Healthy Lifestyles Get Personal at RKW’s “Health Starts with You” Event

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The HCT-Ras Al Khaimah Women’s campus’s (RKW) Student Life Department organized a “Health Starts with You” event from February 19-21, 2018 with an array of activities provided for everyone.

The event, which has been opened by Dr. Saif Almheiri, RKW Director, and Dr. Nathir Alrawashdeh, Head of Academic Operations, was convened to spread health awareness among students and to inform them about the importance of having a healthy lifestyle.

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As part of the activities RAK Hospital, LLH Hospital and Julphar Implant & Cosmetic Dental Center provided free check-ups that included pressure readings, weight assessment, teeth checking and eye examinations. All participants gave the students, staff, faculty some healthy tips about how to take care about their health.

In addition, a skin treatment sessions, including general tips on skin care and to how to take care about our skin, was set up by different clinics, such as VLCC, Elite Medical Center and Silkor with the help of Health First Pharmacy, and all of them offered a good giveaways.

Moreover, Protein District, ICONS Coffee Couture, Spinneys and Vitamin well offered healthy food, snacks and juices for the students, staff and faculty and explained the calorie content, sugar and ingredients of various foods. Also, they provided a good discount for those who pay from them.

Beauty was also part of the event with Trends Beauty Salon participating by providing a good rate for those keen to use their services.

“The happiness part of the health event is to focus on how to be healthy. So it covered many different categories, for instance healthy food, face and body care, sport and vitamins,” Shayma Ahmed Alhebsi, CIS student, said.

Mahra Mohammed Alshemeili, CIS student, added: “During the health event, the juice was produced in a creative and healthy way for people, where the person must ride the bike to squeeze the juice instead of using electricity. So it was a new way which was compatible with this event, and it impressed the audience.”

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