Body & Soul S7: Preventing Atrial Fibrillation Stroke

24 JUL 2019 – In 2007, during a SEA Games Triathlon Time Trial event, a young and active athlete and friend of Mok Ying Ren passed away due to cardiac arrest. This taught Mok Ying Ren that life is fragile, and how some precautions can be taken, more so as an athlete.

Did you know that there is more than one type of stroke that can affect us ? If you engage in a lot of vigorous sporty activities or if you love running long marathons, do be cautious of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) related stroke.

#LearnWithMok as you watch ONEathlete Mok Ying Ren and former national sprint icon U.K. Shyam share their experiences on how to prevent this health condition with Host Daniel Martin and Dr Carolyn Lam on Mediacorp Channel 5 Body & Soul, Season 7, Episode 6.

In this episode of Body & Soul, they also talked about the signs of an AF related stroke. Catch the episode on toggle catch up TV right here.

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From left to right:
Daniel Martin, Dr Jeremy Chow, UK Shyam, Mok Ying Ren, and Dr Carolyn Lam

You can also catch up on the following related reading:
ST: The relevance of pre-participation screening by Dr Yeo Tee Joo
ST: Minimising risks in running by Dr Malcolm Mahadevan
ST: Taking a (sick) break from running by Dr Wang Mingchang

Race Against Cancer 2018

22 July 2018 – Close to 8,000 people joined #ONEathlete and #ONEteamsg and took part in the 10th edition of Singtel-Singapore Cancer Society’s Race Against Cancer 2018, and helped to raise more than $1.1 million for charity. ONE took part in both the competitive 10km and 15km race categories, as well as the 5km fun run.

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Athletes and Mediacorp celebrities with GOH Minister Chan Chun Sing

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Guest-of-Honour Minister Chan Chun Sing getting ready for the flag-off for the 15km race

The event was flagged off promptly by Guest-of-Honour Minister Chan Chun Sing, as runners took to the roads under cooling conditions. While the out-and-back race route was well-marked and easy to navigate, runners had to battle the incessant headwinds after the 5km U-turn. Nonetheless, ONEathlete Evan Chee gave his all to clinch a hard-fought 6th-place finish in the Men’s 15km race, barely 3 weeks after racing the Gold Coast Marathon.

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ONEathlete Evan Chee receiving the prize on stage

In the 10km category, triathlete Ben Ooi finished strongly to come in 7th in the Men’s race while Belinda Ooi (Mrs Mok) executed her race plan perfectly to clinch a 4th-place finish in the Ladies’ race, much thanks to the encouraging support from the race pacers which included national marathoners, Jasmine Goh and Rachel See.

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ONEathlete Ben Ooi receiving his prize on stage from Singapore Cancer Society CEO, Mr. Albert Ching

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Belinda is all smiles as she clocks a 10km personal best and comes in 4th in the Ladies’ race

The event also saw an outpour of support from celebrities, such as Rebecca Lim, Aileen Tan, Cancer-survivor Pan Ling Ling, and her husband (former Mediacorp actor) Huang Shinan, who had turned up to lend their support and do their part for a meaningful cause.

 

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Team Singapore parathlete Peter Kam & Sprinter Calvin Kang sharing a moment at the race site with Singapore Cancer Society CEO, Mr Albert Ching

In sharing this spirit of community giving and love behind the event, ONE is proud to have brought together Team Singapore Athletes and ONEathlete to rally for Race Against Cancer 2018, through the “ONE Against Cancer” campaign. We are also honored to have been the Official Sports Marketing partner for Singapore Cancer Society (SCS)’s Race Against Cancer 2018.

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ONE runs against cancer 2018 – Success!


 

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