Changes to the Standards for the Sports for Life Fitness Assessment (Walk or Run Test) and MOE Healthy Lifestyle Incentive Award Scheme

MOE Sports and Recreation Club (MESRC) had been organising the Sports for Life (SFL) Fitness Assessment (Walk or Run Test) since 2002 with the aim to encourage our staff to stay active and healthy through the MOE Healthy Lifestyle Incentive Award Scheme.

To qualify for the award, staff should have taken only 5 days or less of medical leave (Hospitalisation & Maternity Leave are excluded) during the qualifying period (1st January to 31st December) and has obtained either Gold, Silver or Bronze award for the SFL Fitness Assessment (Walk or Run Test). Staff who meet these criteria will be awarded monetary incentives: $130 for Gold, $100 for Silver and $70 for Bronze.

MESRC have reviewed the MOE Healthy Lifestyle Incentive Award Scheme and have informed the changes to all schools and MOE HQ.  The changes included new standards for the SFL Fitness Assessment (Walk or Run Test) that are more accessible and appropriate for our staff, as well as an increase in the quantum of the awards.  Details of the changes are as follow:

1)
  New quantum for the awards are:
· Gold Award: $130
· Silver Award: $100
· Bronze Award: $70

2) Revise the award criteria for the 2.4km Run Test, taking alignment with the new MINDEF IPPT point system, based on the age range of the participants (please refer to the attached document for the new criteria by age range):
· Male: Gold (40); Silver (35); Bronze (30)
· Female: Gold (40); Silver (35); Bronze (30)

3) Revise the award criteria for the 2km Walk Test Fitness Index to
· Gold: >120
· Silver: 106-120
· Bronze: 81-105

The new standards for the Sports for Life Fitness Assessment (Walk or Run Test) and the revised MOE Healthy Lifestyle Incentive Award Scheme will take effect from 1 January 2017.

Please email MESRC, Mr Ahmad Shah (ahmad_shah_abdul_ghani@moe.gov.sg) or contact 6460 9863 if you have any queries regarding SFL Fitness Assessment (Walk or Run Test) or the MOE Healthy Lifestyle Incentive Award Scheme.