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Landmark Group Hosts Panel Discussion on Driving Diabetes Awareness

Dubai-UAE: 01 Nov 2016

For his part, Moutaz Bilah Abdulkarim Sharif, Cultural and Sports Specialist, Dubai Sports Council, focused on the role of sports and outdoor games in preventing and controlling diabetes.

He said: “Sports is a unique therapy of sorts that can significantly reduce or manage diabetes. We have developed Dubai Pulse as a strategic plan to ensure sports becomes an integral aspect of life in the UAE. Dubai Pulse has the best physical programme content of its kind in the region. In addition, we have partnered with 10 government entities for the same effort. With the strengthening of its Beat Diabetes campaign, Landmark Group has become one of our key strategic partner in the public sector.”

Following the panel discussion, Dr. Fatheya Al Awadi Consultant Endocrinologist & Head of Endocrine Department Dubai Hospital and Chairperson, Diabetes Combat and Control Committee Dubai Health Authority said: “A lifestyle condition such as diabetes requires the mobilisation of the entire community to help beat it. We are confident that sustained efforts such as the Beat Diabetes walk and related events will go a long way towards encouraging a healthier lifestyle and greater well-being in the community. We are very happy to partner with the initiative. As their key medical partner at the annual walk, we will be offering free-diabetes checkups and information. We look forward to working as a team to spread awareness about the condition in the emirates.”

Speaking about the easily implementable steps to a healthy lifestyle, Rob Donker, General Manager at Beyond Wellness and a certified nutritionist, said: “Keep your activity levels up throughout the day and make movement an important part of your daily agenda. Instead of sitting down and having a coffee with a friend, walk around and have that coffee. Or walk alone with some soothing music on. Don’t hand over an iPad to your child - go out with them and play real games instead of encouraging a more virtual existence.”

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