As part of its continued commitment to wellness and the environment, CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) held its inaugural Live It Up!, a three-week programme that promoted positive mental and physical well-being, as well as sustainable living among the office community.

Held from 13 to 31 August across CCT’s properties, Live It Up! offered tenants a series of exciting talks, workshops, workout sessions and pop-up initiatives focused on helping tenants adopt holistic approaches to wellness and sustainable living. CCT worked with several like-minded tenants on these activities, which included Pilates workouts with Gravity, yoga classes with Pure Yoga, talks on plastic pollution with Seven Clean Seas, as well as initiatives and discounts to encourage green behaviour.

Office workers learnt how to build their own terrarium at a workshop
Kicking it up a notch with an intensive 'Hitbeats' workout at Urban Plaza

To give those who did not have time to participate in workshops and workout sessions, CCT introduced a range of pop-up activities held during lunch hour, including chiropractic clinics set up in partnership with Total Health Chiropractic, Capital Tower, as well as various music performances and “perk-me-up” treats from Nature Valley, which were sponsored by General Mills, Capital Tower.

Tenants thoroughly enjoyed the wide variety of programmes planned. “Thank you for organising these fun activities, which also allowed us to interact with others working in our building,” said Ms Meah Tze Yun, CA Indosuez (Switzerland), Capital Tower. “Looking forward to more activities in future!”

Tenants were treated to some "perk-me-up treats" from Nature Valley
Music to the ears: Tenants were delighted to listen to some live music over lunchtime

Race to zero carbon footprint

The three-week programme culminated with the Live It Up! Race held on 31 August across CCT’s properties. Over 240 participants gathered in teams of four to compete against one another in a series of challenges that tested their environmental knowledge and fitness. Each team began the race with 8,000 points — the average carbon footprint of a regular person — which they had to work to eliminate by scoring correctly in the challenges. The fastest team with the lowest number of points would win the race.

Race participants were flagged off at Asia Square

Participants took part in a variety of physical challenges and quizzes around CCT properties.

Teams from Fitness First, Capital Tower, and Borouge, One George Street, topped the Competitive and Fun Run categories, respectively.

Top team from Fitness First for Competitive category
Top team from Borouge for Fun Run category

"At CCT, we’re committed to wellness, sustainability and community. When we have an event like Live It Up!, it brings these components together into one exciting, meaningful and impactful event, and we hope tenants and their employees will walk away with a greater awareness of these three commitments.”

Kevin Chee, CCT CEO

Besides taking charge of their well-being and the environment, participants also made a difference to children with special needs from Rainbow Centre Singapore. Through the activities and race, participants and CapitaLand Hope Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CapitaLand, raised a total of $20,360, which will go towards Rainbow Centre’s Empowerment, Development and Innovation Fund. To further promote the spirit of inclusivity, CCT also welcomed some students and their caregivers in running alongside teams during the race.

Tenants teamed up with Rainbow Centre beneficiaries to participate in CCT Live It Up!

Make it a habit

Anchored on the tenet that it takes 21 days to form a habit, CCT held Live It Up! over the course of three weeks to inspire tenants to make well-being and sustainability a lasting part of their everyday lives. Most office workers spend a third of their day at the workplace, so helping them lead well-balanced lifestyles outside the office improves their mental and physical health. While it takes time and effort to introduce such changes, they will reap rewards for employees, clients and companies in the long run.


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Self-care practices for the home

Taking care of yourself doesn’t stop after Live It Up! Continue your wellness journey at home with these simple self-care practices

1. Take a break from work 

Avoid responding to work emails after office hours to wind down and get a good rest. If continuously incoming notifications prevent you from putting aside your work, try turning on the Do Not Disturb function on your phone so you won’t be notified when a new email comes in.

2. Fix your sleep schedule

Keeping to a regular sleep schedule by going to bed and waking up at a fixed time every day can help with fatigue. You’ll be able to fall asleep more easily, get better quality sleep and wake up feeling more refreshed.

3. Keep yourself physically fit

Exercising regularly is great not just for your physical health, but also your mental well-being and emotional stability. If you’re pressed for time, at home exercises such as planking, squats or lunges are simple but effective ways to get started.

4. Maintain a healthy diet

A balanced diet can do wonders for your energy levels and prevent a mid-afternoon slump, giving you a productivity boost. This increase in efficiency can also translate to reduced stress and greater satisfaction at work.

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