Running and Hiking Trails in Singapore

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Looking for new ideas on where to run now that stadiums are closed? Tired of going around in circles around your own neighborhood midway into Phase 2 (HA)? Keen to explore our own island nation since we are all grounded and travel deprived for the past year?

Get some ideas in the articles below:

  1. Running trails in Singapore: Lush parks, breezy beaches and scenic sights
  2. 10 Scenic running routes in Singapore that won’t bore fitness enthusiasts
  3. Going hiking in Singapore? Here are the best nature trails to trek across the island

Remember to mask up before and after you complete your strenuous physical activity and maintain safe distancing and small group sizes. Do your part to flatten the curve!

Exercising During Ramadan

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​Ramadan fasting shouldn’t stop you from being active. Dr Fadzil Hamzah, Senior Staff Registrar, Department of Sport and Exercise Medicine at Changi General Hospital (CGH), shares the benefits of continuing to be active during the fasting month. Find out more in the link below

1. Exercising During Ramadan

Cheers!

Spin induced rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis is a condition characterized by muscle breakdown and the release of the byproducts into our blood circulation. In severe cases, it is associated with electrolyte imbalances and kidney failure.

With the resumption of many face to face exercise classes now that the pandemic has eased a little and an increase in popularity of various exercises such as HIIT, Barre, Yoga and Spin, we are seeing increasing number of cases of otherwise healthy adults presenting to the hospitals for rhabdomyolysis following their first try at Spin classes. This is often seen in fit individuals who do other forms of exercise regularly and is not confined to unfit.

Here’s are 2 articles to give us a brief overview of this condition:
1) Why intense workouts are leading to a life-threatening condition
2) I Got Rhabdo After Spin Class’: What You Need To Know About This Woman’s Story

Do be mindful and pace yourselves when you try out new forms of exercises that you may not be familiar with. Don’t ‘chiong’ many many classes just to get your money’s worth out of duration based trial packages at the expense of your body giving way. Listen to your body at all times. Remember the importance of warm up exercise and re-hydration even when we don’t have commanders ordering us to half water bottle drink up!

Stay safe and don’t let things spin out of control!

BT training advice from SVs to trainees

On behalf of Steadfast Runners IC Stephanie Krishnan and the Steadfast Runners Team

Over the past 3 months, we’ve been sharing quotes from fellow SVs with new recruits for the 1/21 intake. These quotes have been words of advice on how to prepare – both mentally and physically – for being a SV.

Some of you have asked for these to be shared, as they reminded us of our own BT, so here they are!

A big thank you to all who have contributed, and if you have any to add, please leave in the comments or PM Stephanie!

What advice would you give for succeeding at BT?

Tips for exercising at home

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The pre-enlistment vTABATA might have ended but your journey of exercising at home can continue. Here are some tips on how to maximize your home exercise experience in a safe and effective manner (:

Check out the articles below:
1) Safety Tips for Exercising at Home
2) Exercising at Home: Workout Essentials and Tips to Stay Safe
3) Exercise at Home: 4 Household Items To Use As Workout Equipment
4) 15 at home exercise routines

Enjoy!