School district to hold community health fair

May 2nd, 2017
NRHS-HealthFairJoin SADD club students at the Health Fair on May 13th. They will be demonstrating how alcohol impairs a person’s balance, vision, reaction time, and judgment with alcohol simulation impairment goggles.
The City School District of New Rochelle will hold a community health fair on Saturday, May 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., marking the successful conclusion of a weeklong series of school fitness events encouraging students, faculty and staff to be better aware of good health and chronic disease risk reduction strategies.
The fair, to be held at New Rochelle High School, will feature more than 15 health and fitness events to reinforce the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
One of the fair’s goals is to increase awareness of and — on a local level — help begin to diminish the expected projections for 2030 which say that one-half of the nation will be obese, putting people at risk for heart disease, diabetes and other health issues.
Another goal is for participants to have fun while learning new health and fitness tips.
‘It’s never too late to learn about healthy habits and make long lasting healthy lifestyle changes,” said Tilsa Rodriguez-Gonzalez, the district’s director of health and physical education. “Our school district’s mission includes doing all that we can to ensure our students, their families and the community-at-large have the best possible information to help with healthy lifestyle choices. This health fair does just that.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control, children and adolescents should participate in 60 minutes or more of daily physical activity to improve overall health and fitness, and reduce the risk for many chronic diseases.
There will be over 30 vendors on site to provide free health screenings and information, and fitness workshop demonstrations.
To encourage exercise, there are 10 scheduled fitness events including: Zumba, yoga, a “Costume Run,” and a handball tournament. In addition, there will be soccer, football and golf clinics and boot camps. They are intended to introduce people to new fitness regimens.
There will be healthy food tasting opportunities from eateries such as Green Life, The Only Mart and more, and face painting and other fun activities for children.
Participating vendors are: Aflac, the Alzheimer’s Association/Hudson Valley, the American Heart Association, the NYC Chapter of Black Nurses Rock, the Boys and Girls Club, CrossFit Pop, Down to Earth Farmers Market, Eastchester EMS, Eastern Mountain Sports, Fro-yo and Girls Inc.
Also participating are: Good Things & Stuff, Hard Bodies Extreme Fitness, Iona College Marriage and Family Therapy, Jungle Gym Martial Arts, Lincoln Park Grow, the Melanoma Foundation, Montefiore Hospital/ New Rochelle, My Sister’s Place, NCHPAD Inclusive Communities, New York Life, New York Presbyterian Hospital and New Rochelle Parks and Recreation.
Additional participants are: Pinebrook Fitness, Shoprite, Smart Step Fitness, Soul Cycle Sports Clinics, SYYK, Tailor-Made Health, The Club at Pinebrook Fitness, YMCA and
Zumba fitness with Maria.
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