According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people with diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980. Prevalence is increasing worldwide, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. To help raise awareness about the condition, Shangri-La properties in Indonesia and Oman observed World Diabetes Week in November with healthy and educational activities for colleagues.
On November 9, Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya celebrated World Diabetes Week early with a health talk and complimentary medical checkup. With the focus “Stay Slim and Healthy,” 21 colleagues attended the talk to learn about the effects of diabetes and how to live healthy and active lifestyles.
“This health talk is aimed to create staff awareness on healthy life and encourage medical checkups for our colleagues,” said Yana Firmani, personnel manager at the hotel. “We offer regular and relevant health talks to remind our colleagues about the importance of being healthy.”
To celebrate World Diabetes Week starting November 11, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Sultanate of Oman hosted a series of activities for guests and colleagues. On November 11, the resort hosted a sunset yoga session for 12 colleagues.
On November 14, 10 colleagues participated in a two-kilometer walk around the beautiful resort.
On November 15, the resort’s doctor held an educational meeting for colleagues, explaining the impact of diabetes, types of diabetes, and information about healthy nutrition and dieting. The talk was followed by a complimentary diabetes blood test. On November 17, the resort hosted a special healthy lunch for colleagues at the employee cafeteria. The dishes displayed important nutrition facts for colleagues apply to their daily lives.
We hope the activities will help our colleagues live happier and healthier lives.