It was my 1st time to Bukit Beruang to hike. Our clinic has this health programme to combat obesity among staff by organizing activities such as running, Zumba and sports. This week we went hiking and Ya Allah.. nak terputus nyawa. I could feel my heart rate elevate and then my body heated. It was a good workout and I am considering going there again sometime in the future, maybe with friends but not kids. It is a bit too strenuous for the little ones.
There are a few entry points to the hill but we went to the one in the residential area which is Taman Melaka Raya. When we arrived at 830am, there were a lot of elderly Chinese folks already going down the hill. They must have started early which is like Wow. It makes me wonder what the other non-Chinese elderly folks do in the morning for their exercise. What would be their chosen activity? Would you know?
We went up the hill using the easy-intermediate level tanah trail and made our way down by the tar trail. Even then, we were already very very exhausted. I could sense the euphoric sense in completing this feat though especially when you’ve gained enough stamina to go on longer and more challenging trails.
A friend of mine shared a few tips to help us with muscle recovery. Some of her suggestions include;
- proper warm-up, stretching and cooling down
- wear appropriate clothes and shoes
- eat a light breakfast and bring water
- after the hike, bath in cold water to decompress
- have high protein food
- sleep with the legs elevated at night
The next day I did not have any muscle aches at all. It was amazing.
Snippets of moments at Bear Hill in this video