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17 Dec, 2020

The Supreme Council for Motherhood & Childhood publishes 30 videos on children's fitness

Within the framework of the Supreme Council for Motherhood & Childhood's keenness to launch educational and health initiatives for children.

The Council has published on its social media platforms 30 awareness-raising videos about physical fitness targeting three age groups from 6 to 16 years old to encourage them to follow a healthy lifestyle.

The videos were implemented and prepared in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys, the jasadak amana initiative of the National Service Authority, Saadiyat Rotana Resort in addition to the Abu Dhabi Media Company.

The clips were performed by specialists on how to perform exercise correctly and the importance of continuing with it to develop their physical capabilities for bone and muscle health, weight loss and the prevention of chronic diseases.

The exercises included several types, such as aerobic exercises and balance exercises, in addition to stretching exercises. which contribute in a systematic manner to stretching muscles and making them more flexible, which increases the range of motion and reduces injuries and pain, as well as resistance exercises, which stimulate muscle strengthening, promote bone growth and reduce blood sugar. Weight control also helps promote balance and relieve stress, lower back and joint pain.

H.H Rym bint Abdullah Al-Falasy, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Motherhood & Childhood, said that “launching this initiative in cooperation with partners confirms the important role of physical sport in children's lives, and what studies have proven with broad consensus that regular physical activity is necessary for the physical, mental, psychological and social development of children and adolescents.”

Playing sports improves the health of the child and improves his academic performance, as well as the close link between exercising, increasing children's self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing many of the social skills they need.

Al Falasy thanked all partners, stressing on the importance of partnerships in developing and implementing initiatives to achieve the desired goals.

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