Khalifa University holds health and wellness event

ABU DHABI, 2nd November, 2016 (WAM) — Khalifa University yesterday kicked off a special two-day health and wellness event for its students, faculty and staff, which was designed to raise awareness among the university community about the importance of physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Health and Wellness is an annual event at Khalifa University featuring an exhibition of doctors, nurses and specialists from leading local hospitals, fitness centres and diet centres, who conducted blood sugar tests, blood pressure checks, BMI and body composition tests, and gave diet, fitness and nutritional advice. This year, the event also focused on mental health, hosting two lectures on stress management by psychiatrists.

Ebrahim Jafar Alahmed, Acting Vice President of Communications and Business Development for Khalifa University, said, “Khalifa University strongly believes in the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and encouraging that in our community. As a centre for research into lifestyle diseases such as Type II Diabetes, cardiovascular issues and obesity, we realise that we have to lead by example, and providing our students, faculty and staff with access to medical testing, and diet and fitness advice is one way to do this. Health and Wellness Day also provides our Biomedical Engineering students a chance to engage with local doctors and nurses and assist with testing and diagnostic tests, which is helpful to their future careers.”