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Park Hill Health and Fitness Group launched


The Park Hill Health and Fitness Group was lauched last Thursday in the Park Hill Community, through the collaboration of the Health Promotion Unit within the Ministry of Health and the staff of the Park Hill Health Centre.{{more}}

This is the second group of its kind. The Biabou Health and Fitness Group began operating four years ago.

The Park Hill Health and Fitness Group, like the one at Biabou, was established in partial fulfilment of one of the Health Promotion Unit’s 2013 key performance indicators. Efforts, therefore, are now being made to establish another group in this regard on Bequia later this year.

The goal of a Health and Fitness Group is to promote health and active aging, and the objective is to provide an enabling and supportive environment which will allow participants to:

Be actively involved in their own health care; continue to be physically and mentally active; take part in community social and cultural activities; and engage in spiritual upliftment.

A release from the Ministry of Health said the fundamental aims are to reduce the incidence of disabilities associated with chronic non-communicable diseases and also to reduce the cost of health care.