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THE STUDENTS and staff of Lester Vaughan School are all hyped.
The St Thomas school is part of the Healthy Youth Through Physical Education (HYPE) programme, and on Thursday held its HYPE Day featuring various activities.
Mac Fingall, a former physical education teacher, gave the students a motivational talk, encouraging them to be more active physically and to adopt healthy eating habits.
He warned the students to stop eating unhealthy foods and snacks if they wanted to live long lives and explained that Barbados was known for its record numbers of people living to be 100 years old, but those centenarians were born long before the rush for hotdogs, corn curls, hamburgers and so on.
Fingall told the students that exercise was as important as diet, telling them that when they exercised from a young age it set the tone for the rest of their lives.
“Your brain is in your body [and] when your body is fit your brain is fit,” he stated.
Here, Fingall chatting with students shortly after he gave his presentation.
(Picture by Sharon Harding.)


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