Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Easy ways to healthy eyes

WANT to know the secret to beautiful, healthy eyes? Simple. Have a good diet rich in Vitamin A; avoid strain, glare, dust particles and city fumes; get plenty of sleep; and work only in good light.

How to stop smoking

quit-smoking1SMOKERS don't need to be told that their habit is disgusting, anti-social and will probably make them die earlier. The problem is how to give up, for most smokers would like to if they could.

Exercise against ageing

Ageing is more than just wrinkles on the face. Our bodies, too, change as we age — muscles shrink and lose mass; the heart muscle becomes less efficient at pumping blood; metabolic rate (how the body converts food into energy) slows; bones become less dense and more fragile; and joint flexibility decreases.

The result: obesity, raised cholesterol, arthritis and osteoporosis.  Obesity, in turn, may lead to heart disease, cancer and other diseases.  People generally don’t die of old age; we die from diseases.

Exercise against high blood pressure

Blood pressure is the force of blood against the wall of arteries. Your heart pumps blood around your body through a network of tubing called arteries. Every time your heart pumps it forces blood through these arteries and into smaller blood vessels called capillaries. The force that your heart produces in your arteries when it pumps is called your blood pressure.

Exercise against cancer

Cancer is often referred to as a single condition, in actual fact it consists of more than 100 different diseases. (In fact, there are 210 types of diseases classified under the umbrella name of cancer.) These diseases are characterised by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells.