Promoting healthy living in Singapore
27 October, 2014
Guest-of-Honour Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong (front row, centre) joined hundreds of health enthusiasts in a workout at the launch of the Million Kg Challenge Season 2. (Photo by VoxSports)
Swinging their hips to the catchy tunes of Bollywood numbers at the Masala Bhangra demo, hundreds of health enthusiasts joined Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong at the launch of the Million Kg Challenge Season 2, organised by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) at the Toa Payoh Hub on Saturday morning.
Jointly organised with Sport Singapore’s ActiveSG, the roadshow brought out the activeness in the visitors to the heartland event. Also present at the launch were Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Transport and HPB’s Chairman Mr Lucas Chow.
ActiveSG’s booth saw endless throngs of visitors, with most attracted to the programmes on offer. The first 100 sign-ups were also treated to a free exclusive limited edition ActiveSG citrus infusing water bottle.
The ActiveSG booth was buzzing with activity. (Photo by VoxSports)
An ActiveSG staff sharing details about the programmes on offer. (Photo by VoxSports)
Prime Minister Lee launched the Million Kg Challenge after the body combat demo by Fitness First before he made his way to down from the stage to join the rest of the visitors in a mass workout conducted by ActiveSG.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong launching Season 2 of the Million Kg Challenge. (Photo by VoxSports)
Following that, the Prime Minister took a tour of the various booths that were on display as part of the final roadshow of the National Healthy Lifestyle Campaign. Mr Lee also was given a demo at the Crosscore section by the enthusiastic instructors.
Crosscore demo. (Photo by VoxSports)
With the first season of the Million Kg Challenge a success, there were some that came back to join in the health initiative.
“I signed up as I want to have a healthier lifestyle. I am able to take care of my family if I am healthier. I can also look better,” said a jovial Andy Quek.
“Their roadshows were actually quite prominent and it caught my attention. This is a long process and maintaining a good diet and exercise will help. I am ready to take on the challenge.”
Quek also had reasons to smiles as he walked away with incentives for his commitment and discipline in season one.
“When I signed up for season one, I did not have any expectation of winning any prizes. I was lucky enough to be one of the winners. I won myself a $3,000 voucher from Watsons and it was a reward as I lost weight and get a prize.”
Another visitor to the event also gave his thumbs up to the organiser and ActiveSG in their aim to nurture a healthy lifestyle in Singapore.
“I feel that I am trying to reach my objective and aim to have a healthy living. I am happy with this event and it is a good campaign. You can see the young and old people are here as the objective is to promote healthy living,” expressed Gene Gabiola.