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1. Come Out and Play

Arcades may have a bad rep but modern day ones offer good clean fun with games to entice all levels of gamers.

Unleash your inner rock star with Guitar Hero, or race your friends in Project Gotham Racing! If you want to get your blood pumping, then get moving with WII Sports Resort or Dance Dance Revolution 4. Prefer something more sedentary? Then try your hand at being the first property tycoon in a game of Monopoly City.

You’ll need a focused mind and concentration to play these games—just what you need to keep your mind off cigarettes!

Related: Game Your Way to 10,000 Steps A Day

2. Sing with a Swing

Did you know that singing out loud can have positive effects on your health? Singing is fun and uplifting, which works wonders on your mood and emotional well-being.

So if you feel like relieving some tension or if you just want to spend an enjoyable moment with your pals, head on to your nearest karaoke and belt out those hits!

Related: Expressing Yourself Through the Arts

3. Sk8er Boys (and Girls!)

Have you ever watched Disney on Ice and wondered what it’s like to glide over the ice? Why not experience this for yourself by heading down to one of the ice-skating rinks in Singapore?

Ice-skating is similar to rollerblading, except you can pick up speed much quicker and with less effort. You will also learn balance and manoeuvres that will make you more agile. There are friendly instructors to give you pointers should you need help. Your body may feel sore the next day, but it's a great way to be physically active while hanging out with friends.

Chances are, you’ll feel good too because of the endorphins released during physical activity. If skating is not your thing, you can try any other type of sport or games.

Related: What You Can Gain From Physical Activity

4. Om Nom Nom

Eating is the ultimate Singaporean pastime and it’s best shared with friends! These days, you can find food galore everywhere you turn, even in the heartlands. And we’re not just talking about local zi char from your friendly neighbourhood coffeeshop.

From Thai pineapple rice and Italian pasta to sushi to steaks, chances are you’ll be able to find a restaurant or cafe to suit your palate. Just be sure to pick a non-smoking eatery so you won’t be tempted to light up.

The best part of sharing a meal with friends is that you enjoy good company without thinking about smoking. Of course, do go easy on the food intake so as not to put on excess weight!

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Go ahead — enrich your mind, body and tummy without lighting up. Life is only as fun as you make it!

Resources for Quitting

Join the I Quit 28-Day Countdown now! Call QuitLine at 1800 438 2000 for support, and visit participating retail pharmacies for advice that can help you quit.


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