ICLDC’s Walk 2013 Calls Attention To A Healthy Lifestyle Practise
Register online for next weekend’s Walkathon at Yas Marina Circuit for your chance to win A Walk Of A Lifetime
Abu Dhabi UAE: A 30-minute brisk walk every day, combined with a balanced diet, are all it takes to adopt a healthy lifestyle. This is the message from Imperial College London Diabetes Centre’s Walk 2013, scheduled for next weekend – Friday November 15 – at the F1 track at Yas Marina Circuit.
This year, the event’s already-proven appeal is boosted by a fresh new promotion encouraging online registration with the chance to win two tickets to an Etihad destination of choice.
According to event organisers, the ‘Walk Of A Lifetime’ promo puts the event on track to gather a bumper crowd all eager to pace the circuit and place the spotlight on making regular exercise a daily practise. Indeed, the word is out that a whopping 60 million steps will be taken by more than 17,000 people at Walk 2013 next Friday (November 15).
The event, supported by ActiveLife from Daman, is part of ICLDC’s award-winning public health awareness campaign, Diabetes-Knowledge-Action, under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. Over the past months, the campaign has rolled out a host of mini-walks across the UAE with more than four million steps already been taken by schools and organisations who have stepped up in support of Start Walking., the exciting new grassroots community initiative.
Join in, register for Walk 2013 now and secure your chance of taking a walk in the destination of your choice – www.diabetesuae.ae
Article supplied by:
Susan Furness at Strategic Solutions for ICLDC
About Imperial College London Diabetes Centre
Imperial College London Diabetes Centre is a one-stop, state-of-the-art, out-patient facility that specialises in diabetes treatment, research, training and public health
The Centre was established in Abu Dhabi by Mubadala Healthcare, in partnership with the UK’s Imperial College London, in 2006 to address the growing demand for diabetes care in the UAE. A second facility in Al Ain opened in 2011. Together, the Centres have offered diabetes prevention, education and treatment to more than 160,000 people.
‘Diabetes-Knowledge-Action’ is Imperial College London Diabetes Centre’s award-winning public health awareness campaign. It was launched in 2007 under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.
Imperial College London Diabetes Centre holds the Joint Commission International (JCI) Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC) in Diabetes Management and JCI Accreditation for Ambulatory Care, awarded in 2010 and again in 2013. The 2010 award made Imperial College London Diabetes Centre the only healthcare provider worldwide to hold both certifications and the first facility in the Middle East and third globally to hold JCI’s highly-acclaimed CCPC specifically for the clinical management of diabetes.
For more information log on to www.icldc.ae
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