MP Wescot-Williams keeps focus on healthy lifestyle

POSTED: 03/6/15 1:12 PM

St. Maarten -The U2 Can Move organization has planned a walkathon for Saturday, March 7th     towards their goal of a healthy life style for all. Former Prime Minister and Democratic Party MP Sarah WescoT-Williams, who has been one of the driving forces behind this project from its onset, yesterday reiterated her continued support for the different activities that are geared towards a healthy lifestyle for all.

The date for the walkathon has been chosen to coincide with International Women’s Day–  being commemorated under the theme Make it happen– which is annually celebrated on March 8th.

“Cognizant of the constraints many women face, especially where physical activity is concerned, I warmly endorse activities, business-sponsored or otherwise that offer women the opportunity to stay fit. ‘It’s good for business.’ I also ask motorists to be conscious of the many persons who use our roads to ‘be on the move’, bikers included.

Wescot-Williams noted that the health benefits of even moderate activity are enormous.

Walkathons are a favorite activity on St. Maarten and with this in mind, the U2 Can Move organization organized the walkathon for Saturday, starting at 5.30 am at the John Larmonie Center on the Longwall road. T-shirts will be provided.

“However, this is not your ordinary walkathon, but rather one, accompanied by the brass band, so participants can work up a good sweat, at least those who can and others will walk at their leisure. There is no age limit,” Wescot-Williams said yesterday.

The walk will take participants around the Great Salt Pond, back to the John Larmonie Center, where breakfast will be served. There is no cost involved, and groups are encouraged to participate as well. Interested persons are also reminded that for “next to nothing”, women can join the U2CM Zumba sessions every Tuesday and Thursday at the John Larmonie Center from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm.

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