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KSU Movement Initiative

 

 KSU Movement Initiative
 

Introduction:

Physical inactivity is an important risk factor for the long-term health of young people. Health risk behaviors established during youth often persist into adulthood, resulting in potentially harmful effects on the short-term and long-term health. Although research on physical activity in Saudi Arabia is limited, the few available studies reveal high rates of physical inactivity, especially among youth and women. 

Entities in Saudi Arabia such as universities are working towards promoting physical activity. This is in alignment with the vision of Saudi Arabia 2030, and the role of the Community Partnership in raising the level of health awareness and physical activity among members of the community. We are providing this initiative to raise awareness about public health among students, faculty members and women in Riyadh community by establishing various social sports activities. This initiative will be held at the female university campus. 

We want to turn this campus alive with sports and enthusiasm. We believe that this campus could be the location and the reason of newborn athletes and Olympic champions.

Vision:

Promoting public health and healthy lifestyle.

Mission:

To increase awareness of physical activity among women on KSU campus and Riyadh community.

Objectives:

  • Increase physical activity level.
  • Promote healthy lifestyle for female students and King Saud university faculty members.
  • Increase the productivity of academic achievement and work performance on KSU campus.

Program Plan:

Date Event Time
Wednesday 2/1/2019 Test Run 3-5
Wednesday 16/1/2019 International Cancer Day 3-5
Wednesday 23/1/2019   3-5
Wednesday 30/1/2019 3-5
Wednesday 6/2/2019 3-5
Wednesday 13/2/2019 3-5
Wednesday 20/2/2019 3-5
Wednesday 27/2/2019 3-5
Wednesday 6/3/2019 International Women's Day 3-5
Wednesday 13/3/2019   3-5
Wednesday 20/3/2019 Mother's Day 3-5
Wednesday 27/3/2019   3-5

 

Registration:

 

First Aid:

In case of medical emergencies, the medical clinic in the Female Students Campus will provide medical assistance.  

Venue:

The assembly point at the front door of the Central Library GC-23 

*start point and route displayed in red on the course map below.

 

Entrance:

King saud university gate 3 , 
Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz Al'awal road
 

Note:

* Please wear hats and sunscreen while running or umbrellas while standing.

Founders Bio:

Dr. Mezna AlMarzooqi - Founder of KSU movement

email: malmarzooqi@ksu.edu.sa

An assistant Professor at the Community Health Sciences Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University. She did her PhD in public health physical activity behaviour at the University of Adelaide, Australia. She also has a master’s degree in Public Health Education from the United Stated. In addition, during her master degree Mezna has an opportunity to train at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), Washington, DC, USA. She also has Certificate III in Fitness- Gym Instructor and Certificate IV in Fitness –Personal Trainer from the Australian Institute of Fitness, Australia.

Mezna is strongly passionate about community health and wellbeing. Her research interests include health promotion, walking behaviour, urban health, social determinants of health, international health, health inequality, and women's health.

 

Ms. Reem AlKamis - Co-founder of KSU movement

email: ralkhamis@ksu.edu.sa

A teaching assistant at the Laboratory Sciences Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University. She earned her master in Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College London, UK. Her research interests include women’s health and reproduction.

Due to her passion in health and wellness, Reem has been a member of Challenge Female Club since 2007 and a co-founder of that club. She is also a certified Master Trainer from the European Institute of Fitness, UK.

 

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