Defining Health…for me!!!

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Jamaican track stars dancing after victory
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Health is having the opportunity to enjoy, compete, make choices and fully participate in life. Health in the Caribbean is related to the very SPIRIT of a person. Our traditions are as strong today as they were over 100 years ago when we would sing and dance even under the oppression of slavery, indentured servitude and eventually the fight for national independence. Today we still SING, DANCE, PAINT, SCULPT, DRAW, STORY-TELL, EAT, SWIM, RUN and PLAY with the same energy, with the same spirit, from the city of Kingston to even the town of Livingston on the shore of Guatemala. This is to be healthy, Caribbean style.

Originally posted on the blog of Soroya Julian on October 9, 2011.