Walking for health
GETTING out and about is excellent for your overall health as it gets your body moving, helping to boost proper digestion and encouraging proper breathing.
However, there are different kinds of walking, so if you’re looking for something different, check out these ideas.
An average stroll is light exercise but when you’re living in an area without pavements or good surfaces, it’s very hard to actually relax and enjoy yourself.
Shopping malls are ideal because they offer beautiful surfaces and there’s plenty to look at too. For the best experience, go early and go to a quiet floor.
is a super fast walk that isn’t quite a jog. It’s good exercise but you must wear good shoes to protect your feet
and knees from impact.
is where you take your walk up hills and mountains. It can be a simple stroll where you have to circumvent some rough spots in the path here and there all the way up to a form of rock climbing where you use ropes and need special boots.
In Malaysia, there are plenty of opportunities for scrambling. The most important thing is to stay safe and healthy, so join a group to learn the ropes.
If you live near a tourist attraction, such as a cave or mountain, phone them up and ask about leisure activities.
If you aren’t sure, contact organisations such as the Malaysia Nature Society and see what they have to offer.
In all kinds of activity, remember this: if you’re starting a new regime, be safe and talk to your family doctor first. A little prevention is worth a tonne of cure.