SUNWAY Pyramid became Malaysia’s first Health Promoting Mall (HPM) as accredited by MySihat or the Malaysian Health Promoting Board.
HPM is part of MySihat’s initiative to put shopping malls as a recreational setting that promotes the well-being for its shoppers, visitors, employees, tenants and local community towards healthier and active lifestyles.
“Sunway Pyramid has now become more than just a shopping centre, it’s also a one-top centre for healthy lifestyles and entertainments,” said Sunway Group corporate advisor Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam at the launch ceremony on Nov 19.
“With us being the Malaysia’s first Health Promoting Mall accredited by MySihat, it is hoped that our shoppers will join in our quest to become healthier, leading a much fitter life when they shop here.
“The Health Promoting Mall campaign is also part of Sunway Resort City’s global initiative to curb smoking by moving towards becoming a Smoke-Free Township.
“Sunway Group has always been a consistent and active advocator of smoke-free environment.
“The group regularly conducts public health talks to our 12,000 employees on the dangers of tobacco smoke at Sunway Medical Centre,” he added.
The launch also revealed the three main icons for Sunway Pyramid’s HPM: The “Beat It”, “Pump It” and “Ease It” characters.
The “Beat It” character focuses on being fit and active, “Pump It” is all about keeping your lungs clean from smoking and “Ease It” relates to choosing your food wisely, in making your stomach healthy.
Guests and shoppers were entertained by a preview energetic performance of Muay Thai by T-Rex, upbeat Fitness Class by Celebrity Fitness and soothing Tai Chi by Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Association of Malaysia.
Shoppers can sign up for these activities during the weekends, starting from now until March 2014.
There were plenty of buzz around the driveway of the mall during the launch, which include photo stations for shoppers to pose along with the props, On-the-spot Pedometer challenge and Community Health Screening from Sunway Medical Centre.
The Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, who was the guest of honour, along with the other guests were then brought on the “Walk of Health”, doing the Mall Walk and proceeding to the Canopy Walk.
From now till March 31, 2014, the mall encourages shoppers to participate in the Pedometer Challenge.
All they have to do is complete 10,000 steps in 90 minutes to win limited edition of Sunway Pyramid :Healthy Living exclusive prizes.
The Ultimate Pedometer Challenge fromnow until 8 Dec sets shoppers on a roll to be the fastest to complete 10,000 steps within 60 minutes.
The winners will walk away with the fabulous prizes such as Fitness Concept Outdoor Folding Bike for the Grand Prize, Nike Products and Puma Goodie Bags.
Sunway Pyramid also produced a booklet “Fit for Thought” which contains some tips on eating right, staying trim through exercise and ways to snack healthily.
Shoppers can pick up “Fit for Thought” in the mall, and in addition, this booklet also provides a few fashion tips that they can follow while sweating out the fat cells - “When you feel good, you look good!”