The easiest way to stay active and healthy is simple: move. The more you move, the more calories you burn. Many times, we are bogged down by various obstructions and excuses not to exercise, such as lack of spare time, feeling exhausted after work, the gym is too far from the house. Perhaps, all we need is just a little creativity.

Instead of commuting with public transport, how about walking, running or cycling to your destination? Rather than socializing with friends over a meal, how about catching up over a run? If the gym is too far from your house, try working out at home with free apps such as Nike+ Training Club.

Make your effort of staying active counts with Polar A370. This smart, intuitive and sleek fitness tracker monitors your daily activity and heart rate continuously, 24 hours a day. Polar A370 helps you train at the right intensity with heart rate zones, guides you through your workouts, gives you motivating feedback, reminds you to get up and move if you stay still for too long. It even provides valuable insights to your sleep.

To be able to keep moving all-day long, you need a set of versatile and comfortable apparels that will help you maximise your potential. Reebok’s Running ACTIVCHILL Tee is made of ACTIVCHILL fabric technology that enhances breathability to help keep your body cool. With its slim design, you have freedom of motion during exercise.

Reebok’s Running 2-in-1 Short employs ACTIVCHILL fabric and laser perforations on the outer short to wick sweat away from the body and keeps air flowing with each stride. For convenience, secure your headphones, key or cards in the stash pocket.

The comfortable and subtly hip ASICS GEL-Kenun has a versatile design, you can wear it all day for just about any occasion. You don’t need to bring a different shoe for exercise. With the rear-foot GEL cushioning technology, seamless upper, lightweight SOLYTE midsole material, the shoe is your great daily companion.

UA Storm Hustle II Backpack comes in handy when you need to store workout gears and office laptop in a single bag. It has a soft-lined laptop sleeve that can hold up to 15” MacBook Pro or similarly sized laptop. With highly water-resistant UA Storm technology and adjustable HeatGear shoulder straps that provide extra comfort, the backpack is also suitable for outdoor adventures and vacations.

Lighter than most hard bottles, Stash 750 ML is a collapsible drinking bottle that, when empty, can be compacted to ¼ of its maximum size to minimize your bag’s space. Made of ultra-durable, abrasion resistant material for superior durability and elasticity, the bottle can be frozen or filled with hot water (max temp 60°C / 140°F).

  1. Polar A370, S$299 from Polar
  2. Running ACTIVCHILL Tee, US$38 from Reebok
  3. Running 2-in-1 Short, US$39.97 from Reebok
  4. Stash 750 ML, US$18 from HydraPak
  5. UA Storm Hustle II Backpack, S$79.00 from Under Armour
  6. ASICS GEL-Kenun, US$130 from ASICS

The time spent on being active is a time well spent.

Eva Natalia

Eva is a casual runner who has been hooked on marathons since her first race in 2011. She’s content to spend her weekends only on running. She is also a hiking enthusiast and traveling addict. When she’s not doing outdoor activities, she indulges in reading.

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