Weight [loss] in gold: Tailor-made workout

With just two weeks left for the conclusion of the “Your Weight In Gold” campaign, Dubai Municipality has announced an exclusive day of activities and sports at the park to help participants shed their extra kilos.

“During this, participants will get a chance to participate in diverse sports as well as get themselves checked medically. All these efforts are to help them lose weight in a safe way,” said Yusuf Murad Salmeen, head of media section at the corporate marketing relations department.

He added that the activities will start at 5pm and continue until 9pm.

The first such initiative will be carried out at Safa Park today. It will be repeated at Zabeel Park on August 21, and Mamzar Beach track on August 23.

Apart from these events, the civic body has also set up special camps to train participants every Wednesday and Thursday at various registration centres.

Fitness and health experts will also be present to guide the residents on effective, yet safe way to slim down.

Two hotlines have also been set up to assist the contestants.

“You can call us on 042064055<tel:042064055> or 042064077<tel:042064077> between 10 am and 12 noon for all kinds of health tips. These will be answered by medical and nutrition experts,” added Ali Al-Giffari, a member of the organizing committee.

The hotline services are available from Sunday to Thursday through the entire month. They can also dial 800900<tel:800900> at any time for additional help or guidance.

The lose weight, win gold initiative has garnered global interest, after the civic body announced its decision to reward every participant who succeeded in losing weight with gold.

After the initial announcement, the civic body increased the rewards to 2gm of gold for every kilo lost after crossing the 5kg mark, and 3gm for every kilo lost after the 10kg mark.

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