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Active recovery for productive rest days

  Photo: Active Health Rest days don’t always have to be about binge-watching Netflix on your couch. If you’re feeling especially energetic, you could engage in active recovery on your days off for a quicker recovery process. Unlike passive...
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Loving couple embarks on a journey of health and wellness with Active Health

  Lee Ying Ying and Desmond Lim. Photo: Desmond Lim  “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Laozi Lee Ying Ying, 27 years old, who works at Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA), was already keen to change her lifestyle habits...
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Back to basics: Mobility exercises are for all ages

    As with everything in life, a strong foundation is needed in an effective training programme. One of the most common mistakes made by advanced fitness enthusiasts is overlooking basic fitness attributes in pursuit of aesthetics. If you lead...
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The importance of strength training for women

    When you hear about strength training, what may come to mind are bodybuilders with hulk-like physiques. This leads many women to believe that strength training just isn’t for them. Don’t put the weights down just yet! Adding a little...
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Why is physical activity important for child development?

    Physical education lessons are a required syllabus in Singaporean schools for a good reason – physical activity couldn’t be more important to a child’s physical, mental and emotional development. Like it or not, there is no denying that...
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Is physical activity the best medicine for depression?

    Laughter may be the best medicine, but physical activity comes in close second when it comes to fighting depression. That's right – physical activity is good for more than just strengthening your body and improving your health! Exercise gives...
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10 benefits of physical activity

    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...
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Why do I feel tired all the time?

    We all have days when we just feel like hitting the snooze button and sleeping in. This feeling of constant lethargy may continue to persist, even after a good night's sleep. While some may chalk it up to being nothing more than a case of the...
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What is HIIT and its benefits?

    High intensity interval training or HIIT is a form of cardio exercise done in short, intense bursts that aims to maximise athletic performance under conditions where the muscles are deprived of oxygen. HIIT is a great form of exercise to...
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9 best exercises for the elderly

    As our entire nation moves towards a more active lifestyle with island-wide initiatives like the National Steps Challenge encouraging active participation from all, there's no reason for seniors to feel left out! Retirement shouldn’t be an...
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