4 Best Ways to Stay Fit While Eating Mooncakes this Mid-Autumn Festival

Every year, the Chinese will get together and celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival. While families and friends get together to celebrate the joyous occasion, children will be bringing around nicely decorate lanterns while the adults enjoy tea sipping and eating mooncakes and enjoy moon gazing. 

With the variety of mooncake options available in the market, we are spoilt with the choices to choose from. However, over-indulgent may cause health issues such as weight gain, raising blood pressure and blood sugar. 

We have bring together 4 exercises that you can engage to stay in shape while eating mooncake this Mid-Autumn Festival.

1. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

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Calories Burn: 189 - 273 

Duration: 30 minutes

Suggested Equipment: Yourself, Yoga Mat, Soul S-Fit True Wireless Earphones

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) combines the short yet high-intensity bursts of speed to provide the similar benefit of hitting the treadmill. This have became trending when the Circuit Breaker (CB) kicks in during the closure of gyms in Singapore as you can perform while at home.

HIIT workouts usually consists of exercises such as alternating side lunges, burpees, squats to be completed within a short period of time combined with lesser resting time in between. To make things more enjoyable, you can pair the workout with Soul S-Fit True Wireless Earphones and follow through the exercises better. 

Quick Tip: If 30 minutes of HIIT exercise is strenuous for a beginner, let's start with 10 minutes HIIT workout and pace yourself as you proceed.

2. Cycling

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Calories Burn: 298 - 372 

Duration: 30 minutes

Suggested Equipment: Yourself, Bicycle, AfterShokz OpenMove Bone-Conduction Headphone, Towel, Bottle, Mask

If HIIT exercises feel too much for you, try go for cycling to burn away the calories you consume from the mooncakes. Cycling have many benefits including release stress, increase muscle strength and improve joint mobility. 

While heading out to cycle, bring along AfterShokz OpenMove Bone-Conduction Headphone to listen to your favorite playlist on Spotify or Apple Music safely. You can stay aware of your surroundings while cycling from the open-ear design powered by bone conduction technology.

Quick Tip: Try Coast-to-Coast trails (C2C) which span across 36km and cycle from Coney Island to Jurong West on path.

3. Workout at Home

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Calories Burn: 183 - 245 (Depending on the game choice)

Duration: Approx. 30 minutes

Suggested Equipment: Yourself, Video Game Console, Nillkin Thinker L1 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

When we say workout at home, it is not those boring exercises where you follow an instructor and perform the workout. Instead, you will be thrilled with the various fun mini games available in the video game console. 

The rise of video game console broke the roof during the Circuit Breaker (CB) period and continue to soar with new console games release to beat the boredom while staying at home. Also, you can pair it two of Nillkin Thinker L1 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker to create the stereo effect and immerse in the deep bass that it produces.  

4. Jogging

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Calories Burn: 318 - 408 (Depending on the speed)

Duration: 30 minutes

Suggested Equipment: Yourself, Towel, Mask (After jogging), Jaybird Vista True Wireless Earphone

Jogging is one of the traditional ways to burn off the calories from consuming high calorie food. However, in recent years, there have been many health applications and gears available to gamify the boring process. Earn rewards after reaching a milestone or compete with your friends can be ways to interact and bring jogging to another level. 

Pairing with Jaybird Vista True Wireless Earphone brings you the convenience and comfort while you exercise. The light, ergonomic design and the customisable EQ from Jaybird App makes it one of the best sport earphones.

Quick Tip: Download health apps from App Store or Google Playstore to monitor the progress of your exercise.


Mooncakes are delicious and eaten once every year during the Mid-Autumn Festival but be careful the various health issue it may post to you. Quick pick one of the exercise and your equipment to begin your stay active routine.

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