Coronavirus in UAE: Dubai’s ‘Be Fit, Be Safe’ campaign urges people to exercise at home.

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You should also nominate two of your friends to share their workout videos.

Parks and gyms across the country may have been closed temporarily as a precautionary measure to keep residents safe and combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, but that’s no reason not to exercise.

The Dubai Sports Council has launched a ‘Be Fit, Be Safe’ campaign to encourage everyone to work out at home, and share the workout videos on social media platforms, tagging @DubaiSC.

The sports body has also urged people to nominate two friends to share their videos as part of this #DSCchallenge.

Speaking about the initiative, Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, said: “The main purpose of this initiative, of course, is to urge members of our community to keep working out at home, without having to go out.

“But we also want to spread positivity because there is so much concern about the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. People are worried, and rightfully so. But exercising helps ease their concerns because, as we all know, being physically active increases an individual’s overall sense of wellbeing and leads to an increase in happiness.

“Of course, exercising also strengthens your immune system and a strong immune system is your best defence against illness. Exercising and staying fit, thus, becomes even more important in these circumstances.

“So, while I urge every member of our community to please be responsible and respect the restrictions imposed by authorities, and follow all the precautionary safety measures recommended by them, I also want them to keep exercising because a healthy body means a strong immune system.

“So be fit, and be safe, and join us in spreading our message of positivity across communities.”