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MyDoc Tuesday Tips: Keep a food diary to improve your overall health

Creating a food journal will not only allow you to make positive changes to your diet but will also reveal any unnecessary tendencies that could possibly be negating you from reaching your goals.
(picture from nutrioli.com) There are significant associations between self-monitoring what you eat, drink and how much you exercise and weight loss.

Strong evidence shows that people who monitor their food intake using food diary or tracking apps are able to reach their weight loss goals easily. This is also true if you are trying to maintain your weight loss. It allows you to be aware of the quantities and calories of what you actually eat. Studies reveal that we tend to underestimate our food intake by up to 40%! This is especially true for those who suffer from obesity. It gives you clues of your body's reaction to certain foods, how food and food patterns influence your energy levels, bowel habits, mood, and your snacking habits. 
MyDoc suggests you write down what you eat consistentl…

MyDoc Tuesday Tips: Setting achievable goals in 5 simple steps

Lifestyle changes are never easy to accomplish since we tend to set general goals such as "I aim to lose 20kg quickly." However, these unrealistic and over-ambitious goals are usually dommed for failure, as they do not specify our action plan. Specific, attainable, and realistic small goals that have a timeframe are easier to plan and accomplish. 
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To assist you in creating realistic goals that will motivate and inspire you to lead a healthier lifestyle, we have created 5 thought process for you. When you are setting a goal, ask yourself these specific questions: 
1. What do I need to do? What is my action plan? Am I going to start exercising? Do I need to reduce my consumption of drinks with added sugar or snacks? Or do I need to start having breakfast? 
2. When am I starting? What is the frequency of my actions (How many times in a week I am going to exercise and for how long?) When shall I reach full frequency? (this is also the dat…

MyDoc Tuesday Tips: The link between diet and depression

Health professionals have been aware of the impact of a healthy diet on mental health, which can be justified by shocking recent, newly found evidence. In a large analysis derived from expert-driven studies that involved almost 46 thousand participants, scientists noticed that an improvement in the quality of diet "significantly reduced depressive symptoms."This was particularly true for those who had meals that are rich in vegetables and fibre, low in added sugars and fast foods.

(picture from newatlas.com) The reason for this lies within our gut, which is the host of trillions of microbes- this massive number is almost 10 times more than the total number of cells in the human body. These microbes play crucial roles in our health, that are currently undergoing studies, such as their impact on our mental health. Recently, a study of two large groups of Europeans has discovered that individuals diagnosed with depression lack several species of gut bacteria. Although it is ambig…

Prudential, MyDoc to launch online doctor consultations, telemedicine services to Asian consumers

HONG KONG, CHINA - 5 August 2019 - Prudential Corporation Asia ("Prudential") today announced it will partner with telemedicine provider MyDoc to offer consumers access to value-added health services on their mobile phones, including doctor consultations, electronic prescriptions and electronic medical certificates. Prudential is a leading life insurer and asset manager in Asia with over 15 million customers and £151 billion in assets under management. Singapore-based MyDoc, founded in 2012, is a leading digital healthcare provider in Asia. MyDoc's services will be integrated into Pulse by Prudential, the first app of its kind in the region offering holistic health management to users. Pulse features self-help health and wellness tools, a symptom checker powered by Artificial Intelligence, and other value-added services. The Pulse app will launch in 11 markets across Asia, and can be downloaded for free. MyDoc offers patients a video consultation with a doctor through Pulse…