Concluding the activities of “Towards a Better Life” Initiative at the Egyptian Russian University
The activities of the initiative of raising awareness on the dangers of overweight, which was launched by the Egyptian Russian University (ERU) under the title “Towards a Better Life” (17 – 20/12/2023), were concluded. The initiative aimed at raising awareness on obesity, its harms, how to prevent it, the basics of proper nutrition, and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The activities of the closing day included a session and an open discussion on the importance of proper balanced nutrition, the importance of measuring muscle mass, and the vitamins and minerals which exist inside the body for giving a healthy life, in addition to the psychological risks resulting from obesity. There has been cooperation with Fouda Pharmacies, Orenda Company and Heathera Company, in conducting check-ups for university students to measure the percentage of fat, the percentage of muscle, fluids and salts, the percentage of visceral fat, as well as the level of vitamins and minerals in their bodies.
The event conclusion included a walking marathon, in which the university members participated. We would like to express our full gratitude to everyone who has contributed to organizing and giving success to the initiative’s activities, including members of the Medical Dep., the Psychological Support Unit, the Youth Care Department, and the Security Department within the university.