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Tips on Sports Massage – Pre-Event Massage

With OSIM Singapore International Triathlon 2010 coming up, engaging sports massage (pre-event massage) could greatly aid in your training process.

The aim of pre-event massage is to:
– Help the body to respond well to the demands brought about by increased activity
– Facilitate maximum performance

When muscles are working, an increased supply of oxygen and nutrients are required as muscular activity requires a great deal of energy. It is essential that warm-up and stretching exercises are performed prior to any form of exercise as the body systems are slowly brought up to a peak level and therefore maximum performance can be obtained. Massage will help to obtain these effects, but under no account must it be used as a substitute for exercise. Massage improves the flexibility and extensibility of muscles, increases blood and nutrient supply to the muscles and help to maintain and increase joint mobility.

Sources from Adele O’Keefe – The Official Guide to Body Massage

OSIM uSqueez Warm

Using Warm Therapy, uSqueez Warm increases the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients to keep your legs flexible and energised during your triathlon training. With Squeezing and Kneading functions, it is able to stimulate vital acupressure points for enhanced well-being.

OSIM uRobic

This innovative exerciser is designed to enhance your cardiovasular fitness by strengthening your heart and lungs. It also trains core muscles to enable a more flexible body which reduces the risk of injuries.

OSIM uKimono

Combining OSIM’s signature Twin Power Osimotion and Double Kneading in the patent-pending Duo+ Techonology, uKimono is able to tone and tighten muscles in 3 different areas: tummy, butt and thighs!

Kindly visit www.OSIM.com for more details on uSqueez Warm, uRobic and uKimono!


Protect your Heart

Dear Blog readers,

Do you know that the size of a clenched fist is the size of a average human heart? Our heart is one of the most hardworking organ around. It is at the centre of the human cardiovascular system and acts like a pump to circulate blood all over the body!

We need to take good care of our heart to prevent any cardiovascular diseases. Many, like heart disease and stroke could be prevented.

We could take steps to make sure that we progress our lives with a healthy heart. Quitting cigarettes, lowering your cholesterol & blood pressure and exercising to lose weight could be small but essential steps to improve your health quality. If you think high cholesterol and high blood pressure are only for the old, think again! Young people in their 20s and 30s are also at risk. So what’s best for all of us, is to eat well, exercise well and monitor your health regularly!

To help monitor your family and your health, choose OSIM iCheck 500 to measure blood pressure and body fat percentage. With the same oscillometric techniques used by doctors, you are assured of accurate readings on which to base your health management programme. Each memory bank can store 10 measurements of blood pressure and body fat percentage, for you to chart your progress accurately over time.

It is both useful and convenient for your family and yourself!

To find out more on iCheck 500, visit http://www.osim.com/SG/product/icheck_500.aspx today.

Hitting the big 3 – 0 this year

I had stopped making any New Year (NY) resolution since my teenage years. In fact, I’ve been procrastinating & having brain freeze moments trying to write this, more so that I am crossing over to my 30s. These few days, it has been a deep soul searching on my past achievements & what I want going forward.

It is really amazing & interesting to know from my friends that I have come a long way especially these last 2 years. I can feel the difference too. Well, hardships definitely make one stronger mentally & emotionally.

Let’s just say that I am like a piece of clay having gone through molding, cutting, burning & refining to become a piece of beautiful pottery. For sure, I am still in midst of the process & content with what I have now. Sometimes, I think if I will be happier if I remained as an air stewardess or the Public Relations personnel in the luxury fashion house. Maybe yes, maybe no but one thing for sure is that I had fulfilled 2 of my dream jobs. BIG smile.

My ‘flying’ days

My ‘PR’ days

The current me

So for this new decade, reckon it is more practical for me to have a short-term goal (6 months) as I am more of an impromptu person. My needs & wants change from time to time but now they are becoming more practical, constant & simple. Oh to side-track, I admire this guy who embarks on a 365-day of love- spreading to people around him, from people he knows to complete strangers on the street. Such self-less love! Totally inspiring to read his posts at http://jaesonma.com/ daily.

Back to my short-term (ME) goals. I will want to focus more on my health & fitness aspect. Hitting the 30s means I will have to put in more effort to take care of my body. I want to cut down on my meat, rice intake & incorporate diets like pumpkin or clam chowder soup with bread.

I am absolutely a carnivore & high cholesterol junkie. Korean BBQ meat, juicy medium raw steak to roasted char siew & chicken, all accompanied with a bowl of rice are very much preferred.  So all these are going to be a very great challenge but my body will love me for this. Hee.

I am also trying to trade in my all time favorite char kway teow & satays for chicken or plain rocket salad with balsamic salad dressing. And those salty potato or chili tapioca chips have to go.

And as for the fitness aspect, I am trying to train to complete 10km under or within an hour for my upcoming race in May. It will be another 4 and half months prior the race so it will still be achievable.

Also conscious efforts are made to maintain and to increase my current training days of once weekly. 2 – 3 times per week of running will be ideal. Three groups of friends have already booked me for our regular runs so it is a good start.

That’s all for now, I will re-evaluate these in March and meanwhile, pray that I will be disciplined ENOUGH to stick to them. (Grin)

Cheers to all who are turning 30 this year too!

Love, J