The Concilio’s 7th annual ¡Vive tu Vida! Get Up, Get Moving! family health and fitness fair is Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kiest Park Recreation Center, 3080 South Hampton Road. Special guests include media personality Gloria Campos of WFAA Channel 8, Councilmember Dwaine Caraway, District 4 and Councilmember Scott Griggs, District 1.
This is not just another health fair. It’s a celebration of health and well-being as well as a promotion of healthy habits for the entire family. Parents and kids alike can enjoy this free event that emphasizes the importance of fitness and nutrition in an exciting, engaging way. Bring the kids, friends and loved ones for a fun day at Kiest Park!
The United States has become increasingly diverse in the last century. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, approximately 36 percent of the U.S. population belongs to a racial or ethnic minority group, and some minorities experience a disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and disability compared with non-minorities.
In an effort to combat these high rates of preventable diseases and hospitalizations, Get Up, Get Moving offers families the chance to receive free health screenings and education. On-site screenings include kidney, prostate, glucose/cholesterol, and dental screenings. The event also offers free HIV and syphilis testing. With an emphasis on nutrition and physical fitness, family-friendly activities include inflatables, sports and fitness clinics, healthy cooking demonstrations and food trucks. This year’s event also boasts the largest attempted Zumbathon in Dallas!
The event is sponsored by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and presented locally by Baylor Health Care System. For more information, please visit www.theconcilio.org or check them out on their Facebook and Twitter pages.