Posted on February 12, 2018

Officials from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) are promoting the positive effects of physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle and raising awareness of the link between sports and mental, physical, and emotional health.

On 13 February, HMC will hold events for patients, staff, and other members of the community at a number of its facilities, with the Ambulance Service, Qatar Metabolic Institute, Tobacco Control Center, and Kulluna Program also organizing activities at The Pearl-Qatar and Katara Cultural Village between 8am and 6pm. Staff from HMC will provide health advice and discuss the importance of good nutrition and physical activity. Educational materials will be distributed and free health screening checks will be available.

This year, the healthcare provider’s National Sport Day events will focus on raising awareness of the positive effects of sport and physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. There is a strong link between regular physical activity and the prevention of several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and depression. HMC is proud to be part of Qatar’s annual National Sport Day celebrations. The day represents an opportunity to participate in a wide range of physical activities - not only to have fun but also to highlight the importance of sport in building a healthy community. As Qatar’s main healthcare provider, HMC is committed to providing each and every one of its patients with the safest, most effective, and most compassionate care.

Qatar was the first country in the world to dedicate one day for its citizens and residents to celebrate sports and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. The country’s strong focus on health is an integral part of the Qatar National Vision 2030. For specific details on HMC’s National Sport Day activities, please follow us on our social media channels: Facebook/hamadmedicalcorporation. Twiter/@HMC_Hamad, and Instagram/ HMC_Qatar.