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‘Get physical’ – says Hillocks

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Director of Physical Education and Sports Nelson Hillocks is imploring Vincentians to get physical by working up a sweat.{{more}}

Hillocks made this plea last Saturday night at the Dauphine Community Center, as he addressed the Closing and Presentation Ceremony of the 2010 Ashburton Sports and Cultural Organisation (ASCO) Netball Tournament.

Hillocks expressed that a number of the non-communicable diseases that people are suffering from are a result of insufficient physical activities, and not necessarily the food they consume.

He encouraged Vincentians to utilize the 62 playing fields available to them here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, thus helping to stop and reduce the effects of such diseases.

He advanced that the improvement in technology, such as the computer, is hindering persons from getting involved in practices which promote physical health and well being.

The Department of Physical Education and Sports in the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Family, Persons with Disabilities, Youth, Sports and Culture carries out regular free fitness programmes at several community centers across the state and at the Kingstown Vegetable Market.

Additionally, the department engages in Monthly Fitness Walks during the last Wednesday in each month, traversing various villages in suburban Kingstown. (RT)

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