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Walking the talk

On Saturday afternoon, the streets of Bridgetown will be filled with scores of people walking for good health.

Employees from 54 businesses will participate in the Walk The Talk event, which is being hosted by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

It starts at Independence Square, The City at 4 p.m. and should end around 6 p.m.

The walk is in recognition of World Health Day on Sunday, April 7 the theme of which is High Blood Pressure and one way to keep hypertension at bay is through physical activity.

The ministry has adapted the Walk The Talk initiative into a two-hour event which will feature healthy foods and product sampling as well as a cool down exercise session at the end of the walk.

The initiative was originally conceptualised by the BCCI, the Barbados Employer’s Confederation and the Small Business Association to challenge companies to get employees to walk a minimum of 10,000 steps a day — the equivalent of 30 minutes of exercise.

The World Health Day Walk The Talk event will move off from Independence Square, proceed onto Wharf Road, continue along the Lewis-Wickham Boardwalk turning right onto Hincks Street then left onto Princess Alice Highway.

From the route will see also participants walking along some of the City’s streets such as President Kennedy Drive, Westbury Road, Baxters Road, Tudor Street, and Crumpton Street before ending at Independence Square.

Prizes will be awarded to The Largest Group, The Youngest Walker and The Oldest Walker. Registration takes place at 3 p.m. in Independence Square. (BGIS)

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