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Taking control of your health

5 February 2018 / by / no comments

Taking control of your health

Active Health launches sec­ond lab at Bedok to get peo­ple to bet­ter under­stand their health and fit­ness levels.

[cap­tion id=“attachment_9605” align=“alignleft” width=“625”] Par­tic­i­pants try­ing out a func­tional move­ment under the guid­ance of an Active Health expert.[/caption]

Active Health, a social move­ment run by Sport Sin­ga­pore to encour­age Sin­ga­pore­ans to proac­tively take charge of their health and well­ness, has opened its sec­ond and largest lab at Heartbeat@Bedok (HBB). The first lab at Our Tampines Hub (OTH) has seen over 1,400 par­tic­i­pants tak­ing part in the on-​boarding pro­gramme since its open­ing in August last year.

The lat­est 572 sqm-​lab at HBB also offers these on-​boarding ses­sions. An on-​boarding ses­sion is con­ducted for up to 20 peo­ple who are inter­ested in find­ing out more about how to man­age their health and well­ness based on four domains – phys­i­cal activ­ity, screen time, sleep and nutri­tion. This hour-​long pro­gramme helps par­tic­i­pants have a bet­ter under­stand­ing of their cur­rent health and fit­ness lev­els, and pick up tips on how they can incor­po­rate small improve­ments to their health habits in daily life.

Par­tic­i­pants learn how to mea­sure their own blood pres­sure, hip-​to-​waist ratio and also receive a per­son­alised read­ing of their health para­me­ters using a Bio-​electrical Imped­ance Analy­sis (BIA), which assesses body com­po­si­tion such as body fat per­cent­age and mus­cle mass. Par­tic­i­pants also get a taster of basic func­tional mobil­ity assess­ments. The on-​boarding pro­gramme is free-​of-​charge and is a pre-​requisite for sub­se­quent fit­ness assessments.

[cap­tion id=“attachment_9606” align=“alignright” width=“607”] Daniel Lee get­ting his height and weight taken at an on-​boarding ses­sion preview.[/caption]

By the sec­ond quar­ter of this year, the lab at HBB will have other offer­ings such func­tional fit­ness assess­ments like a car­dio res­pi­ra­tory fit­ness test, hand­grip strength fit­ness test, func­tional move­ment screen­ing and Y-​Balance. There will also be themed classes and work­shops, and the lab will part­ner with Health Pro­mo­tion Board (HPB), for instance, to do the talks. All these ses­sions (which are cur­rently avail­able at OTH) will include a fee. The Bedok lab is also work­ing with other health­care part­ners includ­ing at HBB on med­ical referrals.

The lab is located on two floors of the inte­grated lifestyle hub. On the fourth floor is the sta­tions where peo­ple can mea­sure their grip strength, blood pres­sure, blood analy­sis, car­dio­vas­cu­lar and meta­bolic test­ing under the super­vi­sion of the Active Health experts. On the fifth floor which con­nects directly to ActiveSG’s out­door swim­ming pool is used for con­sul­ta­tions, work­shops and aqua programmes.

This all bodes well for 57-​year-​old Daniel Lee, who has done an on-​boarding ses­sion. “I wanted to do a body test and learn some sim­ple exer­cises such as squats, for­ward and side lunges, knee lifts and hip rota­tions. From the assess­ment, I got to know which area of my body that I needed to work on, and to watch my diet and to exer­cise reg­u­larly and get enough rest. I am try­ing to eat less meat and more veg­eta­bles and fruit, and reduce my snacking.”

The inte­rior designer added: “I have been doing boot­camp and run­ning, and I am dis­ci­plin­ing myself to go to bed at 10.30pm and put away my phone 30 min­utes before bedtime.”

Active Health is not stop­ping there. It is plan­ning to launch an app later this year to allow peo­ple to get infor­ma­tion on Active Health and act as a social app in mon­i­tor­ing them­selves as well as their loves ones.

To start your jour­ney to bet­ter health and well­ness, you can sign up for an on-​boarding ses­sion by going down to any of the two labs or reserve your time slot at www​.myac​tivesg​.com/​a​c​t​i​v​e​-​h​e​a​l​t​h​/​l​a​b​/​a​p​p​o​i​n​t​ment/.



Active Health launches second lab at Bedok to get people to better understand their health and fitness levels.

 

Participants trying out a functional movement under the guidance of an Active Health expert.

Active Health, a social movement run by Sport Singapore to encourage Singaporeans to proactively take charge of their health and wellness, has opened its second and largest lab at Heartbeat@Bedok (HBB). The first lab at Our Tampines Hub (OTH) has seen over 1,400 participants taking part in the on-boarding programme since its opening in August last year.

The latest 572 sqm-lab at HBB also offers these on-boarding sessions. An on-boarding session is conducted for up to 20 people who are interested in finding out more about how to manage their health and wellness based on four domains – physical activity, screen time, sleep and nutrition. This hour-long programme helps participants have a better understanding of their current health and fitness levels, and pick up tips on how they can incorporate small improvements to their health habits in daily life.

Participants learn how to measure their own blood pressure, hip-to-waist ratio and also receive a personalised reading of their health parameters using a Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), which assesses body composition such as body fat percentage and muscle mass. Participants also get a taster of basic functional mobility assessments. The on-boarding programme is free-of-charge and is a pre-requisite for subsequent fitness assessments.

Daniel Lee getting his height and weight taken at an on-boarding session preview.

By the second quarter of this year, the lab at HBB will have other offerings such functional fitness assessments like a cardio respiratory fitness test, handgrip strength fitness test, functional movement screening and Y-Balance. There will also be themed classes and workshops, and the lab will partner with Health Promotion Board (HPB), for instance, to do the talks. All these sessions (which are currently available at OTH) will include a fee. The Bedok lab is also working with other healthcare partners including at HBB on medical referrals.

The lab is located on two floors of the integrated lifestyle hub. On the fourth floor is the stations where people can measure their grip strength, blood pressure, blood analysis, cardiovascular and metabolic testing under the supervision of the Active Health experts. On the fifth floor which connects directly to ActiveSG’s outdoor swimming pool is used for consultations, workshops and aqua programmes.

This all bodes well for 57-year-old Daniel Lee, who has done an on-boarding session. “I wanted to do a body test and learn some simple exercises such as squats, forward and side lunges, knee lifts and hip rotations. From the assessment, I got to know which area of my body that I needed to work on, and to watch my diet and to exercise regularly and get enough rest. I am trying to eat less meat and more vegetables and fruit, and reduce my snacking.”

The interior designer added: “I have been doing bootcamp and running, and I am disciplining myself to go to bed at 10.30pm and put away my phone 30 minutes before bedtime.”

Active Health is not stopping there. It is planning to launch an app later this year to allow people to get information on Active Health and act as a social app in monitoring themselves as well as their loves ones.

To start your journey to better health and wellness, you can sign up for an on-boarding session by going down to any of the two labs or reserve your time slot at www.myactivesg.com/active-health/lab/appointment/.

 


 

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