Passers-by and fitness enthusiasts got to participate in a series of work out sessions hosted by the National Task Force on Physical Activity and Exercise at Independence Square in Bridgetown today, as part of the observance of Caribbean Wellness Day.
The young and old got involved in activities such as aerobics led by Brenda Worrell, line dancing under the instruction of Leon Greaves and tai chi from marital artist Qaasen Sealy.
It was a fusion of exercise and dance as sitting spectators joined in the action Mr Blood and iWeb.
Minister of Health, John Boyce, told those gathered that the activity was part of the fight against non-communicable diseases.
“To encourage Barbadians to keep moving, to exercise as part of their routine… [and] to get healthy,” Boyce said.
He added that it’s not just about living longer, “but it’s also about living healthy while you live longer.”
This year’s theme for Caribbean Wellness Day is ‘Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Ageing’. (KK)