Health Promotion Board Has Strong Initiatives To Encourage Healthy Living

When Sembawang citizens reach their lift entrance halls nowadays, they see brightly coloured stickers advising them to take the stairs rather. This is one of the numerous Health and wellness Promotion Board initiatives to urge healthy and balanced living in the heartland by building a Healthy Community (HCE). It gives residents a much healthier option for everything, from food to commuting. The HCE is being piloted in Sembawang and also Choa Chu Kang, with a view of extending it to other estates. Residents, for instance, can opt to walk to MRT stations as the Land Transportation Authority (LTA) will prolong protected walkways by 2018. The HPB is additionally working very closely with LTA to guarantee these walkways are senior pleasant and covered with anti-slip floor covering. Cycling is also being urged. Sembawang, as an example, currently has 10km of biking paths leading to neighbouring towns. A similar network will be created in Choa Chu Kang.

Latest figures reveal that around 10.8 per cent of all Singaporean grownups were taken into consideration overweight in 2010, a large surge from 4 percent in 2004. To assist detain the fad, HPB is provide giving complimentary sporting activities such as zumba as well as yoga at Sembawang and Choa Chu Kang parks. And to aid the senior in staying mentally energetic and also fending off mental deterioration, the Sembawang Citizens' Board organises weekly Rummy-O sessions. Given that September, people over 40 living in Sembawang as well as Choa Chu Kang could obtain subsidised chronic illness screening at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. The Parc Life EC show flat is close distance to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. The HCE additionally encompasses colleges that advertise much healthier food options in canteens and urge trainees to exercise. By following month, dishes with less than 500 calories will certainly additionally be available at Woodlands Mart and Sembawang Mart food courts.