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2015 wellness fari set for January 10 at GCMH

January 11, 2015
Reinbeck Courier

GRUNDY CENTER - Providing community members with the tools to improve personal health is the goal of the Grundy County Wellness Fair on Saturday, January 10 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital. Sponsors of the annual event, the Grundy County Wellness Coalition and the Grundy County Farm Bureau, have assembled more than thirty exhibits and activities for the Wellness Fair, which is free and open to everyone.

Resources for health and well-being are available at the fair, including free and low cost health screenings, nutrition know-how, and exercise demonstrations. A popular feature of the event is the availability of blood screenings for lipids, prostrate health and thyroid health. The screenings make it convenient for people to determine their key numbers for good health, and begin the new year with a plan to improve numbers that may be outside of a healthy range. It's also a good opportunity to re-check progress made on a prescribed diet and exercise program. Screenings are conducted by the Grundy County Memorial Hospital laboratory, and will begin at 7:00 a.m. Fasting after midnight is required for the lipid panel (cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides).There is a fee for the individual blood tests, and may be paid at the time of your screening.

Wellness Fair attendees will enjoy learning about how to dress for outdoor wintertime activity, courtesy of Scheel's All Sports, and can take advantage of a free mini-massage for relaxation. Popular exhibits from past Wellness Fairs will return, such as free blood pressure screening, body fat percentage check, hearing screening, and a walking or running assessment to insure proper shoe fit. A free light breakfast will be available in the hospital's East J Caf. New to the Fair for 2015 are drawings for prizes that range from a Fitbit to gift cards. Attendees who visit a variety of Wellness Fair exhibits are eligible to win one of the prizes.

"A complete range of wellness services and assessments are available at the Wellness Fair," says Crystal Petersen, Wellness Coalition representative, who emphasizes that residents don't need to go far to find the resources they need for good health. "The Wellness Fair provides a great opportunity to try out a variety of wellness services offered locally," remarks Petersen. The Grundy County Farm Bureau and Wellness Coalition join together to sponsor the annual Wellness Fair each year.

 
 

 

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