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Want to earn money by keeping yourself fit and healthy? Just lose your weight and get Dh500 per every kilogram by simply participating in a 10-week fitness challenge. Ras al-Khaimah hospital and the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) are set to launch this event.

The event, RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge, is open to all residents of Ras al-Khaimah over the age of 18. This will be continued from February 17 to April 28. The residents of RAK who wants to participate in the challenge are allowed to register themselves on February 17 at RAK Hospital.

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At least 67 percent of women and 70 percent of men aged 15 years and older are considered overweight in the United Arab Emirates.

“The initiative is to stop obesity risks and encourage people of the United Arab Emirates towards a healthy lifestyle. With the help of this event the participants can improve their eating habits, also reach and maintain an ideal weight,” said the head of the Health Education and RAK Medical District, Fatema Saeed Al Shehhi.

While registration, the doctors will record the participants’ height, weight and blood pressure. When the competition will be ended, the hospital authorities will invite all the participants to visit the hospital for weight calculation to draw a comparison from the original records maintained before.