We are so excited to be hosting the second rendition of Love Yourself. The objective is to tackle Malaysian common problems; mental illness, unhealthy eating habits, and bad postures, together! This time the event will have more offerings including Yoga, Acro yoga, live music, health talk, spine screening, and healthy food. This is a 5-hour special event brought to you by Co-labs Coworking, The Starling and The Original Retreats.
Background info on mental illness, healthy eating and spinal health that will be covered in this insightful event.
ONE: MENTAL ILLNESS
By the year 2020, mental health issues such as depression are expected to be major
problems among Malaysians, the patron of the Malaysian Psychiatric Association (MPA),
Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. (Business Insider, Aug 2018)
TWO: HEALTHY EATING
Obesity-related cancer is an emerging problem for Malaysia, as the country rated as the
highest among Southeast Asian nations for obesity, Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. (The Sun Daily. Mar 2019). Dr Thiyagar, Malaysian Association for Adolescent Health vice-president said a study by the Malaysian Psychiatric Association showed the disorder (anorexia nervosa) affected about
1% of the population in the country. (The Star, Aug 2017)
THREE: SPINE HEALTH
According to statistics, there are around 300,000 people with ankylosing spondylitis in the country. But only 50,000-60,000 have been diagnosed and treated, says Dr Sargunan Sockalingam, a rheumatologist at University Malaya Specialist Centre. (NST, Dec 2016)