Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA), a member of Qatar Foundation, concluded yesterday the activities of the ‘Sahaty Online’ camp for boys.
The camp targeted young people with overweight teenagers with a family history of diabetes, who participated in two days of events through Zoom and Instagram in collaboration with Qatar Sports for All Federation.
The camp’s activities included nutrition workshops on healthy meal planning, sports classes and a self-development workshop aimed at teaching participants how to make their own health choices, engage in an active lifestyle to reduce excess weight and prevent Type 2 diabetes.
Dr Abdulla al-Hamaq, executive director of QDA, said: “We strive to reduce the increase in Type 2 diabetes among young people in Qatar by encouraging and training them to adopt healthy lifestyles and understanding that preventing Type 2 diabetes is possible through nutrition and exercise. Nutrition plays a key role in preventing diabetes, so it’s important to eat low-carbohydrate foods and high-fibre foods while avoiding sweets, sweetened drinks and juices.
“Exercise also plays an important role in weight loss and prevention of chronic diseases, including Type 2 diabetes. I urge our young people to have a more active lifestyle in general and advise them to exercise the equivalent of 250 minutes a week in accordance with the recommendations of the nutrition guidelines for Qatar to obtain an effective result for weight loss and thus contribute to the prevention of Type 2 diabetes.”
The ‘Sahaty Online’ for Girls camp will be held on July 12 and 13, and registration is open on the Qatar Diabetes Association website.
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