While there’s plenty of health news that just seems like its designed to scare the pants off us, there’s plenty that we need to pay attention to, too. This monthly update will answer a few questions and give you news that’s relevant to keeping you fit and healthy in Singapore.
More sport for all!
Participating in sport has been shown not only to improve physical health but to benefit our mental health, too – which is why leading fitness provider UFIT has launched its brand new UFIT Sports division. Tennis is the fi rst part of the UFIT Sports journey, following the recent acquisition of Savitar Tennis, Singapore’s leading tennis coaching company. So, now in addition to bespoke personal training programmes, group classes (including over 60 bootcamp classes per week across 10 different locations!), nutrition support, physiotherapy and corporate wellness, you can also expect the calorie-busting Tennis Burn fitness classes, along with junior and adult tennis classes, and private coaching options.
Want to see if tennis fits into your workout routine? Sign up for Tennis Burn classes on Tuesday evenings at Savitar Tennis Centre, Raffl es City. During the month of September, EL readers can get 15 percent off UFIT’s credit packages with the code “USEL15”. Head to ufit.com.sg/sports to redeem the offer!
Say Hello to Rapid Relief!
Headaches are extremely common. In fact, at least half of all adults have had a headache in the past year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Whether you’re suffering from a sinus or stress headache, you can now take Tylenol for quick pain relief. (We’re talking in as little as 15 minutes, when taking two tablets.) The brand’s Tylenol 500mg has just become available here in Singapore, and is exclusively available at Guardian. As the oldest Paracetamol brand in the world, Tylenol is considered the number one over-the-counter painkiller globally. Find out more at guardian.com.sg.
Health help: What exactly is hypertension and can chiropractic care help?
“High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems such as heart disease. Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.
Hypertension is a “silent” condition; people can have it for years, causing damage to blood vessels and organs – especially the brain, eyes, kidneys and heart – without experiencing any symptoms. By the time symptoms such as headache, shortness of breath, nosebleeds and chest pain present, there may already be significant damage done. Therefore, early detection is important; if uncontrolled, it can lead to serious health problems like heart attack and stroke – two of the leading causes of death worldwide. Though medication is often prescribed to lower hypertension, there are healthier forms of prevention and treatment like aerobic exercise, a nutritious diet and avoiding tobacco.
In addition, studies have shown that Gonstead Chiropractic care can be a practical defense against the dangers of high blood pressure, as well as a natural treatment. Central to chiropractic is a type of manual manipulation called an adjustment to correct vertebral misalignments, which cause certain health symptoms and disorders. For example, certain parts of the vertebrae, when misaligned, have particular effects on blood pressure; an adjustment can restore balance and function to the spine, thus having a positive impact on the nervous system.”
- Dr William Choi Gonstead chiropractor
Academy of Chiropractic Clinic #02-27 Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road 6438 5051 | accsing.com
A race to save lives
The annual Singtel-Singapore Cancer Society Race Against Cancer (RAC) returns this year from 19 to 27 September – only this time, it’s virtual! Aimed at raising funds for cancer treatment subsidies, welfare assistance, cancer rehabilitation, hospice care, cancer screenings, research, public education and cancer support group initiatives, the Race Against Cancer virtual event will feature 5km and 10km categories, as well as 21km and 42km half-marathon and full-marathon categories for those who want an extra challenge.
Register by 18 September at raceagainstcancer.org.sg