ADNOC Distribution Hosts Employee Awareness Initiative to Mark World Heart Day 2014

29 September 2014

ADNOC Distribution today marked World Heart Day 2014 with a staff awareness initiative titled ‘Healthy Heart’. The event articulated ADNOC Distribution’s efforts to promote a healthy workplace through inspiring employees to make simple lifestyle changes.

Organized in collaboration with Ahalia Hospital, Mussafah, ‘Healthy Heart’ witnessed the participation of senior cardiology specialists and included an expert-led master class on obesity and BMI calculation. In addition to valuable dietary advice, the session provided complimentary blood sugar and blood pressure checks to the participating employees.

Khalid Hadi, Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communication, said: ‘ADNOC Distribution’s prioritizes the well-being of its people. As part of this commitment, we seek opportunities to host events that raise our employees’ awareness on the importance of healthy living. World Heart Day serves as a timely reminder to review unhealthy habits and adopt new ones to minimize cardiovascular risks. We are glad that our initiative to mark this global call focused on the need to combine healthy eating with moderate physical activity. We are confident our consistent efforts will help create and maintain heart-healthy environments for our staff.”

World Heart Day is an  event that is annually observed worldwide on 29 September. Each year’s celebration takes on a different theme, reflecting key issues and topics related to heart health. This year, World Health Day is built around the need to create heart-healthy environments.

According to the World Heart Federation, at least 80% of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) could be avoided if four main risk factors – tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol – are controlled. ADNOC Distribution is among several organizations worldwide that proactively make efforts to help spread awareness of this concern as part of their continued commitment to safeguard the well-being of employees and the wider communities in which they operate.