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“Rope skipping, which can burn around 15 to 20 calories a minute, is one of the most effective home exercises to keep fit and optimize your health. One has to maintain a good posture throughout – look forward, stand up straight, and keep your elbows close to your body and bent at a 90 degree angle. With your feet close together, swing the rope using your wrists and skip on the balls of your feet without letting your heels touch the floor. Doing this exercise regularly can strengthen your cardiopulmonary health, improve your agility and stamina, and keep you in good shape.” – Allan Lee CPA, a rope skipping coach and marathon runner


“I recommend the book How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates. Climate change and net zero have been hot topics as of late, and Gates explains why the world must completely eliminate greenhouse gas emissions rather than simply reducing them. The book explains with simple and easy to understand examples why climate change is one of the most important global issues today. It also explains the role governments and businesses play in fighting global warming, and how to accelerate green technology and investment to achieve that.” – Cyrus Cheung CPA (practising), Partner, ESG Services at PwC, and Deputy Chairman of the Institute’s Sustainability Committee

Teresa Teng


“I recommend 月亮代表我的心, which translates to ‘The Moon Represents My Heart’ by Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng. Last summer, I was asked to sing a few songs, including this one, during a morning event held at an elderly home. After singing, I saw many smiling faces filled with tears. Not only was it because this song is well-known, but it had also been a really long time since any volunteer had sung for them. The next day, the caretaker informed me that two elderly residents slept very well that night even with no medicine taken. I was really impressed by how music can bring people a sense of comfort. This proved to me that the song does have a magic power, no matter who the audience is. Whatever your age or nationality, you might like this song.” – Vicky Ho FCPA, Internal Audit Officer-in-Charge at Yan Chai Hospital Board

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