Let's get active together anytime, anywhere! Read on to find out more
Physical activity not only helps you look and feel good, it also gives you more energy to enjoy a healthy life! Simple activities like doing household chores or taking the stairs instead of the lift are a good start. Aim for 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every week for a healthier you.
Engaging in regular physical activity can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and enhance your quality of life. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality (accounting for 6% of deaths globally), whilst overweightness and obesity are responsible for 5% of global mortality.
According to the 2019 National Population Health Survey conducted by the Ministry of Health, 40.2% of Singaporeans (aged 18-74) do not participate in any leisure-time physical activity. Including physical activity at work, commuting and leisure-time physical activity, 19.9% of Singaporeans have insufficient total physial activity
In general, there are three types of physical activity one can engage in:
Create your own routine
You can also
download and design your own exercise routine with physical activities that fit your lifestyle best. Learn more about the types of physical activity and find out how you can make the most out of it
here. Remember, some physical activity is better than none at all! Join us and aim for 150 minutes of physical activity every week.
Read these next:
This article was last reviewed on
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
What is a Healthy Weight?
Recommended Dietary Allowances
5 Exercises to Prevent Chronic Illnesses
The ABCs of Health Screening
Diet vs Exercise
How to Walk 10,000 Steps a Day The Easy Way
View More Programmes
Screen for Life (SFL) is a national screening programme that encourages Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents to go for regular health screening and follow up.
Physical activity is important to health. Get started with HPB's physical activity programmes and get more from life today!
Wouldn’t it be great if healthy living were as easy and enjoyable as shopping? Now, that’s possible at Health Promoting Malls. Have fun with mall workouts, enjoy healthier meals, and learn how to stay smoke-free – all at your convenience!
Browse Live Healthy
In partnership with