?

We went to the supermarket the other day and was buried in an avalanche of choices. It took us quite a while maneuvering through everything just to buy a box of margarine. We found several Malaysian favourites and thought we’d do a comparison on them to see which reigns supreme in terms of health value. Here’s …

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Chinese New Year Survival Guide: How to Stay Healthy & Still Have Fun

Festivities are truly dangerous times for your fitness and health goals. Not only do you have to deal with a thousand and one temptations (pineapple tarts anyone?), you also have to deal with the relatives and party hosts who can’t let you out of their sight until you’ve piled your plate with a generous assortment …

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