Middlesex University, Dubai’s 7th annual health day came to a successful close at 3:00pm last evening, with students leaving the health-arena feeling motivated to keep track of their welbeing through this stressful academic period.
A walk through the bustling lobby any time after 9am would have had you greeted by our enthusiastic team of volunteers who handed out free fresh juices, camel milk and body- care products. Sipping on your vitamin-infused drink, it was hard not to walk over to the curiously dark corner of the lobby, where peeping past bobbing heads in a long, impatient cue, you’d have noticed Supervision optics performing thorough eye-checks on staff and students.
A shriek of excitement from not too far off would have drawn your attention to the skin-advisors and free beauty products at the Clarins makeup stall, as you’d notice the cluster of young ladies shuffle between them and the Pantene hair-care advisors. Nudging for you attention, perhaps an MMA star would’ve challenge you to a fitness test with alluring prizes that were hard to resist. But if the challenge caused you to remember that ‘oh so important meeting ‘ you had to be at right then; a good place to hide would’ve been behind the Canadian Hospital cues. Nodding along to a carefully chosen workout-out playlist booming in the background, the BP- BMI- Blood-sugar test results in hand before you knew it.. you may have found yourself giving that MDX Salad Bar across the room a second thought over your fast food lunch plans. Maybe relentlessly trying your luck at the health-quiz that our students put up as you chomped at your greens , you’d have realised when it were time to calm the challenge-buzz and join Yogi Bala for some calming meditation, bringing a close to your action-packed day .
But if you couldn’t make it – perhaps the pictures on our Facebook page and the stories we will tell inspire you into fresh fitness start too!
Collections from the days events brought us closer to reaching our 3,000 US Dollar target in helping the Village Education Project, Kilimanjaro. Donations are still welcome and collected at the Student Activities Office.
We sincerely thank our generous sponsors: CLARINS, MMA, Super Vision Opticals, Al Ain Dairy, Barakat, Canadian Specialist Hospital, Caredirect, Hatha Vidya and Mustela for a great day!
A big thanks to our junior students Rukaiya and Mahek who helped coordinate the event, to Mr. Joji , Mr. Nasir and their teams for logistical assistance and to all others who helped make the day a success!