The Active Family Programme is a fun sports & games programme for children 6-12 years old. Sessions are available free every weekend at more than 10 locations across Singapore.
Activities include Archery, Inline Skating, Nerf Combat and more. Register now or find out more at here (click ‘Get Moving with Move it!’)
Great things start when you MOVE IT!
Physical activity is important to health. Get started with HPB’s physical activity programmes and get more from life today!
Our bodies are designed to move. Keeping active not only helps us maintain a healthy weight, it also improves our overall mental and physical well-being for a better quality of life from Day 1.
GETTING ACTIVE HELPS TO:
- Reduce risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers
- Keep bones, muscles and joints strong
- Improve balance and coordination to help prevent falls
- Promote mental well-being, reduce stress and anxiety
- Enable one to look and feel good
- Help control and maintain healthy weight
To start feeling great, you don’t have to go out of your way, use special equipment or invest too much effort and time to get the optimal amount of physical activity. In fact, your immediate environment and surroundings are the perfect places to start moving and kickstart a brand new you!
Types of Physical Activity
Physical activity covers a range from incidental movement (such as walking or carrying groceries) to leisure-time physical activity such as sports and exercise that range from moderate intensity to vigorous intensity (MVPA).
Incidental Physical Activity
Any activity that builds up over the day such as:
- Taking the stairs
- Carrying groceries
Moderate Physical Acitivity
Activity that causes a noticeable increase in breathing rate. You will be able to carry on a conversation but won’t have enough breath to sing. Activities such as:
- Brisk walking (5km/hr)
- Leisure cycling (<16km/hr)
- Leisure swimming
- Line Dancing
Vigorous Physical Activity
Activity that cause large increases in breathing rate. You won’t be able to carry out a conversation but you are not out of breath. Activities such as:
- Step aerobics
- Swimming laps
- Playing soccer
Move towards better overall health and mental well-being by incorporating a mix of incidental, moderate and vigorous physical activities in your everyday routine today.
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Note: Aim for at least 150 minutes of MVPA every week.
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