Opposition Leader Pierre urges Saint Lucians to do physical exercise

Opposition Leader Pierre urges Saint Lucians to do physical exercise
The photo posted on Pierre’s Facebook page

(SNO) — Opposition Leader Philip J. Pierre has taken to social media to urge Saint Lucians to take time out for physical activity.

A photo on his Facebook page, posted on Wednesday, shows Pierre sitting in front an exercise machine.

“I try when possible to get some exercise and this morning was one of those mornings,” he wrote. “I enjoyed it and I urge everyone to find time for some physical activity.”

The response to Pierre’s post was overwhelmingly positive.

Jn Jn Charles wrote, “Now I’m motivated to go to the gym now…”

“Leading by example! Health matters, preventive action is key! Well done PL Pierre. Keep it going!” Allison Joseph said.

Some threw a little politics in their response.

“Go ahead my leader, take full advantage of that opportunity because soon you will be to busy with the leadership of the country to have time to exercise,” Sigebert Degazon stated.

“Great advise my prime minister in waiting,” Phyllis Duplessis wrote.

At least one person thought Pierre’s post showed the humility in him.

“That’s our man! Humble down to earth,” Priscillia Louison said.

Studies have shown and agreed among scholars that physical activity is one great benefit to the body.

If you are regularly physically active, you may:

– reduce your risk of a heart attack
– manage your weight better
– have a lower blood cholesterol level
– lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers
– have lower blood pressure
– have stronger bones, muscles and joints, and lower risk of developing osteoporosis
– lower your risk of falls
– recover better from periods of hospitalisation or bed rest
– feel better – with more energy, a better mood, feel more relaxed and sleep better

Physical activity can also lead to a healthier state of mind:

– A number of studies have found that exercise helps depression
– There are many views as to how exercise helps people with depression
– Exercise may block negative thoughts or distract you from daily worries
– Exercising with others provide an opportunity for increased social contact
– Increased fitness may lift your mood and improve your sleep patterns
– Exercise may also change levels of chemicals in your brain, such as serotonin, endorphins and stress hormones



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  1. Pierre new movie coming soon to a theater near you, in the summer for the year 2285 "ROCKY' the new "ROCKY BALBOA" tickets are free. just bring your own drink and popcorn. and do not forget your chair as well.....go get em Mr. Pierre. i have faith in you.


  2. Pierre don't worry with them boss gwan do your ting. We are men of a certain age and you know we have to see about our health boss when you down everything becomes secondary even politics on life to live check the psa and blood pressure WE NEED YOU SOLDIER


  3. I'm just a couple years older than RICK. As friends we grew up motivating each other to workout
    he stayed at it to the point of being the best in the world. I had other ambitions, but still workout
    three days a week at a Gym, if the weather is too bad, I do my own in the basement but never miss.
    Don't drink or smoke but at special occasions I will enjoy a glass of the best Vintage, better be good.
    It took me two years gradually, but systematically dropped from 215 to my present 190 lbs. still solid
    Now this is not about me. Phill is doing a great job by encouraging all to take care of oneself. You can
    live a lot longer, healthier and sexier if you stop smoking, eat healthier dishes workout regularly, enjoy
    healthier sex, sleep a minimum 8 hrs. daily, but most of all give thanks to your maker daily with praise.


    • awa its the truth, i was about to tell him put a shirt on what he doing there but what he said is true we need to take time for this


  4. What a sight.... Closes eyes, pretends to unsee that! In other news, T20 Cricket in saint Lucia is already SOLD OUT!


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