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.
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.