Monday, 10 December 2018

The secret to good health may be a walk in the park, literally

“Parks are key to good, healthy cities,” Benepe said. “The connection between parks and health is well-established.” A 10-minute walk can enhance physical fitness, reduce the risk of chronic disease and improve brain function, like learning and memory. The 10 minutes it takes to walk back home, not to mention the activity done in between, are a bonus.

“Parks are the key to good public health and to the environmental health of cities,” Benepe said. Hanaa A. Hamdi, the trust’s public health director, says research has shown that community green spaces can reduce violent crime; counter stress and social isolation, especially for older adults; improve concentration for children with attention deficit disorder; enhance relaxation; and promote self-esteem and resilience.


Do you really need a lawyer to draft your will?

In Singapore, engaging a professional will writer or lawyer to help you draft your will could cost at least S$300 to S$500 . In some cases, it can cost more than a thousand dollars.

While some might say it is a price worth paying to ensure one’s peace of mind, others might beg to differ.

However, a variety of websites promise to draft your will for less than $100. For simple wills, you can even get the job done for free.

The question is, would such a will be considered legal and valid in Singapore?

According to Roy Lim, a Partner at the law firm Robert Wang & Woo, the answer is “Yes”.

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My photos - Bishan-AMK Pond Gardens park

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Exceptional people: Singapore breaks 7 Asian records, bags 41 gold medals at Asian powerlifting meet

Powerlifter Matthew (left) and his brother and coach Marcus Yap. Photo: Jason/todayonline
Singapore broke seven Asian records and bagged a total of 41 gold medals at the Asian Classic Powerlifting Championship 2018.

This year’s team, which comprised five female and twelve male competitors, also bagged 10 silvers and five bronzes, Powerlifting Singapore said on Saturday (Dec 8).

Powerlifting is a strength sport in which athletes lift the heaviest weight in the squat, bench press and deadlift. This year’s Asian Classic Championship was attended by 18 nations and 253 athletes.

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