UAE National Sports Day to highlight importance of physical activity: paper

UAE National Sports Day to highlight importance of physical activity: paper
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A UAE newspaper has said that the second National Sports Day serves as a reminder of the important role of sport and other physical activities in our lives.

In an editorial on Thursday, The National said, "Today, people from different age groups across all communities in the country will participate in the event, which was launched under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in 2015." The paper continued, "The schedule includes a large-scale event at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi that will start with a social run or walk, followed by activities including tennis, football, basketball, rugby and polo. There will also be health and nutrition talks and ladies-only fitness classes, including spinning, yoga, Zumba and Pilates.

"Children will participate through school activities and field trips. By day’s end, they should be more aware of the continued importance of physical activities, even in an age when technology is taking up a substantial amount of their time.

"Undertaking physical activity is difficult during the summer months, but that doesn’t mean that we should surrender to sedentary lifestyles.

"Many activities can be undertaken indoors all year round. With the provision of adequate facilities and the encouragement of their parents, children can be involved in healthy pastimes all year round. Good health is a community project – and National Sports Day is just the start," concluded the Abu Dhabi-based daily.

© Copyright 2017 Emirates News Agency (WAM)

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