Residents healthy enough to participate are encouraged to take part in MBS’ ‘Walk, Run or Ride’ to Long Bay on Saturday

Persons who are suffering from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with no adverse side effects are being encouraged to take part in the Medical Benefits Scheme’s walk, run, or ride initiative being held tomorrow, Saturday, November 26.

The Scheme’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Dr. Janelle Charles-Williams, says exercise reduces the risk of diseases and is also beneficial to those with NCDs, which are prevalent here.  

Not only NCD-sufferers will benefit from the activity, however; but the young, old and in-between will be better off, she says. Therefore, residents should try to include some form of physical activity in their everyday life.

This is the Scheme’s final event for 2022, and Charles-Williams says it is a sort of reunion, since those who have taken part in previous activities are invited to be involved in this one.

According to her, it will be a fun event while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle, and many people have been asking for it.

The Marketing and Communications Manager notes that there will be three moving-off points as the group heads to Long Bay.

Meanwhile, Kelvin “Shugy” Simon, the United Progressive Party (UPP) Candidate for St. Mary’s South, says the Party believes in fitness and wellness, which promote a healthier nation.