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Step away from the computer
Prolonged screen time can be damaging to
your health so make sure to schedule in some
time each day away from your desk. The
blue light emitted by desktops, laptops and
mobile devices wreaks havoc on our body
clocks and can disrupt a circadian rhythm.
Sunlight on the other hand helps to reinforce
these rhythms while conferring a host of
other benefits including raising vitamin D
levels to boost mood.
Apply accountancy skills to your health
If you work in accountancy then, believe it
or not, you already have a lot of transferable
skills that can help you to manage your
health. Consider using a nutrition tracking
tool to help you manage your daily food
intake in the same way you would manage
personal finances. You’ll find that this
type of approach will help you cut through
the often confusing and misleading
information online, and make intelligent
decisions consistently. Simply enter in
your daily calories (for weight loss, a quick
approach would be body weight in pounds
x 10-12) and set a protein goal (body weight
in pounds x 1) and ensure that you hit these
targets every day.
Similarly, activity trackers can be a
useful way of kickstarting a more healthy
lifestyle in an easily quantifiable manner.
Simply increasing your daily steps by
3-4,000 will, over time and coupled with
dietary changes, yield impressive results.
Start the new year with some healthy habits, by Ng Ka-yin, Finance Manager at UPFitness
the Year of
Paul Chan, Director of
Internal Audit at Hong Kong
In the 1990s, there were not many large-scale
Chinese New Year events in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board started
organizing the Chinese New Year Parade in
the first day of the Chinese New Year around
20 years ago, and since then it was evolved
into a night parade. This year, it will take
place at the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui
at8p.m . on 28January(年初一).Theparade
features spectacular f loats and a variety of
international performing groups including
marching bands, cheerleaders, dance troupes
and costumed characters who will join the
Year of the Rooster mascot to sing and dance
along the parade route.
You have probably watched the event
on TV before, but why not experience the
parade on the scene this year with your
family or friends? You will feel the strong
festive atmosphere and witness the f loats and
performers up close. Let’s enjoy the Chinese
New Year celebrations!
The parade route: the Cultural Centre,
Canton Road, Haiphong Road, Nathan Road
and Salisbury Road, and Sheraton Hong
Kong Hotel. Two performing zones will be set
up at Canton Road and Nathan Road.
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