RAWALPINDI: The two-day Calcium Aware Campaign launched here at Rawalpindi Women University concluded here Thursday. The campaign was launched by Mass Communication Department in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
The overall goal of this campaign was to raise awareness among students and teachers regarding calcium deficiency and to measure the calcium level by doing Bone Mineral Density (BMD) test.
The result of the test shows that mostly females have low calcium level and they are not aware about this. The collateral material was also displayed and distributed among students containing complete information about calcium deficiency, its side effects and diet plan to overcome these deficiencies.
Director Campus Prof. Dr. Aliya Sohail Khan, during her visit to campaign area, encouraged students to give BMD test and advised them to drink milk and eat calcium rich healthy food. “Any weight bearing exercise is beneficial for your bones, but walking, running, swimming and jumping seems particularly helpful for creating healthy bones. This will help you to live enjoyable and high-quality life,” she said.
Later she also gave BMD test. Information desk was also placed to give answer any queries that members of public might have.