With the use of Information Communication Technology often associated with an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle, the Universal Service Fund is urging Jamaicans to harness the power of technology to achieve their fitness goals.

Marketing and Public Relations Manager at the Universal Service Fund Ms. Deleen Powell says while using technology for education and to increase earning potential is important, one should also seek to employ technology to improve their wellness and wellbeing.

She adds that in striving to become a knowledge-based society, one’s health cannot be neglected.

‘There are several applications that you can download on your mobile phone or other device to help you design a fitness regimen and ultimately improve your health.’ She said, adding that the beauty of these applications is that it can be tailored to meet your individual needs.

‘So whether your have been exercising for years or you are just beginning your wellness journey, there are applications that can help you to get more active and to better plan your meals. The technology is literally at our fingertips, it’s now up to us to use it in a way that makes a positive impact on our health and our lives.’ Ms. Powell was speaking at the Ministry of Health’s recent Jamaica Moves Corporate Challenge Breakfast Forum and awards ceremony of which the Universal Service Fund was a sponsor. The USF provided winners of the challenge with Garmin smart watches to help them continue along their fitness journey.