Mr Muhammad Munir Bin Tohid
Exercise Physiologist, Sport and Exercise Medicine ServiceKK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), Singapore
Munir completed his studies in Exercise Physiology at the University of New South Wales where he had the opportunity to work with patients in various settings such as a lifestyle clinic, cardiac rehabilitation, sports high school, and an aged care. He has a particular interest in research, which led him to co-lead and publish a study on aerobic training and post-exercise hypotension. Thereafter, he spent almost 3 years working in the community health space in Singapore, educating and helping a wide range of people, as well as driving national health and wellness initiatives.
He is accredited by the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and currently works as an Exercise Physiologist with the Sport and Exercise Medicine Service at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He believes that all young people, regardless of their medical or psychosocial barriers, should be given the chance to participate in active play and positive exercise experience for their overall health.
Physical activity is essential for the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of children and adolescents, but global statistics suggest that most are not sufficiently physically active. Furthermore, lifestyle habits formed during childhood and adolescence, such as regular physical activity and healthy eating, tend to persist into adulthood. When it comes to being active, there are many options such as sports, structured exercise, recreational activities, and free play. However, it can be difficult for children to be motivated or to exercise purposefully, so adults and healthcare professionals have an important role to play in inspiring and supporting them to live an active lifestyle and achieve optimal health.
In this talk, we will share tips on designing exercise programmes and effective strategies to motivate and promote successful physical activity participation among children and adolescents.
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