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Exercise Motivation & Character-Building: Support System as a Team

With the new year of 2018 here, the resolutions to improve health by embracing healthy lifestyle is on the high.

The tracks and parks are busy with joggers and exercisers and gyms filled with new members. But come March onwards, the "crowdedness" of these places might change. 

One of the biggest challenges in exercise adherence is waning motivation. It is a challenge to stay motivated especially if you are exercising alone. 

So how do you ensure that you have strength in motivation? Exercise as a Team.

When you have fun in a group, you will motivate each other and likely that you will stay motivated too.


Playing team sports can aid in strengthening exercise commitment. Team sports are not only socially fun, it builds friendship.

Playing Team Sports Builds Character

1. Trust and Respect through Cooperation



When everyone is working towards a common goal (scoring to win), they need to trust and respect their teammates' abilities to work hand in hand to create that winning goal.




No one player wins a team match. It is all a group effort.
A striker cannot score a goal, if his or her mid fielder does not pass the ball to them. And you have to trust your teamate to do their part so that you can do yours. It is about complementing each other.  a striker cannot run all over the field to get that ball. 

2. Discipline

Playing team sports teaches discipline. Discipline is needed to help inculcate the spirit for keeping to training and control which are both essential for a successful team.


Discipline is fundamental for living in a cohesive society. It  helps everyone appreciate and understand the benefits of co-existing and encourage them to work with others as they try to aim for a set of similar objectives. The playing field is a training ground for the board room or office place.

3. All for One, One for All

Do you know that social marginalisation leads to loneliness and depression and in some cases, suicide? The engagement and social belonging to a sports team offers participants the platform to learn how to be a better person of a community following ethics of good character.






4. Good Sportsmanship

 Staying competitive yet with grace. 

Winning with humility. 

Positivity in defeat. 

Those constitute  good sportsmanship. Playing team sports builds character as it teaches people how to function at best in a group setting. Unselfishness towards a common goal  and care for each other. 



5. Managing anxiety and stress

Playing team sports helps with regards to managing anxiety and stressful situations. It teaches you adaptation skills and a "never say die" attitude. You learn to think of every obstacles as challenges to be solved.

There you have it, positivity at work and it certainly does bring exercise-happy-endorphins your way!


6. Leadership

Playing team sports  helps to cultivate leadership skills,
through  personal, duo or team's  actions to advance your team’s success and even in captainship responsibilities. 
A team of “passionate champions” encouraging forward thinking creates powerful positive energy which lifts every individual in a team. 


7. Caring & Compassion

A team consists of different individuals with different personalities. Team sports teaches us how to care for each other. At times, it is about the individual putting others before him or her in compassion and care. Being humane. 





 Eunos Cc Walking Football for Health Exhibition Team
Standing (left to right): Noredayou Siwi, Salamah Karim, Dee Dee Mahmood, Azizah Buang, Sapiah Rosdi, Siti Jamilah
Seated (left to right): Paridah Said, Norhidayah Hamdi,Sueelly Samsi, Fazidah Manap, Nurhuda Hamdi (missing in photo Nisah and Rayhana Wahid)

Standing (left to right): Paridah Said, Sapiah Rosdi, Sueelly Samsi, Dee Dee  Mahmood, Rasidah Yahya, Ruminah Sidek
Seated (left to right): Zubaidah Ibrahim, Fazidah Manap, Siti Jamilah, Nurhuda Hamdi, Norhidayah Hamdi (missing in photo Nisah and Rayhana Wahid)

Our Mascot


Sun 11 Feb 2018 @9am - 1pm EUNOS CC
Be at the Move for Health Fitness Fiesta
Launch of Walking Footbsll for Health -
 Angels Singapore Season 3

Lion Angels Singapore Season 3 with Adviser of Aljunied GRC, Mr Chua Eng Leong & Mr Jamal, CSC Vice Chairman

With Our Health Partners: International Sports Academy, MHI Training Master, Githarmonic Nutrition, People's Association-Kg Ubi 


Background:  Walking Football for Health Asia - dynamism and support system  in a team 


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 of Montana State University, with strong support from our partners in health - International Sports Academy, MHI Training Master, Peacehealth Ambulance, Fitharmonik Online, Norwegian Seafood Council, Mak Ai Nasi Padang, University if Malaya,  People's Association and Tampines Changkat CC & RC Zone 4 and www.deedeefitness.com  fourthofficial.com and WAKO, Active Red and XLab


Walking Football for Health Asia, Singapore Launch 

was held on 25 Nov 2017
@Angsana Primary School/Tampines Changkat RC Zone 4, Singapore
Guest of Honour: Minister of Parliament- Tampines GRC & Mayor North East District Mr Desmond Choo


Dee Dee welcoming our Guest of Honour - Member of Parliament, Tampines GRC 
& Mayor  of North East CDC,  Mr Desmond Choo

Inaugural Walking Football for Health Asia Launch Kick 




Coverage Write Up on:
http://iamdeedeemahmood.blogspot.sg/2017/12/walking-football-for-health-asia-launch.html

Walking Football for Health Asia, Malaysia Launch 

 held on 15 Apr 2017
@PJ Sports Garage, Petaling Jaya Malaysia
Guest of Honour: Paul Parker, ex Manchester/England Player
& Roshan Narayan, Football Analyst Astro and Fox Sports 






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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http://iamdeedeemahmood.blogspot.sg/2017/10/i-am-dee-dee-mahmood.html



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