Absorbing Hado At Taman Lembah Kiara

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, October 17, 2008 | Published in

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All the eating at Raya open houses and dining at buffets during the Hari Raya week long holidays have taken a toll on me. I pinched my waist and could feel the fat deposited there! Not to mention holidays tend to make me lazy. Too much eating and lack of exercise is undoubtedly, a sure way to gain weight!

So the week after the Raya holidays, I went straight back to my usual workouts. Normally I would do some weight lifting and resistance exercises in the gym. My aerobic exercises would be done outside the gym. That’s because I prefer the fresh air and the greeneries outside.

Not only that, I heard that we humans need to connect with nature more often. This is because we need to absorb the good hado from nature. Hado is something like life-force energy, similar to what the Chinese call “chi”. If you read my previous post on Messages From The Water, you would know how hado can effect changes in water molecules.

A walk in the forests, camping along the streams, or going to the beach will help us receive more good hado. People who live in the city, and work in concrete buildings all the time have greater needs of this good hado. Without which, health would deteriorate and they would easily fall sick.

This week, I went to Taman Lembah Kiara at Taman Tun Dr Ismail to do some jogging. It’s a nice place with a beautiful lake and fountains, a waterfall and vast greeneries. There’s also a suspended bridge and a jogging trail that runs through the forests. I have mentioned about this nice park in one of my older posts, complete with photos. Read it here.

The photos in the older post were taken with my old handphone SE K750i so they did not turn out good, so here are more photos of the park taken with my new SE C902.


The beautiful fountains on the lake



The jogging track beside the lake



Jogging trail down the hill



Jogging trail leading into the forest



On the suspension bridge



Another photo of the suspension bridge



Signboard warning weight limit for the bridge



Me in my New Balance jogging shoes all ready for jogging



A large rock along the jogging track



Jogging track in the forest



Enjoy the beautiful scenery all around while you jog


If you want to lose weight or just to maintain your weight, stop stepping on those treadmills or cross trainers in the gym. Go to the parks and do your aerobic workouts! Besides the fresh air and some doses of healthy sunshine, you will also benefit from absorbing the good hado from the trees and grass around you.

Furthermore, listening to the delightful chirping of birds will definitely lift your mood - a sure cure for stress and depression!

(29) Comments

  1. My Bug Life said...

    Is this a new park? I visited the Kiara Park in Tm Tun Dr Ismail..but from the photos..dun look the same. I like walking in the parks with my camera :)

    Ur new shoes look great for walking!

    October 17, 2008 at 8:17 AM
  2. lina said...

    I like the mossy pathway.

    Nice, pity it's so far away from my house, otherwise you'll see me there too! :D

    Nice shoes. :)

    October 17, 2008 at 8:36 AM
  3. -eiling- said...

    talking about exercising, it's been two months since i last hit the gym! Gosh I should really start going again. I'm sure it wouldn't be as nice as jogging in a park!

    October 17, 2008 at 9:05 AM
  4. HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

    Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures! I hope you had a nice jog in those super spiffy shoes!!!

    October 17, 2008 at 10:56 AM
  5. elvinado said...

    Really no one else are in your pictures eh...as if the park are all empty...you jog alone..

    October 17, 2008 at 11:30 AM
  6. Pete said...

    Nice place but how come very deserted lorrr.

    October 17, 2008 at 11:44 AM
  7. Gallivanter said...

    Cool! Though looks deserted...dodgy...

    October 17, 2008 at 1:16 PM
  8. foongpc said...

    my bug life, no it's the same park and has been like that since 3 years ago when I first visited there. Thanks, it's not really a new shoe maybe you mixed up the word "new" in the brand name "New Balance" : )

    lina, thanks! Yes, a pity otherwise can meet you there! : )

    eiling, I guess you should since you like to eat all those delicious food you mentioned in your blog!: ) The longest I've stayed away from gym was one month and it made me lazier and lazier the longer I stayed away! So get going today! : )

    October 17, 2008 at 2:59 PM
  9. foongpc said...

    health nut wannabee mom, I did have a really nice time jogging in the park, thanks! : )

    elvinado, pete & gallivanter, the park looks empty cos I purposely go during working hours when not many people are around. I don't like to jog when it is crowded with people especially in the early mornings and in the evenings. And some people don't like their to have their pictures taken, so I only took the photos when no one is around, or when they are outside my camera shot : )

    October 17, 2008 at 3:07 PM
  10. Happysurfer said...

    Nice park and nice pictures, Foong. Thanks for sharing them.

    October 17, 2008 at 3:11 PM
  11. JustinKC said...

    if only my place have a nice park for me to jog...iw ould be reli happy!

    October 17, 2008 at 3:44 PM
  12. khengsiong said...

    Taman Lembah Kiara? I know there is a hill near TTDI where many people jog. (I used to go there too, but now want to save petrol.) But I don't see the jogging track and suspension bridge.

    October 17, 2008 at 4:25 PM
  13. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, thanks for reading! : )

    justinkc, no park near where you live? That's too bad. Well, just go the nearest park you can find : )

    October 17, 2008 at 4:39 PM
  14. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, first you have to enter from the entrance with the signboard which says "Taman Lembah Kiara".Then you have to walk up the jogging trail which leads you into the forest and away from the lake.

    October 17, 2008 at 4:42 PM
  15. Monica said...

    I've been to TTDI many times but I never realized there's a nice park over there. my house is facing a park with a jogging trail but without lake, fountains, waterfall, bridge... LOL!

    October 17, 2008 at 5:56 PM
  16. levian said...

    i jogged n exercise for the sake of the aftermath. the sensation of the quicken breathing, n the soreness of the muscle on the second day. although that only occurs when i didn't exercise for quite a while. but still, it is what keeps me going. somehow, exercising seemed far more interesting when we're enjoying it. ;)

    October 18, 2008 at 12:30 AM
  17. foongpc said...

    monica, then you should give this TTDI park a visit : )

    levian, I also enjoy the muscle soreness after exercise. It's a nice feeling although some people think I'm weird. LOL. Yeah, it's more fun to exercise when we are enjoying it! : )

    October 18, 2008 at 12:49 AM
  18. EastCoastLife said...

    What a lovely place with scenic views! Eat a few meals can get fat meh? hehe... I'm too lazy to exercise... besides I cannot jog due to feet problem, had to wear special shoes. :(

    October 18, 2008 at 2:10 AM
  19. Johnny Ong said...

    i think u walked more than u jog hehe

    October 18, 2008 at 2:20 AM
  20. suituapui said...

    Wow! Nice photos! Nice park!...Nice legs! Hahahahahaha!!!

    October 18, 2008 at 7:05 AM
  21. Babette said...

    That is a nice place. I agree that taking a walk or jog outdoors in a park is a great way to exercise.
    Btw, nice legs Foong!

    October 18, 2008 at 8:38 AM
  22. Ah-Bong said...

    ahh... the park... i went there a few times. lots of ppl in the evening lor. nevertheless, it's so refreshing to see there's actually such a park in the city. me really likey! :D

    October 18, 2008 at 4:42 PM
  23. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, I didn't just eat a few meals. I ate lots of huge meals practically everyday for one week! That's why must get back to my exercise routine! : )

    johnny ong, haha! that may be true in this case cos I need to take the pictures. But I jogged properly after taken all those photos! : )

    suituapui, thanks for the compliments! : )

    October 18, 2008 at 11:00 PM
  24. foongpc said...

    babette, yes it's always more enjoyable to exercise outdoors where the view and scenery is nice. And thanks for the compliments about my legs : )

    ah-bong, thanks for dropping by! Yes, lots of people at the park in the evening, so I always avoid going there at that time.

    October 18, 2008 at 11:03 PM
  25. Faisal Admar said...

    it was so long since i do my cardio last. now i'm playing my fav sport again after quit for a year or so. sport is good. exercise is good :)

    October 21, 2008 at 7:58 AM
  26. levian said...

    i get the "weirdness" talk, since i received the same treatment myself. XD not many can understand the sensation i suppose. :p

    October 21, 2008 at 9:23 AM
  27. foongpc said...

    faisal admar, good thing you start exercising again. What is your favourite sport?

    levian, yeah, not many understand the nice feeling of muscle soreness - I like it so much I actually look forward to it after my workouts. I may even feel a bit disappointed if there's no muscle soreness. No wonder people say I'm weird. Haha!

    October 21, 2008 at 11:06 AM
  28. tr3nta said...

    this park looks beautiful...

    October 21, 2008 at 5:29 PM
  29. foongpc said...

    tr3nta, yes it's beautiful, thanks for dropping by : )

    October 22, 2008 at 11:04 AM