world day for phisical activity
Last week, under the slogan “Together, Toward Happy and Healthy Life”, Dubai Ladies Club, a member of Dubai Women Establishment, joined organisations from across the city to observe ‘World Day for Physical Activity’.
In line with the Club’s stated mission to promote and encourage a healthy lifestyle among members, guests and employees, DLC invited employees working at the club to participate in a specially-organised group fitness session. Body Balance is a Mind and Body workout that builds flexibility and strength; leaving you feeling centred and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance.
The event also presented a wonderful opportunity for the management and the employees to share some time together and enjoy a fun activity with peers and friends. The aim of this activity was to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity because of its significant benefits on physical and mental health, and increase turnout at sporting events.
Madelaine Stocks, Wellness & Recreation Manager at Dubai Ladies Club said, “We are delighted to participate in this annual event as it allows us to raise awareness amongst employees with a view to creating a healthy work environment, as well as encouraging them to adopt a healthier lifestyle.”
She added: “A sound and stress free mind equals a healthy and fit body. Therefore, at Dubai Ladies Club we do our best to encourage women of all ages to take serious steps to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, by giving our employees the information they need to make their own informed decisions. It is our intention that through this activity, not only do our employees benefit but their family and extended network of friends will also benefit from the knowledge shared during this event.”
This initiative was one of many such activities organised to observe World Day for Physical Activity on 6th April 2012. The campaign was led by Dubai Sports Council who arranged various sports events across the city under the title Together toward Happy & Active Life. The campaign targeted all UAE's locals & residents and aimed to increase levels of social awareness with the importance of sports practice & to motivate various social classes to join sports activities.
DSC focuses on the ‘Physical Inactivity’ and takes gradual actions to get rid of this phenomenon. The Council stated that latest studies launched by World Health Organization unveiled that the lack of physical activity or ‘Physical Inactivity’ is the fourth reason that causes death after blood pressure, smoking & diabetes. Obesity is classified as the fifth reason that causes death & then high level of cholesterol came sixth.