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Tested: Actxa’s Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment for Stress & Recovery

“Red bars show when you’re experiencing some form of stress. It’s normal if 40-60% of your day is spent experiencing some stress, as stress can be positive or negative. What’s more important is how you balance it with your recovery periods,” my Firstbeat coach, Vincent, explains as he points at my colour-printed data, [...]

By |April 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding your Heart Rate Zones

We all have a personal resting heart rate and a maximum heart rate. Tracking your heart rate with a heart rate monitor and understanding what’s happening in each heart rate zone is important if you want to fully utilise your workout and fitness tracker. Record your heart rate just before you get out of [...]

By |July 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Ways To Stay In Shape During CNY

It’s not unusual to hear friends complaining about gaining a few extra kilograms during the holiday season, with most of them blaming it all on the excessive feasting. How could one resist all those delicious pineapple tarts, bak kwa and round after round of hotpot, right? But wait, there’s one more reason everyone’s [...]

By |January 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Totally Manageable Fitness Goals For The New Year

Have you heard the hilarious spoof by Meghan Trainor on her own song, ‘All About That Bass’ changed to ‘All About That Change’ – in reference to how she feels about New Year resolutions? Only it’s not that hilarious, because resolution lists are actually something that’s universally difficult to carry out. Even [...]

By |January 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Ways To Be A Better Fitness Buddy

“Oh the weather’s turned bad. I’ll go swimming another day.” “The gym membership’s too expensive! And I don’t fancy yoga.” “I’m really tired, maybe I’ll start some other time.” Who doesn’t have a family or friend who could use some motivation to get active? We know that The Body Mass Index (BMI) is widely [...]

By |December 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Fun Ways To Hit 10,000 Steps A Day

Walking 10,000 steps a day seem like a daunting number – until you realise that every little effort you take to step out actually stacks up pretty nicely. The countdown begins from the walk to the MRT station or bus stop, stopping by to get breakfast, heading out with the colleagues for lunch, [...]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Give The Gift Of Health This Christmas

Christmas shopping is typically really straightforward, unless the recipient has very niche tastes and interests, or, when they are health and fitness fanatics. Yes, you could get them a gift card at a sports store, or go on a detox retreat together. For something different though, how about getting them items to complement their [...]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Up Your Game

Up your game. Start the weekend with a great workout 🎾 #actxa #tennisftw

By |July 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Start Of A Beautiful Weekend

Start of a beautiful weekend - let's go take a morning walk. #my10ktoday #mindyourfitness #actxaswift

By |May 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holiday Fitness: Cheat Sheet

Great, you can’t wait for the holiday to arrive. Travel itineraries have been doubly checked, transport options confirmed and the luggage packed. Staying fit is the furthest on your mind – but what if we told you that you might just be able to clock 10,000 steps even while on holiday, and without any [...]

By |March 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments