Wednesday, April 2, 2014

UIS Health & Wellness Fair offers free screenings and fun activities

WHAT: Over 45 Healthy – FREE and fun activities, games, and screenings loaded with great ideas to become active, to eat healthier, and to live a great quality of life. This annual fair takes place on the University Illinois Springfield campus and is hosted for the entire community. The services and activities are donated by more than 40 community organizations and campus groups to engage the community and to increase awareness on health issues. This annual event is held in conjunction with national Public Health Week.

WHO: Everyone is invited: individuals of all ages – with activities for children. The event is sponsored by UIS Health Services and developed in conjunction with a collaboration of providers through Springfield Health Check. A list of providers and activities is attached.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) at UIS

WHY: Americans are experiencing the impact of poor health choices. Rates of chronic health conditions and their associated costs are on the rise. Obesity contributes to a list of other chronic diseases including diabetes and heart disease. Many of these conditions are modifiable through healthy eating, increased activity and preventive check-ups. This UIS Wellness Day offers each individual the opportunity to get their health numbers (bio-metrics), and to explore a range of options to live a healthier life. Healthier life-styles happen one choice at a time. Attending the UIS Wellness Day is a great choice to jump-start those healthy choices.

UIS Health Services provides care for the UIS student body and health education for the entire campus. Springfield Health Check provides multi-level Workplace Wellness services for area businesses.

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