The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. From staying indoors to routines being disrupted, many things have had an impact on our mental health and well-being. To help improve our lives, the Dawoodi Bohra community across the world has come together to encourage healthier global citizens. A national health, safety and well-being program dedicated for the community’s children is also underway.
Members of the Fremont, California Dawoodi Bohra community have dedicated themselves to this cause. They have been playing various sports, running half marathons and walking together as part of this healthy lifestyle initiative. Here is a glimpse of what they have been up to:
A Fremont resident walked 125 miles in 5 weeksShoeb Poonawala – a resident from the Fremont community – walked a total of 125 miles in just 5 weeks to maintain his overall health. When asked how he managed to complete so many steps in such a short time, he said, “I walk around 10,000 steps every day and after I heard about our community initiative I decided to walk close to 20,000 steps daily instead to improve my everyday count by 100%.” He added that “this initiative helped me reduce the everyday stress and get time off to concentrate on myself. Also it gave me good insights of resting the body too.”
Couple ran a half marathon together
In spite of both parents working and homeschooling their children, Mufaddal and Farida Jhaveri trained for the Golden Gate Half Marathon for the last 4 months. They successfully ran and completed the half marathon on Sunday, November 7, 2021 within 2 hours 26 minutes and 2 hours 33 minutes respectively. The Bohra community’s global fitness initiative inspired them to achieve their dream of competing together in a half marathon.