The office is far from the most conducive environment for maintaining health and fitness but with the du Tough Mudder challenge fast approaching, there are small alterations you can make to keep you in top shape while working.
Sitting glued to a desk all day, operating a computer for a long stretch of time is a relatively new behaviour and the repetitive nature of computerised desk work can be a major hindrance when it comes to physical fitness.
Back pain, repetitive strain injuries, obesity and many other consequences are caused by office work but fortunately we’ve got together with Volvic brand ambassador and Inner Fight GYM founder Marcus Smith to put together some simple solutions to help negate the negative side effects.
Indeed, with the world’s most challenging mud run on the horizon – du Tough Mudder returns to the UAE December 8 and 9 – ensuring your body is in peak condition comes down to the smallest details.
Don’t forget, for your chance to be a part of Marcus’ Volvic Army, all you have to do is upload a picture of how many bottles of Volvic you get through in a day and hashtag #FindYourVolcano and get involved now via the Volvic Middle East Facebook and Instagram pages.
The 11th edition of the UAE’s largest walkathon, WALK 2017, saw thousands of UAE citizens and residents walk along Abu Dhabi’s iconic Yas Marina Circuit today to raise awareness of diabetes.
A delegation from Abu Dhabi Police led the way ahead of senior officials and members from the Abu Dhabi Executive Council from the UAE, the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Police, Department of Community Development, Department of Education and Knowledge, Department of Economic Development–Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
Organised by Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) with the support of Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, and sister companies Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Healthpoint, the annual walkathon was part of ICLDC’s award-winning campaign ‘Diabetes.Knowledge.Action‘.
The world’s fittest woman is not a triathlete, cyclist or runner. She is not a professional footballer either. She is Tia Toomey, a Reebok sponsored CrossFit athlete from Australia.
The 24-year-old Brisbane native was crowned the Fittest Woman on Earth at the Reebok CrossFit Games in Wisconsin back in August after a gruelling four days of competition.
Toomey, a weightlifter who competed at the Rio 2016 Olympics, was put through a series of events including standard aerobic, weightlifting and gymnastics movements to become the overall victor.
The CrossFit games is an annual event held to determine the fittest man and woman on earth. Athletes have to qualify through regional events and face exercises from hill sprints to sandbag carries to open water swims and endurance events. The athlete with the most points after the four-day competition is deemed the winner.
What is remarkable about Toomey’s story is that she only took up CrossFit seven years ago after practicing the sport to help increase her power and strength for the 400 metre hurdles.