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Wellness Fair examines student, computer health
|Posted Oct. 29, 2007|
With the school year quickly passing by, it's that time where students feel they need a mental break.
So, the Cal Poly Pomona Wellness Fair, which was themed "How Big is your Footprint," was a great way for students to get health tips to finish out the semester strong.
The annual Cal Poly Pomona Wellness fair was in conjunction with the Cyber Security Fair and took place at the Bronco Student Center on Thursday.
The event was fun and educational, designed to inform the public and students about the many services and programs in and around the Cal Poly campus.
The 75 booths of organizations focused on one's personal health as well as their computer health.
"I think it's interesting how they can combine technology with health," Leslie Elison, a marketing major said. "But they make it work."
Blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screens where all part of the event.
However the booths that attracted most students were the body fat testing, fitness demos and nutrition tips.
"My favorite thing was the body fat testing," Elison said. "It's scary, but motivating."
While students might be feeling the pressures of a stressful work load, having your campus focus on the well-being of its students can be comforting.
"With the weather changing, and work pilling up, it is easier to just stay in bed sometime," Katie Sullivan said. “I enjoy that the campus supports a good cause.”
The American Red Cross, Microsoft, Dell, and the Bronco Athletic Association were just a few of the organizations that participated in this year's fair.
With presentations, free give-ways, assessments, and prizes, just passing through the fair was a great way for students to focus on themselves and their health rather than schoolwork.
Jennifer Gilderman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org