Walk A Mile 2016 with Nestlé Omega Plus®

Let’s begin our day with lots of positivity not only think positive but we also we have to act positively towards our health. Last weekend I joined more than 3800 Malaysians at Walk-A-Mile 2016 together with Nestlé Omega Plus® and Yayasan Jantung Malaysia at Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Gardens), Kuala Lumpur during this World Health Month. Do you know that you could save a life in as little as 15 minutes brisk walk? It can help to reduce the risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes, so don’t underestimate this 15 minutes walk.

Walk-A-Mile 2016 by Nestlé Omega Plus®


This is the 15th year that Nestlé Omega Plus® organized the annual Walk-A-Mile event and is the longest running event for heart health advocacy in Malaysia. When we arrived at Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Gardens) around 6.30am it was drizzling and about 7.15am the weather was good throughout the whole event. 

Nestlé Corner, Nestlé Sales, Registration Booths and I had 2 cups of Nestlé Omega Plus® Milk before the walk

The Registration booths for the participants to collect their t-shirt. Then there were Nestlé Corners that served breakfast such as Nestlé Omega Plus® Milk, Milk with Oats and plus cereals. There are Sales booths for those who wish to purchase the products with promotions. 

The warm-up dancing session and fun games before the walk

There were fun games stations at the events with tokens for the participant when they manage to complete the games. Well most of the games are quite easy and fun. I love the hula hoop and the foosball games. There was also warming session like zumba before the walk started. 

Heart Health & Happiness boosted with 15 minutes walked in the park &
played some fun games at with friends

As for me, a simple exercise like 15 minutes walk in the park and played the fun games with friends during the Walk-A-Mile 2016 event not only boost my heart health but also my happiness. See this sunshine girl was smiling from ear to ear when she managed to swing the hula hoop.

Walk-A-Mile 2016 flag off by VIPs
From L-R: Eliza Mohamed, Director of Group Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Malaysia; Ng Su Yen, Business Executive Manager, Milks, Nestlé Malaysia; Chew Soi Ping, Executive Director, Sales, Nestlé Malaysia; YBhg Tan Sri Dato Kamaruzzaman bin Shariff, Vice-President, Yayasan Jantung Malaysia; YBhg Datuk Seri Mhd Amin Nordin bin Abd Aziz, Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur; YABhg Tun Dato Seri Ahmad Sarji bin Abdul Hamid, President, Yayasan Jantung Malaysia; YBhg Datuk Dr. J.S.Sambhi, Chairman, Yayasan Jantung Malaysia; Dato Gurbakhash Singh, Vice Chairman, Yayasan Jantung Malaysia

I am sad to know that every 15 minutes, there is one death caused by heart disease in Malaysia. But many of us neglecting our heart health and think that it will only affect the elderly. Nowadays more and more Malaysians adults are succumbing to heart disease because lack of exercise, unhealthy diet and lifestyle like smoking.

Mock cheque presentation from Nestlé Omega Plus® to Yayasan Jantung Malaysia during the launch of Walk-A-Mile 2016 at Taman Tasik Perdana
From L-R: Eliza Mohamed, Director of Group Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Malaysia; Ng Su Yen, Business Executive Manager, Milks, Nestlé Malaysia; Dato Gurbakhash Singh, Vice Chairman, Yayasan Jantung Malaysia; Bhg Datuk Dr. J.S.Sambhi, Chairman, Yayasan Jantung Malaysia; YBhg Tan Sri Dato Kamaruzzaman bin Shariff, Vice-President, Yayasan Jantung Malaysia; YABhg Tun Dato Seri Ahmad Sarji bin Abdul Hamid, President, Yayasan Jantung Malaysia; YBhg Datuk Seri Mhd Amin Nordin bin Abd Aziz, Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur and Chew Soi Ping, Executive Director, Sales, Nestlé Malaysia
Nestlé Malaysia presented the mock cheque from Nestlé Omega Plus® totaling RM30,000 to Yayasan Jantung Malaysia collected from the Walk-A-Mile 2016. 

Yayasan Jantung Malaysia booth, Medical Check-Up Station, CPR Station were there support on the efforts and educate the public on heart health

So start take charge of our own health by following the 3 factors of holistic health management such as daily physical activity (taking a 15 minutes walk a day or at least 3 times a week), do a regular medical check-up and eat a balance diet. I hope that more and more parents and young adults can cultivate this habit to save a heart.

My walking buddies and there were some challenges along the route too

Well, I always believe in prevention is better than cure because our heart is in our own hand. Heart disease doesn’t happen overnight but throughout the years of accumulated habitual risk factor lifestyle. 

It's more fun to exercise together with friends

Besides the 3 factors of holistic health management we can also manage our cholesterol levels by adding plant sterols to our diet. Plant sterols can be found in minimal amounts in grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and seeds but you may have to consume very large amounts in order to meet the daily requirement of 1.2g of plant sterols in order to have an effect on your cholesterol level.

Nestlé Omega Plus® milk

By taking 2 servings of Nestlé Omega Plus® milk a day is all we need for our daily requirement and it is equivalent to plant sterols found in 255 tomatoes or 126 carrots. Nestlé Omega Plus® is the only milk that has Acticol®, plant sterols that help lower cholesterol by blocking the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream.

Fun games @ Walk-A-Mile 2016

Overall Walk-A-Mile 2016 was fun event for friends and family to exercise together. We had a great time throughout the event and also learnt more about our hearth health. I hope that more and more people and young adults will join Walk-A-Mile activities next year. Remember prevention is better than cure, so start taking care of our heart health today.

For more about Walk-A-Mile 2016, please visit Nestlé Omega Plus® Facebook Page and Website 

21 comments:

  1. This is so cool! And Kelly, you looks lovely!

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  2. You certainly look radiant! Health is unfortunately something we take for granted until it's gone. Great initiative to promote a healthy lifestyle

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  3. Dah lama tak join event2 macam ni. macam nak start balik. hehehe nak start healthy lifestyle :)

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  4. Have never been to any health event before except food tasting xD This event really seems healthy and having fun at the same time.

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  5. All that positivity definitely rubbed off cos u look good and glowy!!
    If looks fulfilled with lots of side activities!
    Cheers,
    Everest

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  6. I had such an amazing time with all of you... thanks for being my friend and for the awesome time...lets take care of our health and heart...

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  7. fun event!!!I would like to join in future!!

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  8. Looks fun. I want to walk an extra mile too and have Nestle Omega to keep my bone stronger.

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  9. This is such a meaningful event! I find myself hard to wake up and jog XD

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  10. Oh my, I didn't realise that it has been 15 years already. How time flies. I would love to participate in meaningful events like these but just can't fit them into my schedule.

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  11. HAHA oh my. you look like you had a lot of fun at the event :D Glad to see many people coming in to support the campaign and awareness :)

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  12. This is so cool! Seem you had a lot of fun on that day.

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  13. it was a great event to walk together with everyone, really sweat it out

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  14. yay i was there too! walking towards a super healthy heart.. and fitter slimmer body.

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  15. Missed the opportunity to go to this event..

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  16. Nestle always encourage a healthy and positive approach. Recently attended an event for school kids by Milo and very impressing.

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  17. Great event to raise awareness about heart disease, good job Nestle Omega Plus :)

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  18. This event was so fun and meaningful!! Seems you enjoyed so much ^^

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  19. Looks like you had a lot of fun while staying healthy :)

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  20. haha looks like you had so much fun with the hulla hoop! Nice catching up with you that weekend babe

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