Doha: Weight problems consultants from Hamad Medical Company (HMC) will host a collection of 4 reside webinars in Arabic designed to assist individuals shed weight and reside wholesome life.
The primary one-hour session of the Tawazon programme will go reside on November 28, at 4pm and might be hosted via Microsoft Groups. Every of the classes can have a distinct focus:
• 28 November at 4pm: What’s weight problems?
• 5 December at 4pm: The significance of life-style modifications
• 12 December at 4pm: What’s conscious consuming?
• 17 December at 4pm: Making sensible decisions each day
The webinars had been developed by HMC weight problems knowledgeable Professor Shahrad Taheri, Senior Guide at HMC, and a Professor at Weill Cornell Medication-Qatar (WCM-Q). Every webinar might be performed in Arabic and can embrace particular appearances by a lot of consultants from the Nationwide Weight problems Remedy Heart (a part of Qatar Metabolic Institute at HMC) together with physicians, dietitians, and nurses.
“The webinars are primarily based on intensive medical expertise and analysis in weight administration,” mentioned Professor Abdul-Badi Abou-Samra, Director of the Qatar Metabolic Institute and Chief High quality Officer at HMC.
“Individuals who have weight problems, in comparison with these with a traditional or wholesome weight, are at elevated danger for a number of critical illnesses, together with diabetes, coronary heart illness, and sure cancers. The goal of the collection is to provide the broader group a chance to start out constructing a more healthy life by offering them with the information and abilities they should succeed. These are evidence-based methods,” added Professor Abou-Samra.
Professor Abou-Samra mentioned the timing of the brand new programme is essential as we proceed to battle COVID-19.
“Whereas the overwhelming majority of people that contract COVID-19 have delicate or no signs, there’s proof to recommend that people who find themselves overweight are at a higher danger from problems of the virus,” he mentioned.
Professor Taheri mentioned that many individuals need to shed weight and lead a more healthy life-style however have no idea the place to start out and lots of additionally want psychological assist for his or her journey.
“Over the previous few months individuals have been staying at dwelling – this implies much less bodily exercise and a higher likelihood of overeating. It additionally means larger ranges of tension – many individuals overeat when they’re nervous or really feel disconnected from others,” Professor Taheri mentioned.
“By means of the Tawazon programme, we need to give important data in an approachable format and confirmed methods to construct a group and to allow individuals to share this journey to well being. To get the utmost profit from the webinars, it’s best to attend all of them from the start. Come and be a part of us to maneuver in the direction of a more healthy future collectively,” added Professor Taheri.
To register for the Tawazon program, go to https://hamad.wufoo.com/forms/q1o4jkgo0k3f4yq/