3 Ways to Stay Healthier
and Safer at Work

Stay Active & Eat Right
You’re what you eat. Picking up healthy eating habits like portion control and getting well-balanced meals of unprocessed grains, meat and fruits and vegetables are key to eating right. That’s how you keep in shape, and lower your risk of obesity and chronic illnesses like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. This will help reduce the chances of accidents and injuries1.

1Health Promotion Board. (2020). Health Hub: Plan Your Meals with My Healthy Plate.
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Do you know that about 6 Singaporeans die prematurely from smoking-related diseases every day2? Smoking not only puts you at risk of heart disease, reduced blood oxygen or stroke, but also affects your safety at work if you suffer from these health issues.

2Health Promotion Board. (2020). Health Hub: Questions on Smoking, Tobacco Use and Health.
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The per capita alcohol consumption in Singapore has trebled from 2005 to 2015, with an estimation of at least 4.3% of males and 0.8% of females in Singapore regularly drinking alcohol, which is more than 4 times a week3. Excessive drinking can lead to hangovers and dehydration, causing you to lack focus at work, and be more prone to accidents. Alcohol misuse is also associated with high absenteeism and poor work performance.

3The Straits Times (8 October , 2018). Alcohol Abuse Worse Among Younger People.
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Getting plenty of exercise not only keeps your body strong and fit; it also helps boost your immune system, making you less prone to falling sick. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week. Regular exercise helps you maintain your body weight, sleep better, control your blood pressure and improve your memory. These will help increase your work efficiency and performance.
Do you know that Singapore’s obesity rate is rising, following a worrying global trend. 30% of Singaporeans are overweight and 10% of us are obese4. That’s why you should be concerned as obesity is not only associated with a host of health problems but it also reduces your quality of life, making you more susceptible to both accidents and injuries at work. Obesity can also worsen mobility and increase sickness absenteeism, leading to reduced productivity at work.

The ideal range of Body Mass Index (BMI) is 18.5 – 22.9. Calculate your BMI here.

4Health Promotion Board. (2020). Health Hub: Obesity in Singapore: It’s Not a Small World.
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