Union membership has it perks. For a very long time, I only thought my membership with our “co-operative” union NTUC, served as an instrument to only get rebates from buying stuff at their supermarkets(I just got my 5 bars of soap “free” with the linkpoints yesterday…keke), and have usually ignored those EDMs (Electronic Direct Mailers) that one frequently receives from them. To my surprise, it actually has pretty worthwhile events, offers, discounts amongst other things worth partaking in or viewing. In our busy lives, I guess we often fail to stop for 3 seconds and “smell the roses”, a sadly overlooked moment of digression and reflection in which to recharge ourselves. So I’m sharing one such event in this post if anyone’s interested (only $2, get FREE resistance band somemore ahhh…WAH). I also intend to share more if I see anything good that comes along the way in the near future. Stay tuned

*Disclaimer: I’m NOT trying to make you sign up to be an NTUC member.

“Healthy Bones Begin with you” Workshop

Osteoporosis affects 1 in 3 women over age 50, and affects 1 in 5 men aged over 50.The good news is, osteoporosis can be delayed or prevented through healthy lifestyle practices.

Join us to learn more about osteoporosis! This workshop is open to 60 members only, on a first-come-first-served basis.

Date: 19 March 2011 (Saturday)

Time: 9am to 12pm (please arrive at 845am for registration)

Venue: e2i, 141 Redhill Road, Room 01-03

Cost: $2 per participant (refreshments will be provided)

Participants will learn:-

– What is osteoporosis,

– The risk factors

– The preventive measures

– Types of exercises beneficial for building stronger bones

– How to do a self-assessment on their risk of osteoporosis

– Observe a food preparation and learn how to prepare 2 delicios and hi-calcium snacks

– Try out strengthening exercises with a resistance band (and take home a resistance band too!)

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