Take care of yourself during MCO 2.0 with these health-themed TV shows

'Headspace: Guide To Meditation' and more shows to remind you on the importance of self-care. Photo: Handout

With the reinstatement of the movement control order coupled with the increased workload the new year usually brings, life can get overwhelming.

The need to care for one’s mind, body and soul is important, now more than ever.

Here are some shows to help you do just that.

Selera Sado

So you overindulged during the year-end holidays. Get back on track with this Malaysian series helmed by chef Sherson Lian.

Lian, joined by health-conscious celebrity guests like Fahrin Ahmad and Norman Hakim, shares healthy recipes like zucchini pasta and quinoa fried rice as well as muscle-building workout routines.

Selera Sado is available on YouTube.


Learn how to cook nutritious food from various local chefs in this Mandarin series. On top of that, each episode sees a dietitian weighing in on topics like whether ingredients like cabbage is too “cooling” for elderly people to eat and how to store leftovers properly to avoid food poisoning.

Healthy-licious is available on Astro Go.

Kami Geng Fit

Gyms may be closed for the time being but that doesn’t mean you can’t lead an active lifestyle at home.

Not only will fitness gurus Nana Al Haleq and Izzat Zin introduce simple, easy-to-follow exercises for everybody, they demonstrate exercises that cater to specific needs like a stiff neck or poor digestion.

Kami Geng Fit is available on Astro Go.

Headspace: Guide To Meditation

It’s not just our physical health that needs taking care of. As Covid-19 cases continue to surge, the uncertainties of the pandemic takes a toll on our mental health.

Break away from the craziness of life with this eight-episode guided meditation series.

Headspace: Guide To Meditation is available on Netflix.

Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

Having to stay home all day during the MCO is harder when you have piles of clutter in your living space.

De-clutter your home and breathe easier with the help of Japanese organising consultant Marie Kondo.

She introduces her unique KonMari method, which asks homeowners to let go of items that no longer spark joy.

Tidying Up With Marie Kondo is available on Netflix.

Tanya Doktor

Hosted by Lisa Surihani and Dr Say Shazril, Tanya Doktor is a talk show that delves into a variety of health topics faced by Malaysians including prostate cancer, kidney disease and anxiety disorder.

Each 40-minute episode features a specialist and a patient to give viewers both knowledge and first-hand experience on the topic of the day.

Tanya Doktor airs every Wednesday at 9pm on Astro Prima (105) and Astro Go.

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