Healthy Living

7 April 2023

‘World Health Day’ on 7 April

7 April is celebrated every year as ‘World Health Day’ to raise awareness on the importance of global health.  Whilst we look to governments and private organizations for health-care facilities and services, we as individuals hold a larger responsibility towards maintaining our own good physical well-being by eating well and having sufficient exercise as a preventive measure. 

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28 July 2020

It is our duty to keep others safe

In just the last 4 weeks, another 6.7 million people have been infected by Covid-19 worldwide bringing the total number of infections to 16.7 million.  Over 650,000 of those infected have succumbed to the virus, and more than 66,000 are in critical condition.  The numbers are staggering and yet the peak is likely not over, according to experts.

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14 May 2020

“Blue Zone” residents’ longevity explained

These five locations – Nicoya in Costa Rica, Sardinia in Italy, Ikaria in Greece, Okinawa in Japan, and Loma Linda in California.  They are termed “Blue Zones” by scientists because the residents in these places scattered in different corners of the world have remarkable longevity, with significant numbers of them living beyond 100 years old.

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29 April 2020

Planting trees can help prevent premature deaths

New researches by scientists in the United States have shown the benefits of increasing tree cover in cities to people’s physical and mental health.  In Philadelphia, America’s fifth-largest city, researchers touted that hundreds of premature deaths can be prevented every year if the city’s tree cover were increased by just 10%.

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4 January 2020

Five ways to improve mental health

Most people start the year by aspiring to be happier in life, but the stresses that come with personal issues, responsibilities, work and relationships often leave us frustrated, worried, or even depressed.  Thankfully, health researchers and experts have discovered that our minds can be trained to experience happiness by:

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8 June 2016

Students connecting with Nature

On Tuesday 31 May, Nalanda Free School organised a hiking trip for Secondary School students.  The trip was led by the Free School Principal Sister Lee, with the assistance of 5 volunteer teachers.  The aim of the outing was to provide students and teachers with opportunity to bond outside the classroom, with team-building activities to help them understand the importance of cooperation and teamwork.

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15 October 2013

Fruitful Learning for Facilitators!

Smiling faces after a fruitful training On Tuesday 15 October, Nalanda Dharma School organised a training programme for facilitators to learn about healthy living and to gain a better understanding of educational philosophy and theories. This full-day training was attended by 15 facilitators from Nalanda Dharma School, Nalanda Free School, Nalanda Youth Centre and Nalanda Volunteer Centre.

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20 January 2012

BCA Healthy Living Campaign

Life is really testing... Blood Donation Campaign The campaign was co-organized by BCA and the National Blood Centre (Pusat Darah Negara). 111 donors registered for the campaign, and 84 bags of blood were collected.

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