Health & Wellness, My Personal

Top 5 Workouts Suitable for Men Over 40

At my age, my health comes first. To maintain my health, stamina, and fitness level, I exercise in addition to eating the right things and maintaining a balanced diet. Recently, I’ve become more aware of some physical differences between my body and that of my younger self. I now need to take even better care of my health because of this. If you’re also a man over 40, here are the top 5 exercises I prefer to do and believe fit my lifestyle.

  1. Strength Training

For men over 40, strength training is one of the most crucial exercises. This is due to the fact that men lose muscle mass as they age, which can result in decreased strength and functionality. Exercises for building and maintaining muscle mass, which are crucial for general health and longevity, include bodyweight exercises, resistance band exercises, and weightlifting.

Strength training can also aid in boosting bone density, which is essential to fend off age-related bone deterioration and lower the risk of osteoporosis. Strength training can also aid in enhancing balance and coordination, which can lower the risk of accidents and falls.

  1. Cardiovascular Exercise

Exercise your cardiovascular system regularly, especially if you’re a man over 40. Running, cycling, swimming, or brisk walking are examples of moderate- to high-intensity cardio exercises that can improve cardiovascular health, lower the risk of developing chronic illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, and increase endurance.

Cardiovascular exercise can additionally assist with weight management, which can be difficult for men over 40 due to changes in hormone and metabolism levels. Retaining a healthy weight lowers the risk of developing chronic illnesses and enhances general quality of life.

  1. Yoga

For men over 40, yoga is a great form of exercise because it can help with flexibility, balance, and overall body awareness. Men’s bodies tend to become stiffer and less flexible as they age, which can limit their mobility and increase their risk of injury. Stretching, breathing, and other yoga practises can help increase flexibility and lower the risk of injuries.

Additionally, yoga can support mindfulness and stress reduction, which can be advantageous for general health and wellbeing. Chronic stress can cause a number of health issues, including heart disease, high blood pressure, anxiety, and depression. Yoga can help you manage stress and enhance your mental health.

  1. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Short bursts of intense exercise, followed by rest or low-intensity activity periods, make up high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Because it can increase metabolic rate, improve cardiovascular fitness, and promote weight loss, HIIT can be a good workout option for men over 40.

For men over 40 who are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, HIIT can also help improve insulin sensitivity. Exercises like burpees, jumping jacks, and sprinting are examples of HIIT activities that can help you lose weight and build muscle.

  1. Stretching and Mobility Exercises

For men over 40, stretching and mobility exercises are crucial because they can increase flexibility and lower the risk of injuries. Improve flexibility and lower your risk of injury by incorporating mobility exercises like foam rolling, dynamic stretching, and static stretching.

Stretching and mobility exercises can also speed up recovery time and lessen muscle soreness, which is important for men over 40 who might need more time to recover from workouts.

In conclusion, the exercises mentioned above can be very beneficial for men over 40. Before beginning any new exercise programme, it’s crucial to speak with a qualified fitness expert or healthcare provider, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

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5 Unique GKB Products for Complete Intestinal Health Protection and Wellness, Helping Over 1 Million Malaysians

I was eager to test out the new GKB products because I have been tackling digestive problems for awhile. These products are intended to improve “intestine” health. I have to admit that after using all five of their targeted products, I am incredibly pleased with the outcomes.

Gut Savior – GKB Probio+
I started out by using the GKB Probio+ dubbed as the Gut Savior. I found this probiotic supplement to be very helpful in enhancing my digestion, reducing constipation and diarrhoea because it contains 5 types of live, functional probiotics and 4 types of prebiotics. After taking it consistently, I also noticed an improvement in my immunity and an increase in my energy level.

Stomach Essential – GKB Probizymes
GKB Probizymes, which is designed especially for people with prolonged gastric distension, gastric pain, and acid reflux, was the next product I tried. I discovered that it assisted in easing my stomach discomfort, allowing me to enjoy my meals without suffering any unpleasant side effects.

GKB Lactobacillus Rhamnosus Plus
My wife tried the GKB Lactobacillus Rhamnosus Plus as her wellness and skincare requirements. This probiotic strain is renowned for its capacity to lessen skin sensitivity, pimples and eczema issues as well as prevent gastrointestinal diseases. After taking this dietary supplement for a few weeks, I noticed that her skin cleared up and gained radiance. It also helps in improving women’s health.

GKB G-Pro Gold
I tried the GKB G-Pro Gold to help with my constipation problems. This supplement contains 10 different types of probiotics and two different types of prebiotics, and I discovered that it significantly improved my gut flora, which reduced my irritable bowel syndrome symptoms (IBS).

GKB Lactobacillus Plantarum GKM3
The GKB Lactobacillus Plantarum GKM3, which is made to absorb body fat and lessen calorie absorption, was the last product I tried. I was initially dubious, but after taking it for a few weeks, I saw some weight loss and an improvement in the moisture and UV damage to my skin. As a content creator, I really need this to shed off those extra weights I gained from my food reviews.

Overall, I’m very pleased with the selection of products that GKB offers. Each product is designed with particular ingredients to address particular gastrointestinal problems, and I discovered that they all had positive effects on my overall gut health.

GKB Introduces Mushroom-Based Health Products for Brain Health
In addition to their probiotic line, GKB recently introduced mushroom-based health products as part of their 2023 goal to encourage healthy living among Malaysians. The most common cause of dependency and disability in elderly populations worldwide is Alzheimer’s disease. Clinical research by Grape King Bio has demonstrated that active components extracted from the lion’s mane mushroom, including the active component Erinacine A, enhance memory and guard against Alzheimer’s disease. Mycelium with Erinacine A is present in GKB’s Lion’s Mane Mushroom supplement, making it a promising source of nutrition for brain health and a potential help for people with brain degeneration.

GKB Promotes Health and Wellness in Malaysia
GKB (GK BIO International Sdn. Bhd.) is a joint venture between All Cosmos Bio-Tech Holding Corporation and Grape King Bio from Taiwan. The company was established in 2018 with the objective of promoting health and wellness by providing quality health products to Malaysians at affordable prices. Since its inception, GKB has helped over 1 million Malaysians maintain a healthy lifestyle.

In order to ensure the highest levels of product safety, quality, and manufacturing standards, all products under GKB are certified with the following labels: PICIS GMP, IS022000, HACCP, NSF GMP, TOF HALAL, TFDA secondary quality control certification, Malaysian GMP excellent manufacturing standard certification, FSSC 22000, and ISO/IEC TAF 17025.

GKB’s probiotics and mushrooms are cultivated by 145 R&D scientists, and innovative biotechnology is used in cultivating highly acid-resistant, active, healthy and beneficial bacteria, which improve physiological functions, help maintain digestive tract functions, and promote overall bowel habits.

For your information, GKB’s probiotics are manufactured with antioxidant multilayer encapsulation technology and in granular form, making them unique compared to other health supplement companies. GKB is the only health supplement company with 4 multilayer coating for its probiotics, to ensure the probiotics enter the intestines and intact at high survival rate.

Recently, GKB achieved a new sales peak, selling more than 1 million boxes of Antrodia products, 1 million boxes of Cicadae products, and 1 million sachets of Probiotics products. GKB Lactobacillus Plantarum GKM3 is currently the best seller, with sales of more than 2 bottles per hour, reflecting the trust that customers have in GKB’s products.

GKB Official Selling Platform:
These products are available at all major pharmacies in Malaysia, including:-
Central: Alpro Pharmacy, M CARE Pharmacy, Leo Pharmacy
Melaka: Alpro Pharmacy, Farmasi Big Tree, Farmasi Limbongan, Farmasi Tanjung Minyak
Penang: Alpro Pharmacy, MEDS & VITS Pharmacy, Pure Pharmacy, NuCare Pharmacy, Bliss Pharmacy, Guan Pharmacy, Island Retail Pharmacy
Perak: Alpro Pharmacy, HTM Pharmacy
East Coast: Alpro Pharmacy, Lau & Tan Pharmacy, Farmasi Nazen, Farmasi Ehsan
Southern: Alpro Pharmacy, The One Pharmacy, You Pharmacy, AcePro Pharmacy
Sabah: Alpro Pharmacy, LifePlus Pharmacy, Pearl Pharmacy
Sarawak: Alpro Pharmacy, Trinity Pharmacy, Hometown Pharmacy, Mana Pharmacy

For the latest list of pharmacies, do refer

Also available on their official Website:

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Amway Launches A Nationwide Weight-loss Programme that Emphasises Gut Health to Combat Non-Communicable Diseases

Mr Michael Jonathan Duong, AMWAY Malaysia’s Managing Director

‘BIG HEALTH’ and Sustainable Entrepreneurship as 2 Key Thrusts for the Group in 2023
By launching the “Gut Reset-Weight Management” educational and awareness campaign across the country, Amway (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad (“AMWAY Malaysia”) is dedicated to further bolstering its efforts to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with a particular focus on weight management.

This is consistent with AMWAY Malaysia’s efforts to assist the country’s emphasis on preventative healthcare, since the rising incidence of NCDs is putting more burden on the country’s health system and costing more than RM9.65 billion annually in healthcare.

Common Diseases Among Malaysians
Alarming data show that obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health issues are becoming more common among Malaysians. A projected 1.7 million Malaysians have three significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease, while 3.4 million have two major risk factors, according to the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) 2019 data. The NHMS also discovered that over half of adult Malaysians are either overweight or obese, one in five have diabetes, one in three have hypertension, and two in five have high cholesterol.

“In response to our government’s strategy to support the fight against non-communicable diseases, AMWAY, as a leading health and wellness company, recognizes the critical role of the private sector in addressing our national health concerns. With this in mind, AMWAY Malaysia is stepping up efforts to provide healthier lifestyle products and solutions through the “Gut Reset-Weight Management” educational and awareness campaign, with the aim of encouraging Malaysians to adopt a healthy lifestyle to avoid the risks of non-communicable diseases.”

quoted Mr Michael Jonathan Duong, Managing Director Of AMWAY Malaysia

Gut Reset-Weight Management with Nutrilite™
Nutrilite™, the flagship brand of AMWAY, provides a variety of dietary and nutritional supplements that enhance general wellbeing. A healthy gut is the main emphasis of the “Gut Reset-Weight Management” campaign since it is a necessary prerequisite for long-term healthy weight. A customised programme for managing nutritional and weight needs will be part of the campaign and include a balanced diet, supplements, exercise, and a change in overall lifestyle.

The program’s objective is to provide the daily nutrients and fibre one needs for effective weight management. Moreover, the programme provides a personal health assessment thanks to a special alliance with Innoquest Pathology, a renowned diagnostic business in Malaysia for more than 30 years. This year, AMWAY Malaysia achieved a significant milestone with the introduction of the “Gut Reset-Weight Management” campaign, further solidifying Nutrilite™’s position in the worldwide market after nearly 90 years.

“BIG HEALTH” Campaign Aims to Combat NCDs
One of AMWAY Malaysia’s primary goals for its “BIG HEALTH” campaign, which consists of 6 Pillars of Emphasis until 2023, is to combat NCDs. Moreover, AMWAY Malaysia will continue to provide product solutions that are integrated with technology and depend on reliable research to encourage a healthy lifestyle for Malaysians as customers’ attention turns more and more to health and wellness.

Sustainable Entrepreneurship to Help ABOs
Building a more sustainable entrepreneurial model to help Amway Business Owners (ABOs), who will fuel the Group’s business development, is AMWAY Malaysia’s second priority for 2023.

“One of the most important aspects of our business is to sustain and grow our AMWAY entrepreneurs. We strive to support our Amway Business Owners in their entrepreneurial journey towards generating sustainable income and creating value through mutually beneficial partnerships by helping them discover their full potential and achieve their goals. With over 400,000 ABOs within our network, we continuously focus on ABO-centric programmes and incentives, as we journey together towards AMWAY Malaysia’s 50th anniversary vision to be one of the leading health and wellness companies in Malaysia by 2026,”

quoted Mr Michael Jonathan Duong, Managing Director Of AMWAY Malaysia

New Record Set in FY2022
In the fiscal year that concluded on December 31, 2022 (FY2022), AMWAY Malaysia reported new record revenue of RM1,514.8 million, an increase of 1.9% from RM1,485.9 million in the prior fiscal year. Sales increased mostly as a result of the Lead with Nutrition initiative’s high demand for personal care and health items. In contrast, its net profit soared by a stunning 109% to RM76.88 million from RM36.78 million in FY2021.

Duong concluded that AMWAY Malaysia has never been stronger, and they are certainly looking forward to building a profitable, sustainable future.

About Amway (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad
Amway (Malaysia) Holdings Berhad (“AMWAY Malaysia”) has been listed on the Bursa Malaysia Main Market since 1996. AMWAY Malaysia is a leading Health & Wellness company in Malaysia with a core force of more than 400,000 AMWAY Business Owners (ABOs). Over its 47 years in Malaysia, the company has offered an attractive business opportunity and supplemental income to Malaysians from all walks of life, selling differentiated, high-quality and value-for-money products. To buy our products, sign-up to be an ABO or an AMWAY Privileged Customer (APC), or simply to learn more about our broad range of products, please visit website or find them on Facebook at

About AMWAY Global
Amway is a family-owned, consumer goods manufacturer and direct selling company based in Ada, Michigan, USA that is committed to helping people live better, healthier lives. Top-selling brands for AMWAY are Nutrilite™ vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements, Artistry™ skincare and color cosmetics, eSpring™ water treatment systems and XS™ energy drinks – all sold exclusively by independent Amway Business Owners. The company’s annual sales figure includes revenue from direct selling operations and other business holdings. For company news, visit

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“Sweat It Out” Together with the Finalists of Mr World Malaysia 2022

I attended the “Sweat It Out” exercise session with the finalists of Mr World Malaysia 2022 at Star Fitness Aeon Big Wangsa Maju on 1 October 2022 morning. This search for Malaysia’s most desirable man is organized by Universal Music Malaysia (UM) and Star Fitness is the official fitness center for Mr World Malaysia 2022.

The exercise session was one of the activities that have been designed in the organization of Mr World Malaysia 2022.

“As the official fitness center for the organization of Mr World Malaysia this year, all finalists will be given access to all Star Fitness clubs in Malaysia where these participants can undergo exercise training and prepare for the final round of the competition which will be held on 21 October at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur.”

said Mr Syed Shaddad, Managing Director of Star Fitness

Preparation for Mr World 2022 Participation
In addition, the main winner of Mr World Malaysia 2022 will receive a prize in the form of a Star Fitness membership and a personal training session from a Star Fitness trainer in preparation for participating at the prestigious Mr World 2022 expected to be held in United Kingdom.

Burning Up to 500 Calories Per Session
The exercise session that took place today saw the finalists of Mr World Malaysia 2022 doing WAR, RIP and Interval Circuit Training exercises. WAR is a mixed martial arts workout that burns up to 500 calories per session. This high-energy, martial arts-inspired workout is a great way to de-stress while getting fit. Whereas RIP is a pre-choreographed strength training program that gives you the results you want.

The finalists were quite lucky because they were among the first to try the signature WAR and RIP classes that will be launched to club members next month. The advantages of these two programs can certainly help improve stamina and muscle endurance.

Support Mr World Malaysia 2022
The Mr World Malaysia 2022 competition aims to unearth new talent and diversify the talent portfolio under the auspices of Celebrity360, a UM talent management agency. To watch the final gala, ticket can be purchased at Ticket2U and vote for your favorite finalist at Pageant Vote where the winner of Mr Popular Vote will advance directly to Top 10. 

For any further inquiries, please visit

About Five Star Fitness Sdn Bhd
Five Star Fitness Sdn Bhd offers professionally designed individualized, integrated assessments, follow-up procedures and platforms as well as professionally designed coaching procedures. Aiming to improve your health, well -being and productivity, Five Star Fitness Sdn Bhd brings together technology, health and joy in offering fully integrated and holistic health solutions that are easily accessible, affordable and designed to focus on the specific needs of individuals in an effort to empower them to become better.


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Komune Living & Wellness, the Largest Integrated Co-living & Wellness Hub in Southeast Asia

My wife and I had a great staycation experience in our weekend co-living getaway at Komune Living & Wellness, a resort in the the city, located in Bandar Tasik Permaisuri, Cheras.

The service of their staff was exemplary good and friendly. We felt welcomed by their hospitality the moment we stepped in their lobby.

I am amazed that Komune Living & Wellness is the largest integrated co-living & wellness hub in Southeast Asia. Guests of all ages can enjoy so many different facilities & activities here like:
🎱Games room
🎤KTV room
♨️Warm pool & jacuzzi
🏊🏼‍♂️Swimming pool
💻Work lounge
🏞️Open deck
🍜Food Court @luckyluckyfoodstore
🀄Calligraphy classes at the Community Living Hall on Saturday (4-5pm)
🕺🏼Aerodance, Saturday (8-9am)
☯️Tai-chi, Sunday (9am-12pm)
🏃🏻Exercise at the park

I find this place is also very suitable for families with seniors as it is also equipped with wellness and senior care services like:
☑️Medical + Traditional Chinese
☑️Medicine consultation
☑️Wellness massage and therapies
☑️Senior daycare facilities
☑️Professional care providers
☑️Senior care concierge services
☑️Medical escort
☑️And many more!

If you are looking for a one-night staycation with loved ones, a short stay or long stay for business or family matters, do check out as the room rate is very affordable for a resort in the city area with so many facilities.

Do check out their social media platforms for their latest promotions.
*Wellness Getaway package for 2:

*26 Hours Staycation from as low as RM140+ per night:

📍Komune Living & Wellness
21, Jalan Tasik Permaisuri 2,
Bandar Tun Razak,
56000 Kuala Lumpur

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