Dubai Municipality campaign brings spotlight on benefits of drinking water and breathing healthy

June 19, 2014 10:55 am

With temperatures soaring across the region, Clinic & Medical services section of Public Health Services Department in Dubai Municipality, has launched a ‘Water & Oxygen’ initiative to raise awareness on the importance of drinking enough water to stay healthy and active, especially during the summer months.

Launched under the patronage of His Excellency Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality includes distribution of boxes containing water bottles, oxygenated water and brochures on the benefits of drinking adequate amount of water, breathing healthy and avoiding stress. The initiative is supported by Monviso Water and Oxygizer, global manufacturers of oxygenated water.

The boxes will be distributed to Dubai Municipality employees and customers at selected locations starting today. An information booth on the impact of water and oxygen on vital organs in the body is also set up at the Dubai Municipality headquarters as part of the initiative.

‘Water is not only one of the basic elements of this universe but also the chief fuel that powers almost all life processes. If the importance of drinking water is rightly understood by everyone it will have a significantly positive impact on public health and our living environment,’ said Ms. Zohoor Al Sabagh, Director of Public Health Service Department of Dubai Municipality.

Water accounts for two-thirds of the human body and forms the main component of tissues and organs. For example, 90 per cent of the human brain is water and loss of body fluids (dehydration) is associated with various complications including fatigue, stress, hyper acidity, indigestion and life-threatening conditions.

From maintaining body temperature and moisture balance to eliminating toxins and promoting weight loss, drinking water is proven to offer a range of health benefits.Likewise, oxygen, one of the chief components of water, takes care of 90% of the energy needs of the body and sustains circulation and nutrition.

‘Drinking water and oxygen present the best and cheapest means of tackling many of today’s healthcare challenges worldwide. We chose the peak summer season to launch our campaign because it will alert everyone against a potential risk of and help them better understand the importance of drinking water and breathing healthy,’ said Zubaida Ghaiathi Head of the Clinic & Medical Services section of Dubai Municipality.

Following the launch at Dubai Municipality headquarters today, employees along with volunteers will tour various locations to distribute boxes and spread the message on the health benefits of water and oxygen. On the 17th, 18th and 19th of June the tour will cover the Dubai Municipality Clinic and the Al Tawar Centre, Al Karama Centre, Safa Park, Al Manar Centre, Al Dhiyafa Road, Al Wasl Road, sheikh Zayed Road, and Jumeirah Beach Road branches.

Mr.Stefano Iorini, the Managing Director of Monviso commented: ‘We are proud to be working with Dubai Municipality on this campaign to remind people on drinking their daily glass of water. This simple health tip can make a vast difference in our lives, especially for the growing communities in the GCC,’.