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Health Alert! It’s Time to Move.

Are you seated as you’re reading this? It won’t be surprising if you are. A study[1] published in 2015 found that almost 40% of all Singaporeans spend at least 8 hours a day seated. This number excludes the time we spend asleep, and our sitting hours increase as we grow older. It’s easy [...]

By |January 16th, 2019|Community, Fitness, Health|0 Comments

Design Your Weekend to Boost Recovery for the Week

The weekend is a time to unwind and relax after a (potentially stressful) week at work, right? But, when it comes to recharging our batteries, are we making the most of Saturdays and Sundays and making sure we’re recovered and raring to go when the alarm clock goes off on Monday morning? Lingering [...]

By |January 11th, 2019|Community, Fitness, Health|0 Comments

Do We Really Need To Warm Up Before Exercise?

You’ve finally gotten off the couch. Your laces are tied, fitness tracker is strapped, and motivation is high. You’re ready to clock in some moderate to vigorous activity! But wait. Hold on just a bit. What about your warm-ups? Before you roll your eyes and think warming up is for the overly enthusiastic [...]

By |December 28th, 2018|Community, Fitness, Health|0 Comments

Three Ways To Stay On Track During The Holiday Season

It’s Christmas! And with all the celebratory eating and drinking going around, how should you maintain your fitness and diet plans? On the one hand, you want to let go and enjoy yourself with family and friends. You don’t always spend time with them and Christmas happens once a year. On the other [...]

By |December 18th, 2018|Community, Fitness, Health|0 Comments

VO2 Max Explained

Your body needs oxygen to move. The more oxygen your body can process and feed your muscles with, the more energy you produce to go faster, stronger, further and longer. This processing-feeding-producing ability is your maximum aerobic capacity, also known as your VO2 Max, or the maximum amount of oxygen your body can [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Community, Fitness, Health|0 Comments

Competitive Sports: When Fatigue Is Not A Friend

Training load monitoring and recovery testing are among the ways that top teams like Tottenham Hotspur are leveraging science and technology to reduce injuries and create competitive advantages on the field. As a common contributor to contact and non-contact injuries alike, fatigue is a topic of special interest for top trainers. https://www.firstbeat.com/en/blog/recovery-data-tottenham-hotspur/ [...]

By |September 17th, 2018|Community, Fitness, Health|0 Comments

Firstbeat Surprise Finds: Vacuuming, Dentist Visits & Riding A Harley

You might remember reading about the harsh effect that alcohol has on sleep, the importance of integrating some peaceful recovery moments into our busy days, how even positive stress can eventually wear us out, or how exercise can aggravate stress and disturb sleep, if done in excess or too late at night… These [...]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Community, Fitness, Health|0 Comments

The Life Of A CrossFit Athlete Through The Firstbeat Lens

The results of Lifestyle Assessment were surprising and predictable at the same time, however most importantly, the examination of the assessment helped me to see the perspective of my day to day life activities in terms of stress, sleep and training rhythm. https://www.firstbeat.com/en/blog/insights-behind-life-crossfit-results-firstbeat-lifestyle-assessment/

By |August 20th, 2018|Community, Fitness, Health|0 Comments

The Holidays Were A Wonderful Recharge, And Now It’s Back to the Dull Life – Or is It Really?

Kids are going back to school – and many of us grown-ups are back to work after summer holidays. Whether you took some long weekends, a week here and a week there, or a 3-4-week major break over the summer, it’s now back to business and daily routines in many parts of the [...]

By |August 6th, 2018|Community, Fitness, Health|0 Comments

The Firstbeat Story (15 Years of Firstbeat: What Have We Learnt?)

We started Firstbeat as a technology company, but today I feel we are more of a human company. Our role is to make biological information visible and to help people to live better lives. It is inspiring to see people becoming interested in their health, armed with the personalized insights necessary to achieve their [...]

By |July 23rd, 2018|Community, Fitness, Health|0 Comments