Jan 23 2008

early birds keep their health

Published by at 12:18 pm under healthcare,visual concepts

On a recent trip to Hanoi I was fortunate enough to witness the early dawn mass ritual of resident exercising around the central Hoan Keim Lake.

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The younger residents formed groups of western style aerobics classes complete with loud booming music in the public square.

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While the older visitors performed some sort of Tai Chi or Chi Gong either as a solo activity…

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or in small groups.

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The walkers in the group all seems to know that it was proper to walk around the lake in a counter-clockwise direction.

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Many resident come or to socialize, read the newspaper or simply to cool themselves down in the early morning heat.

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Mark Harmel

harmelphoto.com

@MarkHarmel

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