It’s been proven that we tend to be more productive when we are healthy and stress-free. The Central Business District isn’t the only place that has amenities and other opportunities to help you stay in shape and feel energised on the job.
Leading a balanced lifestyle shouldn’t stop just because you’re at work. Incorporating healthier habits to your daily routine can do wonders to your overall well-being in the long run. Working around 80 Bendemeer Road, Techview or Techlink? Here is our guide to eating well and staying fit in between meetings and deadlines, and even after work.
Eating clean is not as intimidating as it sounds, with more eateries increasingly offering healthier options for diners. Here are our recommendations.
Compound Coffee Co.
31 Kaki Bukit Road 3, #01-02C Techlink, Singapore 417818
While Compound Coffee Co.’s main business is in coffee research and experimentation, the cafe also has light bites. Located near the lobby at Techlink, Compound Coffee Co. serves crowd favourites that are also nutritious, like avocado toast, smoked salmon croissant, salads, and salmon and beef bowls. The trendy café is also within a short stroll if your office is situated at Techview.
Hawker centres and food centres
Thanks to the Health Promotion Board’s Healthier Dining Programme (HDP), food stalls now offer options like less oil, low sugar, wholegrain rice and low calorie dishes – just look out for the HDP decal at the stalls! Some healthier meal options: rice noodles in clear soup instead of fried, dry or gravy options, fresh fish noodles, wonton noodles and yong tau foo. Choose steamed, braised, roasted or stir-fried dishes instead of deep-fried ones and for dessert, cheng tng and soya bean curd with less sugar syrup are perfect.
The Food Pavilion
31 Kaki Bukit Road 3, #02-01 Techlink, Singapore 417818
Just around the corner from Techview, The Food Pavilion is a fully air-conditioned food centre at Techlink that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is also home to a branch of the well-established Tian Wai Tian fish head steamboat, known to serve one of the best Teochew fish head steamboats in the country.
Simmered over charcoal for hours, the hot broth is addictive, savoury, and comes with a generous serving of fresh ingredients. Aside from its signature dish, Tian Wai Tian is also famous for its wide selection of zi char items, with healthier options such as the delectable Fu Yong omelette and Braised Beancurd with Minced Pork.
Bendemeer Market & Food Centre
29 Bendemeer Rd, Singapore 330029
Across the street from 80 Bendemeer Road is the bustling Bendemeer Market & Food Centre. The hawker centre boasts an array of decadent yet affordable local cuisines, and you’ll be surprised to find some healthy eats in the mix! Try Siang Kee Porridge’s Hainan-style porridge with a dash of runny egg yolk for a taste of home and comfort. Stalls like Yong Xiang Carrot Cake and Wah Kee wonton mee also promote clean-eating with the option of less oil and more vegetables.
Want to incorporate some regular exercise in the working day? Read on for some suggestions.
994 Bendemeer Road, #01-04 B Central, Singapore 339943
Innervate Fitness is a social enterprise with a strong mission to use fitness as a way to change the lives of the community. On top of their regular crossfit classes, they also have family-friendly ones, which means you can head down with your kids and teens. There are special sessions for the silver generation (good for older workers) and persons with disabilities too. Innervate Fitness is just five minutes from 80 Bendemeer Road so you can easily squeeze in a session before or after work.
Yoga In Common Singapore
22 Petain Road, Singapore 208089
Drop in for an invigorating session on the mat at Yoga In Common Singapore, located within walking distance from 80 Bendemeer Road. Select from different styles of yoga: ashtanga, mindful yoga, restorative, and sound therapy yoga. Schedules are also designed with busy executives in mind — there are classes before work, during lunch, and a few more in the evening.
Wan Yang Health Product & Foot Reflexology Centre
180 Kitchener Road, #B2-34 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539
Based on the alternative healing belief that reflex points on the feet, hands and head are linked to every part of the body, reflexology is a system of massage that helps to relieve tension, and even treat illness. Had a long day at work? Book a session at Wan Yang’s City Square Mall branch (a stone’s throw from 80 Bendemeer Road) and let their experienced therapists knead the tiredness and tension away. You’ll feel rejuvenated and ready to get back to the grind.