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Updated 7.2.2019
YOU ARE INVITED! 


WALKING FOOTBALL4HEALTH (WAF4H)

&

Celebrity Chef Amri Azim 

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  Celebrity Dr Dee Dee Mahmood, 
Exercise Physiologist/ Nutritionist, 
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, 
Edith Cowan University Australia


  cordially invites you to Celebrity Walking Football Match 
&

Launch of WaF4H Official Theme Song  WaF4H, 
 performed LIVE by DJ Elfie of Radio Warna 94.2FM and AKHIR









Walking Football for Health (WaF4H) Asia is a research initiative on walking soccer driven by Celebrity TEDx Speaker, Dee Dee Mahmood,  multi-award winning Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist & Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer (International Collaborations) of Edith Cowan University Australia (School of Medical & Health Sciences).

It is supported by Edith Cowan University Australia, International Sports Academy,  Eunos Community Sports Club, Singapore and renowned multi award winning Celebrity Chef Amri Azim of Steak Me, to promote health to the community, combating cancer, obesity and non-communicable diseases which interferes with the productivity and quality of life.



Walking Football4Health: Health Empowerment Movement

Walking Football4Health is a Communities-Crossing-Countries Health Empowerment Movement, pooling together women and men of all ages (from teenagers to 70's) with different levels of fitness (from sedentary to the fit) with various levels of health status, from the healthy to those with diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, asthma and even post cancer.



Walking Football4Health & Scientific Research:


Walking Football's scientific findings on cardiovascular fitness and metabolic intensity was accepted and presented by Dee Dee Mahmood at the American College of Sports Medicine North West Annual Meeting in Bend, Oregon on Feb 23, 2018. 



 Dee Dee Mahmood's international research collaborations with Prof Dr Robert Newton (Associate Dean of Medical & Exercise Sciences Research & Exercise Medicine Research Institute, Edith Cowan University Australia) and the Past President of American College of Sports Medicine North-West, Prof Dr Dan Heil (University of Montana, U.S.A.) on Walking Football4Health was selected and published as the "Highlighted Article" for the Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports.



Walking Football4Health research findings was also accepted and presented by Dee Dee in the recent 11th International Conference on Strength Training on 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2018 in Perth, Australia




Walking Football4Health Asia has achieved many significant milestones: 

Walking Football & Community Health, Berita Harian 4 Oct 2018
Bottom photo: Noor Azni Yahya, 62 years old, found walking football beneficial as she  rid herself from her walking stick just 2 months into the programme as well as had her diabetes in control

In reports by the daily newspaper Berita Harian in Singapore and Malaysia, Harian Metro, Bernama TV, RTM TV1,  Radio 94.2FM, FM 938 and others,  walking football has contributed in successfully engaging the community in healthy lifestyle in both countries. 

Walking Football's Testimony on Obesity, Diabetes and Cancer

With testimony of weight loss of 20 kg by Ruminah Sidek, 39 years old (see media coverage below)and her ability to perform the penalty kick in the first launch of walking football in Malaysia to Noor Azni Yahya's, 62 years old (see media coverage above) ability to squat and throwing away her walking stick after 2 months of training as well as improved her diabetes conditions. 

Rasidah Yahya, 54 years old (see media coverage below), a cancer survivor found that walking football aided her effectively in terms of functional fitness and health. 



Top photo: Paul Parker, ex Manchester United & England Player Officiating Referee, Rasidah Yahya, 54 years old, walking footballer, a cancer-survivor seen here with Dee Dee. Bottom right photo: Ruminah Sidek, 39 years old, lost 20 kg with walking football


History of Walking Football4Health 


Walking Football4Health was first started with a humble beginning of only 10 ladies,  was first launched in Malaysia in April 2017.

Women & Walking Football

Now, currently WaF4H has a strong following of  upto 100 players of both genders from the community consisting of families exercising in this modified sport. Youngest walking footballer in the team is 15 years old Miss Amilah Zamri and the oldest is 70 year old Mr Hamdi Bakri.

The Singapore Launch by Minister of Tampines GRC and Mayor of NorthEast District, Mr Desmond Choo, was conducted on Nov 25, 2017.

Walking Football for Health Asia:


Another milestone:

Walking Football has also been invited by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) to showcase an Exhibition Match against Malaysia Football Legends and Heads of  FAM, Asian Football Confederation,  Malaysian Football Confederation to introduce Walking Football to the Malaysian community.

Harian Metro Media Coverage on Walking Football4Health in FAM





December 1 - 5, 2018, Walking Football4Health Asia goes to Perth for Exhibition Match and Performance Testings @Edith Cowan University Australia! 


WaF4H with Prof Rob Newton, Edith Cowan University Australia
Performance testings in Edith Cowan University Australia

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Dee Dee Mahmood
 Multi award-winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist & Nutritionist, is the Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University Australia. A Golden Key International Honor Society Scholaresearch on obesity & high intensity training was selected & presented in the President’s Cup Award in American College of Sports Medicine Annual Chapter Meeting 2016 in Washington.  Ambassador to international brands such as Reebok, Norwegian Seafood Council, this TEDx Speaker conducts synergy on community/ corporate health & international research collaborations. 
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Dr Dee Dee Mahmood, multi-award winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist, TV Presenter & Talk Show Host is the Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University Australia. Her PhD research on obesity was chosen for its impact on obesity in Asia and was accepted and presented at the President's Cup Award, American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Annual Meeting in Tacoma, Washington. Ambassadors to brands like Reebok, Norwegian Seafood Council, this Golden Key Honour Society Scholar and TEDX  Speaker has several signature community fitness programmes to her name, Fat2Fit Asia and Walking Football4Health Asia. This media darling conducts  synergy on community and corporate health and research collaborations internationally.
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