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First Healthy Lifestyle Centre opens in Singapore

First Healthy Lifestyle Centre opens in Singapore.

First Healthy Lifestyle Centre opens in Singapore

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) of Singapore is doing what it can to help Singaporeans live a healthy lifestyle.

The HPB provides a range of services to its citizens about combating diseases, detecting illnesses and by providing advice on everything from quitting smoking to breast cancer to chronic disease management.

To add to this, they’ve opened the first Healthy Lifestyle Centre in Hong Kah North, following a ‘health corner’ opened last year in the same location.

According to the press release from the HPB, residents in the community, from 18-69 years, will be referred to the Healthy Lifestyle Centre if they are identified as having a greater risk of chronic conditions for customised health programmes and services.

The Centre will additionally strive to educate the residents on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and encourage them to adopt more physical activity and better nutrition into their current lifestyles, plus facilitate follow-up for individuals who are in need.

Services provided include:
-One-on-one consultations
-Health assessments
-Health advice
-Exercise classes, talks, workshops
-Referral services

Educational materials are also provided:
-Cancer screenings
-Chronic diseases
-Dementia
-Depression
-Falls
-Mental well-being
-Nutrition
-Obesity
-Osteoporosis
-Physical activity
-Smoking
-Weight management

Ang Hak Seng, the Chief Executive Officer of HPB, said, “Over the last year, more than 3,000 Hong Kah North residents have participated in various health promotion activities and programmes…”

By Jennifer Harrison

11 December 2012

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