Although it’s “just a desk job”, working in an office can wreak absolute havoc on our bodies. Lower back pain, wrist pain, a really tight neck, stiff shoulders, and even flabby butts are some of the signs of working at a desk for too long. Well, if you are experiencing all these painful symptoms, it is time to start moving that body. Head to the park, and go for that jog or run you deserve!

1Live An Active Lifestyle For A Strong And Healthy Body

Work and tiredness seem like the perfect excuses for us to avoid any forms of physical activities, except for running for that bus this morning, maybe. However, such sedentary lifestyle contributes to increased incidence of obesity along with obesity-related diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, congestive heart failure, and stroke. Physical activity increases strength, flexibility, and endurance; relieves symptoms of depression and anxiety; improves mood; and enhances psychological well-being. (Read: Running: The Best Medicine For Your Body) It is a fact that exercise can be very enriching and makes you a happier person!

2Quality Time For Yourself

Having to work 9-6 from Monday to Friday every week, it is difficult for you to just enjoy a day of physical activities such as trekking or a stroll at the park. Make use of your Saturdays and Sundays – this is the chance for you to do something manageable (2.5km or 5km run), and at the same time, explore Singapore. This can be a good way for you to start exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. On the other hand, it is also a good opportunity for you to enjoy nature and to slow down your busy work life.

3Explore And Discover Singapore Through Running

Photo credits: Justin Ng

Singapore may be small, but it has plenty of great running routes. Whether it is a morning run with a nature scenery, or a night run against the city landscape, there is a variety of different parks and routes for you to run in Singapore. In fact, we have quite a number of nature parks which are home to secondary rainforests. If you are lucky, you may even spot a few endangered species during your runs or walks.

4Join Singapore’s First Race Series

Do you need to set a target and stick to it? Check out The Performance Series (TPS) – Singapore 2016, a series of five races that brings runners through unique iconic landscapes of Singapore. The venues have been chosen so to comprise of oasis/island, lake, heartland, reservoir and farm settings.
Through the series, individuals, families and communities will have an opportunity to advance, excel and experience the joy of living better through running. With this series we aim to create a national movement for running and healthy lifestyle. Will you be part of it?
The first race is taking place at Punggol Waterway / Coney Island on 1st May 2016. TPS consists of 2.5km, 5km and 10km races, as well as a stairs race.

All JRL readers get to enjoy a $5 discount when registering for any category of a single race. Enter promo Code: 5OFFJRL during checkout to redeem. Additionally, you can sign up for a bundle of 3 or 5 races and enjoy savings up to S$50.