Saturday, 03 June 2017 12:06

Know Your Body Type


Weight training in the gym isn’t a mindless act of working out on random machines and repeating the same exercises over and over again hoping for a different result.

Published in Women's Fitness
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 04:29

Hanoi Holistic Health Guide

The recently updated Autumn edition of the Hanoi Holistic Health Guide is now available online.

Published in Breaking
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 09:56

Supplements for Fat Loss


If you’ve read this column regularly you know that the mantra of “calories in versus calories out” is not the total picture when attempting to lose fat and shape up. Our bodies are in constant flux in the never-ending efforts to maintain homeostasis — the state of equilibrium and balance.

Published in Body & Temple
Thursday, 17 March 2016 06:31


Living in Vietnam; travelling through Asia; enjoying street food; children and play dates; family pets — these all mean that at one time you will have to research and ask for assistance regarding worms.

Published in Medical Buff
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 08:46

Body Typing

You have most likely heard of body-type categories before. The most common names are ectomorph, endomorph and mesomorph. We can also go further and define your type based on fuel as a muscle, mixed or sugar burner. Body types can also be categorised through hormones via being an adrenal, pituitary, thyroid or gonad type. All these different names discuss the same three to four body types.

Published in Body & Temple
Thursday, 18 February 2016 06:26

Snake Bites

Vietnam’s wildlife is as diverse as it is beautiful. In fact, Vietnam alone boasts more than 11,000 species of animals. As beautiful as these are, it is important to recognize the dangers that wildlife can bring and be prepared for any eventuality.

Published in Medical Buff
Friday, 12 February 2016 16:15

Positive Beginning: Part Two

Last month for western New Year I discussed four key components of how to make the best start to your health and fitness efforts. Two New Years allows a double opportunity to start 2016 in the most positive way possible. If you haven’t kick started your efforts yet, the Lunar New Year provides a second chance.

Published in Body & Temple
Thursday, 11 February 2016 15:15

The Gym Diaries 4

The gym diaries 4. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

Despite making some noticeable gains in his path to fitness, over the past month staff writer Owen Salisbury has found himself struggling to fulfill his goal of having ‘muscles like beach balls’

Published in The Gym Diaries
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 07:21

The intiMate Initiative

Improving access to sexual health education in Vietnam

Published in Briefings
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 06:43

The Gym Diaries 3

Word staff writer Owen Salisbury has started to take his fitness seriously: he’s hired a trainer. In the second of a series of columns, Owen learns the value of patience

Published in The Gym Diaries
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