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Walking Football for Health 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) supported by Edith Cowan University Australia, International Sports Academy and Eunos Community Sports Club, Singapore to promote health to the community, combating obesity and non-communicable diseases which interferes with the productivity and quality of life.

It 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.

Not only, has Walking Football fitness scientific findings on cardiovasc…
Pooot...! Eeeew! And the smell is overwhelming!

What is stinky and never fails to get the giggles and sometimes the blame?  Whether you blame it on a stranger or your friend within your vicinity, farting (passing gas through your anus) is a normal bodily function.  But, is it possible to fart too often?  Does your daily farts tell you something? 
What is a fart? "Flatulence,” a fart is simply an internal build-up of gas. Farts are made up of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, methane and hydrogen.  Do you know... that farts are silent and odorless?  Only around one percent of farts produce a foul smell. But no cause to be embarrassed. It’s quite natural and, in many cases, healthy!  In fact, a healthy person may pass gas around 15 to 20 times per day. 
Reasons why you fart: 1. You are swallowing airDo you get comments to slow down when you are eating? Then, you are eating too fast.  Do you gulp your food when you are in a hurry?  Do you chew gum?  The above makes you "swallow air&qu…

Shahrom Sulaiman was a football reporter and writer from 2002 till 2007. He wrote for various columns and magazines such as, Football Weekly and The New Paper.

He has always been a football fanatic and has attended many live local football matches to watch LionsXII or Geylang International. The only teams that he has watched live overseas are Paris Saint Germain and Caan in Paris.

He will enthusiastically analyse soccer matches and has a dream that Walking Football can be further expanded for the ageing football enthusiasts and a proper competitive league can be formed in the years to come

A Tale of Two (Walking Football) Men
Reported by Shahrom Sulaiman

As the sun sets on another successful Walking Football training session held at Bedok North Secondary School, two gentlemen cut a spirited shadow of their vibrant selves as they proceeded to make their way to pack the training equipment.

The first gentleman, …
Nutrition: About Fats and Oils 

Feeling breathless? Fatigue all the time? Challenged with hypertension, diabetes or high cholestrol? Obese? Are you a high risk profile for stroke and heart attack? 
Time to take care of your heart health by  - Encouraging healthy fats in the diet. How? By replacing animal fats with vegetable fats
- Decrease levels of saturated fats (fats that come from meats, poultry, cheese, dairy products and tropical oils - e.g. coconut and palm oils) to reduce their risk of heart disease. 
Replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats, which include polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats.  This decreases the levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol as well as fats in the blood called triglycerides, which are risk factors for heart disease.
Studies have shown that if people replace saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats, they reduce their risk of heart disease somewhat more than if they replace saturated fats with monounsaturated fats. Replacing saturat…