Penang Promoting A Healthier Lifestyle

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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.

He said that “we hope the people will exercise in open gyms, or have qigong sessions and other activities in these places”. Phee also mentioned that this is part of the Penang’s Greener, Cleaner, Safer and Healthier Penang initiative.

Tai Qi PenangWith such lovely open spaces such as the youth park and botanic gardens, many people take advantage of the free facilities available. Go early morning and people are already practicing qigong and tai chi, jogging or walking. What you notice though is that most of the people are older.

Given that obesity levels have risen significantly in children and young adults, it may a good idea for these initiatives to focus on getting children off their computers, away from the television and to get moving.

Kids need regular exercise, at least an hour a day, in order to keep a healthy weight, feel less stressed,sleep better and improve physical health and fitness. Parents should set a good example and exercising together will be fun and beneficial for all. Warrior Bootcamp Penang offer Junior Bootcamp classes to kids aged between 8 to 14 years on a Saturday afternoon.


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