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Lifespan Spring Water strict on healthy lifestyle

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Lifespan Spring Water Ltd is leading the charge to safeguard the health and livelihood of its staff. The company has announced that its water is now the only beverage option available to its staff and visitors to its compound –via its Lifespan café – in Buff Bay, Portland. Centred on its position to promote health and overall well-being, the company has removed all flavoured, sugary beverage and drink options from its Lifespan café offerings.

“As part of our corporate social responsibility and in an effort to promote healthy lifestyle changes, effective immediately, we only serve Lifespan Spring Water as the beverage of choice at our Lifespan Café. We want to encourage as many people as we can to live full, healthy lives, and a major part of that is being conscious of what we use to fuel our bodies. So for the team at our location, that starts with eliminating sugary beverages,” explained Nayana Williams, CEO, Lifespan Spring Water Limited.

Healthy lunch

The company also provides a fully subsidised balanced lunch for all members of staff.

“In addition to removing sugary and acidic beverages, we have employed a full 360 approach. The food prepared for our staff has a healthy balance of fats and proteins, carbohydrates and fibres from vegetables and legumes. To ensure consistency, we have decided to provided these lunches at no cost to our employees and, of course, it is paired with our naturally alkaline spring water” she continued.

“Our daily menu includes a vegetarian dish and a combination of meat choices as well as fish, prepared separately. We have also constructed an outdoor barbecue pit where traditional jerked foods are prepared.”

Prior COVID-19 outbreak, the company had also subscribed to the Jamaica Moves initiative, encouraging employees to get and remain physically active.

“Some months ago, we also had an exercise programme three times a week, when a trainer came in and staff would change into their workout gear and exercise for an hour. We have temporarily stopped because of COVID-19; however, we will continue as soon as the coast is clear,” Williams said.