Minister launches radio show for healthy living

| 22/06/2012

benefits-of-a-healthy-lifestyle.jpg(CNS): In an effort to try and improve the health and well-being of people in the Cayman Islands, the health ministry is using a new radio show to try and promote the Be Fit Cayman ! Campaign. The first programme airs on Radio Cayman on Saturday morning when the minister responsible for health, Mark Scotland introduces the first in the series of educational programmes. Featuring Health Services Authority and Public Health staff subjects will range from specific conditions to eating well. For the Health of It airs on 89.9FM and is scheduled for about 30 minutes during the last two Saturdays in each month beginning at 9: 30am with a repeat on Wednesdays, at 7:00pm. 

The radio programme is aimed at promoting the concept behind Be Fit Cayman!. In particular, the broadcasts will focus on ways to prevent and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and asthma.

Topics will include contributing factors, early detection and management through lifestyle changes and medication. The line-up will kick off with an overview of the Be Fit Cayman! campaign as well as the current state of health in the Cayman Islands. This will be followed by a comprehensive series on diabetes.


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