SM Goh exercising with Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan and Halimah Yacob, Deputy Secretary General, NTUC
While many people in less developed countries are worried about when their next meal will be, Singapore residents are facing weight problems. Almost 11% of them are obese and over the past 6 years, the figure has been climbing. Obesity is declared to be a global epidemic by the World Health Organization. *gulp*
Launched by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, the National Healthy Lifestyle Campaign 2010 aims to promote a nation of healthy and happy people through healthy-eating and regular exercise.
More than 1,000 visitors participated in the Great Singapore Workout at Vivocity, Amphitheater (Level 3) on a humid Sunday morning.
To encourage individuals and their friends and families to adopt a healthy lifestyle, a new initiative "Health Promoting Mall" was also launched. 50 malls have signed up and they promote healthier meal choices at their food courts or restaurants.Weekly exercise such as mall walks or mall aerobics could be hosted by the malls.
My sedentary lifestyle and not engaging in any form of sports or exercise is making me obese. I like the idea of mall walks after doing my banking or grocery shopping or after a healthy meal at my favourite mall. I might meet like-minded people to fight obesity together. :D
visitors at the healthy lifestyle fair at Vivocity, Amphitheatre
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