Sports And Safety

Whatever we do in our everyday life, the safety aspect should be put as top priority. Once safety is breached, the consequences might be something that we do not want to see or hear. 
This also concern sports in every aspect. When I was lecturing on Competencies in Sports for the NSC’s Sports Science courses, the subject of safety is being repeated a few times. Safety of the exercises prescribed, safety of the equipment uses, safety of the environment and surrounding, safety of the athlete, safety of those people around. I always like to mention to coaches that neglecting safety procedures will invite injuries. For athletes, injury is the beginning of the end an athlete’s career. Even though he/she will recover, but the cause of the injury and the injured part will still haunt him/her which in turn affects performance. 
On 28th May 2013, the social media especially facebook was abuzz with another safety issue during the second leg of the FA Cup Semi Finals between Pahang and Johor at Darulmakmur Stadium in Kuantan. The match was however postponed. To me it was a well tackled situation not to proceed with the match. If the match were to have been played, I think more untoward incidences might have happen. The players are at stake. The supporters too will not be spared. 
This photo was taken from Astro Arena Saluran 801 Facebook account.
From what was mentioned, said and read, the situation starts with supporters overflowing onto the track and a JMT supporter was hit with some object which was said to fly in from outside the stadium. It was the unhappy fans who was not able to enter who did it. When spectators flow onto the track, it was a wise move by the organiser to abandon the scheduled match to another convenient time and maybe place. 
Abandoning is one thing, what about the spectators who had bought tickets and spent their time to be at the stadium. Worst still are Johor supporters who came in buses, spent their monies but was not able to witness the match. 
With what that had happen at Darul Makmur Stadium, it seems the fans are becoming fanatical. We have heard that Kelantan supporters had at one time turn rowdy due to them unhappy at official decisions. 
It is hoped that organisers, FAM and State FAs will have their brain burning to find ways to solve the uprising fanatics of the fans. Its easy to control a few individuals but when they are in thousands, we should understand that the task is very difficult. 

While @ Pertama Complex, KL

it is always a normal scene to see people smokes inside Pertama Complex at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman. Tenants and some customers alike puffing away and definitely flouting the law. All air-conditioned areas are No Smoking places.

Why is there no enforcement from the building owner or does the authority check about it. This enforcement is a setback that encourages the public to disregards the rules. Hope the authority clamp down the bad habits and breaching of the rules. Where is the seriousness of the Tak Nak Campaign?

Jom Walk

Do you walk? What a silly question uh? Everybody walks if he/she is not limp. What I am trying to tell you is lets walk but gain something from the walk. Not just moving from point A to point B.

A friend sent me this and I’d love to share for health benefit. I just copy and paste and all credits are given to the owner of the graphics and the first person who compose these benefits. Credit too for those who share because this is knowledge that will be shared for the good of the community. Jom Walk!!!




  • The human body is made to walk.

  • Walking 30 minutes a day cuts the rate of people becoming diabetic by more than half and it cuts the risk of people over 60 becoming diabetic by almost 70 percent.

  • Walking cuts the risk of stroke by more than 25 percent.

  • Walking reduces hypertension. The body has over 100,000 miles of blood vessels. Those blood vessels are more supple and healthier when we walk.
  • Walking cuts the risk of cancer as well as diabetes and stroke.
  • Women who walk have a 20 percent lower likelihood of getting breast cancer and a 31 percent lower risk of getting colon cancer.
  • Women with breast cancer who walk regularly can reduce their recurrence rate and their mortality rate by over 50 percent.
  • The human body works better when we walk. The body resists diseases better when we walk, and the body heals faster when we walk.
  • We don’t have to walk a lot. Thirty minutes a day has a huge impact on our health.
  • Men who walk thirty minutes a day have a significantly lower level of prostate cancer. Men who walk regularly have a 60 percent lower risk of colon cancer.
  • For men with prostate cancer, studies have shown that walkers have a 46 percent lower mortality rate.
  • Walking also helps prevent depression, and people who walk regularly are more likely to see improvements in their depression.
  • In one study, people who walked and took medication scored twice as well in 30 days as the women who only took the medication. Another study showed that depressed people who walked regularly had a significantly higher level of not being depressed in a year compared to depressed people who did not walk. The body generates endorphins when we walk. Endorphins help us feel good.
  • Walking strengthens the heart. Walking strengthens bones.
  • Walking improves the circulatory system.
  • Walking generates positive neurochemicals. Healthy eating is important but dieting can trigger negative neurochemicals and can be hard to do.
  • Walking generates positive neurochemicals. People look forward to walking and enjoy walking.
  • And research shows that fit beats fat for many people. Walking half an hour a day has health benefits that exceed the benefits of losing 20 pounds.
  • When we walk every day, our bodies are healthier and stronger. A single 30 minute walk can reduce blood pressure by five points for over 20 hours.
  • Walking reduces the risk of blood clots in your legs.
  • People who walk regularly have much lower risk of deep vein thrombosis.
  • People who walk are less likely to catch colds, and when people get colds, walkers have a 46 percent shorter symptom time from their colds.
  • Walking improves the health of our blood, as well. Walking is a good boost of high density cholesterol and people with high levels of HDL are less likely to have heart attacks and stroke.
  • Walking significantly diminishes the risk of hip fracture and the need for gallstone surgery is 20 to 31 percent lower for walkers.
  • Walking is the right thing to do. The best news is that the 30 minutes doesn’t have to be done in one lump of time. Two 15 minute walks achieve the same goals. Three 10 minute walks achieve most of those goals.
  • We can walk 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes at night and achieve our walking goals.
  • Walking feels good. It helps the body heal. It keeps the body healthy. It improves our biological health, our physical health, our psychosocial health, and helps with our emotional health. Walking can literally add years entire years to your life.

Be good to yourself
Be good to your body.


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