Friday 25 September, 2020

Jamaica Moves encourages at-home exercise

 In the first episode of Get Moving: Kids, the children were gainfully diverted and had a blast exercising with fitness trainers.

In the first episode of Get Moving: Kids, the children were gainfully diverted and had a blast exercising with fitness trainers.

In light of the government's restrictions on physical interaction and movement due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Jamaica Moves which is a National  Health and Wellness campaign has partnered with Television Jamaica to produce the Jamaica Moves: Get Moving Home Workout series.

This two-part, eight-week series, comprises both an adult and children segment, specially designed to engage viewers in the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity without them having to leave the comfort of their own homes.

“Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, we had an activity in each parish almost daily and was actively gearing up to commence the official Jamaica Moves In School road tours. Of course, we had to refocus, but our main priority was to not let the threat of the virus make people stop focusing on their own health. In fact, now is the time that they must focus on their health and boosting their immunity to fight this and other diseases” remarked Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton.

 Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Chris Tufton and a few fitness trainers lead the first installment of the Jamaica Moves: Get Moving Home Workout Series.

The weekly shows will include nutrition tips, fitness challenges and will see in-demand trainers such as Kamila McDonald, Shani McGraham, Neisha Yen Jones and Body By Kurt, leading the weekly activities.

Get Moving: Kids will have a special focus for primary schoolers and high school students who are struggling at home to get in that well needed physical activity break as well as the chance for parents who are working from home, to bond and get active with their children.

‘Get Moving’ which is the adults' programme, is specially designed by the Ministry for those who are a part of the vulnerable group (the elderly, living with an NCD or other underlying conditions and the disabled), those in the rural areas who may only have local cable and those adults who just need a fun break!

Get Moving: Kids will be aired Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2 pm, and reruns are on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2 pm and Saturdays at 10 am.

‘Get Moving’ will be aired on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8.35 am and reruns are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 5 am.

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