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Rotaracts promote healthy living

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.


Some of the participants at RotaFit.

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.


Members of the public getting advice on healthy living.

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)

3 Responses to Rotaracts promote healthy living

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 10, 2016 at 3:37 am

    Stop putting everything the eyeball see in wunna stomach. Fresh fruit & vegetables daily eat more fish, reduce the consumption of red meat and genetically modified chicken. Drink water, make lemonade, mauby sugar should not over power the bitters.
    Rapid reduction in eating fast & unhealthy processed food. Exercise walk at least half an hour a day or if travelling by bus walk to four bus stops before boarding or get off fourth bus stop before completing your journey and walk home.

  2. jrsmith July 11, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Local bajans advising bajans to change they eating life style, you all having a laugh no way are they are going to listen to our local people, you want to get a preacher man from anywhere in the world he comes to Barbados waving one of his 20 bibles and that might change them…


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