Staying Fit in a Food Paradise

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Eat to live, and not live to eat? Easier said than done when one lives in Penang!

There is something to eat at every street corner in Penang, at any time of day. Unfortunately, all that delicious food – combined with our sedentary lifestyles – go straight to the heart and gut.

That doesn’t mean we should all forego that plate of char koay teow or stop the banjir in our nasi kandar. Balance is the key word, according to clinical dietitian Lim Aun Ling of Gleneagles Penang.

Ischemic heart diseases were the main cause of death among Malaysians in 2016. Given our hectic schedules these days, is it possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle by only eating in moderation and without exercise?


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