When it comes to keeping fit and healthy, you don’t have to take out expensive gym memberships or buy costly equipment. There are a few fitness meet up groups in Penang where it is free to join and apart from perhaps a pair of good training shoes, no other equipment is required. Continue reading
Exercising out of doors has been shown to improve people’s mental health and what better exercise is there but running. Running not only helps lift the spirits, but is one of the best aerobic exercises to improve heart and lung health. Keen runner, Jo Bradnam, has written about one of her favourite places to run. Continue reading
If you love being outdoors and want a challenge, then hiking on Penang Hill with a group of fit and fantastic people might be for you. Read this article written by Claire Firth about the Penang Hill hiking group.
I can’t think of a better way to start the week than going for a hike. Every Monday morning at 8.30am, the Penang Hill hiking group meet in the car park, by the juice bar, on the road to the Botanical Gardens. Continue reading
Feeling stressed or depressed? Get to Warrior Bootcamp Penang and feel on top of the world.
According to researchers at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, getting out of doors into a natural environment can reduce the risk of suffering from poor mental health. Exercising in green spaces like parks and forests seems to make people feel much better than in indoor environments such as gyms.
Exercising outdoors just once a week could be enough to see a positive benefit. Of course, more than once a week is even better. This is why you will find Suzanne Morgan at Straits Quay at 8.30am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for Warrior Bootcamp Penang. Continue reading
With Malaysia being named the fattest country in South East Asia, it’s encouraging to see that Penang’s state government is promoting a healthier lifestyle.
State Environment, Health, Welfare and Caring Society Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the state is considering setting up more facilities such as community centres as well as using existing centres to promote regular exercise.