CEO, Arabian Healthcare Group LLC
One of the biggest challenges faced globally is obesity and being overweight, which is largely the contribution of overeating and a sedentary life, leading to various metabolic diseases including Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Coronary Artery Disease, several forms of Cancer, & various Lifestyle Diseases.
As regards the UAE, in 2022, the obesity index (BMI above 30) of the local Emarati population was 39.6%, & the overall UAE overweight status (BMI above 25) was 39.8%. Compare this to 2017-18 where the obesity prevalence in the UAE amounted to 27.8 percent, with a 40.1 percent overweight adult population. (Source: The Global Obesity Observatory).
The position is even more critical when it comes to our children, where the UAE United Arab Emirates is ranked fifth in the global obesity index, with 40 per cent of 11 to 16 year olds and 20 per cent of children under the age of 11 classified as obese. (Source: Trade Arabia)Our Objectives in conducting this Annual Weight Loss Challenge are:
- To improve the quality of life of an individual/community/society by promoting the national agenda of quality health & quality healthcare.
- Joining hands with Health authorities (MOH-Preventive Medicine) in implementing comprehensive lifestyle medicine & chronic disease management programs.
- For RAK hospital to provide its comprehensive one-stop health solution, from Illness to Wellness to Corporates.
- To support the community with necessary information and education for the better management of weight & better health.
In RBWLC22, we had over 10,000 participants. The prize money shared between the winners was over AED 40,000/-, The maximum weight loss by the winner was in excess of 30 Kgs & the average weight lost of those who completed the 12 week challenge was about 10kgs average.
Participants may weigh in at any medical clinic convenient to them. But to qualify for an Award/Recognition, the participant must have proof of weighing in at a clinic at first & last weighing in.
Those participants who wish to be a part of the Physical RBWL Challenge category, must weigh in at RAK Hospital, on the first day & final day, & must bring all their Registration Documents for validation.
To be a Corporate Team member, the participant must identify his company name in the registration form. Details of company ID etc will also be reviewed in due course. Results will be decided on the Average weight lost by the top 10 team employees of a company.
Our weekly Health Tips advise you on how to lose weight, become & remain healthy both physically & mentally.
We conduct weekly Webinars of weight loss relevant topics which will be addressed by RAK Hospital Doctors and Health Professionals, including Nutritionists, Physiotherapist, Psychologist, Physician, etc.
Participants may call in to and get connected with our panel of experts for advice on diet modification, exercise programs, behaviour changes, diabetes management and other aspects relevant to their weight loss needs.