(ZIZ News) — St. Kitts and Nevis joined with fellow CARICOM Member States, on Saturday, in commemorating Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) under the theme “Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Ageing”.
The St. Kitts Health Promotion Unit of the Ministry of Health revealed that several rural communities, non-government organisations and sport leagues have united for this cause, noting that it is their goal “to encourage persons regardless of age to get up and get moving!”
One such undertaking is a Health and Fitness Rally to take place on National Heroes’ Day, (September 16) at the Verchild’s Playing Field. The event is being coordinated by the Community Upliftment and Enhancement Team and Commemorates CWD and Wellness Week in the Americas.
An exciting list of competitions and challenges includes: the farmers walk with dumbbells, squat competition, bench press competition, dead lift competition and sprint relays.
Visitors of the Health and Fitness Rally will also be able to take part in an aerobics competition, get medical checks and have access to a healthy food and a juice bar. Bouncing castles and trampolines will also be in place for the children.
CWD, which was inaugurated in 2008, is an annual event that promotes increased awareness of the non communicable disease (NCD) burden in the Caribbean