Shared bikes' role in fighting diabetes

With Singapore being known as a "food paradise", it is no surprise that we, Singaporeans, do not lead the healthiest of lifestyles.

Recently, there have been more advertisements aimed at raising awareness of diabetes. These include information such as the lifestyle changes people can make to reduce the chances of coming down with the disease.

But many of us would rather stay at home, than go out to exercise. I, too, am guilty of being too lazy to exercise.

However, with the shared bikes everywhere, I find myself being more willing to exercise.

It is good that it is now easier for people to rent bicycles and, thus, exercise more frequently.

Teo Yin Yan, 15

Secondary 4 student

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 23, 2018, with the headline 'Shared bikes' role in fighting diabetes'. Print Edition | Subscribe