Wellness center promotes a healthy lifestyle

Naomi Skinner

Fair promotes healthy living with fun activities from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo.

The faculty and staff of the Red Wine Student Wellness Center hosted its annual health fair event in D.L. Ligon Coliseum. This event helps students, faculty and the surrounding community aware of the problems that affect the local area. Dozens of booths and tables were set up such as the CPR table and the drunk driving table; both with a  message to deliver.

“This one specifically covering CPR we want to teach everybody that they can do hands only CPR just to give them a little information on if they were to find somebody that actually went into cardiac arrest that they could actually help until emergency care got to the scene, ” Randy Case, assistant professor in the respiratory department, said.

Three students performed CPR lessons for guests as they passed by. Many booths had volunteers, such as those in the booth to educate students about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, that demonstrated their point.

“We wanted to do something that was fun but something that was extremely relevant. Drunken driving is very prevalent in Wichita Falls and in Texas, and so we wanted to get the message out there, that while it is a fun simulation, it’s a very serious topic, so we chose drunk driving,” Vanessa Adams, a senior in nursing, said.

While the booths were inside, a festive tent was set up outside. To promote a being active lifestyle. It had free Zumba for anyone who wanted to try it out and you could even get free t-shirts from the tent right across from it.