NOTICE PAPER NO. 1326
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR ORAL ANSWER
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Ms He Ting Ru
MP for Sengkang GRC
Question No. 3326
To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether the LumiHealth programme will be extended beyond the two-year term; (b) what is the Ministry’s assessment of the success of the programme; and (c) whether the Ministry has any plans to roll out similar programmes that are more accessible to larger segments of the population.
The LumiHealth programme is an ongoing programme, and will extend its benefits beyond its initial two-year run as part of the Healthier SG programme.
The programme has been successful in encouraging healthy behaviours across different age segments through gamification. There has been a total of over 300,000 downloads since the app was launched in Oct 2020. For physical activity, LumiHealth active participants have completed 32.9 million workouts since the programme started in October 2020. This works out to an average of over 20 workouts per participant per month, which is double the number of average workouts compared to before joining LumiHealth.
The groups with ‘Low Activity’ or have a higher body mass index (BMI) of 23 and above before joining LumiHealth, have increased their weekly exercise minutes by about 88% and 42%, respectively. 74% of participants completed mental wellbeing challenges, which increased their awareness and adoption of mental wellbeing management strategies.
The Health Promotion Board (HPB) will continue to various partner device and technology companies to offer technology-enabled population-wide initiatives like the National Steps ChallengeTM.