Putting her best sporting foot forward
Scoliosis and heart disease won't stop Amelia, 12, from taking part in Big Walk
Nothing will stop Amelia Han, 12, from living life to the fullest.
Not even being hit by a second health condition - scoliosis - last year. As a result, her left leg is 2cm shorter than her right. Amelia was also born with a congenital heart disease.
Madam Dawn Teo, 47, said her youngest daughter, is fit and ready for the National Steps Challenge The New Paper Big Walk 2017.
Amelia has been preparing for it for some time, only stopping for the PSLE.
Said Madam Teo: "She did yoga and went for swimming classes.
"We also walk round Bedok Reservoir as a family once a week, (covering) a distance of about 4km."
She and her husband, Mr Harry Han, 49, have two other daughters.
Madam Teo added: "Amelia just has to keep well hydrated, wear well-fitting shoes with good ankle support and height aids to correct the imbalance between her legs (for the Big Walk)."
It will be the Primary 6 student's second time doing the walk. Amelia first took part in the Big Walk 2014 when she was nine, with her parents and sisters.
Last Friday, the beneficiary of Club Rainbow (Singapore) and her mother did some stretching exercises at the dance studio in the Sports Hub Gym in Kallang.
They also jogged along the 888m running track at the 100Plus Promenade, one of the free community facilities at the Sports Hub.
The Sports Hub Gym is on Level 2 of the OCBC Arena and boasts the latest equipment. It also offers fitness classes such as Zumba, Pilates, Kardio Kickboxing, Bounce Dance Fit, and Piloxing.
There are also dance lessons for children conducted at the dance studio.
The OCBC Arena has six indoor sport halls, designed for multi-purpose usage - including elite athlete training and public usage.
The 100Plus Promenade is Singapore's largest fully sheltered civic space.
Circling the National Stadium, its innovative design features an elevated platform that provides views of the city and acts as a central connector to all the major facilities within the Singapore Sports Hub complex.
Calling all Big Walkers
Is that you in this Big Walk photograph from the National Stadium? Or do you have any previous The New Paper Big Walk photographs of yourself, your family or your friends?
Your photographs should be from between 1991 and 2006, when The New Paper Big Walk was held at the National Stadium.
If your answer to either or both questions is YES, and you have registered to take part in the National Steps Challenge The New Paper Big Walk 2017, we want to give you a gift.
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate "TNP Big Walk 2017" in the subject header. In the e-mail, please indicate your name and contact details, and the date of the issue of TNP where you were seen in the Big Walk photo.
You can also attach your own The New Paper Big Walk photos and tell us the year the photos were taken. You will need to bring the photos with you when you collect your gift. We will inform you when to come to collect your gift.
Keep a lookout for more photographs that will be published in TNP.
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.
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