Wellness

There is no secret or quick fix to health and wellness. It requires personal responsibility and commitment to make lifestyle changes, so as to achieve an optimal level of well being.

To achieve an optimal level of living, significant attention to each of the following dimensions of wellness should be given.

Self-help & Resources

Stress Management

Be A Master of Stress [Health Hub]: 

Learn how to make the most out of any stressful situation.

The Kan Cheong Spider’s Guide to Breathing [Health Hub]

Don’t let stress take your breath away. Learn to relax using belly breathing techniques so you can keep calm and carry on.

Treasure Your Happiness, Manage Your Stress

 

6 quick tips to manage stress, and helplines if you would like support.

Stress, Eating & Healthier Alternatives [PDF]:
If you tend to snack more when you’re stressed, here are some ways to minimize weight gain. Check out some stress-relieving foods and alternatives to caffeine as well.

Confidence & Self-Esteem

Loving and Accepting Yourself [Health Hub]

Sometimes one of the hardest things to do in life is to just love and accept yourself for who you are. But it’s time to turn the attention onto yourself, and show yourself some love.

Boosting Your Self- Esteem [Health Hub]

If you have a healthy self-esteem, it means you have a positive outlook in life and accept yourself for who you are. Boost your self-esteem with the following tips!

Tobacco Control

 A Quit-Fix Guide to a Smoke-Free Life [PDF]:

What really motivates you to smoke?  Is quitting possible?

This self-help guide will provide insights and help you in your quest to quit.

I Quit – Your Smoke-Free Companion [Health Hub]:

“I Quit” can be one of the hardest things to say, but this mobile app helps you reinforce your brave decision to keep you smoke-free.

Studies & Productivity

Effective Studying [PDF]:

What, how, where and when to study? Learn study tips here.

Motivation [PDF]:

The secret to keeping motivated is really about setting goals and

being focused on them.

Coping with Stress [PDF]:

Identify harmful symptoms of stress and learn the top 10
ways to reduce stress.

Procrastination [PDF]:

Learn how to minimize procrastination and identify which
type of procrastinator you are, if you are one.

Time Management [PDF]:

7 suggestions to help you develop optimal time
management skills.

Gambling Addiction

National Addictions Management Service [PDF]:

Learn about the various programmes that NAMS conducts to support people aiming to manage addictions.

Gambling Addiction [PDF]:

Recognise signs of a gambling problem and
consider how treatment may be useful.

Exercise & Physical Activity

Seeing Green – Unwind With Nature [Health Hub]

Going back to nature is a natural stress reliever. It calms the mind and relaxes the body. There are many nature spots you can visit in Singapore to recharge. Best of all, they’re free to visit!

Let’s Get Active! [PDF]:

According to the National Health Survey 2010, the  proportion of obese adults aged 18 to 69 years increased from 6.9% in 2004 to 10.8% in 2010. Find ways to counter excuses that hold you back  from exercising, and find out how to get active today.

Resistance Band Strengthening Exercises [PDF]:

Have a resistance band, or thinking of getting one? These exercises can be done at home, especially if the weather is not in your favour for an outdoor activity.

Sleep

Sleep [Health Hub]:
Just how much should you be sleeping every day?

Overcoming Insomnia [Health Hub]:

Discover some causes of insomnia and get tips to overcome it.

Food, Nutrition & Weight Management

Fun Fruity Facts [Health Hub]

The magic number of servings of fruits per day is…?

Eating Light At A Hawker Centre Is Possible [Health Hub]

Find out which dishes make good lighter choices, so that you can easily make a healthier choice the next time you dine out at the hawker centre.

My Healthy Plate [Health Hub]

Here’s how a balanced meal helps you to stay well-nourished!

I Love Coffee, I Love Tea [Health Hub]

Get through the clutter of information about caffeine and find out what we know for sure!

Eating Disorders

Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT) [PDF]:

Read about Angelica’s story of bulimia and learn fast facts on Eating Disorders

Learn To Love Yourself Better [Health Hub]:

Weight obsession is not a good thing.

Depression [Health Hub]

Knowing more about depression can help protect you and your loved ones.

How To Banish That Worrywart In You [Health Hub]

Are you constantly plagued by worries and nagging doubt? Here’s how you can beat the negativity

Understanding Anxiety [Health Hub]

We all feel anxious from time to time. Anxiety is a feeling of discomfort and fear that is often associated with a range of physical sensations