Scores from throughout communities across St. Kitts took to the island’s main road on Saturday (July 16th) for the Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris led Monthly fitness walk from Belle Vue to Ottley’s.
The monthly health walk is a community initiative encouraged by the Prime Minister to promote active lifestyles amongst his constituents . Commencing at 5:30 a.m, the walkers gathered and made their way along the route.
“The root cause of many of the non-communicable diseases in St. Kitts and Nevis like hypertension and diabetes can be attributed to poor diet and lack of physical activity and the walk was designed to promote being more active and will become a regular event in the area ” said Prime Minister Harris.
Commenting on the turnout, Prime Minister Harris said, “it was good to see so many people out at 5:30 a.m. Some were jogging, some were walking, we had husbands and wives, grandparents, children, we had entire families.” He further added, “the prosperity of our nation rests on the health of our people and we will continue this effort to ensure that our people can contribute and benefit from our prosperity.”
The walk ended at Ottley’s Hardcourt which saw even more persons turning out to socialize and mingle with the Prime Minister.