Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Sports Council has launched Abu Dhabi 360 program with the goal of assisting every member of the community in achieving whole-person wellness through a unique, doable path that redefines health and fitness.
The program, a comprehensive calendar of activities intended to unite the community and promote physical activity, is backed by an app that will help users in setting and achieving wellness objectives relating to not only diet and exercise but also mental health and social connection.
According to Abu Dhabi 360, health is a 360-degree balance of every aspect of wellness: physical, mental, and social. The Abu Dhabi Sports Council’s goals for Abu Dhabi 360 are driven by the government’s vision to become happier, healthier, and more sustainable, as per the report.
“Abu Dhabi 360 has been launched by Abu Dhabi Sports Council to spark a movement toward improved wellness. It supports the Department of Community Development’s vision to help individuals, their families, and the community through an inclusive program that will inspire everyone, regardless of size, shape, age, or skill level, to pursue personal wellness and balance. The programme is being delivered with a number of government partners in the emirate as we work together to make Abu Dhabi the healthiest, happiest, and most sustainable society to live in and visit,” Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili remarked.
The Abu Dhabi 360 app provides users with personalised guidance, encouragement, movement tracking, challenges, recipes, and other wellness resources. It will also celebrate users’ wins by awarding points for completing various challenges, including team and community challenges, that they can redeem for event tickets, prizes, and much more. The app integrates with wearable devices, enabling users to be supported wherever they go.
Mr. John Bromley, public health consultant and director of the U.K.-based National Social Marketing Centre, stated, “Abu Dhabi 360 will be a real game-changer for public health. This multi-pronged, evidence-based program is designed to help people change their behaviour by providing personalised tools that will empower them to improve their own health. Our aim is to ensure that everyone feels as though they have the capability, motivation, and opportunity to be more active in their everyday lives.”
A launch event took place recently at the Abu Dhabi Cricket Sport and Sports Hub which featured an installation consisting of four immersive wellness zones as part of the city-wide wellness program. Participants can look forward to a number of upcoming events, all of which will be available on the app.