One example would be during the circuit breaker period two years ago, where I took the extra free time as an opportunity to shed the extra weight I had put on during my pre-pandemic travels.
Within that period, I successfully managed to lose close to 6kg and even dropped two pant sizes.
However, with the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions and fewer opportunities to work from home, I found myself ‘relapsing’ and making excuses to avoid any form of exercise. Unsurprisingly, I’ve gained back the majority of the weight.
According to the new Singapore Physical Activity Guidelines (SPAG), which were launched in June by Sport Singapore (SportSG) and the Health Promotion Board (HPB), adults are advised to clock 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week, with no minimum timing for each bout.
Apart from that, adults are also encouraged to try to do moderate or vigorous-intensity muscle-strengthening activities such as lifting weights at least two days a week.
This is definitely not something I’ve been doing, so in a bid to fit back into all my clothes, I decided to challenge myself to clock 300 minutes of exercise in a week.