Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Two oBikes found in Whampoa River - picture

The ugly side of shared bike users in Singapore.

The bike-sharing company has lodged a police report.

Ref: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/two-obikes-found-whampoa-river

Benefits of avocados

The avocado is a rather unique type of fruit.

Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats.

These are the health benefits:
  • The main ingredient in avocado is guacamole.
  • Avocado is loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids, majority of the fat is oleic acid. This is the same fat that is found in olive oil.
  • Full of fibre.  One fruit may supply about 13g of fibre or 50% of the recommended amount.
  • Eating Avocados can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • The fat in avocado can help you to absorb nutrients from plant food
  • Avocados are loaded with powerful antioxidants that can protect the eyes
  • Avocado extract may help relieve symptoms of arthritis
  • Eating avocado may help you lose weight
  • Avocados contain loads of vitamins A, C, E and K
  • Another thing that makes avocado a superfood is the fact that it does not contain any cholesterol or sodium and is low in saturated fat
  • Beneficial for pregnant women as it contains a great amount of folic acid which is important for preventing birth defects
  • Helps to protect your liver

New volunteering network launched to bring together HDB community programmes

A new community volunteering network has been set up to bring together existing HDB community-bonding programmes and volunteers into a single network.

Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong announced the launch of the new Friends of Our Heartlands network.

Existing programmes such as the Heartland Ambassador Programme, Project SPHERE, Good Neighbours Project, and Friendly Faces, Lively Places Fund will be consolidated under three new tracks under the new overarching network, according to a HDB press release.

The three new tracks - "Cultivate", "Activate" and "Facilitate" - will enable volunteers to choose how they wish to contribute to the community.

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/new-volunteering-network-launched-to-bring-together-hdb-8886764

Are activity trackers accurate? Don't count on it

People who wear activity trackers to count calories are probably not getting accurate estimates, suggests a new study.

Researchers who tested seven popular activity trackers found that while heart rate measurements were generally accurate, none of the devices provided a reliable calorie count.

Read the full article @ http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/are-activity-trackers-accurate-dont-count-it