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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:

We hope you are keeping well and safe in your homes. Because we believe that the one who has health owns everything; and promoting public health is one of the most important goals of our initiative. Therefore, we are pleased to launch the #Keepmovingathome initiative to encourage female students and employees of King Saud University to practice physical activity at home during a pandemic period (Covid_19

 

 

•Tune in to our LIVE streaming at Instagram account @ksu_movement for different fitness classes everyday ‪at 5 pm‬ in collaboration with one of the biggest gyms in Saudi Arabia_Fitness Time Ladies_ daily class will be saved 24 hrs on our Instagram account. 

Check the timetable For more information about the classes:

 

 

 

 

•Also, we collaborated with different women's sports clubs to broadcast live from their Instagram accounts for workouts training at home such as yoga, dance, cardio, CrossFit and core training. 

Please see this week’s workout schedule:

 

 

 

•We are delighted to offer, in collaboration with the Orangetheory Ladies Club, different daily exercises for 30 minutes that contribute strongly in building your muscles and strengthen your heart health which you can keep burning calories for up to 36 hours after exercise. 

These exercises will be sent to you daily as a link to your University’s email.

 

 

•Join #keepmovingathome challenge to increase your enthusiasm and motivation. We will randomly draw 10 winners every week. Visit our Twitter and Instagram accounts to find out how to join the challenge @ksu_movement

 

 

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.

 

Social Media:

    

We hope you are keeping well and safe in your homes. Because we believe that the one who has health owns everything; and promoting public health is one of the most important goals of our initiative. Therefore, we are pleased to launch the #Keepmovingathome initiative to encourage female students and employees of King Saud University to practice physical activity at home during a pandemic period (Covid_19

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