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  • Asked by Eileen Chua

    Eileen Kang-Wang
    Eileen Kang-Wang
    1 Answers, 2 Upvotes
    Answered 5d ago
    Check out our tool at https://www.smarterhealth.sg/smarter-prevention You answer 5 questions (input your age, gender, family history, budget and preferred country) and we surface the top 5 most suitable health screening packages for you in merely 30 secs! We work with some of the best, private health screening providers in Singapore and Malaysia, and offer you up to 5% off walk-in rates.
  • Asked by Kenneth Lou

    Steph Yeo
    Steph Yeo, Auntie Uncle Whisperer at Agency for Integrated Care
    85 Answers, 157 Upvotes
    Answered on 14 Sep 2018
    Fitness: 1) attend HPB workouts. Under their Sunrise in the City programme, there are alot of classes by alot of studios/gyms all over sg. Sign up for the mailing list so you know when the booking window opens, cuz popular slots like weekend workouts get snapped up really fast! 2) use your ActiveSG dollars if yours are still valid. Some people's expire alr. 3) if you need help getting out of bed for exercise, wear your workout clothes to sleep. Once you wake up next morning you're almost ready to go! 4) if nice workout clothes motivate you, then just buy them. But don't buy too many lah. Look out for sales at your favourite brand, check out outlet stores, and maybe go jb/usa buy. I generally refuse to buy workout clothes at their original price. 5) follow your favourite brands on social media. They often have free events that you can work out at, and most would come with some sort of discount for their products. And you'll also know when the sales are, for Point 4 abv. 6) download fitness apps and subscribe to fitness youtube channels so you can workout whenever wherever. I like the rockstar fit app by Natalie Dau, videos by blogilates (Cassey Ho) and Emi Wong are cool too, and a tabata counter app helps time my tabata workouts at home. 7) make your steps count! Apps that reward you for simply walking include the AIA vitality and HPB healthy 365. 8) if you need motivation to run, sign up for virtual races with 42race. Normal virtual races usually cost just $9.90 for various distances, and they mail a medal to your home. The medal designs are always quite thoughtful! You may also sign up for free virtual races, those come w virtual medals. And most races come w lucky draws too! 9) when on holiday, make use of the hotel gym or find a fitness class nearby. Exercise in the morning e.g. sunrise yoga by the beach, and carry on your vacation after that! 10) check out parks and nature reserves in sg instead of walking in shopping malls. 11) find a fitness buddy because exercises are usually more fun to do w a friend. Sometimes got 1-for-1 deals too. 12) make use of free/cheap trials to workout and to explore gyms! Examples are fitness first, pure yoga, guavapass, classpass. 13) find sports teams to join so you have some community support, and that would most likely push you to work harder. Check out running teams like running department, adidas runners, the high panters etc. For other sports, check out USports. If your company has sports interest groups too then just join! 14) Check if your company has corporate rates for gyms. Could save you quite abit if you're alr thinking of signing up! Diet: 1) hydrate mostly w water. Bring a full water bottle out and refill wherever since sg tap water is fine. 2) working out more often will likely make you hungry easily, so stash aside some nuts for a healthy cheap snack. Buy no-brand ones weighed out for you at bugis market, or maybe wet markets near your home will have too. 3) research on whether popular supplements like protein shakes, BCAA etc will rly help in your workout. Quite likely you're not working out at the intensity that justifies buying such pro stuff. 4) no need to buy expensive healthy/clean food like daily cut/ommivore/whatever. Modify your favourite hawker food like more veg/less rice/whole grain, or try food prepping. I'm a cheapo lazy bum so i usually just go to a cai png stall that doesn't look too oily. 5) But if you really want actual healthy food, usual cheap food hacks apply too--shop at clearance aisles, use entertainer/burpple beyond apps. Im quite glad that Wafuken is on entertainer! 6) treat yourself when you're really craving for sth. Like, if you want a coke just do the normal coke, don't do coke light/zero cuz the satisfaction level is different. If you want a latte just do full cream milk cuz it's nicer and you're not saving very many calories by switching to skinny anw. You'll be miserable/angsty if you keep forcing yourself to eat clean all the time. Your healthy lifestyle should be one that's sustainable. Have fun!
  • Asked by Anonymous

    Charmaine Ng
    Charmaine Ng, The Code Breaker at @ Every Chye Peng Stall.
    69 Answers, 164 Upvotes
    Answered on 18 Aug 2018
    Depends on what you like. I've had colleagues who do well with carrots & celery in NZ company culture and for all others; chocolate do the trick (dark choc with at least 70% solids are healthy and good combo especially with almond). Most important thing is look at labels and don't get anything processed if you're looking for healthy snacks. If nuts is an option for you; simply swing by cold storage for their selection by weight (the type you can select and weigh accordingly). I find it more affordable than nuts specialty shops and those packaged version seems to always be of sugarcoated or salt laden option. Otherwise if cookies are your calling(mine is), try to find your neighbourhood if there are any bakeries with healthier options.
  • Asked by Anonymous

    Hariz Arthur Maloy
    Hariz Arthur Maloy, Independent Financial Advisor at Promiseland Independent
    Top Contributor

    Top Contributor (Feb)

    378 Answers, 632 Upvotes
    Answered on 13 Feb 2019
    Don't think there is any. Our local Shield Plans have a last entry age of 75, plus not many seniors would be of pink of health at that age either.
  • Asked by Anonymous

    Hariz Arthur Maloy
    Hariz Arthur Maloy, Independent Financial Advisor at Promiseland Independent
    Top Contributor

    Top Contributor (Feb)

    378 Answers, 632 Upvotes
    Answered on 23 Jan 2019
    Sadly the last available moratorium hospital plan just stopped accepting new proposals. But you can just go through full underwriting and declare your condition. You'll most likely still be accepted but with exclusions.
  • Asked by Anonymous

    Christopher Tan
    Christopher Tan, Executive Director at MoneyOwl Private limited
    49 Answers, 95 Upvotes
    Answered on 26 Jan 2019
    Hi anonymous, thanks for your question and sorry for the late reply. If you are 43 years old, you might have ElderShield already. There is no need for you to opt out of CareShield Life as it is not compulsory for you to participate.
  • Asked by Terng Shing Chen

    Leong Wen Fong
    Leong Wen Fong, Economics and Management at University of London
    127 Answers, 296 Upvotes
    Answered on 29 Oct 2018
    The simple and immediate solution is to eat healthier, exercise regularly, sleep properly. Just with these, I'm pretty sure you'll fall sick much less often, and thus save on the medical bills. If you really fall sick still, then make sure to go to a poly clinic (if you are a freelancing local) rather than private ones, even though the queue and the service there can be much better. Other than these, for illnesses that you may not be able to prevent, or accidents, being accidents, its definitely better to get your own insurance, and get it early. It's better to pay a small amount, to negate the risk of paying a huge amount, than save on the small payments, and if anything happens, end up having to pay a huge amount. This is especially true if you have people you are providing for, or just family memebrs. You wouldn't want your lack of coverage to cause them to have to pay your medical bills.
  • Asked by Anonymous

    Loh Tat Tian
    Loh Tat Tian
    238 Answers, 341 Upvotes
    Answered on 30 Nov 2018
    There is no right or wrong in insuring for your loved ones. What is important is, is it affordable for you? If not, choose to downgrade (and at least they still have medical coverage) If you can afford, best to keep it. The type of care you want is dependent on how luxurious you want the care to be (private), or more affordable yet not compromising too much (A ward). If cost is still a concern, the minimum is the standard plan offered by all insurers.
  • Asked by Huang Yixuan

    Yong Kah Hwee
    Yong Kah Hwee
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    Top Contributor (Feb)

    531 Answers, 720 Upvotes
    Answered on 29 Nov 2018
    I removed it during NS! It was paid for :)
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