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Health and Wellness Fair provides comprehensive health information

(U.S. Air Force photo/Robb Lingley) The fitness center held its annual Health and Wellness Fair April 11. There were nearly 35 vendors in attendance to take care of all aspects of fitness, including churches, grocery stores, gyms, massage therapists, medical institutes, the 21st Dental Squadron, outdoor recreation and others.

By Lea Johnson

21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Health is more than physical fitness. At the fitness center’s annual Health and Wellness Fair April 11, there were nearly 35 vendors in attendance to take care of all aspects of fitness; including the four Comprehensive Airman Fitness pillars- physical, social, mental and spiritual health.

Senior Airman Ladashia McKoy, fitness center fitness specialist, planned this year’s Health and Wellness Fair. McKoy said that many people only think of physical health and nutrition when they think of a health fair. “There’s more to health than just that. Massages are great for your health; it helps you to relieve stress,” she said. “People don’t look at it like that and I wish they would. That’s why we brought such a broad genre of (vendors) here.”

Some of the vendors have been at the fair in the past, but McKoy wanted to expand the fair. “I asked people if there was anything not at last year’s health fair that they wanted to see at this one,” she said.

McKoy scoured the phone books and Internet for local businesses that might be interested.

A variety of vendors, including churches, grocery stores, gyms, massage therapists, medical institutes, the 21st Dental Squadron, outdoor recreation and others attended the event.

The fitness center provided hotdogs, popcorn and beverages.

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