Dancing to better health
The fourth annual Caribbean Wellness Day kicked off today at Illaro Court as the mostly female audience danced, hugged, hiked and laughed their way to better health.
Health promotion officer Larone Hyland said: “What we are trying to do is to make it fun and try to host a mixed programme which would appeal to both young and old,” she said.
However Hyland said men were still staying from the event.
As for business houses, Hyland said more have been contacting the Ministry of Health enquiring about health programmes which she said was an encouraging sign.
“It is important that, given the nature of how we travel and work, and the types of work environments where we spend more time sitting, we realize we are more sedentary, so we have to find time to stay active and we in the ministry have to make people more conscious of this,” she said. (CA)