Qatar National Sports Day 2022

Date: February 02, 2022 - February 28, 2022

We are excited to celebrate Qatar National Sports Day which falls on Tuesday, 8th February 2022. The day is dedicated to promoting sports and a healthy lifestyle for adults and children alike.

Join us in our virtual activities this year and participate in five different sports.

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Warm-up exercises

Challenge 1: The Step Count Challenge

  • Use the Health application on your smartphone to track your daily steps count.

Walking has several known benefits, including improving general health, maintaining a healthy weight, strengthening bone and muscles, increasing energy levels, and reducing stress. However, remember your steps at work count as well.

Challenge 2: Dexterity – Coordination Challenge

  • Throw a rubber or tennis ball against a wall and catch it as many times as you can in 30 seconds
  • The ball must not hit the ground in the entire duration
  • This video (link) will demonstrate how

This challenge helps strengthen your arm muscles, improves coordination and promotes alertness.

Challenge 3: Plank for Good Health Challenge

  • Hold the plank position with an upright soft toy or paper cup placed in the centre of your back.
  • The aim is to plank for as long as possible before the object falls off.
  • This video (link) will demonstrate the correct anatomy for the plank

The plank exercise helps maintain a healthy posture, balance and coordination, builds core strength, and improves overall mental health

Challenge 4: Display Your Juggling Skills Challenge

  • Preferably, use a large ball like a football
  • Focus and balance are essential in this challenge.
  • Keep the ball in the air as much as possible
  • Keep your sight on the ball, and maintain a good balance
  • It’s down to you to do as long as possible without dropping the ball
  • This video (link) will demonstrate the correct way to do it

Juggling helps to improve coordination, body control, balance and focus.

Challenge 5: Mindful Moments Challenge

  • Find a comfortable place to sit either on a chair or the floor
  • If you are sitting on a chair, keep your legs bent and straight without straining your knees in any way, and make sure your feet can touch the ground.
  • If you are sitting on the floor, sit cross-legged. Place your hands in your lap and keep your spine straight and your body relaxed.
  • Close your eyes, and focus on your breath
  • Sit still for 5 minutes
  • This video (link) will demonstrate the correct way to do it

The benefits of mediation include increasing self-awareness, focusing on the present, reducing clutter and increasing mindfulness