Instead of setting a schedule to exercise a few times a week, Mark makes it a point to run/exercise every day. It has since become part of his daily routine, just like brushing teeth and showering. The formation of this habit also means that there is no need to decide whether a particular day is a running day.
Neuroscientists have identified our habit-making behaviors to a part of the brain known as the basal ganglia, which also plays a key role in the development of emotions, memories and pattern recognition. Decisions, on the other hand, are made in a different part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex.
Having personally experienced the benefits of exercising every day, Mark hopes to inspire others to do the same and shared the idea with Tim who was his mentor in Asia Professional Speakers Singapore (APSS). The intent is not to focus on the distance or timing, but developing the habit of exercising.
Although Tim was never a fan of running, he buys the idea and have been running daily since 7 Oct 2020! This comradeship has also brought about the birth of REDCAN on 1 Nov 2020.
We believe that this community will also help you sustain your exercise routine easily. At the same time, we are working to support worthy causes through this community.
Join us! Simply grab some REDCAN T-shirts in the PRODUCTS page and be identified when you run. Remember to wave when you spot a REDCAN kaki!
Run Every Day: Can!
Mark shared with Tim, his passion for running every day and how he wanted to inspire others to create a healthy habit. Tim added how it could also help create a positive change for people in the world and it resulted in a handshake followed by sanitizer and we agreed to create REDCAN.
First Contact... with shirts. On Tues 6 Oct 2020 we collected our first two REDCAN running shirts. It was a cool moment... like being at the birth of your child ... except nothing like that at all
On 7 Oct 2020, we did our first run together. Now, this is really RUNNING a business together!
On 1 Nov 2020, REDCAN was incorporated in Singapore!
On 8 Nov 2020, we personally delivered the first T-shirt to Hui Fang, our very first REDCAN member! Thanks for supporting REDCAN!
On 19 Dec 2020, we did our first REDCAN Run Together! Only Lina turned up beside our own family members. We persisted and this marks the start of our monthly REDCAN Run Together events.