Determined to encourage the public to adopt healthy habits, the Rotaract Club of Barbados hosted a healthy lifestyle programme dubbed ‘RotaFit’ at the Hilton Barbados gym complex this morning.
Members began arriving from as early as 9:00 this morning, for the sessions, which included a fitness boot camp and Zumba class, as well as an open discussion by nutritionist Donna Barker. Sunday’s programme includes kickboxing and yoga.
Director of the Rotary Club, Neal Griffith, said over 45 people are expected to participate in RotaFit.
Pointing to the increase in deaths related to non-communicable diseases in Barbados, Barker told the audience, “We want to eat to live, not live to eat.” She also advised them to monitor their portion sizes, reduce their intake of starch and consume more vegetables.
Barker added that while many people pay attention to diet and exercise during the Crop Over season, Barbadians should seek to make this healthy approach a lifestyle change rather than a seasonal one.
“Not weight management, but to stay healthy is the most important thing,” Barker said.
RotaFit was spearheaded by Rotaract member and fitness enthusiast, Waynell Lynch, and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Barbados. (KK)