Health and Fitness, Healthy Diet

How To Get More Fibre Into Your Diet


Most of us need to eat more fibre and have fewer added sugars in our diet. Eating plenty of fibre is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer.

Government guidelines published in July 2015 say that our dietary fibre intake should increase to 30g a day, as part of a healthy balanced diet. As most adults are only eating an average of about 18g day, we need to find ways of increasing our intake.

Children under the age of 16 don’t need as much fibre in their diet as older teenagers and adults, but they still need more than they get currently:

  • 2-5 year-olds: need about 15g of fibre a day
  • 5-11 year-olds: need about 20g
  • 11-16 year-olds: need about 25g

On average, children and teenagers are only getting around 15g or less of fibre a day. Encouraging them to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables and starchy foods (choosing wholegrain versions and potatoes with the skins on where possible) can help to ensure they are eating enough fibre.


Healthy Lifestyle, Medical Information

How often should you see the dentist?


You may assume you should have a dental check-up every six months, but some people may not need to go so often and others may need more frequent checks.

Your dentist will suggest when you should have your next check-up based on how good your oral health is.
The time between check-ups can vary from three months to two years, depending on how healthy your teeth and gums are and your risk of future problems.


Expert Says, Health and Fitness

Solution for Obesity? What Is It?


In our past series of articles, we read about Diabesity and Obesity. These diseases are pretty common in this day and age. The implications of these diseases are plenty and can be life-threatening as well if appropriate action is not taken at the right time.


Health and Fitness, Healthy Diet, Healthy Lifestyle

Health and the New Year Resolution!

new year resolution

Haven’t we always been asked this question which does sound clichéd nowadays?? – “So what’s your new year resolution going to be?” Much as we all try to keep up the promise of whatever we resolve to change in the New Year, it slowly loses steam even before the first month of the New Year ends.


Health and Fitness, Healthy Diet, Healthy Lifestyle

Start Your New Year Afresh

new you

‘Tis the season to be jolly (and ready for the new year). It is that time of the year again when family members gather around the table despite their hectic schedules and dig out all the embarrassing childhood memories to laugh at it together.


Health and Fitness, Healthy Diet, Healthy Lifestyle

GetDoc Wishes You a Very Merry Christmas!

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Festivities are always synonymous with great food, with friends and family around, and lots of celebration and happiness. While it is perfectly ok to indulge in all the amazing food that is part of the celebrations, it is essential to watch that you don’t overeat.


Expert Says, Health and Fitness

Diabesity: What Is This New Thing?


From the term one might get a rough idea that it refers to a combination of the major illnesses/conditions, Diabetes and Obesity. Diabesity is usually used to refer to a form of diabetes that is associated with being obese. And it is being seen that this “epidemic” is growing by leaps and bounds in developed and developing nations.


Health and Fitness, Healthy Lifestyle, Workout

Why You Should Start Exercising Now?

exercise is important

Are you looking to reduce the risk of disease? Do you want to look and feel better physically as well as mentally? Do you want to keep doing activities that you enjoy doing, all through your life?


Expert Says, Health and Fitness, Healthy Diet, Healthy Lifestyle

Holiday Eating – Eat, Drink & Be Healthy!


Holiday season is all about family, fun and food! New year is coming and it is holiday season for everyone! This festivity can be an opportunity for many to overindulge in less-than-healthful party foods. However, most of you may not realize that overindulging could lead to guilt, shame (in some people) and further overeating, leaving you with some extra kilos, which can in turn can lead to attempts to diet in unhealthful ways.


Health and Fitness

Unraveling Diabetes Mellitus


Singaporeans love to be on top. we love to be the first. First in line to get that free gift or try out the new trendy café, that’s not a secret. But this thirst to be on top might not be good for us in some ways.

Did you know Singapore is second in the race to have the highest proportion of diabetics among developed nations. 3 in 10 Singaporeans have diabetes before turning 40 and estimated that in 2015 alone, there were 541, 600 cases of diabetes in Singapore. Not scary enough? Take a look at the person beside you, there’s a chance that one of you, is going to be a diabetic. Dr Abel Soh unravels the need-to-know on diabetes.