Have you ever seen a suit of fat?
Last Thursday, the student center was filled with presenters and health care providers for the annual Health Fair.
There were prizes, games and much more. Tables were set up with organizations from around the area.
Wayne State College’s S.H.A.P.E group sponsored the fair. They brought in many groups including businesses in the area, healthcare assistance and students who want to get involved.
S.H.A.P.E had a raffle that included water bottles, yoga mats, sports equipment and gym memberships.
Many tables had prizes included in a raffle, mainly t-shirts and memberships.
The Wayne Library and SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) had trivia questions, and if you answered correctly, the library gave out renewable water bottles and SADD allowed students to enter a raffle for a gift package.
Wayne library asked questions involving calorie intake at local restaurants and SADD asked questions about alcohol consumption.
Norfolk Community Health Care Clinic was passing out free condoms, flavored lube and other safe-sex supplies.
WSC’s Student Health was giving advice for STD testing on campus and the services provided for students.
Hands with Heart Massage brought a massage table and gave free back massages so students could see that a message can help ease away stress.
Providence Medical Center had a grip test and talked to students about their new facility and all the health classes provided there.
Local dental clinics were explaining how dental hygiene can affect your overall health.
Wayne’s Herman Chiropractic was giving students free spinal tests so students could see the impact that pressure on their spine can do to them.
Students did not leave the fair hungry; many booths had free samples of healthy alternative foods, and many provided recipes and helped pick out healthy alternatives for eating in the cafeteria and being on a budget.
Many of the tables helped students learn how they can stay fit on campus through facilities provided by the college or technology through their phones.
One booth that grabbed most students’ attention was the Faith Regional Wellness table. They showed students healthy alternatives to food to keep weight off, but at the end of the table they had a 20-pound fat suit. This showed students what it would look like to have an extra 20 pounds of fat on their body, but they can prevent it by making just a few changes to their diet.
S.H.A.P.E put on the health fair to get one point across to students: “Eat Well and Exercise.”