As temperatures soar in Qatar, malls launch walking for fitness campaign

With winter officially over and temperatures now climbing past 40C in Qatar, residents of all ages are being encouraged to keep fitness levels up and keep walking through the “Step into Health” campaign at local malls.

The program, run by Aspetar, aims “to encourage each person to walk 10,000 steps and more a day (through) a non-competitive, recreational and social approach,” the sports medicine hospital said in a statement.

This weekend, temperatures are expected to reach between 39C-42C, according to the Qatar Meteorology Department.
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Source News: Doha News
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