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NCDs National Committee Celebrates Oman Physical Activity Day

NCDs National Committee Celebrates Oman Physical Activity Day

NCDs National Committee Celebrates Oman Physical Activity Day


The Sultanate celebrates tomorrow (Tuesday) the Oman Physical Activity Day under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Sa'ad bin Mohammed bin Said Al Mardhoof Al Sa'adi, Minister of Sport Affairs at the As’sahwa Public Gardens.

The celebration, which organized by the National Non-Communicable Diseases Committee, includes practicing walking, awareness activities on the importance of physical activity in daily life, sports activities, traditional and entertainment sports, a health corner, as well as number of shows such as fitness exercises, Capoeira and skiing.

The event, which engages a wide range of participation from government and private institutions, is targeted all community members from both citizens and residents in the Sultanate except those advised of refraining from any specific stressful activity.   

The event aims at promoting positive lifestyles by developing the physical activity that enhancing policies by activating partnership among the relevant government sectors and various community members, as well as promoting the integration of physical activity into everyday lives. Furthermore, reducing daily stress on both workers and non-workers through physical activity on a daily basis, encouraging physical activity in the work environment, which will contribute in raising the level of worker productivity, along with encouraging the concerned authorities to adopt suitable designs, buildings and environments for practicing physical activity.

It should be noted that similar programs will be held in the different Governorates of the Sultanate to mark the Oman Physical Activity Day. 

In addition, assigning 2nd of October of every year to mark the Oman Physical Activity Day comes in coincidence with the celebrations of the world countries of the World Walking Day, which is marked in October every year.