Jul/Aug 2017 Feature-Dekel Nesbitt
What got you into health and wellness?
I began my fitness journey in 2008 when I was 14 years old , shortly after losing my mom to breast cancer. I tagged along with my dad and brother to the YMCA in Freeport, Bahamas and I never looked back. Fitness was therapy for me for a long time and most days still is.
Why is leading a healthy lifestyle important to you?
Leading a healthy lifestyle is important to me because I’m a firm believer that what you put into your body is what you’ll get out of it. Eating to fuel my body and training to remain healthy and fit have given me balance in my life and have contributed to successes in my personal , social and career life as well. I also am aware that cancer runs in my family, and so as my mom would always say “ An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” I know that living
a healthy lifestyle reduces my
chances of developing the disease.
What are some of your hobbies?
My hobbies include singing, playing volleyball, cooking,
writing, and traveling.
Notable health accomplishment you’d like to share?
I am currently the Bahamas National
Figure Champion for 2016/2017 competition year
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