Category: DIET & HEALTH

Holiday Blues Got You Down? Treat Yourself to a Post-Festive Glow

The holidays are a whirlwind of joy, family, and…let’s be honest, a little bit of chaos. Between the delicious spreads, late nights, and travel adventures, our bodies and minds can take a bit of a hit. So if you’re feeling a little worse for wear after the festive season, you’re not alone! Here at SW1 Clinic, we understand that the post-holiday glow can sometimes feel more like a post-party pallor. But guess what? You don’t have to settle for it! We’re here to help you reclaim your radiance and rediscover your best self. Whether you’re battling: Holiday-induced breakouts: Our expert team can design a personalized skincare plan to soothe irritation, clear blemishes, and prevent future flare-ups. Dullness and dryness: Say goodbye to lackluster skin with hydrating facials, rejuvenating peels, and nourishing treatments that restore your natural luminosity. Festive fatigue: Treat yourself to a relaxing massage or a revitalizing facial that will melt away stress and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the new year. Remember, taking care of Continue Reading

Sugar: The Sweet Culprit Behind Premature Aging?

We all know sugar can be a sneaky villain in our diets, but did you know it might be playing a role in making us look older than our years? The truth is, that excessive sugar intake can have a surprising impact on the aging process. Let’s dive into the science behind this sweet troublemaker. The Collagen Caper: Collagen, the protein responsible for our skin’s plumpness and elasticity, is a prime target for sugar. When we consume sugar, it undergoes a process called glycation, where sugar molecules attach themselves to collagen fibers, stiffening and weakening them. Imagine your skin like a bouncy trampoline. Glycation is like poking holes in it, making it less springy and more prone to wrinkles. AGEing with Sugar: This glycation process also creates harmful compounds called Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs). AGEs further damage collagen and other vital proteins, leading to a decline in skin health and contributing to the visible signs of aging like wrinkles, sagging, and loss of elasticity. More Than Just Wrinkles: Sugar’s Continue Reading

Guide to have better health in 2023

Guide to have a better health in 2023 1. Keeping your body active and eating healthy Having a healthy body enables us to continue doing the things we love and enjoy, such as travelling and doing sports. Many often neglect their health due to other priorities in their life such as work and family. However, how can we perform well at work and spend quality time with our family if our health is bad? If you are not already keeping yourself active by exercising 2-3 times a week, make it your 2023 goal to try out new sports and fitness programs. Do also keep in mind to have a healthy and well-balanced diet. When in doubt, seek out a certified dietician to help plan out your meals and learn how to feed your body with the nutrients it needs.   2. Water is key Water plays a key role in many of our body’s functions, including bringing nutrients to cells, getting rid of wastes, protecting joints and organs, and maintaining Continue Reading

Treating post festive bloating

During the holiday festive season, it is difficult to stay away from feasting and saying no even when we are full. I am sure most of us are not strangers to bloating due to overeating post festive celebration. Here are some useful tips to reduce your bloating.   Staying hydrated and drinking enough water Do you notice yourself bloating after eating sodium-rich food even when you do not overeat? The reason is because our kidneys retain water due to the excess of sodium in our diet, making us feel bloated everywhere. Hence, drinking more water will help flush out some of that sodium and water, which will make it feel less distended.   Avoid salty foods Besides keeping ourselves hydrated, we should also avoid having salty foods. We recommend preparing food at home instead of dining out, to control the amount of salt used to cook our meals.   Light exercises A 15-minute brisk walk and staying active increase the motility of our colon, which reduces the amount of time Continue Reading

Low Calorie Ingredients for a Healthier You

After asking around for tips on losing weight, I realised the most important tip is that diet is king. Even if you exercise regularly but don’t stick to a healthy diet, it might not be easy to see those numbers on the scale drop. Not sure about you, but I used to associate a ‘healthy diet’ to unappetising food like cold salads and bland chicken breasts. Having a healthy diet seemed like an insurmountable task to me until I discovered some delicious ingredients that are low in calories. The best thing I discovered was shirataki noodles. As the noodles are made of a substance found in konjac root, they are very low in calories. These noodles are life-changing because I did not need to indulge in carb-filled options like rice and regular noodles anymore. Although I needed some time to get used to the texture and smell of the noodles, it was worth it since they tasted just like regular noodles after a boil. You can enjoy these noodles in Continue Reading