On October 13, 2019, PharmD Students, College of Pharmacy, GMU held a joint event with body and Soul health club, Ajman Corniche, Ajman, UAE. The purpose of this community engagement event was to raise awareness about the importance of keeping in shape, physical fitness and weight watching. PharmD students discussed obesity-related risks, calculated body mass indices and conducted flyers-based counseling regarding healthy diets and internet-based BMI/calories calculators.
The students discussed the different obesity risks such as diabetes, hypertension, high incidence of malignancies and shortened life expectancies. They also give away some oat-based healthy cookies to participants from all ages.