Stay at home notice

Stay at home notice

Thomas Lim and his wife had to cut short their trip to Morocco to come back to Singapore and ended up with a Stay-Home Notice. Thomas Lim, a freelance licensed tour guide and actor, thought he was going to enjoy a trip to Morocco, his first time being there, to check...
A HAPPYer you

A HAPPYer you

NUHS community-based initiative that combines physical and mental exercises is set to expand islandwide. BY: Eleanor Yap Ahsathiamal Subramanian, 64, couldn’t be happier being a part of a community-based initiative combining physical and mental exercises called HAPPY...
Seniors go for Goldlympics

Seniors go for Goldlympics

Inaugural competition by Yishun Health encourages seniors to keep fit and have fun in their golden years.   More than 100 seniors, oldest being 84, proved that one can go “faster, higher, stronger” at any age. Jointly organised by Yishun Health, ActiveSG Masters...
Gym Tonic in the community

Gym Tonic in the community

Initially deployed in nursing homes and senior care centres, the strength training programme is now available in eight community locations.   Initially deployed in nursing homes and senior care centres, Gym Tonic, the evidence-based strength-training programme...
Get fit!

Get fit!

Move over GuavaPass, there is now a platform just for seniors so they can exercise and bond. BY: Eleanor Yap Hansen Lee, 27, discovered a gap with seniors and exercise. On one of a few occasions that he was able to convince his parents to join him for a run around...
“Frailty is not an inevitable part of ageing”

“Frailty is not an inevitable part of ageing”

NUS study shared that good nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse physical frailty in the elderly.   Physical frailty is common among the elderly and is strongly associated with cognitive impairment, dementia and adverse health outcomes...
Towel workout

Towel workout

Engage your major muscles groups and train your balance with this low-intensity workout.   The ActiveSG Towel Workout is a workout designed to encourage seniors to keep active with nothing more than a simple towel. Conceived by ActiveSG fitness instructors, the...
Getting seniors sport-ready

Getting seniors sport-ready

Through a new fitness test, seniors are assessed of their fitness level and what sport they can pursue.   About 100 seniors came down to the Pasir Ris Sports Complex on Sunday during the six hours to take the new FIT for FUNction fitness test developed by the...
A bar above the rest

A bar above the rest

Don’t underestimate this lightweight bar as it has many benefits including increasing one’s metabolism and heart rate, as well as alleviating back pain. The Flexi-Bar, which is designed and manufactured in Germany, can strengthen the core muscles of the body through...
A family affair

A family affair

The grandfather of eight was the oldest participant and he recently joined his family in the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2016. BY: Eleanor Yap At 83, Tay Kim Puay was the oldest participant in the recent SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half...
A playground for all ages

A playground for all ages

Ghim Moh senior residents can stay fit and bond with their families at a new recreational facility.   Ghim Moh residents can now enjoy a new, purpose-built recreational facility where those from all ages, including with special needs, can spend quality time...
Exercise video for seniors launched

Exercise video for seniors launched

HPB produces video of seven easy-to-do exercises that focus on muscle strength and balance. The Health Promotion Board (HPB) has produced a 30-minute exercise video titled “7 Easy Exercises to an Active Lifestyle”. These exercises have been developed with the help of...
Exercise as medicine

Exercise as medicine

Lien Foundation equips eldercare facilities with gym equipment.   Over 2,000 seniors in Singapore will benefit as Lien Foundation’s project ‘Gym Tonic’ rolls out to six nursing homes and six eldercare centres. The S$2.2 million initiative targets seniors who are...
For the love of running

For the love of running

Three individuals have found solace in running for different reasons. BY: Eleanor Yap Three individuals in their 50s have found their passion in running. Each has different reasons why they have turned to this form of exercise, however, the commonality is they are not...
Health really matters

Health really matters

Exercise has many benefits and it has become a part of my regular regime. BY: Lim Kwok Kuen It is generally accepted that one of the greatest fears in achieving one’s retirement plan is illness. This predicament is exacerbated by the rising cost of healthcare. I have...