Posted by Natasha Russell on Sunday, March 1, 2020 Under: SKIP A THON

February is Heart Month!

CARDIOVMEDS “The Heart Mart” a member of the CARDIOVMEDS Group of companies chose to give love by giving back to the Down Town community on Valentines Day February 14, 2020.

Partnering with Corporate Jamaica,  the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Community Saftey Division from the Central Police Station under the management of Sergeant Jerr Johnson the CARDIOVMEDS Group held their Annual Skip A Thon under the theme “TAKE IT TO HEART: SKIP TO BETTER HEALTH”

Activities for the day saw over Two Hundred (200) Skippers participating. 

All skippers received free cardiac screening

Blood sugar testing

Free Vision Testing by the Comprehensive Eye Care Clinic

Free medical check up by volunteer doctor, Dr. Danique Hayden.

It was really a heart warming affair to see the police shuttling the elderly to the CARDIOVMEDS Groups 143 King Street, location.  Both the young at heart and a few elderly participated in the  skipping competitions.

Certificates and care packages were handed out to all the elderly and skippers

The CARDIOVMEDS Group says a big thank you to all our corporate sponsors and the Jamaica Constabulary Force, The volunteer nurses from Career Academy , all other volunteers and staff who contributed to our success. 


Grace Kennedy, 
Chung's Catering, Seprod, National Bakery, Catherine's Peak, Chas E. Ramson's Foska Oats,  J & E Industries, Food For The Poor, Hawkeye, RJR Gleaner Group, GDI Distributor, Recharged Distributors RDL

McCall's Bulk Wine & Syrup

Remember to protect your heart by exercising and eating right.  Please see below some of the benefits of skipping


1.     Improves Heart Rate.. Skipping is one of the best form of cardio exercises, which contributes to a healthy heart

2.     Tones Muscles in Lower and Upper Body..Skipping tones the muscle in your legs and lower body

3.     Best Tool for Weight Loss…Bouncing rope for 30 minutes can burn roughly 300 calories one pound (1 1b) off per week.

4.     Improve the Skin.. Increases blood circulation in the body, providing nutrients to the skin and flushing out toxins

5.     Keeps a Check on Osteoporosis.. By Improving Bone Density 
6.     Helps Attain Balance, Coordination and Agility.. Skipping is best to improve footwork, balance and agility

7.     Skipping is a Full Body Workout..  Lower body bouncing, arms and shoulders, in motion, abdomen  involved 

8.     Skipping helps in Maintaining Your Body Posture.. Keeps a check on slumped shoulders

9.     Skipping Improve Energy Levels..

  1. Skipping improves endurance..  Heart healthy and is therefore good for blood pressure patients


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