Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Why we all need to drink more water during hot weather exercise

Working out in the heat is inherently difficult, as anyone who exercises outside in summer knows. When ambient temperatures are high, we generate internal heat more quickly than if the weather is cool.

To remove this heat and maintain a safe body temperature, our hearts pump warm blood toward the skin’s surface, where heat can dissipate, and we sweat copiously, providing evaporative heat loss.

In a study, it was found that not drinking water during exercise caused physical stress but no particular physical benefit. The stress may contribute to infections like colds or general fatigue.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/lifestyle/why-we-all-need-to-drink-more-water-during-hot-weather-exercise-10601936

Singapore's biggest new hospital with 1,000 beds will open on Saturday

Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) will start with 260 beds and increase to 500 in six months. The hospital is within walking distance of the Sengkang MRT station and linked directly to the LRT station.

The 400-bed Sengkang Community Hospital attached to SKH will open on Aug 28, as it takes a while for patients from the general hospital to need rehabilitation at a community hospital.

Ref: http://str.sg/oPf8

Screening fails to predict most heart deaths in young soccer players

Examinations of more than 11,000 adolescent soccer players in the UK over 20 years have found that routine heart testing prevented very few sudden heart-related deaths during exercise.

One in 266 players were found to have a heart problem that might cause sudden death. Just 1 in 1,396 died suddenly from some form of heart disease, totaling eight cases. But six of those eight athletes had passed the one-time heart screening, which used both electrocardiograms (ECGs) and ultrasound.

Lead author Dr. Aneil Malhotra of the University of London, said the study is the first to give a reliable estimate of the risk. He said it does not suggest that screening is not worth the expense.

In fact, the English Football Association, which helped fund the study, has intensified its call for testing, he told Reuters Health in a telephone interview. The association is now recommending both tests at age 16 with follow-up ECGs at ages 18, 20 and even 25 because heart problems can develop in young adulthood.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/health/screening-fails-to-predict-most-heart-deaths-in-young-soccer-players-10602112

Exceptional people: Singaporean wins top prize at Locarno film fest

Chinese actress Luna Kwok and Mr Yeo Siew Hua with the Pardo d'Oro (Golden Leopard) which he won yesterday for his film A Land Imagined. ST photo.

Singaporean director Yeo Siew Hua has won the Golden Leopard award for his film A Land Imagined at the 71st edition of the Locarno Festival in Switzerland yesterday.

The film is about a police investigator who sets out to find the truth behind the disappearance of a Chinese construction worker at a land reclamation site in Singapore. It is set up in such a way that it moves between the virtual world and reality.

The film festival was held from Aug 1 to 11, with 293 films shown during the festival.

Ref: http://str.sg/oPYS

Warner Bros says 'extreme heat' caused Singapore logo letters to melt off

One letter G was not melted but the other G was. Do you believe the letter melted under extreme temperature? I DON'T, because there was no black stain indicating something melted.

Ref: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/lifestyle/crazy-rich-asians-premiere-movie-wrong-logo-singapore-tourism-10609208

The Straits Times' compilation of bestseller lists for the week ending 07 August, 2018


1. (1) Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

2. (3) Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

3. (2) Origin by Dan Brown

4. (4) China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

5. (5) Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

6. (8) Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

7. (7) Fugitive Six: Lorien Legacies Reborn by Pittacus Lore

8. (-) The Sun And Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

9. (-) Milk And Honey by Rupi Kaur

10. (9) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


1. (1) The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson

2. (2) This Is What Inequality Looks Like by Teo You Yenn

3. (9) Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

4. (3) Retire Smart: Financial Planning Made Easy by Lorna Tan

5. (4) The Art Of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli

6. (6) Robert Kuok by Robert Kuok and Andrew Tanzer

7. (-) Monumental Treasures edited by Melody Zaccheus

8. (10) When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

9. (5) The Art Of The Good Life by Rolf Dobelli

10. (7) Singapore, Disrupted by Chua Mui Hoong

Ref: https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/arts/bestsellers-118