Wellness Fair Scheduled at TAMIU
With the beginning of a new year and a new semester, many people made
resolutions to get healthy. But as the gray of winter continues, those
promises can fall by the wayside. CNN.com,
citing an eDiets.com report, reported recently that many diet and fitness
goals do not last until February.
TAMIU students who recognize themselves in this group should consider
attending the Wellness Fair at Texas A&M International University
on Wednesday, February 25 from 12 to 5 p.m. in the Student Center. Sponsored
by the Office of Student Counseling Services and Student Health Services,
the fair's theme is "Body, Mind and Soul" and will provide participants
information, support and tools to live well.
Dr. Terence Hannigan, director of Student Counseling Services, explained
the fair will help students live and feel better.
"The Wellness Fair will heighten awareness of how we can make healthier
choices. This event will also focus on sensible recreation - making good
decisions about eating, drinking, driving and sex," said Hannigan.
He explained one event, to be held in the Student Center cafeteria at
12 p.m., will be the appearance of Jeff Charlebois, a "sit-down"
comedian, who will bring levity to the serious subject of disabilities.
Angie Cantrell, director of Student Health Services, said on-site screening
tests will be available.
"Screening for a variety of health problems will be offered for
students and staff. Tests for diabetes, cholesterol, body fat percentage,
blood pressure, eating disorders and depression will be available. People
should also stop by to experience a brief shoulder/back massage provided
by a professional massage therapist," said Cantrell.
For those following or considering following the popular Atkins or South
Beach diet, Cantrell suggests attending a lecture from 4 to 5 p.m. in
the Student Center Auditorium.
"Folks can attend and listen to a registered dietician from Laredo
Medical Center present 'Low Carb vs. Low Fat: That is the Question.' With
the popularity of low carb diets, it's important that people educate themselves
to ensure a healthy life style," explained Cantrell.
For more information, please contact Student Counseling Services at
326.2230 or Student Health Services at 326.2235.
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