By Arul John, The New Paper, 13 October 2017 at 06:00 am
Picture posted by Arul John, The New Paper on 13 October 2017 at 06:00 am - Mr Kanan Gunasagaran, 82
TNP PHOTO: PHYLLICIA WANG
The National Steps Challenge The New Paper Big Walk this year will not be the first for retired postal service employee Kanan Gunasagaran.
He joined the Big Walk in 2000 and 2003, when it was held at the National Stadium.
Mr Gunasagaran, 82, told The New Paper: "Sadly, I do not have many photographs of these events.
"Back when I was younger and more fit, I used to walk and jog between 5km and 6km daily.
"But due to knee problems, I now cover the same distance three or four times a week instead. The exercise keeps me alert, fit and healthy."
He wants to "encourage friends, and especially my children and grandchildren, to join me in my walks and jogs".
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Walk for fun and health. A nice morning walk from Dobly Ghuat (the National Museum of Singapore, the walk's starting point) to Garden by the Bay.
The Big Walk route is about 10,000-steps-long this year.
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He said: "This is especially since the Prime Minister (Mr Lee Hsien Loong) has urged all Singaporeans, in his National Day Rally speech, to have healthy lifestyles and fight diabetes.
"I am looking forward to the Big Walk as it will be a great time of fun with friends and family."
Mr Lim Hoo Hong, 73, is taking part in this year's Big Walk with his wife and son.
It is his first Big Walk, but he is confident that he can complete the course.
Mr Lim, who is self-employed, said: "I have been careful about my health and lifestyle for over 30 years. I walk about 7km every day and practise taiji with my friends every morning."
Retiree Phang Chin Foo, 78, first took part in the Big Walk in 2000, and this year's will be his 10th one.
"I do not let my age get in the way of a healthy lifestyle. I have always believed in eating healthy food, and eating less processed food," he said.
"I want to stay healthy as it will be very expensive if one falls sick in Singapore."
Mr Phang will be taking part in this year's Big Walk with two friends, aged 68 and 75.
He said: "The Big Walk is a healthy and leisurely activity that everybody can do."
WHEN Sunday, Nov 26, 7am
WHERE Starts at National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub
HOW Register online at tnpbigwalk.sg
REGISTRATION FEE $25 (Early-bird sign-ups enjoy a 25 per cent discount)
WIN There are lots of lucky draw prizes to be won, including the grand prize of an Osim uLove Massage Chair (bespoke version) worth $9,585.
Picture posted by Lee Jian Xuan, The Straits Times on 20 March 2014
Is that you in this Big Walk photograph from the National Stadium?
Or do you have any past The New Paper Big Walk photographs of yourself, your family or friends? Your photographs should be from between 1991 and 2006, when the event was held at the National Stadium.
If your answer to either or both questions is YES, and you have registered to take part in the National Steps Challenge The New Paper Big Walk 2017, we want to give you a gift.
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate "TNP Big Walk 2017" in the subject header. In the e-mail, please indicate your name and contact details, and the date of the issue of TNP where you were seen in the Big Walk photo.
You can also attach your own The New Paper Big Walk photos and tell us the year the photos were taken.
You will need to bring the photos with you when you collect your gift. We will inform you when to come to collect your gift.
Keep a lookout for more photographs that will be published in TNP.
PHOTO: The National Steps Challenge was introduced by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) in 2015 and has had two successful seasons. Over both campaigns, HPB successfully motivated over 500,000 participants to be more physically active.
Picture posted by Fit Girl's Diary
The National Steps Challenge
The National Steps Challenge, launched by the Health Promotion Board (HPB), will be back for a third campaign.
Find out more about the upcoming National Steps Challenge Season 3 and how you can sign up and collect your free HPB steps tracker.
Terms and conditions apply.
Visit stepschallenge.sg for more information.
The body mass index (BMI) or Quetelet index is a value derived from the mass (weight) and height of an individual. The BMI is defined as the body mass divided by the square of the body height, and is universally expressed in units of kg/m2, resulting from mass in kilograms and height in metres.
To have a BMI under 18.5 is considered very underweight and possibly malnourished. However, a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is within a healthy weight range for young and middle-aged adults. Furthermore, a BMI between 25.0 and 29.9 is classed as overweight. Finally, a BMI over 30 is considered obese.
Note that given the same BMI, the body on the left is in a better shape.
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A typical ideal shape is from holistic healthy lifestyle.
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 Arul John, Walk for fun and health, posted on 12 October 2017 06:00 am, http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/walk-fun-and-health