Qatar First Bank (QFB), Qatar’s first independent Shari’ah compliant bank authorized by the QFC Regulatory Authority, announced the conclusion of its annual Corporate Wellness Program by hosting a sport day for its employees during which a series of activities were organized with the aim of encouraging employees to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle.
QFB’s Corporate Wellness Program this year included the B Active Challenge in collaboration with “step into health” by Aspire. The month long competition follows the Step into Health by Aspire program where employees were encouraged to lead an active life by walking at least 10,000 steps a day which is considered by health practitioners to be the benchmark whereby an individual is considered to be active. Employees were given pedometers provided by Aspire to count their steps.
The employees’ level of activity was monitored through the step into health website where each individual downloaded the steps registered by their pedometers and smart phone App.
Mohamed Al Sahli, Head of Communications at QFB said “We conclude our month long Corporate Wellness Program as the nation celebrates the annual Qatar National Sports Day. Our B Active Challenge this year was a great success. The initiative was well received by our employees and competition was tough.” He added “We strongly believe in the importance of such activities, the program encouraged employees to become more active by making small changes to their lifestyles. Embracing a healthy and active lifestyle contributes positively to the work environment and promotes the overall health and well-being of our employees.”
To mark the third Qatar National Sports Day QFB hosted an outdoor staff event that involved a series of sports activities including a mini-Football tournament, and leisure games. In addition the winners of the B Active Challenge were announced during the event.