Health and Fitness Challenge Begins Wednesday

Posted: March 26, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Health and Wellness Center sponsors the sixth annual Health and Fitness Challenge Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room. The challenge provides various health-related activities, information, health screenings, and freebies. Opening ceremonies are Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Johnson Center Foodcourt.

Health and Fitness Challenge events include free and low-cost personal screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, osteoporosis, vision and hearing, and oral cancer; the SMART START program for healthier eating presented by University Dining Services; demonstrations of alternative therapies, including aromatherapy, herbology, massage, acupuncture, Reiki, and chiropractic; and demonstrations of jazz and tap dancers, martial arts, kickboxing, and senior fitness. Individuals who participate in each of the five “Gold Star” activities receive a complimentary T-shirt.

The Health and Fitness Challenge is made possible by the Health and Wellness Center, the College of Nursing and Health Science, The Chickering Group, Fresh Fields Whole Foods, BalanceBar, University Dining Services, University Bookstore, Roche, University Life, and Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources. For more information, contact the Health and Wellness Center at x32831 or visit

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