‘We hope life will return to normal soon’
KUWAIT CITY, Feb 7: A few hours before the axe fell on the health clubs to prevent the fast spread of the coronavirus, the Al- Seyassah toured some of these outlets and all those who spoke to the daily said only one thing, ‘We hope life will return to normal soon’.
However, they understand the decision to suspend this activity is in the best interest of the citizens and residents, despite the difficulty they face, but in the end they will comply with decisions issued by the concerned authorities.
Young Hamad Al-Azmi who is a regular visitor to the gym says he felt a lump in his throat when he heard of the decision to shut down the gyms because according to him it is part of his daily routine and will find it hard to fill this slot of time. He says he is very interested in body building activity but the closure of the gyms will certainly affect his health but at the same time, he says, he respects the decision because it is taken in the best interests of the people who live on this good land.
Another such sports enthusiasts says with the continuation of sporting activity in health clubs, as its practice strengthens the body’s immunity and activates it, which ultimately leads to protecting the body from viruses. He feels the health clubs will apply all the regulations to regulate the spread of the virus and said there are other things behind the increasing number of cases corona, especially since health clubs apply all health requirements.
Another visitor to the gym, who identified himself as A.H., said the cause of the spread of the COVID-19 is gatherings and celebrations such as weddings and parties, meeting in diwaniyas and people gathering in big numbers at other events. Another visitor to gym, who identified himself as only Najeeb, says he does not support at all the closure of health clubs, especially since sport is of great importance to human health, and Wael Awad chipped in saying continuing work of health clubs benefits young people in an unusual way as it stimulates blood circulation and strengthens immunity, pointing out closing them will lead to an increase in the weight of many young men in addition they losing interest over a period of time and may end up using the spare time in doing unhealthy activities.
By Najeh Bilal Al-Seyassah Staff