Healthy Nutrition for Athletes … Are Anabolic Steroids included?

Friday, Apr 15, 2022
Healthy Nutrition for Athletes … Are Anabolic Steroids included?

As a commitment of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, towards the health education of AU students and community, an online event was organized by the members of the Health and Wellness Club and the Athletics Unit of Ajman University. The students were educated about the Healthy diet and the misuse of Anabolic Steroids by athletes. In addition to the official invitation on the AU website, emails and Instagram an educational brochure has been designed and printed by the organisers for internal invitation in the college for the event.

The event was supervised by Dr. Nihal Ibrahim and moderated by Aya Baradie, a second-year student in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She first presented Dr. Hala Al- Obaidi, Visiting Assistant Professor, who gave a talk discussing the constituents of a proper nutritious diet for athletes in addition to a valuable insight on the use of supplements in our diets. The Senior Master student of Clinical Pharmacy, Mahmoud Gamal, enlightened the attendees on the effects of using steroids and the horrors resulting from their abuse. Entertaining the audience by a “Documentary video about Steroids “that was presented by Alaa Hamdy Ahmed, a third year pharmacy student. The video covers steroids timeline and it's ironic stories, including poll questions around ‘Steroids’ before and after displaying the video to the audience. An extraordinary intervention of video editing and exclusive shots was documented of the event by the Mass communication college student Esraa Mustafa.  Coach Manal AlKatalbi, the sports Activities Supervisor then took over with her special presentation of “Protein Power and Steroids” to come up with more information about the topic.

Ending the event by a Kahoot Game to entertain the audience, the first place  winner was Sna Ishak, the second place was Reem Ahmed and the third place was Marwa Ismail. The three winners were awarded and got their golden medals. Dr. Hala Al-Obaidi and the participating students were awarded with certificates and Golden medals as well.

Professor Nageeb Hassan, the Dean of the Pharmacy College, congratulated the winners, the participating students and their supervisors for the event, which confirms the commitment of the university in spreading the health awareness to the students and the community.