MURRAY, Ky. (6/14/13) – The Center for Health & Wellness will be participating in the Longest Day of Play on Friday, June 21. This event not only marks the first day of summer and the longest day of the year but it offers an opportunity to challenge the community to get more active as well.
The event is open to the public and to all Wellness Center members. Community members can come and enjoy a free guest pass for the day to exercise in the fitness center, participate in a group fitness class, or take a swim in the pool. Everyone can sample free smoothies, courtesy of the Calloway County Extension Office, and members who check in to exercise for the day will have an opportunity to win a door prize.
Free screenings will be offered from 11 am to 2 pm in partnership with MCCH Wellness Works, MCCH Speech Therapy, the Kentucky Cancer Program, and the Murray Business Lion’s Club. Screenings include vision, hearing, dermascan, blood pressure, and more. Rich Tobergte, Murray Youth Swim Team Coach, will be teaching swimmers proper technique, how to practice different strokes and information about swim team tryouts.
Additionally, a nutrition educational session Ice-Cream 101 will be presented at 10 am in the classroom of the Center for Health and Wellness by Rebecca Wright, Registered Dietitian.
“Longest Day of Play is a great event that encourages everyone to get active and be healthy,” said Keena Miller, Director of the Center for Health & Wellness.
The Center for Health and Wellness was opened by Murray Calloway County Hospital in 2000. The J. Stuart Poston Center for Health and Wellness enhances the continuum of care provided by MCCH by providing comprehensive health promotion, wellness and rehabilitation services to the region. Programs include comprehensive lifestyle and fitness assessments; health, nutrition and fitness coaching by professional staff; and a variety of activities designed with our members' needs in mind.
For more information about the Longest Day of Play, call the Center for Health & Wellness at 270-762-1FIT.
Information provided by Melony Bray
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