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24-hour activity guidelines to promote healthy lifestyle habits, Singapore News & Top Stories

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Guidelines to promote healthy lifestyle habits were launched yesterday after it was found that young people spent too much time on screen viewing, got inadequate sleep and did not exercise enough.

The guidelines give parents and children step-by-step suggestions on how to strike a balance between using devices like phones and laptops, and undertaking more physical activity.

They stem from international guidelines and a KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) survey, which polled 100 parents of children aged five to 14, in November.

The poll found that 43 per cent did not do any vigorous physical activity, while 32 per

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Prince Harry launches new mental health project as he opens up about military life

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Prince Harry and William ‘advised’ by Prince Philip says expert

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Joining Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the Duke of Sussex helped launch Peak Fortem, an online resource for first responders. The programme intends to help workers work through stress and trauma, and is based off of a UK model. Harry and his brother Prince William have been outspoken on mental health, with the Sussex and Cambridge royals both committing to improving conversations around the subject.

Harry issued a statement in support of the new programme, and referenced his own experience in the military.

He said:

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Coping Through COVID: A day in the life of a mental health specialist during the coronavirus pandemic

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — In April, six staff members at FrontLine Service tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, many of FrontLine’s workers made the sudden transition from holding face-to-face behavioral health appointments from the office to telehealth appointments out of their homes.

Hundreds of behavioral health workers in Cuyahoga County and beyond continue to deal with the stress and other challenges of seeing patients remotely during a pandemic that’s limited their access to people in need, and in some cases, creating a unique host of mental-health challenges.

“This work, some positions could be done more seamlessly in a remote setting,”

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Ben Affleck says his acting has gotten better with ‘life experiences’

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Ben Affleck has been one of Hollywood’s favorite leading men for the better part of the past few decades.

And the two-time Academy Award winner has evolved in his craft since his breakout role in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting.

He believes getting older and having different life experiences has improved his acting abilities, which he demonstrated last year in his sports drama The Way Back. 



Ben Affleck wearing a suit and tie: Better with age: Ben Affleck believes getting older and having different life experiences has improved his acting abilities, which he demonstrated last year in his sports drama The Way Back (pictured in March, 2020)


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Better with age: Ben Affleck believes getting older and having different life experiences has improved his acting abilities, which he demonstrated

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‘Fat but fit’ is a myth when it comes to heart health, new study shows

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“This has led to controversial proposals for health policies to prioritize physical activity and fitness above weight loss,” he said. “Our study sought to clarify the links between activity, body weight, and heart health.”

Researchers used data from 527,662 working adults from Spain insured by an occupational risk prevention company, with an average age of 42.

 

They were put into groups according to activity level and groups by body weight: 42% of participants were normal weight, with a body mass index (BMI) of 20-24.9; 41% were overweight, BMI 25-29.9; and 18% were obese, BMI 30 or above.

 

Then researchers looked

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Six things to stop buying to live a minimalist life

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In the modern days we live in, there’s a lot of emphasis on owning an excess amount of stuff. It’s always about who has more cars, more designer bags, more shoes and the list goes on.

We rarely stop to think why there is so much pressure to buy more and have more. Yet, there doesn’t have to be a direct connection between wealth and how much stuff you own.

The concept of minimalism has introduced a new way of thinking.

It promotes a lifestyle where you try your

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Ruby Partners with the Residential Assisted Living National Association

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PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ruby®, the premier provider of live virtual receptionist and chat services for small businesses, is proud to be partnering with the Residential Assisted Living National Association (RALNA). Ruby’s focus on compassionate, consistent communication paired with 24/7, HIPAA-compliant services reduce healthcare staff’s burden as they balance patient care with external calls and online chats.

Despite increasing numbers of adults over 75, assisted living facilities have been experiencing higher residential churn rates—a trend that began before the pandemic and risks closing facilities. In addition, staff shortages mean fewer hands available to serve current residents, let

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Early childhood development in conflict-affected countries is key to life-long health, wellbeing and prosperity, says WHO and partners

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The early years in a child’s life are critical in building a foundation for optimal development through a stable and nurturing environment. However, for infants and young children living in humanitarian settings, risks such as forced displacement, migration, malnutrition, limited access to health services and insecurity threaten their chances to survive and thrive.

In 2018, more than 29 million children were born into conflict-affected areas, and an estimated 43% of children under-5  years in low- and middle-income countries—inclusive of humanitarian contexts—are currently at risk of not reaching their developmental potential. As the number of crisis-affected people continues to rise, so

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Civitas Senior Living Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout for All Its Communities, Residents, and Staff Members

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FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Civitas Senior Living, an owner/operator and industry leader in senior living, has announced that it will be making the COVID-19 vaccination available to all its communities nationwide, including its residents and team members, as the vaccine is made available by federal, state, and local health authorities.

Civitas’ plan is being coordinated with Walgreens and other local Civitas pharmacy partners to conduct on-site community vaccinations. Civitas began its community vaccinations on Dec. 30, 2020 and will continue to provide vaccinations over the next two months. The COVID-19 vaccine is a two-shot series. The

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In a global pandemic, health care positions top “Best Jobs” list

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Nearly half of the nation’s top 100 jobs for 2021 are in health care, perhaps no surprise amid a worldwide pandemic that has been raging in the U.S. for almost a full year.

Forty-two of the 100 jobs included in U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best Jobs” list this year fall under health care or health care support roles, like physician, dentist, anesthesiologist and occupational therapist.

“One thing the global pandemic has reinforced is the need and value of health care professionals,” Antonio Barbera, consumer advice editor at U.S. News said in a statement. “This year’s rankings

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