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Dr Dee's 5 Profound Tips that 
Makes your day a Sunshiny Day (Update June 2020)

Playfully chasing poultry in Bend Oregon. (I think it fears being my Christmas dinner
Or maybe it is thinking that i am a faraway relative, it doesnt recognise.:-)

Even multi tasking needs focus on one thing at a time. 

1. Focus leads to appreciation.
Observe your focus when you are with Nature.
Do you notice that when you are with nature or your pet, the focus is just on your object and nothing else. When you sitting down in solitude, staring at the sky. It is just that. Focus leads to appreciation.

How many of us realise the joy of the morning's whiff of the dew on grass? Be in the moment. Focus.

Activity: Focus on the aroma, taste, sight and smell of your coffee as you sip it. And voila! You ace your moment.
Create "Focus moments" like this throughout your day.

This movement needs focus and core strength.
 (When you have the "blues" or your brain is clustered, just do this move and hold it for a few seconds. Breathe gently throughout. You will notice that you will streamline your focus.)

2. Core strength is paramount in whatever you do and nothing will be compromised. Just like strength in fitness, weak core strength translates to injuries.


Similarly in life, it is what we are taught growing up. Our core values. Stay true to our core values and no one can rob you off your strength.

Activity: if you feel "lost", write down your core value that you hold dear. Is it honesty? Humility? Gratitude? And the list goes on..
Document a moment when you are proud of yourself for upholding your core value irregardless of pressure or opposition. And there you have it, the TRUE you that no one can take away from you!

The connection between beauty, fitness and health
#commitmenttohealth can be adopted as your Core Strength

3. Back to basics. As in the quest for beauty, dont go superficial. It is not only the make up on your skin. It is what is underneath it that holds the makeup together. #commitmenttohealth and all will fall into place, no obesity, better health, radiant glowing looks and better energy and confidence.

Activity
- Let your food be your medicine and not the other way round. Wise choice today prevents functional health deterioration later.
- Hydrate 8-12 glasses per day
- 5 minute of deep gentle belly diaphramatic breathing. No CHEST breathing please. 



4. Stress is what gets us down screaming to us to give up.  Address the stress and eliminate it. 

Never stop what you started unless it is hurting you. And always remember, giving up is not failure. It is starting again.

Activity: identify what stresses you. You are getting really short tempered. Is it, subconsciously, that pending work at the back of your mind that you procrastinated on? Do it. Or at least start on it now.


Need stretches to relax you truly? Click here:
https://iamdeedeemahmood.blogspot.com/2019/08/when-you-stretch-your-muscle-lengthens.html

5. Be flexible. Nothing is cast in stone. Adaptability is kindness to yourself and your progress forward.

Activity: OCDs beware! It is Murphy Law. "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong". Stop fault-blaming - it is negative and never do anyone any good. Much less you. You are a perfectionist. Others might not be. And the only person losing hair over this, will just be you. Take it in your stride and modify your plans of action accordingly. You might learn new things along the way and not lose friends, along the way.

Yours in health and happiness, Dr Dee Dee Mahmoodis the Regional Head (RAAN ECU) & Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University Australia & a multi-award-winning TEDx Speaker, Celebrity Exercise Physiologist,  Nutritionist  and Talk Show Host.  More about Dr Dee, click: http://iamdeedeemahmood.blogspot.sg/2017/10/i-am-dee-dee-mahmood.html
 Dee Dee Mahmood YouTube Channel for workoutvideos.Click https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb8n4gQkbYNF9qZY-8OMWOg

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Profile Updated June 2020

Dr Dee Dee Mahmood(PhD)
is the Regional Head, Regional Head (RAAN ECU) & Adjunct 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 collaborations internationally. …
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. 

MORE Benefits of Stretching
- increases flexibility
- for rehabilitation, - increases circulation - blood flow to the muscle increases after a long stretch - stimulates digestion,  - balances hormones - releases endorphins, brain chemicals i.e. "feel-good neurotransmitters."  - improves posture - calms the nervous system
- for good health
- for sports performance


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Walking Football4Health  Team Singapore on the World Stage (A ShoutOut Tribute to all Players, Families & Our WaF4H Big Family,  Officials & Organisers, Supporters & Fans, Media &  Sponsors)

It was a dream come true for  Coach Masazhari Yayit (from left to right) and players - Mohammad Yusri Mahmud, Jonet Mohd Yusof, Masuri Yayit, Hamdi Bakri, Hanafe Abdul Ghani, Jahari Jadi, Ben Danial and Shukor Abdul Lihin, nine Walking Footballers as Member of Parliament for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, Mr Saktiandi Supaat (in blue) gave them a celebrity send-off at the Singapore Changi International Airport on 29 May 2019, as they head off to London to compete in the inaugural IWFF World Cup Walking Football 2019.


Media coverages on Team Singapore to World Cup Walking Football London: 

MediaCorp News
https://berita.mediacorp.sg/mobilem/sukan/9-pemain-melayu-s-pura-ini-ke-england-bagi-piala-dunia-walking/4287638.html



Berita Harian
https://www.beritaharian.sg/gah/penggiat-bola-sepak-berjalan-sert…