Hundreds of children take part in Abu Dhabi Corniche Walk
Hundreds of children took part in a one kilometre walk along the capital’s waterfront on Tuesday to promote health and well-being.
Organised by the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (Haad) as part of the Healthy Children 2021 campaign, the first Abu Dhabi Corniche Walk saw pupils and college students step out to get some early exercise before the heat of the day.
“This is a national programme and all emirates are contributing,” said Dr Jamal Al Naqbi, manager of community health and surveillance at Haad.
“This is the first time that we have launched such a walk for promoting physical activity but we participate in many walks all year round.
“Our message to the community is, let us walk together at the Corniche and at other places. You can enjoy your life while including more physical activity.”
Haad is working to promote the benefits of regular physical activity and a healthy diet as a way to combat rising levels of childhood obesity and diabetes in the UAE. Read More