You don’t need to shy away from exercise in the UAE if you have blood pressure problems. In fact, a lack of physical activity can often cause high blood pressure in the first place. What you do need to do is get professional advice on what exercises are safe and which are not.
Children in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the UAE in general should be running round outside, playing football, hide and seek or even a game of tag. The youth of today is on a fast downward spiral into further obesity and growing even more health problems. Unfortunately today’s children are more interested in playing on their PlayStation or Xbox than playing with their friends outside in the fresh air. Even worse than this most parents are allowing this to happen. Every child needs their down time to play their computer games but there must be an even balance of that with exercise and physical, extra-curricular activity.
Participating in school Physical Education in the UAE once a week is not substantial enough to combat the sedentary lifestyle and eating habits of a large majority of children in the UAE.
As role models to our children it is up to us adults to set a great example to benefit our youth in the years to come.