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Whether you want to lose weight, stay fit, maintain a healthy lifestyle or do more physical activity, this sunny island has everything to offer for those who want a happy, healthy life!
The weekend is here again – but what can one do in this little island we call home, and some have even labelled "Singa-bore"?
We all want to experience something different and refreshing from time to time. Singapore may seem like a boring place at a glance, but if you take a step and venture out as part of your efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you just might be intrigued by our sunny island and everything it has to offer for healthy living.
So how does one avoid doing the same thing over and over again? And most importantly, how can we have fun without burning a hole in our pockets??
There are currently more than 300 parks, trails, and nature reserves in Singapore, all ready for you to explore and enjoy with your friends or family members!
Walking, hiking and trekking are some great social activities that don't cost a thing and are easily accessible to all.
These activities also help you to lose weight (or maintain a healthy weight) and stay fit. And yes, we know you’ve heard it before, but it bears repeating! Regular exercise can help lower your risks of illnesses such as heart disease and high blood pressure.
The exercise is also good for your mental health, as it reduces stress and anxiety and also gives you more energy.
Southern Ridges, for instance, is a trail spanning Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, and Kent Ridge Park. The route comprises a 36-metre high bridge known as the Henderson Waves and a brilliant view from the peak of Mount Faber.
So gather your buddies and organise a nice refreshing walk out in the open!
Another outdoor activity you and your friends can consider is cycling in Pulau Ubin.
Army guys may be accustomed to Pulau Tekong, but for some outdoor relaxation, take a boat out to rural Pulau Ubin, where old-school kampong houses still remain and forestry is abundant.
In an age of pollution, Pulau Ubin is a breath of fresh air – literally! Your heart and lungs will thank you for all that exercise and fresh air.
Something not to be missed is Chek Jawa Wetlands, opened to the public since 2007. Chek Jawa has a rich biodiversity, but most of it can only be seen at low tide so be sure to check the tide schedule!
The construction of a boardwalk and viewing tower allows visitors to appreciate Chek Jawa in close proximity without any harm to the natural environment.
Chek Jawa is a 40-minute ride from the entrance of Pulau Ubin, where bicycles can be rented.
For those who prefer indoor fun, there are tons of flea markets to check out!
You can find amazing bargains on collectibles, used apparel and many more!
Looking good and spending less, what better combination is there?
Even when you're not planning anything, in particular, there's always a way to save money!
From making your own soap to learning how to repair your electronic gadgets, developing your DIY skills is the perfect way to save money, meet new people, pass the time, and be handy!
Plus, there are tons of free online resources to get you started!
As you can see, there are many things to do in Singapore, whether indoors or outdoors, with friends and family members, or on your own!
All you need is to put a little effort and time to find the activities that'll get you going! Don’t forget also to choose healthy meals over junk food! Couple your active lifestyle with healthy eating habits for a happy, healthy life!
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This article was last reviewed on
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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