Health & Injuries

  • Running under the Sun: Hidden Dangers and Precaution

    Health & Injuries

    Whether you are just starting to run or you have been an avid half-marathon or marathon runner for years, you may love how running makes you look and feel. From the beautiful muscle tone and the enhanced ability to burn fat from running, to the sun-kissed glow that you see on your skin after a…

  • Improve Running Performance by Preventing Pre, During, or Post Race Vomiting

    Health & Injuries

    It happens to both amateur and professional runners alike, and no, it’s not the beloved runner’s high: It is vomit. Whether you are in the best of shape or just starting out as a runner, one thing for sure, you have experienced feelings of nausea and tossed your cookies a time or two or three….

  • I’m Overweight. Is Running Suitable for Me?

    Health & Injuries

    Let’s talk frankly about running and weight. The problem of obesity is increasing in Singapore and it may be about to overtake smoking as the major cause of preventable diseases. In Singapore, the National Health Survey revealed that about 1 in 9 adults aged between 18 to 69 years were obese and 4 in 10…

  • SEA Games Gold Medalist Mok Shares Top Tips to Guard Against Injuries With FLEXISEQ

    Health & Injuries

    Clinching his 5th gold medal in Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore, the SEA Games marathon gold medalist, Mok Ying Ren, has leaped ahead on his Road to Rio 2016. His eyes are set on his next mark – SEA Games 2015, and thereafter, he is planning a more intensive training stint overseas. It is certain that…

  • 8 Facts That All Runners Need to Know

    Health & Injuries

    Running is both an exciting sport and a fantastic way to stay in shape. But if you do a search on the Internet, you’ll find many differing opinions when it comes to running-related techniques and gear, some more factual than others. This can be really daunting if you are looking to start running. Should you…

  • 10 Tips To Keep Your Heart Healthy

    Health & Injuries

    When it comes to your overall well-being, you have to take good care of your body and your heart is one of the best places to start. So many vital organs and processes in your body depend on this mighty, muscular organ. If your heart isn’t functioning at optimal levels, the rest of your health…

  • What Is A Meniscal Tear, And How Do You Treat It?

    Health & Injuries

    The meniscus is a wedge-shaped cushion found between the articular surfaces in the knee joint. It plays a major role in shock absorption in the knee, and is key to proper biomechanics of joint movement. The meniscus also holds many receptors that relay information to the brain about the location of the joint and the…

  • How Physiotherapy Can Work For Runners

    Health & Injuries

    Physiotherapy or physical therapy is a science-based health care service that holistically rehabilitates disabilities and injuries to promote improved quality of life, return of functional mobility, and maintain health for people of all ages. The main goal of physical therapy is to empower and encourage development of active recovery while maintaining and improving their lifestyle…

  • Rehabilitating the Runner’s Knee

    Health & Injuries

    In our previous article, we discovered that runner’s knee can be due to a number of causes. Some may arise from unavoidable events, like suffering from a bad fall or blow to the knees. Muscle imbalances such as weak gluteal muscles, and muscle tightness around the kneecaps can also cause misalignment, leading to chronic pain….

  • How Pre-race Anxiety Affects Sleep

    Health & Injuries

    It’s the night before race day, one of the hardest periods of running that you are forced to deal with time and time again. You get a bit of anxiety before each race as you mentally prepare and psych yourself out, which ruins your sleeping schedule and makes it impossible to get your full eight…

  • Tackling the Runner’s Knee

    Health & Injuries

    The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2013 is just around the corner, and we are just as pumped up as you to run at one of the biggest marathon events in Singapore. Mr. Yeo Yen Sun, Head of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation at the Singapore Sports Institue, has over 15 years’ experience in physiotherapy. With a Bachelor’s…