Previously,I parked my car at the entrance to Taman Botani but yesterday I changed my routine to park my car at Pusat Rekreasi Air.My wife and me walked all the way to Restoran Seafood where we fed the fish in the lake with some biscuits.
Walking is the most democratic of activities and is great for building fitness. It’s natural, it’s easy, it’s safe and just about anyone can do it. Easier than jogging, swimming and other aerobic exercises, mankind’s simplest way of getting around is quickly becoming the easiest and most effective way for most people to exercise, lose weight and get fit. Almost a ‘forgotten art’, walking is fast becoming the exercise of choice for many people – and just about anyone can do it, young and old.
According to the World Health Organisation: ‘A walker loses weight, lowers cholesterol, reduces conditions associated with hypertension, slows aging and the decline of aerobic capacity, increases strength, flexibility and balance, strengthens bones and increases stamina‘.
The founding father of the medical profession, Hippocrates, said that walking is the best medicine. Now, 25OO years later, fitness walking is a ‘best exercise’ recommended in more than 4O medical studies by exercise physiologists, biomechanical experts, cardiologists, chest experts, obesity experts and stress experts.
A bicycle map is in the works to make Kuala Lumpur a cycle-able city.
WHAT makes a great cycling city? For starters, designated cycling lanes coupled with well-designed cycle routes. Slap on bike parking facilities and public infrastructure that allows easy bike transport, and you�re set to go.
This morning I got an alert from Nike running website that I have logged in 700km since I bought Nike shoes in March 2010.Prior to this I have been doing my weekend morning walks at KLCC since more than 10 years ago but it was a casual morning walk totalling 15km a month.Now,my monthly average is about twice that ~30 km because I have discovered more interesting trails in Putrajaya.
From my experience in the last 18 months,three factors that motivate me to keep walking 3 times a week: