Singapore enjoys the world’s fourth-highest life expectancy. The rate of disease risk factors, like smoking and obesity, are also lower than many other developed countries.
For many years, health promotion had centred on public education, especially among the young. The School Health Service, launched in 1964, initially focused on childhood immunisations but rapidly expanded into other aspects of health including dental hygiene and nutritional supplementation.
THE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
There are actually plenty of activities you can do in Singapore! At Purlife, we would like to share these cheap and fun gym-free activities to improve your health and fitness.
You do not need to enter a room full of sweaty muscular guys to be healthy!
FYI doing at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity activity is sufficient to keep you feeling fit and healthy.
Walking is one of the best forms of exercise because it’s free and accessible to everyone. Increasing the amount you walk is easier than you think. You can make it a social affair by walking with a friend or joining a local walking group.
RUNNING AND JOGGING
Running makes more demands on your body than walking, so if you’re just starting out, you should build up the speed and duration of your runs gradually.
Get changed, put on a pair of runners, get out of the house and start today! The premise around your place of residence is always easiest and best to start with.
Cycling is an aerobic exercise, and works your lower body and cardiovascular system. If you plan to cycle regularly, make sure your bike is the right size and the saddle and handle bars are adjusted to suit your height.
As with jogging or walking, you can make it a social activity by riding with friends, family, or a cycling group.
Swimming is a very popular exercise after walking and running. Most pools offer lessons if you’re a beginner.
Swimming exercises the whole body, and is a great way to tone up and get trim. Doing a few lengths involves most of the muscle groups. If you increase the pace, you’ll get an aerobic workout, too.
Swimming can also help you lose weight if you swim at a steady and continuous pace throughout the session.