The 9-to-5 Office Drone
Working an office job with fixed hours has its pros and cons. Sure, on the one hand being deskbound can be boring but on the other, you also have a fixed schedule to work around.
Exercise: Get a headstart before work with Cage FITT (http://thecage.com.sg/ cagefitt) sessions - a special programme developed by those behind the indoor football stadium The Cage that blends personal fitness training with, well, football.
The sessions which take place at 7am on Tuesdays and Thursdays cost $110 monthly will see you doing the same drills and exercises that keep footballers fit and fabulous and, of course, fun games of football are included.
Come sundown, head down to Fitness Factory (03-01, 82 Boat Quay, tel: 6535-0851) for a quick workout session with your personal trainer (each session costs between $70 and $90) followed by their signature Restorative Stretch Therapy (RST, right) where specialised stretch therapists are on hand to guide you through a series of stretches that will help you improve your posture and flexibility and relax at the same time.
Just the thing you need at the end of a stressful day at work.
(Available at Fitness Factory, 82 Boat Quay at a promotional rate of $850 for five sessions of RST and 5 sessions of personal training.
Call 6535-0851 and quote BT's "RST-Lifestyle" before Jan 31 to enjoy this promotion).
Nutrition: According to performance coach Paul Taylor, office workers should always keep a water bottle and a tub of healthy snacks (a mix of nuts, seeds, raisins and cranberries or dates and walnuts) on their desks.
"Water is not only key to better brain function but it is also important because, often when we think we're hungry, we're actually thirsty," he says. "So if you're feeling hungry, drink some water first and only if you're still feeling hungry 20 minutes later should you munch on a handful of healthy snacks."
He adds that if possible, do try to bring a lunch of salads (preferably with olive oil and lemon or balsamic vinegar dressing) with fish, some meat or sushi.
If eating out, be wary of sauces and dips, try to stay away from fried foods, never have more than two courses (either a starter or a dessert) and in particular avoid white rice or noodles during lunch time because the huge increase in blood sugar levels will cause a big blood sugar crash in your body come early afternoon which will make you feel tired and want to consume more sugar.
Buy: A new pair of football boots such as the Predator X Football Boots (top) from adidas ($159) or this swanky SIGG water bottle designed by Vivienne Westwood (right) to encourage your water-drinking habits ($79 from TYAN, 03-13 Ion Orchard).