What’s up Doc? Finding an available clinic or medical assistance NEAR you

If you are young enough to remember, this is Bugs Bunny’s tagline.

Not sure if you happen to catch video that went viral of the argument between a Chinese sick crisis.jpgpatient and a GP in Singapore  when she stormed into his clinic because she did not want to wait.

In times of urgency, finding a reliable doctor becomes a stressful challenge. It is the worst scenario to be made to go from one hospital to another without knowledge at hand. With GetDoc, you’ll not only receive critical information during the time of need, you’ll be able to get a doctor and find yourself a clinic right away.

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 The GetDoc’s Story

GetDoc is here simply because we wanted to create a better world where patients are able to make informed decisions about their healthcare treatments. We know that your healthcare experience probably isn’t perfect yet. That’s why GetDoc is not just an app, but we are a listening tool where we create solutions to solve your pain points. One thing we are passionate about — to continuously find a better way to deliver the great healthcare experience that we all deserve. they now cover Singapore and Malaysia.

Best of it all, GetDoc has secured preferential rates

Check them out! https://www.getdoc.co

Kitt design Carbon Fiber Tri Spoke wheelset bundles

Wheelsport is working with KITT Design suppliers to offer this fantastic bundle that you can reserve and book a Wheelsport Fantasy frame in 9-speed or 18-speed configuration with a Carbon Fiber Trispoke wheelset. Note that the wheelsets already costs S$1600 so you are practically getting a REALLY eye turning Tri-Spoke wheel with a very fast MiniVelo frame! Limited units and colours.

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For those who have a Wheelsport Fantasy and want to join the world of Tri -Spoke, Wheelsport is happy to offer a S$100 voucher for you to book one.

Everyone can have a personalised watch – by our very own local watchmaker

As part of our focus on other homegrown businesses and startup. Something close to our hearts – watches.

It all began when one of Schaffen’s co-founders, Jonathan, wanted to purchase a watch forSchaffen tag line.jpg himself. He quickly realised how tiresome it was to find a watch that he found completely ideal.

Instead, he challenged himself to design and build his own timepiece. What followed was weeks of researching, experimenting and consulting watchmakers in and around his home country of Singapore.

Upon completing his timepiece, he instead dedicated it to his father for the latter’s fiftieth birthday. Inscribing his father’s signature on the dial, it further made for a meaningful and personal memento.
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It was then that he invited his brother, Nicholas, to start a business venture, with the vision to build an internationally recognised label and the go-to avenue for bespoke timepieces.

Schaffen, in German, means “to create” – and it is for this exact reason they exist – to photo_2017-03-07_16-02-04.jpgempower customers to design what they want to wear, tailoring each piece to capture each individuals’ stories and motivations. Just look at the various engravings they can do for you.

Today, the duo has grown into a team of eight, with senior watchmakers, designers and advisors bolstering the team to service a growing international clientele. They do customisation that truly allows you to have a limited edition.

Create your watch NOW https://www.schaffenwatches.com/

Our card members can quote MBSLOVESSCHAFFEN and get 10% off when you order one.

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Integrated Service Booking System for MBS and BRU customers

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MBS is pleased to announce the extension of bike servicing support for BRU customers. We have agreed with BRU management and team to offer an integrated bicycle service support platform.  This is a reciprocal service between the 2 franchise which are first steps towards an expansion of support and new product offerings – offline and online.

What does this mean for customers? With this shared platform, you can get service at more locations with a combined retail footprint of 5 shops across Singapore.

Also:
– BRU and MBS card holders can now book their service support at any BRU or MBS stores
– Online booking allows you to book your appointments at https://mybikeshopsg.com/book-a-service/.

Combining our retail resources will allow us to explore and offer more bike related services to our customers, beyond folding bikes – that will cover new service offerings, loyalty programs, e-commerce and more membership privileges that will be revealed in the next 6 months.

We will progressively start to integrate our branding and operations, it is exciting just to MBS tuneupthink about the possibilities and we are looking forward to offering you more soon! Importantly, there are no changes and only enhancements. More updates will be released over the next few months. Hold on to your MBS Tuneup and BRUcare cards.

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Why scooting isn’t just for kids — 5 health benefits- Strengthens core muscles and your tush

Reposted from https://swiftyscooters.com/blog/%E2%80%8A5-health-benefits-for-scooter-mums/

Yes we see many PMDs around, powered by motor and a rechargeable battery and offering many a commuting choice. However, take a look at Swifty Scooter premium adults skate scooters, they strengthen core muscles and for those who need to get back into shape, using that Skatescooter for your errands or exploring the city or neighborhood REALLY gives you a workout. PLUS it gives you that longer range than running or jogging. We are really helping everyone try to own one of the latest SwiftyOnes and they not only offers you the mobility, they allow you to fold, roll and bring them onto the SMRT (Now that that they have extended folding bikes onto trains the WHOLE DAY!) For December, GET your Swifty Scooter SwiftyOne at S$699.00. The SwiftyOne take up to 150kg.

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If your kids love their scooters, investing in a quality adult version not only gives you a ticket to join the fun on the school run, but also provides a host of additional benefits.

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  1. Scooting can increase core strength

How often do we find time in our daily routines for the planks and sit-ups that aid core strength? Scooting is excellent news for core strength, as you balance a scooter you engage your bum. The need for stabilising whilst standing on a scooter places a positive demand on muscles that we all too often take for granted. In particular, having a good foundation of the muscles around the stomach, back and pelvis, can protect against back problems that affects as many as half of us in adulthood.

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  1. Aerobic and anaerobic fitness systems get a look in

Scooting on the flat provides an opportunity for gentle aerobic exercise by elevating the heart rate. On even ground, you’ll spend the majority of your scoot-time in the aerobic ‘fat burn zone’, but you’re never far away from an anaerobic challenge, especially if you live near any steep inclines. The moment you hit a hill on a scooter is where anaerobic capacity comes in – hills will challenge you more than on a bike. By challenging yourself in bursts and then giving yourself a break, you’ll give yourself a high intensity interval training (HIIT) session, which is known for greater post-workout benefits including elevated metabolism, for longer fat-burning effects. Scooting up hill also means one thing – there will be a down hill!

  1. core-muscles Say hello to your new bum and thighs

We’d forgive you for thinking that it’s only the kicking leg that gets a workout on a kick scooter. Whilst it’s true that propelling yourself along by pushing off the ground provides a powerful workout, it’s your supporting thigh and glute muscles do the majority of the stabilising work. If you want to go that little bit further for a really good conditioning session, think about engaging your bum whilst in action, and ‘squeezing’ the glute on the kicking leg. Don’t be surprised if your glutes and quads ache for a few days after scooting for the first time, and always remember to swap legs for an even work out!

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  1. Challenge your stability ( even more so for ladies after pregnancy )

    Overall stability from top to toe is so important for everyday activities. When we talk about stability we’re referring particularly to even strength in the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor, the areas that gets stretched and weakened in pregnancy. It’s important to get those muscles working again for your long term physical well being, and especially so if you enjoy high impact sports like running, where any imbalances are accentuated and can lead to injury.

We all have a stronger and weaker side, yet don’t often have a chance to discover which is which. Scooting can improve your stability as the neurological messaging between your brain and muscles improves when challenged. It’s really important to use alternate legs for an even work out. Try 3 kicks with the left, swap and 3 kicks with the right, once you get into the rhythm, any imbalances should even out as you feel your core muscles engaging.
Exercise: If you aren’t sure which is your weaker side, stand on one leg and bend your knee, then straighten it again keeping as still as possible. One side will feel more stable than the other. For a real test — do this with your eyes shut! Use this awareness in your training.

  1. Mental wellbeing

It’s joie de vivre for all ! It’s hard to resist a smile on a family scoot, and that’s good for the heart and the mind. What’s more, getting involved in an activity that your children already love enables more family ‘togetherness’ time. There aren’t many activities that us grown-ups and young children can share, equally enjoy and you’ll feel the benefits too.

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Diabetes – a concern for Singaporeans

A silent killer especially Type 2 Diabetes. we should watch this very carefully. This blog entry is adapted from Texas Diabetes Council. Some hard facts that will make one sit up. That by 2050, 1 million Singaporeans could be affected by diabetes. But diabetes has other longer term complications that makes this disease so dreadful.

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In 2005 when we decided with a goal to make exercise convenient but avoid the membership gyms was our goal. Hence the notion of a pair of inline skates, folding bike or that you could unpack  anywhere an exercise you reach home from the office came about.

Many people have diabetes and don’t know it because they don’t have any symptoms. Diabetes causes your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) to be too high. Because the cells in your body can’t turn the blood sugar into energy, the sugar builds up and can damage many parts of your body, such as your heart, kidneys, eyes, and nerves. Over time, diabetes can cause stroke, heart attack, or coma.

Some helpful Myth busters

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In so many years, exercise is one thing but we believe that diet remains the key – what we ingest from carbo and liquids makes that difference! Go for low GI rice – basmati rice, drink alkaline, high oxygen water and take your slow release Vitamin C.

Go for low GI rice – basmati rice, drink alkaline, high oxygen water and take your slow release Vitamin C AND complement that with regular exercise. Those who are high risk to diabetes or already diagnosed with Prediabetic, you can manage this dreaded disease.

There are 3 types of diabetes

What is type 1 diabetes?

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Type 1 Diabetes (Insulin-Dependent Diabetes)

  • The body’s own immune system fights the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.
  • Sometimes called juvenile diabetes, but it can affect people at any age.
  • Symptoms include thirst, frequent urination, dehydration, blurred vision, and weight loss.
  • No cure, but patients can control their blood sugar with daily insulin shots.
  • Not preventable.

What is type 2 diabetes?

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Type 2 Diabetes (Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes)

  • The body doesn’t make enough insulin, or it can’t use the insulin correctly, so the cells can’t process blood sugar correctly.
  • Most common type of diabetes.
  • Often has no symptoms.
  • Family history can increase risk.
  • Being overweight, eating unhealthy foods, not exercising, and having high blood pressure increase risk.
  • Can be prevented with healthy eating and physical activity.

What is gestational diabetes?

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Gestational Diabetes

  • Affects some women during pregnancy.
  • Family history can increase risk.
  • Being overweight, eating unhealthy foods, not exercising, and having high blood pressure increase risk.
  • Often prevented with healthy eating and physical activity.
  • Increases risk of problems during pregnancy.
  • Usually disappears after pregnancy, but mom has increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Babies are more likely to be obese and have diabetes.

Taking a few simple steps can help you reduce your risk and prevent type 2 diabetes.

Set a weight loss goal.

If you’re overweight, the key to preventing diabetes is to lose weight. The most successful plans use a combination of eating healthy foods that are lower in fat and calories, and being physically active. Set a goal that you can achieve. A loss of five to seven percent (3 to 5 kgs for a 75kg person) can have a big impact on lowering your risk of diabetes.

Eat healthy foods.

Choosing to eat healthy foods will help you reach your weight loss goal. Figure out how many calories and fat grams you should have per day. Set a goal for losing one to two pounds each week.

Move more. Walk, Run or Cycle!

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Car Free Sunday returns and its expected to be bigger!

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Hey everyone! 

Car Free Sunday – riding experience

Come and experience a car-free city. Held every last Sunday of the month,Image result for car free sunday Car-Free Sunday SG is an initiative in which roads within the Civic District and parts of the Central Business District (CBD) are closed to traffic, transforming the area into a walkable, cyclist-friendly, and activity-filled precinct for families and friends. This

October after a 3 months break for Singapore F1, its back and more roads to be closed to extend the opportunity to explore. Also Bimonthly lucky draws to win folding bikes (Tern and Dahon) and premium kickscooters from Swifty. 

Car-Free Sunday is held on the last Sunday of every month. The second instalment will run until April next year on the following dates:  Oct 30, Nov 27, Jan 22, Feb 26, March 26 and April 30.

There will be no Car-Free Sunday in December and in January, it will be held on the fourth Sunday, due to the Chinese New Year period at the end of the month.

The second run of Car-Free Sunday adds the Telok Ayer loop – comprising McCallum Street, Amoy Street, Boon Tat Street, Telok Ayer Street and Stanley Street.

This brings the total walking and cycling route to approximately 5.5km, up from 4.7km previously.

For the upcoming Car-Free Sunday on Oct 30, the public can enjoy free guided tours of the Thian Hock Keng Temple at Telok Ayer Street.

There will also be an educational walking trail along Ann Siang Hill and Telok Ayer Green, discussing the trade and ways of life of Singapore’s early immigrants.

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With compliments of our logistics partner, we will have a chance to set up booth to sell accessories for cyclists and joggers.

We will also have some of the popular new bike brands and models so you can take them for a spin.

MBS will be encouraging all customers and members to join these rides

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MBS 2016 Jersey

A lucky draw will be held and stand to win our MBS jersey worth S$65 by simply taking a photo at our booth and dropping your name card into our lucky draw box.

Care for your helmet, helps you take care of your scalp

Very often we have customers who refuse to don a bicycle helmet for various WRONG

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reasons, from “not necessary” to “messes up my hair”  to ” I am going at a slow speed”  to “it’s too hot”. The bicycle helmets we sell range from S$68 to S$280 and we brought quality to every price category so the economics of owning a helmet is a weak one when you consider the fact that you need protection to your head when someone hits you.

HOWEVER, when it comes to care of your scalp which could lead to itchiness or hair root aggravation, we do ask that you take note of a few things:

1. Pick a good fit for the helmet

Too tight a fitting or too loose can lead to the helmet pulling on the roots of the hair. TheImage result for Alopecia traction scientific name is traction Alopecia. You can easily avoid any risk of traction alopecia due to wearing a helmet, by using a helmet of the right size that is not too tight or too loose on your head.

While putting on the helmet also ensure that no hair is pulled very tightly by the helmet. Take your time every time you put it on, and continue jiggling and shifting the helmet till you reach the most comfortable position, when no hair is pulled back tightly. Also take care while taking off the helmet.

2. Keep your helmet clean and store it in an airy and hygienic place to avoid hair loss   

As your scalp sweats up due to wearing a helmet, the inner layer of the helmet also gets Shower.jpgwet with sweat. It is also important to clean the inner lining of your helmet regularly and to ensure that there is no fungal growth on the inner soft layer. Store your helmet in a hygienic and airy place so that it can easily get dried up and is not smelly. We recommend you shower with your helmet after each ride. No, you do not need to wear it but shampoo the straps and inner lining ( BUT we won’t stop you LoL)

3. Stay dry Along with the above you can also follow the following tips to avoid any hair loss caused due to wearing a helmet,

Along with the above tips, you can also follow the following to avoid any hair loss caused due to wearing a helmet,

  • Every time you take a break between ridings, take off your helmet as well and give your hairs and the helmet some time to dry out.Towel down to dry faster
  • Wearing a piece of cloth or scarf on your head, covering your hairs before putting on the helmet can be a very effective way to reduce any risk of hair loss due to helmet. The cotton cloth will reduce any friction between the hairs and the helmet and will also soak the sweat quickly eliminating all the worries. However, always ensure that the cloth is washed and completely clean before putting it on.
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The Kali Loka S$128.00

Moulton SST – the engineer’s dream

The Moulton Spaceframe is so easily recognised. Unique, iconic, d0258552_17595385

engineering artistry with the frame lattice and just so classy in looks,  it really sets you apart.

HOWEVER…

The stainless steel of Bradford made bikes are the epitome

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of the elite when it comes to small wheeled seperable or fixed bikes. Aircraft stainless steel frame but really expensive.

Introducing the New SST. Features the essential Moulton ‘ingredients’ but in a more affordable frame material:

  • Fillet-brazed construction in Columbus Spirit and Reynolds 525 CrMo steels.
  • Moulton leading-link front suspension (with soft rebound stops, hex key adjustment)
  • Moulton rubber-cone ‘Monosphere’ rear suspension, oversized rear pivot bearing.

Unified rear fork with triple-crankset/compact clearance.
Kingpin separability (hex-key operation).

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Colours Britannia Red, Airforce Blue, Forest Green and Flight Grey. RRP S$6500sst-britannia-red alexmoulton_sst_gray3 alexmoulton_sst_green30sst-blue

Give your folding bikes and even Road bikes a fresh breathe of life

Most folding bikes come with 8 -10 speeds gearing ( Road bikes start with 10 speeds) and photo_2016-08-20_21-36-35having so many speeds give owners a better chance of finding a sweet spot for the most efficient gearing ( especially when you have 2 chain rings in front).

 

We have been working with EDCO and Shimano Distributors, we have been testing how well they work on 11 speed cassettes and THEY DO! SO those with 18 /20 speeds, you CAN upgrade to 22 speeds. And for those 8-10 speeds, step up to 11!

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So we have nominated the more popular models to start with. And for Road bikers with 10 speed Shimano/Campy, its a simple process.

One would ask  – is it worth it? https://blog.performancebike.com/2013/10/25/our-take-10-speed-vs-11-speed/

Answer: That all depends. In my experience, I love having the extra 11th gear. And yes, I definitely do notice that it’s not there when I switch back to a 10-speed bike. The biggest benefits to me are 1) shifting is smoother and more progressive, since there are fewer big jumps in cog size; and 2) I don’t have to swap between two different cassettes anymore (one for the usual riding, one for climbing). With an 11-speed 11-27 cassette, I basically still have my beloved 11-25 gearing, but with a 27t or 29t cog tacked on the top that makes it perfect for climbing as well. 11-speed cassettes also offer a bigger range of gearing options that make it easier to find that comfortable cadence in any variety of conditions, whereas when I switch back to a 10-speed bike, I sometimes struggle to find the right gear.