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Virgin Islanders urged to pursue health & wellness activities

-as territory observes Caribbean Wellness Day today September 11, 2021
Participants of a Saturday, September 4, 2021, walk/run on Virgin Gorda. Photo: Team of Reporters
Public Health Nutritionist, Patrice Maduro speaking on the day highlighted that wellness should inspire action to make good decisions regarding one’s physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and social health. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Public Health Nutritionist, Patrice Maduro speaking on the day highlighted that wellness should inspire action to make good decisions regarding one’s physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and social health. Photo: GIS/Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The People of the Virgin Islands (VI) have been urged to unite and bring an end to the epidemic of chronic non-communicable diseases as the Territory observes Caribbean Wellness Day 2021, today, September 11, 2021.

Public Health Nutritionist, Ms Patrice Maduro speaking on the significance of the day highlighted that wellness should inspire action to make good decisions regarding one’s physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and social health.

She said, “We want persons to actively pursue health and wellness,” and further recommended that persons must exercise, eat a balanced diet filled with fruits and vegetables, and get at least 10,000 steps per day while living an emotionally balanced life. 

2021 goal is to unite for wellness! – Ms Maduro

She said the goal for this year’s celebrations is for the community to unite for wellness by posting a picture or short video either getting in those steps, eating healthy or mobilising as a community towards the goal of achieving wellness. 

“We want you to post those pictures or videos to our BVI Public Health Communications page on Facebook with the hashtag #caribbeanwellnessday2021-BVIUnite,” Ms. Maduro stated.

According to information from the Government Information Service, Caribbean Wellness Day will be observed on Saturday, September 11 under the theme, “Power Through Collective Action and slogan in it Together, Building Healthy Communities.”

The day is an annual event geared towards increasing awareness and promoting measures among CARICOM Member States and their populations to address the epidemic of NCDs, which continues to severely impact the health, economy, and development of the region.  

10 Responses to “Virgin Islanders urged to pursue health & wellness activities ”

  • shantel (11/09/2021, 12:20) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    Change the diets first! Cant eating these unhealthy foods and want to get rid of the the diseases
  • I always do (11/09/2021, 13:05) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am not a gym person but I take early morning jogs on the beach and I have two milk gallons filled with water that I use as hand weights for my arms. And I encourage cutting back on the fatty foods, junk foods and sodas. One of the best investments I done for the kitchen is invest in a NINJA AIRFRYER.
  • I agree (11/09/2021, 13:09) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    To many people here on the Island is obese. I am not fat shaming anyone but being obese leads to a lot of serious health problems.
  • one eye (11/09/2021, 13:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Run baby run
  • Wayne DEAD (11/09/2021, 13:47) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    You all come down Ms. Maduro and take a look at the Dr. D Orlando lunch menu. Recipe for Covid mu variant.
  • Styles. (11/09/2021, 13:56) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    And please motorists. There is no need to try to run joggers of the road.
  • fat man (11/09/2021, 13:58) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Too much fat in the food
  • Yes (11/09/2021, 15:05) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    You can stay right in your house and exercise. Stop eating so much process food. Heard those process chicken nuggets is made up of ground chicken bones, fat and chicken guts.


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