Health, sustainability spur URA chief’s cycling lifestyle, Transport News & Top Stories


Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) chief executive Lim Eng Hwee has been cycling to work since he was chief planner for the authority some 10 years ago.

He is heartened by the uptrend in cycling and is hopeful that more people will take to the “iron horse” when cycling infrastructure becomes more developed.

At the URA, he has encouraged fellow colleagues to find biking buddies to cycle to work when they can.

The URA office in Maxwell Road is cyclist-friendly, with shower facilities and ample bike rests.

Mr Lim, 55, told The Straits Times that he has not cycled to work

COVID-19; Fitness, Health, Social Club Closure Litigation


As businesses around the country slowly start to reopen after COVID-19 closures caused by state and local government-mandated operation restrictions, plaintiffs have flocked to the courts filing class actions against membership clubs that did not fully refund fees charged while access to facilities and amenities were limited or unavailable.  The most frequent targets of these suits are fitness, health, and social clubs who face consumer class claims for breach of contract, business torts and violations of state consumer protection laws.

Three such recently filed cases are Labib v. 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc., Civ. No. 3:20-cv-02134-JD (N.D. Cal. Mar.

Protekt Products Partners With Pear Sports To Develop Health And Wellness App


San Diego, CA, August 10, 2020 – Protekt Products, the new natural wellness brand, is pleased to announce the launch of the Protekt App, powered by PEAR. PEAR Sports is a health and fitness software platform that delivers targeted smart coaching technology for dozens of leading brands. The new Protekt App will have curated training programs to promote overall wellness and prepare people to enjoy time outdoors. For both iOS and Android, the new app will be available on August 10, 2020 on the Apple Store and Google Play Store.

“Protekt was built on the principle that simple routines can

Health & Fitness Tech May Have Unexpected Downsides


Health apps and fitness watches can shed light on how our bodies are working and help promote a healthy lifestyle. But a new Danish study finds that for some, they can also ramp up anxiety.

The study examined the experiences of 27 heart patients who used Fitbit fitness watches to measure their sleep, heart rates and physical activity.

Although the 28- to 74-year-old heart patients learned more about their illnesses and were motivated to exercise during the six months that they wore the watches, they also became more anxious, said Dr. Tariq Osman Andersen. Anderson is an assistant professor at