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10 benefits of physical activity πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

Being physically active has been a huge ongoing campaign in Singapore for the past few years. State-wide challenges such as the National Steps Challenge reward us for being physically active but is there a bigger message at hand here? We all know exercise is good for our health, but a lot of us don’t know the full extent of the benefits.

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A Healthy Gut For A Healthier You πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ’ͺ❀️

When you eat, you are not only feeding yourself, but also the trillions of bacteria living in your gut. Nowadays, it is common for people to complain of gut-related symptoms such as bloating, heartburn, nausea, constipation and so on after a meal. An unhealthy gut may be the result of this.

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5 insomnia aids to help you fall asleep 😴😴😴

For some of us, insomnia can be a regular night-time visitor even when we aren’t involved in stressful situations. Such cases of chronic insomnia can be very damaging to daily energy levels, job performance and mood. Happy insomniacs are rare, but the good news is that insomnia doesn’t have to be permanent resident of our lives.

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Did you know? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

The minimum weekly recommendation for adults is: 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity, sport or exercise, in 10 minute (or longer) sessions. This helps you decrease your risk of developing almost every chronic disease, raises your daily energy and improves your productivity at work.

Yet, only 26% of Singaporeans are physically active 3 days per week.

Here are some tips from our coaches that can help you increase your daily physical activity.

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Nutritious lunchbox ideas for your school-going child πŸ₯‘πŸŽπŸ₯•πŸ‘Œ

When it comes to raising healthy children, most parents are bound to worry whether their kids are eating well at school. Unfortunately, it’s hard to determine if the food sold at outside eateries and school canteens are nutritious enough to meet the needs of a school-going child. Here’s why packing a lunchbox for children needn't stop at kindergarten, and some easy recipes to get started with.

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What is a sleep cycle? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄

The simple, everyday act of sleeping is not as straightforward as it once was. We either fail to get enough sleep or we find our bed-time haunted by insomnia or wakefulness. When it starts to feel like it’s impossible to get a good night’s sleep, it might actually be time to take a closer look at your sleep cycle.

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Ageing Gracefully And Living Life To The Fullest πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Still not quite sure what active ageing is?

No worries. We caught up with Foong Poh Mun, 59, a retiree, to find out what exactly is active ageing and how she does it so effortlessly.

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Common misconceptions about the keto diet πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ₯‘πŸŽπŸ₯•

Known as the keto diet for short, the diet consists of foods that are low in carbohydrates (5-10%), moderate in protein (30-35%) and high in fat (55-60%). Specifically, in a 2000 kcal per day diet, only 20 to 50 grams of carbohydrates are allowed per day.

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The effects of ageing on sleep πŸ‘΅πŸ»πŸ‘΄πŸ»πŸ˜΄

Have you noticed that you are waking up earlier in the morning when it used to be impossible for you as a teenager to wake before 11am? You’re not alone. Sleeping habits change naturally as we age, especially in our older years. Hence, it is important that we become aware of such changes and manage it for our well-being.

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Developing strength through bodyweight training πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Bodyweight training can be a convenient and effective way to build strength and improve overall health, the only things you need are your body’s weight and maybe a pair of shoes and mat.

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Healthy recipe: Creamy Pumpkin Tofu Soup πŸ₯„πŸ₯„πŸ₯„

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins Portion: Serves 4

Pumpkins are a great source of vitamins A and C, iron and magnesium. Adding tofu to this dish boosts protein content, yet lends the soup a thick, silky texture - the secret to creamy pumpkin soup, without the cream!

Click here for the recipe and try making this dish for TGIF or the weekend!

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Why do I still feel tired after 8 hours of sleep? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄

Getting a full eight hours of sleep a night is often a struggle. To make matters worse, there are times when one continues to feel tired despite supposedly having gotten sufficient sleep.

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Did you know? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

The minimum weekly recommendation for adults is: 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity, sport or exercise, in 10 minute (or longer) sessions. This helps you decrease your risk of developing almost every chronic disease, raises your daily energy and improves your productivity at work.

Yet, only 26% of Singaporeans are physically active 3 days per week.

Here are some tips from our coaches that can help you increase your daily physical activity.

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Common misconceptions about the keto diet πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ₯‘πŸŽπŸ₯•

Known as the keto diet for short, the diet consists of foods that are low in carbohydrates (5-10%), moderate in protein (30-35%) and high in fat (55-60%). Specifically, in a 2000 kcal per day diet, only 20 to 50 grams of carbohydrates are allowed per day.

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Does taking a power nap during the day work? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜΄

Naps are tricky things – sometimes they leave you feeling refreshed and energised while other times you feel even more exhausted! However, sometimes it feels impossible to make it through the day without having a nap to slip a little something-something into our tank. Do naps really deserve their place in our lives or should we find another solution to fix our sleepiness?

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Active Health initiated an engagement series of fireside chats with industry experts and members of the community. For the first session of this series, Dr. Benedict Tan, Olympian and former Nominated Member of Parliament (2014-2015), engaged in a lively virtual fireside chat on the topic of exercise prescription.

Read more here to find our what you missed!

Join us in our next session as we learn from Mr. Tan Chuan-Jin, Dr. Teoh Chin Sim, and Mr. Michol Dalcourt on navigating through the current exercise trends; understanding challenges and mindsets associated with exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how we embrace the future of Health Coaching to enhance our fitness and health.

Register for the session here!
Active Health Play Mats are ready for collection!

Due to Phase 2 Heightened Alert, we’ll require you to book a slot before heading down to your allocated Sport Centre to collect your mat! Check your email πŸ“§ for the collection details!

Stay safe and healthy and bring along your widest smile! 😊

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Are you on track with your fitness & health goals?

Check your current status with simple self-assessments including body composition and fitness tests at our ActiveFIT kiosks.
What's more, you can now earn GameOn Nila! points and win prizes!

Find out more here: www.activehealth.sg/analyse-my-body/by-a-machine/activefit

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Active Health is proud to unveil Active Health Discovery at Decathlon Northshore!

To celebrate the opening, there’s a slew of fun and educational activities planned for you, so be sure to drop by from 29 October to 7 November to see what’s in store!

Find out more here