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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 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.


Attendees had access to BMI and bone density tests, and over 170 immunizations were provided to employees. Additionally, over 112 participants had their blood pressure checked. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped to make this year’s health fair a success. 


The Wellness department continues its outreach efforts to employees at all locations by offering different wellness activities, including flu vaccinations, throughout different Agency sites. If you have any questions or suggestions on how to live a better life style, please write to Wellness@TheHarrisCenter.org



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