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New Year Resolutions - are we still good? How physiology can help us in staying true to our new year resolution's inspiration and motivation? 

Like the focus function on our camera, everything becomes clearer if we channel the energy to it. If our photo is not focused well, it becomes blurry. 

Obstacles are all we see when we take our eyes off our goals. 
We need motivation to help us focus and be inspired.

Can physiology help us in getting our new year resolution inspiration and motivation?  Well, yes! 
The answer is dopamine. 
Dopamine in the brain, functions as a neurotransmitter, a chemical released by our nerve cells (neurons) to send signals to other neurons.  One of the dopamine pathways plays a major role in reward-motivated behaviour. 
Dopamine promotes feelings of focus, enjoyment and well-being and it also promotes motivation by giving us the drive to perform and achieve. People who are always motivated and goal-oriented have higher levels of dopamine. Dopamine is also r…
Walking Football for Health Launch  by the Guest of Honour, Member of Parliament of Tampines GRC and Mayor of North East District Mr Desmond Choo on 25 November 2017 #CommitmentToHealth movement was special.
In celebration of health through the ages with a modified sports - Walking Football.

It was a communities-crossing-countries health empowerment movement, pooling together women of all ages (from 20's to 60'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.





A research initiative driven by Celebrity Dee Dee Mahmood,  multi-award winning Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist & Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer (International Collaborations) of Edith Cowan University Australia, studying the impact of modified sports on community health, in collaborations with American College of Sports Medicine North-West's Professor Dr Dan Heil …
A 4- page feature on weight loss by Dee Dee on Harian Metro 2 Nov 2017








Dee Dee Mahmood, multi award winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist, 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 and Norwegian Seafood Council, this TEDX  Speaker has several signature community programs to her name, Fat2Fit Asia and Walking Football for Health Asia. She conducts  synergy on community and corporate health and research collaborations internationally.

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Food cravings is a boon to your weight loss pursuits. 
Here, Dee Dee shares 2 tips on the science of weight loss. More during her Weight Loss Session in Murfest on ...
Equip yourself with the science of weight loss by Dee Dee Mahmood, a multi award winning Exercise Science Lecturer and Nutritionist and have an effective start to your New Year Resolution...you wont want to miss it! Know why you have Food Cravings1. You're not hungry - You're Thirsty! Yes, thats the reason. When you feel thirsty, it  is already a long-awaiting scream for energy. Your dry mouth and the feeling of being parched would be the sign of thirst where your brain tells you to eat something sweet or salty – for the fast energy that it provides. If you crave for food, sit down and have a big glass of water, then wait 20 minutes because that is how long your body needs to tell you for sure whether it is hungry or thirsty. Consistently keep yourself hydrated with 2 to 2.4 litres of water per day (8-12 glasses)…

The Truth about Norwegian Salmon

I was asked the other day - how safe is Norwegian salmon for consumption?  Farmed salmon  against wild salmon? The Truth About Norwegian Farm-Raised Salmon
Here's the facts about farm-raised salmon. Do you know that Norway is the second-largest exporter of seafood? Thus it is not only extremely important  for Norway to  safeguard its environment and fish stocks for its economy - the future and sustainability - it is their priority.  The Norwegian aquaculture industry has set the standard for high-quality and safe farmed salmon.
Looking at the quality of the fish stock of Norwegian Salmon: First year of their life, norwegian salmon spends in the safety of a hatchery tank on land until they are large and strong enough for life at sea.  Maximum freedom to grow and no overcrowding -Checked! The salmon are thereafter carefully transferred to spacious, protected ocean pens that allow maximum freedom for growth. The Norwegian law requires that salmon make up less than 2.5% of an aquacultur…
Floatride while you run.

Do you watch your thoughts? I try to do that all the time..
But not when i m running and i keep watching my thoughts being aware of my feet in my shoes. It robs me of being "in the zone".
But not with the Floatride. I am not even conscious of the "newness" or rather the "strange-ness" of my shoe. And that's good! Especially for me - because i had suffered ligament tear to my ankle previously and my knees gave way previously when i was obese at 95kg.

Every new trainers put me in this freakish mood where i will be super aware of how my shoes are performing. Is it flip flopping my ankle joint? And not offering it the stability i need. And there were occasions where i put on high cut shoes to protect my ankles, and it restricted my mobility to the point of pain at my knees because it had to compromise to my restricted ankle movements. It became worse when i put on my knee guard as it then hurts at the hip.

The stability-mobility …
As we move to function in our daily life, we perform to the best of our abilities. Hence, everyone is really an athlete because we push our movement boundaries.

Women needs 5 ounces of protein daily, men, 6 ounces and children 2 to 5 ounces (depending on their age). A 3-ounce serving of fish is about the size of a regular checkbook.

Athletes require more energy and their protein needs are also high not only due to the needs for muscle repair and renewal, it is also important for hormonal, circulatory, immune functions etc.

For athletic performance, a healthy protein status is needed. Protein aids in several ways:

1. Protein enhances the repair and renew actions necessary in muscles following exercise, and is a vital part of recovery.

What to eat? Beef, nuts, seeds, healthy dairy, fish and beans have higher amounts of leucine, an important amino acid biomarkers for muscles.

With regards to fish, oh yes! I love my Norwegian Salmon because it provides me with complete and high quality p…

I Am Dee Dee Mahmood

Profile Updated 10 July 2018
Dee Dee MOVES the community


Dee Dee Mahmood,an international multi-award-winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist is currently the Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer (International Collaborations) with Edith Cowan University, Australia.Her experience and expertise includes being Consultant & Visiting Lecturer for University of Malaya, Lecturer for the United States Sports Academy, International Sports Academy, American Council on Exercise and the Singapore Sports Council.  Dee Dee is  also the Institute of Business Excellence's Associate in MARA University of Technology (UiTM) Malaysia.







Dee Dee is a TEDX Speaker and Keynote Speaker in international conferences and conventions, her work currently involves research collaborations internationally as well as synergy in corporate and community health.


Apart from being a TEDx Speaker and Invited Speaker, Dee Dee is also a certified HRDF Trainer in Malaysia and certified People's Association…