His Highness Major General Pilot Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National Service and Reserve Authority, Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education, and a group of the Ministry of Education (MOE) staff attended a health event organized by the MOE in cooperation with the National Service and Reserve Authority in MOE in Abu Dhabi. The event took place in the framework of the national initiative “Jasadak Amana” or “Your Body is a Responsibility” in pursuit of fostering the health awareness and culture of all the members of society and of encouraging them to adopt healthy behaviours and lifestyles. The initiative tends to address various health issues over the course of a year.
Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi stressed that the national initiative “Your Body is a Responsibility” is highly important and has great returns since it establishes a healthy lifestyle that follows proper living and sporting behaviors. The initiative encourages the members of society to participate in its activities and programs which depend on various contents. He stated that the initiative enables the members of society to identify their physical powers through having specialized tests that reflect the body activity in a clear manner. It helps them in determining their strength points and overcoming the weakness points. He highlighted the importance of the participation of youths and students in the initiative and of their adoption of the behaviors and concepts it presents and ability to turn them into actual lifestyle. He drew the attention to the fact that the MOE seeks to take part in the various national initiatives which dedicate a healthy lifestyle to the members of society, believing in the crucial role it plays in enabling them to practice their lives comfortably and smoothly away from any health troubles or obstacles.
Lt. Col. Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, supervisor of the initiative, said that it is a means to convey the health awareness messages to all the members of society. She said that the campaign is in its earliest stages, referring to that there are a variety of events and activities to come during the following months on a broad range. Such events and activities are meant to cover the school students and employees. She added that several sporting events and training workshops will be held as well. The event consisted practicing various sporting activities by the MOE’s workers and having specialized examinations to measure the body mass and learn about the amount of pressures each one suffers from in addition to comprehensive medical checkups to identify the participants’ health status and cardiac stress tests which show how well the participants’ hearts work during running through the detection of the blood and oxygen flow and the efficiency of the cardiac muscle and the rest of the body organs. The MOE held “Knowledge of the Physical Fitness” Workshop which aimed at identifying the individuals’ physical capacities and fitness. The workshop consists of four stages: foot examination, sweat test and blood sodium level test. MOE organized a side workshop through which the participants discussed the best nutrition style they can adopt.
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