Sunday, April 24, 2005

National survey shows Singaporeans are healthier

It appears that at least two things have improved here in the last seven years. The Singapore economy, which has rebounded strongly from the Asian Crisis of 1997, and the health of the average Singaporean. Perhaps we should pop a cork, but, of course, make sure that the vintage is red, and have only a glass a night.

Singaporeans are healthier compared to seven years ago, according to a National Health Survey, which found that fewer Singaporeans have high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.

More are also exercising while fewer have taken up smoking, said the survey, held last year, which involved more than 4,000 people.
[Source: Hasnita A Majid, Channel NewsAsia, 24/04/2005]