By Yeo Chee Yew
Happy New Year, Singapore!
How's your new year's resolutions coming along? With 2022 set to be a bumper year for sports, it is only fitting that health and fitness are top of our agenda. After all, a healthy body sets us up for the long road ahead like no other!
Rounded off 2021 in good form like us? Why not keep the momentum going into the new year! Read on to find out how you can either lose those flab for good, or give your mind and body that much needed refresh!
Start your journey here if you haven't already with Part 1 of this series!
8. Speaking to Someone
There is no health without mental health. In our pursuit for physical fitness, we should not neglect the maintenance of our mental acuity.
Prolonged stress can lead to burnout, or in the current landscape, pandemic fatigue. Relieving those stress can be as as simple as talking to a family member, friend, or even a colleague that you can trust.
Read more about the importance of mental wellness and resilience here!
9. Attending Active Health Webinars
For those new to fitness, or facing bottlenecks in their endeavors, it is definitely useful to learn more about the various concepts so as to find the one that best fits his/her daily life.
Framed around the effects of fast-paced changes and related challenges on “live-work-play” trends, Active Health’s latest series of webinars feature key industry experts and thought leaders as they navigate trending topics to harness health and wellness in building a high performing individual.
Catch up on the past webinars in the article series here!
Yoga is an interesting activity that one can try with no prior experience. Practitioners can use it to satisfy a variety of needs, whether it be to socialize, keep fit, or stress management.
As such, there are multiple styles to choose from: Bikram Yoga, where you practice in a hot sauna to lose weight and increase metabolism; Hatha Yoga, for relaxation purposes; and more.
Get your yoga fix from the comforts of your home with these sessions on Watch now!
Pilates is a form of low impact exercise that can induce a reduction in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and fatigue.
While all you really need is a mat, interested individuals can also try out reformer Pilates for more variation and extra resistance.
12. Water Aerobics
The buoyancy of water helps reduce pressure on the joints by supporting one’s body weight. It also eliminates the concern about falls and issues associated with other types of workouts. This makes Water Aerobics is the ideal low impact exercise that even the pregnant or elderly can participate in.
Hiking has been proven to reduce anxiety by quieting the mind and allowing you to zone in on your breathing.
Doing this alone is enough to give you a spiritual and rejuvenating adventure. Add to that by sharing the experience with friends - it brings you closer together to form lasting bonds.
With so many trails to choose from, Singapore is truly a hiker’s paradise. Grab a buddy and hit the woods today!
If you are looking to stay physically, mentally and socially active in the community, why not do it for a good cause?
Give back to society by volunteering for a cause you believe in. Besides helping others, volunteering is beneficial to ourselves too by helping us stay connected with society and giving us a sense of satisfaction and purpose.
Check out Team Nila and SportCares for some activities you can participate in while contributing back to society today!
Find out more things you can try in Part 3 (upcoming) of this Article Series!
There is really no replacement for physical event participation. With one eye on the need to remain safe on our path back to normalcy, it is understandable if one is wary of heading outdoors for fitness purposes. Why not try SportSG's new initiative - Blended?
"Blended" is birthed in the challenging times where the black swan of COVID-19 has brought about major disruptions to our sports industry. It re-imagines the future of sports events, of the physical and virtual worlds merging seamlessly together.
Embark on a phygital experience together with SportSG today. Check out our rich "Blended" event catalogue here!