Six Effective Physical Activities Towards a Healthy Lifestyle

It’s a known fact that overweight and obesity are growing public health problems. The prevalence of obesity has reached epidemic levels in many developing countries, and Malaysia is of no exception. In a survey carried out by National Health and Morbidity Surveys (NHMSs) showed an increasing trend of overweight and obesity among Malaysian adults aged 18 years and older. And one of the main factors for this could be associated with our daily pattern of food intake and lack of physical activity. We all know that staying fit and healthy is important in our life. But what are we doing about it? Yes! We all enjoy the delicious, spicy Malaysian food but we MUST also enjoy extra physical activity to stay healthy to enjoy the sumptous food on offer.  Therefore keeping to a healthy lifestyle is the way to go. BorneoTalk has some suggestions on some fun effective physical acitvities to stay healthy, beautiful, lose weight and loving life.


Crossfit is the most powerful workout. It requires more stamina than usual to do this. Crossfit is normally used to train soldiers, professional athletes and martial arts champions. Crossfit includes cardio, weight lifting and high intensity functional movements.

HIIT (High-intensity interval training)

HIIT is a form of interval training, a cardiovascular exercise strategy that alternates short period of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods. The workout cycle continues until you are exhausted. These intense workouts typically last under 30 minutes. HIIT is the effective fat burner as your calories is burned not only during but also after workout.


Did you know Zumba is created by accident? Zumba was founded in 1999 when an aerobics instructor forgot to bring his workout music to class, so he grabbed some Latin albums from his car, ditched the constraint of a traditional music and dance. Since then, Zumba has pitched itself more than just a workout as it sound like partying too. People maintain the idea of the Latin music as it is fun and encourages exercising for those who do not like to workout. There are several different kinds of Zumba, from Aqua Zumba workouts to Zumba Toning that incorporate weights for additional calorie burning and strength training. Minimum duration for each session is 60 minutes. Zumba can burn more than 350 calories by kickboxing and aerobic.

Buti Yoga

Yoga is a mind and body practice. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. Now, Yoga has become popular as a form of physical exercise based upon poses that promote improved control of the mind and body and enhance wellbeing. There are several different types of yoga and many disciplines within the practice. One of them is buti yoga that incorporates tribal dance movements and music into the yoga session. The movement of buti yoga is a bit of forceful and invigorating. The benefits of buti yoga is to allow you to sweat, burn some calories and train some muscles.


Barre is a form of physical exercise that is usually conducted in groups in gyms or specialty studios. Its significance difference from other group fitness activities is its use of the ballet barre and its incorporation of movements derived from ballet and aerobics into the workout routine to strengthen cardiovascular system and help burn loads of calories. Barre will help to build and strengthen muscles, improve core strength and posture and give your body a lean and toned look.


Piloxing is a creative mix between Pilates and Boxing. It is geared towards women, with the mental and physical goal of attaining a “Sleek, Sexy and Powerful” self-image. The workout is based on intervals, which means you have to alternate quickly between boxing, standing Pilates, and dance moves. If you think Zumba (it’s high-energy and set to fun music) you got it, just that its way tougher.

Suggested studios that conducts the above physical activities:
    • Raggae Fitness Studio
      Level 3, SL63, Survey Lot 19835, Saradise Kuching Off, Jalan Stutong, 93350 Kuching, Malaysia.
      Contact number:  +6019 888 1743
      Service provided: Zumba and Piloxing
    • Zest Fitness Studio
      381, Jalan Seng Goon Garden, Taman Seng Goon, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak.
      Contact number: +6017 217 8018
      Service provided: Zumba
    • Angelus Fitness
      Jalan Setia Raja, Setia Commercial Centre, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak.
      Contact number: +6082 363 985
      Service provided: HIIT and Zumba
    • Urban Spring Pilates
      1, 57, Jalan Bangkung, Taman Bandaraya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
      Contact number: +603 2095 3998
      Service provided: Barre
    • Gym Box
      Easb Eon Auto Mart Sdn. Bhd., Jalan Rock, Min Chu Garden, 93200 Kuching, Sarawak.
      Contact number: +6082 424 886
      Service provided: Crossfit
    • Level up Fitness
      L3-037, Vivacity Megamall Jalan Wan Alwi, 93250 Kuching, Malaysia.
      Contact number: +6082 263 918
      Service provided: Crossfit and cycling
    • CrossFit Kuching
      Sub Lot 26, Lot 188 Soho East, Lor Wan Alwi 5, Taman Supreme, 93300 Kuching, Sarawak.
      Contact number: +6019 886 7766
      Service provided: Crossfit, barbell and monkey bar
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