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Exercise drive at Ilaro

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Exercise drive at Ilaro

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THE FOURTH ANNUAL Caribbean Wellness Day kicked off on Saturday at Ilaro Court as the almost exclusively female audience danced, laughed, hugged and hiked their way around the Prime Minister’s official residence towards better health.
Health promotion officer Larone Hyland said they were recording successes in attracting varied age groups as well as corporate recognition.
“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 away from the event and she was wondering how to change this.
“I don’t know what special deal we have to put in place to get the men,” she said.
As for businesses, Hyland said more of them have been contacting the Ministry of Health enquiring about health programmes which she felt 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. We in the ministry have to make people more conscious of this,” Hyland said. (CA)