Prime Minister and Ministry of Health Organize Diabetes Oriented Zumba Session

The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams, in collaboration with the section General Public Health of the Ministry of Public Health, Social development and Labor and the Diabetes Foundation, will be holding a special Zumba Goes Blue session in front of the Government Administration building this Friday.


The special Zumba session will be held in order to support and promote World Diabetes Day which was observed on the 14th of November. The Prime Minister emphasized that a healthy lifestyle, especially staying active, is of utmost importance for diabetics or those at risk for the disease. "It has been proven that aerobic exercises such as Zumba can lower your risk for diabetes. Exercise also has positive benefits for those who have diabetes: it can lower blood sugar levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and strengthen the heart. I therefore encourage all within the community and not only Civil Servants, to join in on this very special Zumba Session," commented the Prime Minister.

Friday’s Zumba Session will have a strict blue dress code in solidarity for those suffering diabetes and commemorating International Diabetes Day. The event is a part of the Prime Minister’s U 2 Can Move health initiative which has featured weekly Zumba, ecological hikes, historic walks and numerous walk-a-thons.