Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Running may be the most cost-effective lifestyle medicine

But is running actually good for your health? Yes, say experts, as long as you are careful.

Runners are 30% less likely to have a premature death and 45% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease than non-runners, according to a US study published in March in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases.

They can even expect to live for three years longer, the study found. And these benefits appear to exceed that of all other physical activities.

"Running may be the most cost-effective lifestyle medicine from a public health perspective," the study's authors said.

Ref: http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/running-may-be-most-cost-effective-lifestyle-medicine

NParks to offer garden plots for rent as interest grows

By the year end, new allotment gardens will be available for rent at Punggol, Clementi Woods and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio parks. Applications can be made during the festival at the Allotment Garden Booth in HortPark.

It will allow users to grow plants of their choice, with aim of building 1,000 such gardens in 10 parks by 2019.

NParks provides the basics: a raised garden plot at waist level, soil and water. The gardeners simply have to bring their own seeds and tools.

Ref: http://str.sg/4tUZ

Source: thenewpaper, 06 Nov, 2017

Ref: http://www.shape.com.sg/health/6-everyday-habits-may-ruining-health/

Warning: Do not count on retiring late

Countless adults assume that if they make the conscious decision to retire at 70 or beyond, they will have the option to do so. But workplace data tells us otherwise.

The myth of late retirement
1. A surprising 60% of US workers end up being forced to retire earlier than planned.

2. You are not only competing with your age group for a job, but also other age groups.

3. Middle aged workers have a hard time finding jobs as they are being considered old. What are your chances of finding a job in your 60s or 70s?

4. Failing health. Even if you want to work, your body has other ideas.

5. You wind up retiring earlier than anticipated because a loved one comes to need hands-on care.

Theory and practical aspects of life
If you think you can work till you have enough to retire, think again. Theory and practical aspects of life is very different.

It is a fine idea to plan to retire later in life, but practically, you need to save aggressively when you are younger and are less likely to lose your job, or it will be too late and there is nothing you can do when you are old, because you simply do not have that extra time.

Ref: https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/warning-don-t-count-retiring-130300499.html