“All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy.”
This is a proverb that is so prevalent and profound since it first came into being in 1659, even more so relevant in this dynamic and fast-paced environment, be it in life or at work. Only that in today’s time, all work and no play could potentially mean that Jack is likely to fall susceptible to the adversity of high blood pressure, obesity, fatigue, anxiety and many other health associated issues.
While being a fitness freak may not fit into everyone’s daily agenda, a little exercise could just be what the doctor will prescribe you to. The key is in choosing an activity that you really enjoy and keeping at it consistently. Even two or three days a week to begin with, works well. In fact, an article published by the Harvard Business Review says that regular exercise should be part of your job and there have been several instances where employees have shown an improvement in productivity that correspond to their exercise regime.
But if you feel that the gym is not the right place for you, turn to the great big outdoors for activities that can spike your adrenaline level and get your heart racing. Not only will you come back feeling refreshed, it will also be reflected in the rise of your energy level where you get to see a boost in your productivity. Being active and sporty might just even become your next big thing in the coming new year!
For starters, we have shortlisted some adrenaline filled activities you could try to unleash your hidden adventure junkie. Scroll below for more details.
Whitewater rafting at Kuala Kubu Baru
Brace yourself for a wild and exciting ride as you paddle away amongst the rapids of Sungai Selangor at Kuala Kubu Baru, one of the most recommended spots for whitewater rafting in Malaysia. Located just 90-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur, this adventure sport also serves as a welcome escape from the concrete jungle with its green forests and cool, clear water. So grab your waterproof bags and Go-pros and get ready to loosen up some muscles, you never even knew existed.
Paintball your way with some friendly combat
Paintball is a great way to blow off steam, relish in a friendly combat and get a complete body workout with sprints, climbs, crawls, dodges and shoots. Bonus points for knee jerk reactions that will get your heart racing and pumping. Not only is paintball good for you physically, it also works as an effective tool to improve your leadership and teamwork skills, albeit in an entertaining and lively manner. Take your pick on the many paintball parks, strap on your helmet and get shooting!
Get on the road less travelled with your All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), Kemensah
Remember Lara Croft from Tomb Raider? Here’s your chance to embody some of that explorer spirit. Sharpen your map reading skills, get your co-ordination in place, strengthen your leg muscles and hop on to an ATV as you make your way through rugged terrains, road bumps, waterfalls and more. Some adventure routes, such as the ones at Kemensah even end with a waterfall, so you can catch a breath before you continue on your journey again.
Bungee Jump at Sunway Lagoon Extreme Park
If you are seeking for an extreme thrill, challenge yourself to a bungee jumping stint at Sunway Lagoon Extreme Park. Definitely not for the faint hearted, this is one leap of faith you will remember for a long time. The extreme velocity of your heartbeat, rush of adrenaline and making the ultimate decision to jump off the base, are just some of the sensations that you will treasure lifelong. And surely, a good story to share in your social media and with friends and family. However, please ensure that all precautionary measures have been taken into consideration before you embark and that you are in the pink of health.
Embark on an aerial trek amidst a tropical rainforest, Skytrex Shah Alam
Tired of revisiting the same old trekking routes? Here’s one that will definitely surprise you. Skytrex, located in Shah Alam Agricultural Park, offers an aerial obstacle trek amidst a canopy of lush greenery and chirping birds. From zip-lines to plank wood crossings and bizarre burger walks to cargo net crossings, this is one adventurous way to kickstart the new year and get some happy hormones flowing. Skytrex even offers an open terrace where you can set up your barbecue equipment and get your meat grilling for a delicious after workout treat.
While getting out there and having a ton of fun should be on your to-do list this year end, we also want you to stay protected and safe. Check out Tune Protect’s Sports + protection plan – our first on-demand protection plan designed specifically for extreme sports enthusiasts. The protection plan starts from just RM5 and is available from just a day to 365 days depending on your lifestyles. Enjoy the life full of adventures, absolutely worry free.
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