Check out the interesting things we found out about health & fitness in Anguilla.
Here Are Some Disturbing Facts About Health & Fitness in Anguilla.
Of Anguillians are
of Adults in Anguilla do not engage
in healthy levels of activity.
of Adults in Anguilla eat less than
5 servings of fruits and vegetables everyday
of Adult Women in
Anguilla are obese.
of Adults in Anguilla have one
to two risk factors for a chronic disease.
Source: Anguilla STEPS Survey 2016
Just two steps can make a difference.
5 servings of Fruit & Vegetables Daily
30 mins of moderate - vigorous Physical Activity 5 days a week (minimum)
Source: Sustainable Development Goal #3
Eating 5 servings of fruits and
Regular Physical Activity.
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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Move Ya Body is a collaborative campaign between the
National Chronic Disease Unit & Sports Departments of Anguilla.
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