Health And Wellness Talk For NUS (National University Of Singapore) Staff
If you ask me, nothing beats the feeling of being on home ground. That’s because not only do you know the surroundings well, you also see familiar faces in the crowd. And for these two reasons alone, I’m glad to be back at the National University of Singapore (NUS) at lunchtime today to share health and wellness tips with the NUS staff.
Finding time to embark on a healthy lifestyle (and that means being healthy and in shape) appears to be a mammoth task for many of us. There is no denial we play many roles in life. If you are a guy, you could be a father, brother, son, colleague and boss of someone else. If you are a lady, you could be a mother, sister, daughter, colleague and boss of someone else too!
Health and wellness is a topic so close to our hearts because it is not something totally alien to us. And trust me, leading a healthy lifestyle will benefit you and your organisation as healthier people tend to be happier and more productive!
I often share a three-pronged strategy that works for almost everyone. This includes having an appropriate dosage of exercise, a balanced diet and being mentally resilient.
Exercise hard you may but if you don’t eat smart or clean, then you would still have wasted your efforts. By ‘diet’, I don’t mean you have to starve and deprive yourself of your favourite food. Singapore is a food paradise and not eating is simply silly. Instead, eat in moderation and of course, pay special attention to what you put on your plate. A good example in case would be this. Assuming you want to lose weight, yet if you continue to stuff your face with hamburgers and fast food, do you think you will succeed? Not a wee bit! It’s really simply math. Losing weight means you have to expend more than you consume.
You may scratch your head and ask me what is mental resilience all about? Well, it all starts with ourselves. All our thoughts are formulated in the mind. We are our own best friends as well as worst enemies. Every positive thought or negative thought starts with our mental CPU telling us whether to proceed or not.