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Postby excessuk » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 9:40 pm

I can't run :( I have a knee condition which means I can't run for more than 5 minutes. I can cycle though!

BTW I'm already in Singapore! Arrived 2 days ago, so still trying to get my head around things. It's hot and humid, but I like it! :)

I'm busy flat hunting now but as soon as I'm sorted I'll get active again!

Right now I'm in the Orchard area and it's so hectic! I feel alienated by the sheer amount of shoppers roaming the streets and the endless array of shopping malls. I'm definitely not staying in this area ;)

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 03 Feb 2013 12:27 am

excessuk wrote:I can't run :( I have a knee condition which means I can't run for more than 5 minutes. I can cycle though!

BTW I'm already in Singapore! Arrived 2 days ago, so still trying to get my head around things. It's hot and humid, but I like it! :)

I'm busy flat hunting now but as soon as I'm sorted I'll get active again!

Right now I'm in the Orchard area and it's so hectic! I feel alienated by the sheer amount of shoppers roaming the streets and the endless array of shopping malls. I'm definitely not staying in this area ;)


How about swimming, that's 'low impact', and good all around exercise.

Hot and humid - yeah and it'll be like that 'every day you're here'. Actually thats not quite true as after say a year you will start feeling cold when it gets down to say '''only''' 25 at night in '''winter'''.

You will acclimatise and learn to adapt to the heat. This is going to sound weird I know, but trust me it works. Your journey home each night is likely to be crowded, hot, stuffy, and you hurrying along too. When you get home the moment you stop moving you will break into a huge clothes-soaking sweat (esp during monsoon when the humidity is off the scale).

Solution? Get naked ASAP!

Yes, that's right :) The minute you get through your door get down to your jocks. That will stop you continuing to heat up, and help stop sweat from damaging your clothing.

Then once you feel you've reverted to a reasonable temperature (also try standing in front of a floor-standing fan non full speed for 5 minutes), then have a 2 minute no-soap cold shower before chucking on shorts and a t-shirt.

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Does anyone else have a routine to avoid the post front-door onslaught of sweat?

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Postby excessuk » Sun, 03 Feb 2013 8:43 am

haha it sounds like you're an expert :)

I tried the cold shower yesterday and it does work! Thanks!

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Postby taxico » Sun, 03 Feb 2013 4:32 pm

JR8 wrote:Does anyone else have a routine to avoid the post front-door onslaught of sweat?


air-con! i program mine to turn on/off at different times of the day to keep the heat at bay...

i do not have a solution for waking up sweaty though. my bedroom a/c shuts off at about 5am and i will awake at 7'ish drenched in my own perspiration.

so i keep an insulated cup of ice cold water (a mug for coffee) beside my bed and it's still kinda cold at 7'ish. not perfect but it does prepare me for my hot coffee.

i always keep bottles of water and cans of coke zero in the fridge. ice is my best friend, as are frozen mugs.

for me, sitting on the floor under a stream of cold a/c air with my eyes closed and ears listening to the tv or music works best. in my underwear!


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