Healthy Lifestyle Program in Malaysian National Service CampSalimin N*, Amin MD, Taff MD, Elumalai G, Ahmad Y, Almigo Y and Izwan Shahril M
Faculty Sports Science and Coaching, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Norkhalid Salimin
Faculty Sports Science and Coaching
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 09, 2016; Accepted date: November 25, 2016; Published date: November 29, 2016
Citation: Salimin N, Amin MD, Taff MDAMD, Elumalai G, Ahmad Y, et al. (2016) Healthy Lifestyle Program in Malaysian National Service Camp. J Obes Weight Loss Ther 6:325. doi: 10.4172/2165-7904.1000325
Copyright: © 2016 Salimin N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
National Service Training Program is a characters development platform for the Malaysian teenagers. This program indirectly promote healthy lifestyle to create a better trainees quality. Healthy Lifestyle Program implementation among obese adolescents whom followed the training program are expected to address the issue of healthy lifestyles among Malaysian and helps to boost the country's economic and social performance. The implementation of Healthy Lifestyle Program involves obese trainees with Body Fat Percentage (male=24 and above; female=36 and above), measured using Omron Krada Scan HBF 375 with Height Scale. The physical training program consist of 18 Low Intensity Activities, 40 Moderate Intensity Activities, 14 High Intensity Activities Training sessions and eight relaxation therapy sessions continuously for eight weeks. The Heart Rate Monitor i- Sport Model W118 HRM watch with chest strap is used to monitor the heart rate before and after exercise and calories burned off during the intervention period. The study conducted among 2445 obese trainees and the result showed decrease of Body Fat Percentage (BFP) in 425 trainees (22.91%). The continuous implementation of this program is expected to reduce the weight, BFP and BMI of 31680 obese trainees in 10 years and to give knowledge to 792 000 Malaysians. The 22% result impact involves a total of 174240 people who lose weight and BFP successfully, which involves 0.62% of the population of Malaysians. Based on the findings, the National Service Healthy Lifestyle Program successfully helps the obese trainees to lose weight and Body Fat Percentage. The implementation of National Service Healthy Lifestyle Program among the obese adolescents is expected to solve the healthy lifestyles issues among Malaysians as well as to improve the economic performance and social development in our country.