• 5 Common Injuries In Women Runners

    Women are more prone to certain sports injuries than men, particularly when it comes to knee and lower leg problems. Scientific literature suggests women get more running injuries than men, due to various factors regarding the structure and mechanics of women’s bodies.  Dr Gowreeson Thevendran, orthopaedic surgeon at Mount...

    By Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  • What to do with a broken bone?

    A broken bone, also known as a fracture, is a common injury. Most fractures are not life threatening, but they do require immediate medical attention. There are certain signs to look out for such as deformity, bruising and swelling, tenderness and an inability to walk (for lower limb fractures).

    By Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  • 10 Reasons Why Kids Should Play Sports

    Values learned in sports – Discipline, Playing by the rules, Teamwork and Learning how to accept strength and weaknesses – Playing sports help children understand them personalities and characters better over time

    By Joy Xie
  • Getting Sporty With The Family

    Having family support to do sports or just working out together can be so much fun and beneficial for everyone in the family.  It is also a good chance for some bonding time and to enjoy some quality moments together rather than work or studying all the time.    The difficult thing for the family to get together to do some...

    By Jessica Wang
  • Global Footprints - Tips of an Avid Travethlete

    How are the roads there? What time is it safe to run over there? Is it safe at all? A dozen questions come up if you really think about it, so I’ll suggest you do your research. Being a light traveller, my logistical considerations are: how much gear do you need, a variation of shoes (are they really necessary though), wash your gear or...

    By Desmond Ang
  • Heart Disease: Difference in Men and Women

    A major challenge in diagnosing heart disease and especially coronary heart disease in women is that the warning signs in women may be different from those in men. Hence many women delay getting help for their heart problems. 

    By Dr. Stanley Chia, Cardiologist, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
  • Heart Attacks and Sudden Deaths among Athletes

    An active lifestyle may not guarantee your immunity to heart attacks. We explore the increasing occurrence of heart attacks among athletes and why they happen.

    By Mount Elizabeth Hospitals
  • Sports Injuries: Prevention Is Better Than Cure

    Many forms of exercise require one to repeatedly strain a certain part of your body. Inadequate caution may cause inflammation to your body and result in a sport injury. Take precautions to prevent these painful conditions.

    By Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  • Losing Sleep Over Your Sleep?

    Do you find it challenging to fall asleep at night? Do you have problems staying asleep? Or do you feel unrefreshed after waking up?  If you find yourself asking answering ‘yes’ to these questions and have some of these sleep issues, you may have Insomnia..

    By Boon Tiong
  • The Unique Course Of Green Corridor Run 2016

    The first thing you should note is that this run is different from the “Green Corridor Run”. I took part in the Green Corridor Run last year, and that run is an annual run organized in conjunction with World Water Day. 

    By Jeremy Sng
  • Working On Work-Life And Work-Outs

    I’ve always enjoyed training for races and running on its own, and upon graduation I had the ambition to continue to run decently while climbing the corporate ladder. But this perceptually doable task turns out to be tough, which got me wondering, how did the others do it?

    By Desmond Ang
  • Jabra Sports Coach - A Coach Too Close For Comfort?

    Known for its wireless sports earbuds with intelligent audio coaching optimized for cross training and indoor workouts, here's an unpretentious review of the Jabra Sports Coach

    By Jeremy Sng
  • APG2015: Athletes Capturing The Hearts Of Singaporeans

    As the curtains fall after the conclusion of the 2015 ASEAN Para Games, the event will be remembered for the athletes’ passion and commitment despite the odds. Singapore’s record haul of 24 golds, 17 silvers and 22 bronzes capped a fine performance from the first-time hosts as the athletes surpassed all expectations.

    By Ignatius Koh
  • Taking Care Of Your Children This Holiday Season

    Sports injuries account for a quarter of all injuries to children and adolescents, and the incidence is on the rise due to increasing participation in sports at all ages. To prevent sports injuries, athletes, coaches and parents must be educated with regard to the specific requirements of the sport and the risks involved.

    By Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  • Weekend Warriors: 3 Common Injury Risks

    If you are a “weekend warrior”, it is important to be aware of injuries that could happen due to sudden bursts of physical activities. If you do not exercise regularly, you should take more precaution when participating in sport. Unnecessary injuries can be avoided, here’s how. 

    By Mount Elizabeth Hospitals
  • Weekend Warriors: 5 Ways To Avoid Injury

    Exercise is always a good thing, but if you only exercise irregularly during weekends, there may be some hidden risks to your favourite sports. Here are 5 tips that you can protect yourself.

    By Mount Elizabeth Hospitals
  • Balancing Sports and Studies in Singapore

    The rigourous education system in Singapore often calls for a large amount of time and focus to be dedicated to studies. For those who have sporting aspirations, a lot dedication and time is also required to pursue this goal. Balancing the two is not always easy, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes very much a lifestyle.

    By Sara Ng
  • "What's in the bag?" of Our National Cyclist

    National cyclist Dinah Chan was Singapore’s hot favourite to defend her title at the 2015 SEA Games that took part on home soil. Check out what's in the bag of our cheerful 29 year old cyclist!

    By SportSanity SG
  • Who Said You Can't Drink Wine And Run At The Same Time? - Marathon Du Medoc 2015

    The Marathon Du Medoc race covers 21 chateaux of vineyards and winery. If this itself is not a draw, at the 38km mark you will be greeted with freshly shucked oysters and further down, the legendary Entrecote Beef! Free flow!

    By Jessica Wang Sing Yee
  • 5 Yoga Poses After a Day of Office Work

    While our eyes are glued to the computer screens typing furiously on the keyboard, we forget to maintain a proper posture and will end up slouching and crouching. Just a simple test: Are you able to raise both your hands with your biceps touching your ears? 

    By Jessica Wang Sing Yee