Check out the interesting things we found out about health & fitness in Anguilla.

Our Research

What we found out

Here Are Some Disturbing Facts About Health & Fitness in Anguilla.

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Source: Anguilla STEPS Survey 2016

Transform Your World.

Just two steps can make a difference.

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Eat healthier
5 servings of Fruit & Vegetables Daily

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Get Active
30 mins of moderate - vigorous Physical Activity 5 days a week (minimum)

Source: Sustainable Development Goal #3

Why Eat Healthy?

Eating 5 servings of fruits and
vegetables daily.

  • Boosts your immune system
  • Reduces risks associated with many diseases
  • Increases energy levels
  • Contributes to a healthy digestive system
  • Provides important vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants to the body

Why should I stay Active?

Regular Physical Activity.

  • Improves overall health and well being
  • Reduces risks to developing heart disease and other NCD's
  • Improves overall quality of life
  • Contributes to increased energy levels
  • Strengthens the body, helps with weight management and reduces depression

Staggering Statistics:

Research released in 2014 showed that on average Physical Activity globally had gone down by 30% and the direct implications were that illnesses such as Obesity, Diabetes, Heart disease and other Non Communicable Diseases have more than double with a compounded effect of tripling health care costs all in the last 2 decades.

Source: Designed to Move 2014

We can change this very bleak picture and transform our world
by eating healthier and staying active.

Self Management

Make the Transformation

Do you want that transformation into a fitter healthier you? Do you want that blood sugar controlled or the high blood pressure to normalize?

It seems overwhelming just to think about the changes we need to make to accomplish a fitter healthier lifestyle. It may seem too big to work on all at once, which makes it even harder to get started.

Fun Fact

It is not that hard. It all begins with good self-management. One of the most important self-management tools is - Action Planning.

Action Plans allow us to achieve what we want or decide to do by breaking down the activity into smaller, more “doable” steps or tasks.

Action Plan

To help with this, we have as an example. A person who decides to improve their fitness may break this goal into one of these steps as their first weekly Action Plan:

  • One plan could be to research what type of exercise to do
  • Another Action Plan might be to find a suitable place to exercise, such as the gym, beach or outdoors
  • Another could be to start an exercise program by walking for 5 minutes 2 or 3 times a week
  • Or ask a friend to exercise with you

About the Campaign

It took us a year, but we completed a study here at the Department for National Chronic Diseases and it produced a number of troubling findings that if left unchecked will have dire long term effects on Anguilla and all Anguillians. Our report provided some insight into the profound health issues on our island, particularly those related to obesity, alcoholism, lack of physical activity and the steady rise of non communicable diseases.

We believe that these are national issues. Resolving them will require lots of collaboration over many years. But we'll do it together.

Our Team, in partnership with the Department of Sports, empowered by the Ministry of Social Development, has a plan for us all.

Start today. MOVE YA BODY!
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Move Ya Body is a collaborative campaign between the
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