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New Clinic at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre

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Pinnacle Orthopaedic Group is pleased to announce the opening of our third clinic conveniently located at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre (#04-26).

Drs Kevin Lee, Andy Wee and Hee Hwan Tak would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Dr Victor Seah into the Pinnacle Orthopaedic Group family.

Pinnacle Orthopaedic Group is now at:
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre (#04-07)
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre (#04-26)
Parkway East Medical Centre (#03-05)

For more information about our locations, please click here.

Medical Support Provider for OCBC Cycle National Race Series

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Pinnacle Orthopaedic Group will be providing medical support services for the entire series of Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) organised OCBC Cycle National Race Series. With our partners from Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, we will be there on 1st April for the first race of the season (OCBC Team Time Trial Race) till the rest of the season. (See races schedule below)

Race hard and ride safe!


OCBC Cycle National Race Series Schedule:

  • 1 April 2018 – OCBC Team Time Trial
  • 1 July – OCBC Cycle National Championship (Individual Time Trial)
  • 6 July – OCBC Cycle National Championship (Road)
  • 21 & 22 July – OCBC Cycle National Championship (MTB) for Downhill and Cross Country
  • End July – SNOC/SCF Youth Olympic Festival (Road)

For more information about Pinnacle Orthopaedic’s sports medical services, click here.

Keep Your Muscle Mass Up as You Age!

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As you reach your 40s and 50s, a gradual loss of muscle mass begins and can continue a steady, downhill course into old age. This age-related loss of muscle mass, strength and function is known as sarcopenia, and it can happen quickly with reduced levels of physical activity and the adoption of a sedentary lifestyle.

While it is inevitable that everyone loses muscle mass with age, it’s possible to slow or even reverse that loss with proper exercise and diet. The methods are:
1. Strength training
2. Adequate protein and Vitamin D intake
3. Moderate amounts of cardiovascular exercise

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Three sessions of brisk walking for 10 minutes a day vs 10000 steps

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Dr Kevin Lee was recently interviewed by Lianhe Zaobao on his views regarding a recent study which compared the benefits and ease of doing 10,000 steps a day against something called, “Active 10” where you simply aim to do three brisk 10-minute walks a day.

In this study, they found that the Active 10 group actually did 30% more ‘moderate to vigorous physical activity’ than the 10,000-step group, even though they moved for less time.

Dr Lee’s interview questions were:

1. Are the findings accurate that three sessions of brisk 10mins walk per day are more effective than to 10,000steps a day? Why so? And is it true that it is better for health?

This is a small study and the actual conclusions of the study are that “The Active 10 group actually did 30% more ‘moderate to vigorous physical activity’ than the 10,000-step group, even though they moved for less time”. They did not actually measure any objective health outcomes and postulated that since the Active 10 group did 30% more moderate to vigorous physical activity, then there should be health benefits down the road if they continue doing this form of exercise. Thus, it is accurate that this Active 10 regime is more effective in getting people to do the more vigorous physical activity but you cannot conclude that it is better for health as no objective health outcomes were measured.

2. What are the benefits and disadvantages of brisk walk sessions as compared to 10,000 steps?

10000 steps a day is an arbitrary goal invented by someone who wanted to encourage people to be more active and move away from a sedentary, modern lifestyle. As with most forms of exercise, most benefits are seen from improving quality of the workout and not the quantity. 10000 steps a day is just a guide and goal for someone who is previously sedentary to work towards. You can walk 10000 steps a day but if all the steps are done at a very leisurely and slow pace, then the cardiovascular benefits might be minimal. You are still better off than being totally sedentary though. For a more effective and time-efficient workout, the brisk walk sessions as advocated in the article where the faster pace of the walks give a more vigorous workout will give you more “bang for the buck” in a shorter period of time.

3. Any particular age group that is suitable/unsuitable for brisk walking and 10,000 steps?

All age groups are suitable for walking as it is a gentle, low-impact form of exercise. If you have a heart condition or conditions affecting your walking ability such as osteoarthritis of the knees, you might want to moderate the number of steps or pace of the walks to a level that is suitable for your condition (check with your own doctors).

#10000steps #briskwalking #pinnacleortho

Dr Kevin Lee is the Founding Partner of the Pinnacle Orthopaedic Group. You can read about him here.


Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth #04-07
Singapore 228510

Parkway East Medical Centre
319 Joo Chiat Place #03-05
Singapore 427989

Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road #04-26
Singapore 329563

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