Skip to main content

Updated 7.2.2019



Celebrity Chef Amri Azim 


  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

Follow Facebook Page:
Walking Football4Health 


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. 
Read Dee Dee's Profile:

Popular posts from this blog

I Am Dee Dee Mahmood

Profile Updated Apr 2022 Dr Dee Dee Mahmood(PhD) is the Regional Head, Regional Head (RAAN ECU) & A djunct Senior Lecturer (International  Collaborations) at Edith  Cowan University Australia.  An international multi-award-winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist,  Nutritionist, TEDx Speaker & Talk Show Host. A Golden Key  Honour Society Scholar,  her  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.  Ambassadors to brands like Reebok, Norwegian Seafood Council, Dr Dee Dee  has several signature communities-crossing-countries fitness research programmes to her name, Fat2Fit Asia and Walking Football4Health. Her research interests includes high intensity exercise, obesity,  metabolic health & weight management and walking football. This media darling conducts synergy on community/ corporate health and research collabor
What to do when you have MUSCLE CRAMPS or the Simpul Biawak"  Simpul biawak or leg muscle cramps happen when your muscle  contracts on its own involuntarily resulting in a spasm.  Why do I get cramps?  It is because of any of the following reasons:  -  your muscles are tired  - your muscles are overused -  your body is dehydrated - you lost much pottassium and magnesium affecting the way your muscles work - if you are 65 or older - you are at higher risk  to get muscle cramps - you have any of these conditions - diabetes or hypothyroidism - athletes performing in a high intensity, long duration sports What to do? -  Immediately stop the activity that triggers the cramp.  - Dont go against the cramps. - Breathe gently through your nose and exhale through your mouth. - Lightly stretch the muscles following the directions of the cramp and once cramps has subsided, stretch slowly against it.  - Only lightly massage the area while s
Real reasons why you must STRETCH?  When you stretch, your muscle lengthens. Muscle lengthening provides greater range of motion ( ROM), which is important to  individuals who have decreased ROM due to injury, a sedentary lifestyle or aging. Increased flexibility will also decrease our chances of injury and helps to enhance sports performance. A well-stretched muscle helps you in the process of recovery after exercise, ridding you of excessive muscle soreness. It also decreases your risk of injury as your muscle and surrounding areas of the muscles become supple and flexible.  Perform Full Body 12 stretches at least 2 times per day, breathing gently throughout.  Do not hold your breath while stretching.  The 12 Stretches is part of the scientific research  by Dr Dee Dee, as covered in this media coverage MORE Benefits of Stretching   - increases  flexibility ,  - for rehabilitation , - increases circulation - blood flow to the muscle increases after a lon