They are Big Walking their way to fun and health
As members of the healthcare fraternity, the staff of Singapore General Hospital (SGH) know that a healthy lifestyle is more than just a slogan or buzzword.
So it is no wonder that the SGH Department of Urology has a 77-member group taking part in the National Steps Challenge The New Paper Big Walk 2017.
Associate Professor Henry Ho, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Urology, SGH, said: "As doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, we are role models to our patients when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Nothing beats walking with friends and colleagues who will encourage us to complete the Big Walk together.
"We will also be able to bond and get to know one another better."
Four members of this SGH group also took part in the Big Walk last year.
A spokesman for SGH's Work-Life Unit said: "Singapore General Hospital promotes a healthy lifestyle through various workplace health initiatives such as regular exercise classes, inter-department games and interest groups. To encourage participation in sporting events, we also provide subsidies for selected local sporting events and the Big Walk is one such event."
Some of the Big Walkers taking part this year are part of a weekly brisk walking group, and they have been going for twice-weekly runs since last month.
Some are also members of Trail Seekers, a 49-member interest group that was started in March this year to bring together staff with interest in hiking and trekking. The group seeks out and explores different parts of Singapore once a month.
Ms Nadrah Hamzah, 33, a nurse clinician, said: ""Brisk walking, unlike running, is good because it allows us to talk and catch up with each other from our busy work schedules.
"As a representative of the ward, I also managed to get more colleagues to join in. It's a great opportunity for work-life balance as not only do we work together as a department, but we also have fun through this walk by getting fit together!"
National Steps Challenge The New Paper Big Walk 2017
WHEN Sunday, Nov 26, 7am
WHERE Starts at National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub
HOW Register online at tnpbigwalk.sg
REGISTRATION FEE $25 (Early-bird sign-ups enjoy a 15 per cent discount)
WIN Stand to win lots of lucky draw prizes, worth a total of $17,000, including the grand prize of an Osim uLove Massage Chair (be'spoke version).
Other lucky draw prizes include six Osim uCozy 3D upper body massagers, 20 Ice Watches and three hampers from SunMoon.
National Steps Challenge
The National Steps Challenge, launched by the Health Promotion Board (HPB), will be back for a third campaign.
Go to www.stepschallenge.sg to find out more about the upcoming National Steps Challenge Season 3 and how you can sign up and collect your free HPB steps tracker.
Terms and conditions apply.
Water fun galore for everyone
Head for some holiday fun to Splash-N-Surf at the Kallang Wave Mall at the Singapore Sports Hub!
This water fun spot is on Level 3 of the Mall and features the Stingray, Lazy River, and Kids Water Playground.
The Stingray is the only aquatic half-pipe ride in Singapore for body boarding and skim boarding, and users can ride up to 90 degrees on a curved wall.
If you prefer a more leisurely time, you can head to the 1m-deep Lazy River and take a relaxing float along its course.
The Kids Water Playground has a Water Play Area and a Kids Pool. It is suitable for families with young children aged 3 to 12 years.