According to the study conducted by The Visa Affluent Study 2013, Singaporeans redefined the meaning of luxury. Singaporeans shunned material extravagances and consider good health a luxury. Asia Pacific and the UAE (United Arab Emirates) also perceive the same thing. The Visa Affluent Study 2013 seeks to find out the trends and spending habits of affluent consumers. They found out that modern and affluent people put more priority in keeping fit at the same time achieving work-life balance.
HPB (Health Promotion Board) is surely happy to know that more Singaporeans are eyeing a healthy life. But it should be noted here that health and fitness are not only for affluent Singaporeans. HPB stresses that all health and fitness programmes are for everyone, not only for the rich and the famous. Ordinary people also deserve health and fitness. Here are some things that you should consider to maintain a good health:
You are what you eat. Remember that. Foods are important so the body will function well but you have to make sure that you eat the right kind of food and the right amount. To be safe, you should eat vegetables and fruits. If you want to be sure, you can go to your nutritionist and ask them to design a meal plan for you.
All people need about 200 to 300 minutes of exercise every week. If you have all the time in the world, it would be great if you spend an hour or two exercising. If you are too busy, you can still exercise. Brisk walking on your way to work or biking for thirty minutes to one hour will make a difference. Exercise will serve as your protection against chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, high blood cholesterol, etc.
When you speak of health, it is not only physical because it transcends more than that. Some scientists believe that mental health or wellbeing should be considered when you are vying for a healthy and fit life. Remember that if you are happy and positive, it radiates to your action. When you are positive about everything, it would be easier to get through exercise and proper diet.