Expo covers mind, body and spirit
by Dave Palmer
LOS ANGELES--The Los Angeles District's Federal Women's Committee and the Wellness Center joined forces here for a Health & Wellness Expo held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 20.
Expo organizers brought in representatives from Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, American Heart Association, National Bike Coalition and nurses from Cal State Long Beach to answer questions and perform screenings.
"I am thrilled with the level of support and participation for the Health and Wellness Expo," said TL Padilla, Federal Women's Program Manger. "The event was a great success, based on the positive feedback we received."
During the expo, raffles were held, a Wii Interactive workout was available for demonstration and guest speaker Hermina Lang from Federal Occupational Health spoke on the topic "Women's Health and Aging." She covered topics like health risk behaviors and the importance of hobbies ("learning to give oneself me time") and their benefit to good health.
Event co-sponsor Cecy Ordonez, Los Angeles District, Army Health Promotion Coordinator said, "Thank you to all those who attended. It was a great first event and thanks to the Federal Women's Comittee for their hard work. I look forward to future events and welcome any discussions or questions about our Fit-To-Win Program and wellness activities.”
All participants were entered in a free raffle for an opportunity to win a prize. Winners were:
Craig Baba - Everlast Jump rope
Maria Garzino - Weight Watchers Cookbook Warren Quesnell - 15 min Massage Jose Rocha - 15 min Massage
Wrapping up the day was the Healthy Recipe Contest sponsored by the Federal Women's Committee.
Gift certificates to Trader Joes, El Pollo Loco, Whole Foods and Subway went to:
Martha Sanchez - Chicken and Roasted Corn Wraps Veronica Gonzales - Nopales Ed Louie - Death By Chocolate Trifleicious Larry Estrada - Mango Papaya Salsa
(USACE photos by Richard Rivera)