More Movement for the Elderly continues on September 30 at the I & I Fitness Center


GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – More Movement for the Elderly, will continue on Friday,September 30.  Persons 60+ are invited to I & I Fitness Center from 3.00PM to 3.45PM for the fitness workout.

More Movement for the Elderly Fitness is about promoting an active lifestyle as you grow older.  Regular exercise can help boost energy, and allow one to maintain their independence, and also manage symptoms of illness and pain. Exercise can even reverse some symptoms of aging.

Exercise besides being good for the body, is also good for the mind, mood and memory. No matter your age or current physical condition, exercise is a benefit where you reap rewards.  It’s about adding more movement and activity to your life.  There are many easy ways to get your body moving and improve your health.  Join the More Movement for the Elderly craze.

I & I Fitness Center are located on Welfare road, Cole Bay just behind the I-Store.  Every last Friday of the month, senior citizens can go to I & I Fitness for a fitness workout.

The activity has been organized and coordinated over a one-year period by Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department from the Sint Maarten Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, the White and Yellow Cross Foundation (WYCCF), Windward Islands Physical Therapist Association (WIPTA) and I&I Fitness.

In almost every country, the proportion of people aged over 60 years is growing faster than any other age group, as a result of both longer life expectancy and declining fertility rates.

Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that require energy expenditure.  Physical inactivity has been identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality causing an estimated 3.2 million deaths globally.