Wellness day journey takes 800 students through the 'Mega Body'

Students experience the Mega Body

Incorporating healthy habits into your lifestyle is not only important for adults, but for children as well.

This brand new event hosted by Blessing Health System is all about promoting and educating about being a healthy person, no matter what age the learner is.

With hundreds of students packed into the Kroc Center, there was learning happening all around.

One topic that peaked some students interests was learning about the diseases they could prevent.

"We watched a video about diabetes, and you should only eat healthy foods, and that you should always stay healthy," Adams School third grader Clara Louthan said.

"We learned a lot about diabetes and you need to exercise and eat raw foods," Bailey Martin, an Adams School third grader said.

Topics also included proper brushing of your teeth, and learning about gum and mouth diseases.

Students also got a hands on tutorial on properly performing CPR, as well as took a walk through the Mega Body, an interactive inflatable that shows the inside of the body.

It's all to help educate a generation who could greatly benefit from learning early.

Lisa Neisen is the Director of Public Relations and Communications for Blessing Hospital, and hopes students walk away remembering this information.

"With technology today, a lot of kids aren't as mobile," Neisen said. "They're sitting in front of the TV, the computer, their iPad or their iPod. So this is important to show them that exercise is still important, having good eating habits are very important. And I think getting that message out to them, showing them the Mega Body and how the body works, hopefully just to increase their awareness, and they'll take that message home to their parents as well."

Kids can also experience the wellness event at the Kids' Day from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kroc Center which is free to the public.

Adults can come out to the Treat Yourself Right Wellness Day on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, where free screenings will be available.

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