Physical Activity Programs
Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC)
Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC) calls upon universities and colleges to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health. EIM-OC encourages faculty, staff and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community by:
Making movement a part of the daily campus culture:
- Assessing physical activity at every student health visit
- Providing students with the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that can last a lifetime
- Connecting university health care providers with university health fitness specialists to provide a referral system for exercise prescription
The current involved universities in Malaysia:
- The National University of Malaysia, Cheras Campus – Gold Campus
- Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis Branch – Gold Campus
- Management and Science University, Shah Alam – Gold Campus
FOOTBALL FOR HEALTH
“Our research shows that football is broad-spectrum medicine, a polypill against lifestyle diseases. The reason for that is that football is an effective and intense hybrid training type, combining strength training, endurance training and HIIT training, with broad-spectrum health effects on heart function, blood pressure, fat mass, cholesterol, muscle strength, postural balance, bone mineralization.”
“Football is best practice exercise, but more than that: Football is a fun, social and popular sporting activity, with great potential for creating adherence to an active lifestyle and with great potential for global health promotion”, Peter Krustrup.
The concept is simple and comprises training in the form of warm-up, ball exercises and small sided games, no matches, and it is based on the knowledge that football in itself leads to fitness. This type of football training combines the three training forms stamina, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and strength and takes the best of two worlds by adapting the most popular ball game in Denmark, football, to the target group by introducing some of the flexibility existing in the world of fitness. Football Fitness does not involve participation in regular tournaments, which means that no teams are selected for matches. So, you can participate in Football Fitness as often or infrequently as you like or are able to fit in. However, we recommend training for at least 60 minutes twice a week all year round
HAVE FUN, BE A KID
There is increasing evidence on the importance of physical activity for children and adolescents at all ages. They need to do three types of exercises per week: aerobic, resistance and exercises to strengthen their bones.
In Malaysia, there is an increase awareness regarding the importance of physical activity for children and adolescents. This committee will serve as a platform to encourage and promote physical activity among Malaysians’ children and adolescents to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines.
Have Fun, Be a kid is the brain child program of the society of Exercise is Medicine Malaysia to tackle the physical inactivity health related issue in children and adolescent through promoting fun full purposeful exercise at a right dose to them.
WALK WITH A DOC (WWAD)
According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact; easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise! That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. What better way to start your weekend than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improving your general health to live longer! While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by local physicians.
This program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the world. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes and walk alone, with friends, a partner or family or with a group. It’s a personal preference.
Walking Groups in Malaysia
Ke Wynn Walk with a Doc Group
-Penang, Straits Green Park by the Sea
-Penang, Straits Green Park by the Sea
Dr. Ayman Walk with a Doc Group - Hospital Cansilor Tuanku Mukhriz
Dr. Nurainul Hana Shamsuddin Walk with a Doc group – Bukit Expo, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Dr. Azrina Ali Walk with a Doc Group - Shah Alam Lake Garden