Taiwan has played a role in two recent developments related to advancing the cause of women’s health and well-being. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, more commonly known as SLE or lupus, is a chronic autoimmune disease that disproportionately affects women. More than 90% of its sufferers are female, making the disease very much a women’s issue. This…

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, an avid cyclist, completing the Lighthouse to Lighthouse 525km bike ride in 2015

Gym membership is growing rapidly in Taiwan, but still lags behind other Asian markets. As health and fitness take on higher priorities for many in Taiwan, growing numbers of people are exercising regularly. High-end fitness centers and extreme endurance events are expanding throughout the island, and the market for expensive personal trainers is booming. Yet…