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From Couch to 5k: Living a Healthier Lifestyle Bookmark

From Couch to 5k: Living a Healthier Lifestyle

Dancing, flu shots, turkey chili, learning how to use a fire extinguisher as well as bone density exams all in one day? That’s right, The Harris Center’s Wellness department hosted it’s 5th annual Health and Wellness Fair in which employees were able to participate in different activities as well as learn about different resources community partners and vendors had to offer.

“Education is key, a lot of times we don’t know what’s out there, whether it’s with United Health Care, MyCigna or with Wells Fargo,” HR Employee Services Manager Shamekia Moss said.

 

The fair’s theme this year was from Couch to 5K with the goal being to “get you off the couch and moving. So even if it’s a little step, it’s a step to a healthier lifestyle,” Moss said.

 

 

 

 

 “[It was my] first time at a Health Fair, I learned that you really need to incorporate all aspects of your life to stay healthy, so not just physically but also medically, spiritually and mentally. It’s a great promoter on living a healthy lifestyle,” said Care Coordinator Grecia Cuevas.

 

At this year’s Health and Wellness Fair around 484 employees participated with over 34 vendors present. BMI, bone density tests, and over 170 immunizations were provided to staff. Additionally, over 112 people had their blood pressure checked. Congratulations to everyone who attended.

 

For those employees who are not located at 9401 Southwest Freeway, the Wellness department may be at your location offering different wellness activities including flu vaccinations. If you have any questions or suggestions on how to live a better life style, reach out to Wellness@TheHarrisCenter.org

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